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Sony Cyber-shot TX55 packs Full HD into 12.2mm body; brings WX30 for ride

Sony Cyber-shot TX55 packs Full HD into 12.2mm body; brings WX30 for ride

Sony has revealed its latest Cyber-shot digital cameras, the 12.2mm-thick TX55 - billed as the world's thinnest with Full HD video recording support - and the WX30. Both have the same 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, a touchscreen display - 3.3-inch OLED on the TX55, and 3-inch wide-aspect LCD on the WX30 - and Sony's Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode which can capture 42.9-megapixel panoramic shots simply by waving the cameras around.

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LG to bring 55-inch OLED TV to market in 2012

LG to bring 55-inch OLED TV to market in 2012

There have been a few OLED TVs on the market so far. Sony had its OLED a few years back, but the set was so expensive that it never took off thanks to that price. Eventually the cost of the OLED panels will come down and we will see the TVs on the market at prices consumers might be willing to pay. The sets promise better image quality, thinner profiles, and less power consumption.

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Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus PEN E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 micro four thirds official

Olympus has outed its trio of new PEN micro four thirds cameras, each using a new 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor supporting up to ISO 12,800, and promising faster 35-point auto-focussing, shutter response and image processing than the company's own E-5 DSLR. The Olympus PEN E-P3 is the flagship, with a 3-inch OLED 614k pixel touchscreen and a built-in flash, while the PEN E-PL3 and PEN E-PM1 have a 3-inch 460k LCD display, articulated on the PL3.

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OLED’s blue boost: Cheaper, brighter and more frugal

OLED’s blue boost: Cheaper, brighter and more frugal

Nanosys may be looking to give LCD displays punchier colors with new backlighting technology, but OLED isn't going to let itself be marginalized easily. Researchers at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), have come up with a new blue OLED with efficiency double that of the maximum theoretic limit, Physorg reports. Addressing one of the main drawbacks of OLED - the short-lived and visually underwhelming blue emitters - the new discovery could make for more lifelike colors on panels that last longer, use less power and are cheaper.

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Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

With the white iPhone 4 possibly just one day away and the iPhone 5 still months away in September, it's surprising we are already on the topic of the iPhone 6. But, indeed, news on the 6th-gen iPhone has already started now with reports that Apple selected Sharp to supply the LCD displays. According to Japanese newspaper, Nikkan, Sharp will begin manufacturing the displays in Spring of 2012.

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LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display has revealed some panel plans - including details on which customers are using its OLED screens for upcoming smartphones - in its Q1 financial results call; however, OLED TV scale displays aren't expected to reach mass production until mid-2013. According to SeekingAlpha's transcript, LG Display confirmed that, from this month, it will be supplying IPS tablet-scale panels to more than just Apple (which uses the screens for the iPad 2), while implying that as well as supplying Nokia with smartphone-sized screens, it will also be pushing panels for LG handsets in the middle of this year.

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Eye-controlled Head-Mounted-Display prototype shown by Fraunhofer IPMS

Eye-controlled Head-Mounted-Display prototype shown by Fraunhofer IPMS

We've been tracking the Fraunhofer IPMS' research into bi-directional OLED displays for a few years now: panels that integrated both a display and a camera, so that they can simultaneously track an object and display something. The institute has long promised that our head-up display (HUD) ambitions could well be satisfied with the technology, and now it has a prototype to show us. Set to make its debut at SID Display Week 2011 in May, the OLED microdisplay-based eye tracking HMD (head-mounted display) is, as the name suggests, capable of being controlled simply by eye movements.

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SlashGear 101: What is the Sony NGP?

SlashGear 101: What is the Sony NGP?

Hard to imagine, but the Sony PSP is almost seven years old. Announced back in May 2004, Sony’s gaming handheld was described as the "Walkman of the 21st Century" and proceeded to spawn several generations of hardware in the fight to take on Nintendo’s DS. Now, the PSP is giving way to the Sony NGP, the Next Generation Portable. Read on as SlashGear 101 takes you through everything you need to know.

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