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NEC launches new 22-inch LED backlit eco-friendly display

NEC launches new 22-inch LED backlit eco-friendly display

NEC has announced a new desktop display with a modest screen size promising to be eco-friendly. According to NEC, the display is falls into its high-end IT desktop line and is part of the MultiSync EA Series. The display measures 22-inches wide and is model EA224WMi aimed at corporate, financial, healthcare, and government markets.

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NEC boosts people-spotting tech for robots and CCTV

NEC boosts people-spotting tech for robots and CCTV

Tomorrow's robots and security systems could be able to face-recognize three times as many people using a fraction of the processing power, according to NEC. The company's new large-scale image processing tech can track and identify faces and clothing - as well as potentially suspicious behavior - for three times the number of people in-frame simultaneously, compared to existing systems, a potential boon not only to security installations in airports and shopping centers, but for your friendly home robot.

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Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Some of the leading lights in Japanese mobile tech have joined forces to take on Qualcomm and TI in developing wirelessly-enabled smartphone and tablet chipsets. Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo, NEC and Fujitsu Semiconductor have created Access Network Technology Limited, a new collaboration that will produce "industry-leading communications platform products" and reduce reliance on foreign-made wireless components.

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NEC LaVie Z dubbed the world’s lightest ultrabook

NEC LaVie Z dubbed the world’s lightest ultrabook

NEC has announced a new ultrabook today called the LaVie Z that claims to be the world's lightest with a weight of 875 g. NEC used a new alloy for the first time made from a lithium-magnesium die casting process to make the ultrabook thin and lightweight. Despite how light the machine is it still has a 13.3-inch display.

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NEC unveils LifeTouch L for individuals and for business

NEC unveils LifeTouch L for individuals and for business

NEC has unveiled a pair of new Android tablets both carrying the LifeTouch L name. One of the tablets is aimed at individuals with other aimed at business users. There are two versions of the tablet for individuals with one packing 32 GB of storage and the other featuring 16 GB of storage. The tablets for individuals will release on July 5.

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NEC demos gesture-based interactive controls

NEC demos gesture-based interactive controls

NEC has today announced the research and development of a technology that would see users interacting with information via gestures and movement. The system comprises of a movable camera, projector, and displays, allowing the user to physically manipulate information and photos ala Minority Report. No traditional input devices like mice or keyboards are needed, with a demonstration showing photos being moved with just a single hand.

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NEC LaVie Z Ultrabook weighs just 2.2lbs

NEC LaVie Z Ultrabook weighs just 2.2lbs

Haven’t bought your Ultrabook yet? Here’s another manufacturer hoping to entice you with its wares. NEC has announced its own Ultrabook, the LaVie Z. You can expect to see the same Intel guts in all the other Ultrabooks, but NEC is using some premium materials for its own version. The case is constructed from a lithium-magnesium alloy, which makes it durable and light too: just 2.2 lbs.

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NEC shows off three interesting Android devices

NEC shows off three interesting Android devices

We don't hear much from NEC here in the US on the tablet/smartphone front, but in Asia the company has several products that fall under those categories. Most of what we get from NEC in the US are projectors. NEC has unveiled three new Android 4.0 LTE handsets in Japan, and two of them look particularly interesting. Granted they're strapped with names that are odd to my ears. My favorite of the three products is called the Best Cloud Device.

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Vuzix and NEC scoop Google on cloud-connected Smart Glasses

Vuzix and NEC scoop Google on cloud-connected Smart Glasses

Vuzix and NEC BIGLOBE have partnered on cloud-connected Augmented Reality glasses, a wearable display that can identify people and match them with their Facebook and Twitter profiles, in an apparent attempt to get in ahead of Google's HUD Smart Glasses. Based on Vuzix's STAR series of AR video eyewear, which we made fools of ourselves wearing last September, the concept demo uses the headset's integrated camera and a persistent wireless web connection to NEC BIGLOBE's servers, though the potential applications go much further than simply showing you your neighbors latest tweets.

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NEC PX700W and PX800X projectors revealed, god-level home theater addition

NEC PX700W and PX800X projectors revealed, god-level home theater addition

When it comes to projecting images onto walls, NEC is no chump - and when it comes to bringing forth some professional grade projectors to the scene, the NEC PX700W and PX800X seem to this narrator to be some heavy contenders when it comes down to it. What you've got here are two projectors that are made for large auditoriums and venues that require above-average brightness and a need to project to some gigantic screens. In other words, when you bring one of these monsters in your home theater, you're going to know where your money went - for sure!

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NEC TeleScouter offers wearable AR with Borg style

NEC TeleScouter offers wearable AR with Borg style

NEC has launched a wearable computer, the NEC TeleScouter, intended to allow fieldworkers to consult a virtual 16-inch transparent display projected in front of them while they go about their business. Consisting of a Brother AirScouter wearable display and a compact 500MHz ARM-based computer packing WiFi a/b/g and Bluetooth, the system currently targets industrial augmented reality (AR) applications, but NEC sees the future being far broader.

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NEC L50W LED projector packs 500-lumens

NEC L50W LED projector packs 500-lumens

NEC has unveiled a new LED projector that is aimed at being as portable as possible for the mobile pros that need a projector on the go. The projector is called the NP-L50W and it is LED illuminated for a long life and cool operation. The projector boasts 500-lumens of brightness, which is much more brightness than smaller pico projectors can muster making the L50W one of the smallest fully functional projectors around.

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