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Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony has axed its home OLED TV plans, ceasing production of domestic-focused sets using the organic light-emitting diode technology, and focusing on LCD panels moving forward. The news - coming as both Samsung and LG prepare to unveil OLED HDTVs at CES 2012 this week - is the latest stage in Sony's huge overhaul of its ailing home entertainment business, Yomiuri reports, short-comings of which are expected to contribute to $1.15bn in losses in the most recent financial quarter.

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Samsung unveiled Series 9 Quad HD Display and Series 7 Smart Station Wireless Display

Samsung unveiled Series 9 Quad HD Display and Series 7 Smart Station Wireless Display

With CES just around the corner Samsung is teasing us with press releases of some of the new goodies we can expect in 2012. In two press releases Samsung has discussed a new Series 9 monitor and Series 7 Smart Station and HDTV monitor. Although the new products won't be available until March, they will be on display at this years CES in Las Vegas next week.

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Samsung planning high-end LCD and OLED Japanese re-launch

Samsung planning high-end LCD and OLED Japanese re-launch

Samsung is eyeing a return to the Japanese TV market, reports in the country have claimed, with a line-up of high-end LCD and OLED sets to grab marketshare as rivals like Sony flounder. The Korean company is considering launching a new Japanese range as early as 2013, the Nikkei [registration req] claims, seemingly targeting the top end of the market rather than getting mired in the over-competitive entry- and mid-level segments.

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Samsung buys out Sony S-LCD share in $940m TV deal

Samsung buys out Sony S-LCD share in $940m TV deal

Sony will sell its shares in the LCD panel joint-venture S-LCD to partner Samsung, the two companies have announced, in a deal worth $940m, as the Japanese firm struggles to coax profit out of its TV line. S-LCD Corporation had been established in 2004 by Sony and Samsung, with this new deal - that will leave S-LCD a wholly owned Samsung subsidiary - expected to close by the end of January 2012. Sony will continue to source displays for some of its TVs from S-LCD.

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LG DM92 IPS display ushers in new LCD range with 1mm bezel

LG DM92 IPS display ushers in new LCD range with 1mm bezel

LG has outed a range of new IPS LCD displays as part of its 2012 panel push, with the LG DM92, DM82 and DM52 series and D43 3D monitor toting slimline bezels and the sort of broad viewing angles we're used to from IPS panels. The LG DM92 is likely to be of most interest, a 27-inch display with mere 1mm bezels, paired with a chrome kick-stand and 3D support, though the 23-inch DM82 - with its slim base and support stand - is perhaps better sized for smaller desks.

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Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis and Mini Six keyboards ready for pre-order

Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis and Mini Six keyboards ready for pre-order

We haven't heard much from Art Lebedev's design studio since, well, the update on the Optimus Polaris last summer. But the Russia design company know for its innovative usage of LCDs on high-end keyboards has announced today that they're taking pre-orders for both its Optimus Popularis and Optimus mini six keyboards, the former priced at 31,500P, or approximately $1086 USD, and the latter at 10,900P, or around $376 USD. That's the hefty price you pay for a sleek Art Levedev piece, indeed.

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4moms Origami Stroller is $850 USD of futuristic baby transport

4moms Origami Stroller is $850 USD of futuristic baby transport

You've got a choice when it comes to getting your baby around in style, and if 4moms has anything to say about it, the Origami Stroller is going to be both your most expensive and most awesomely Jetsons-styled choice. You'll be paying a grand total of $850 USD plus tax to take your child in a unit that uses wheel-mounted dynamos for battery charging and its electronic folding and unfolding system. Have a look at the demonstration video and see if this is exactly what you want the first couple years of your baby's life to revolve around.

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