NEC has begun mass production of high-capacity lithium ion batteries for electric cars, and while that might not sound interesting, if you're considering a Nissan Leaf it's NEC's power packs that will be keeping you moving. Initially production is at the company's Sagamihara plant in Japan, but in of 2013 the joint-venture started by NEC and Nissan plan to shift production to a new facility in Tennessee, USA, for EV models destined for domestic use.
We can't get away from this 3D thing, can we? It's everywhere. Well, at least we have a few years before it becomes so mainstream that it's downright necessary. Hopefully by then we won't need the glasses. This new 3D-enabled DLP projector from NEC Display Technologies won't help the no-glasses cause, and we wish we could say the glasses looked even a little bit stylish. But, as you'll see after the cut, you won't be winning any fashion shows with these on your face.
As much as we'd love to be knee-deep in the future, playing around with our holographic computers, or swiping our hands all over the place to navigate from one web page to another, right now it's all just a pipe dream. except for those few, awesome prototype products out there. Touchscreens are one thing, but we want to wave our hand in front of our computer screen and make magic happen. And we don't want to pay a hefty sum for it. Thanks to Toshiba and their AirSwing concept, that is getting closer to reality.
The sales message is clear: buy NEC's new Valuestar N VN790/BS 3D all-in-one, freshly launched in Japan, and get a gobful of whale. Initially promised last month - though a little earlier than expected - the 20-inch desktop has a 1,600 x 900 2D/3D capable display, Blu-ray drive and a CPU from Intel's mobile line-up.
It's getting harder to post pirated videos to the internet every day thanks in part to new tech like the video fingerprinting system that NEC has just announced. The new fingerprinting tech aims to help identify illegally uploaded video on the internet using a visual identification.
NEC is a purveyor of a wide range of displays for computers users that run the gamut from small green screens that sip power to massive screens designed for graphics pros with lots of color support and features. The latest offering from NEC called the PA271W falls into the latter category.
NEC Japan have announced their plans to have a 3D all-in-one desktop computer on the market by the end of the year. The unnamed PC - specifications of which are currently unknown - was announced alongside a range of slightly less exciting netbooks and notebooks with integrated digital TV tuners.
NEC has been tossing more and more LCDs for computer users onto the market packed with green features to save power. The latest such offering from NEC is called the AccuSync AS231WM (PDF). The display has the EPEAT Silver Rating, Energy Star 5.0, and TCO 5.0 compliance marking its energy sipping ways.
Coming off of CES 2010 in January the amount of USB 3.0 gear that was at the show and the number of computers that were coming with USB 3.0 ports was a clear sign that the industry was going to adopt the new faster standard in force. NEC has announced that it is set to double the number of USB 3.0 host controllers that it produces each month to meet industry demand.
Someone needs to get hold of NEC, shake them liberally, and tell them not to bother putting their excellent A4-sized e-paper panels in rubbish ad campaign boards but into huge ebook readers instead. The company have unveiled their latest e-paper prototype, and the 8.27 x 11.69 inch panel - which has a whopping 1600 x 1200 resolution - is making us drool.