Apple, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen and iriver are among the defendants named by Tsera LLC, a company claiming to own a touchpad patent which has been vigorously infringed. The lawsuit concerns Tsera's patent "Methods and apparatus for controlling a portable electronic device using a touchpad", and basically describes recognizing different touchpad swipes without requiring visual feedback.
When your HDTV is a one-of-a-kind ultrawide 56-inch display with a £4,500 ($7,318) price tag, you'd better hope it rates well in reviews. Thankfully Philips' indecently broad Cinema 21:9 56PFL9954H does just that; according to TechRadar, the 1080p high-def set delivers "the best aspects of the finest sets" they've ever seen.
Philips have begun taking pre-orders for their Lumiblade OLED panels, and the first delivery has arrived over at OLED-Info. Intended for DIY lighting projects, the panels are pretty basic: the blue square OLED measures 43.7 x 47.4 mm, while the white freeform panel is 39.4m x 73.1 mm. Each has a driver box with dimmer and power switch, and puts out 1,000 cd/m2 brightness.
Philips are continuing their assault on traditional bulbs with the launch of two concept OLED lights, the first a compact table lamp and the second a more impressive chandelier. Both systems use the company's Lumiblade OLED panels, which offer cool-to-the-touch, pure white illumination.
The Philips Luminaire Chandelier consists of five OLED 'blades' balanced out from a thin central pole. Light from the Lumiblades increases as movement around the chandelier is recognized.
Philips may be out of the TV Game in North America, but they're busy finding new and crazy ways to manipulate OLED's into awesomes designs and shapes. The experiments by Philips demonstrates the wide application of OLED's and possibilities for future products. Given their lightweight and thin nature, OLED's are capable of being utilized in many different ways, not just televisions.
Greenpeace is known for their environmental work around the world, but they also release tech industry rankings each quarter that show how individual companies are doing in terms of reducing their carbon footprints.
A touchscreen quadband GSM cellphone from Philips has leaked, marking a change in design direction for the company. The Philips Xenium X810 has a 240 x 400 TFT touchscreen and what looks to be a panel of touch-sensitive buttons underneath, together with a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash.
Philips has rolled out a new range of super-compact PMPs, the Philips GoGear Spark. Each measuring 41 x 41 x 15 mm and featuring an OLED display, the new PMPs are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities, as well as with optional FM tuners.
Back in October Macbook event, Steve Job expressed his view on Blu-ray’s gimmick as a “bag of hunt”, its licensing were too complex and the company hinted to wait on prices to fall further before entering the market. Job was right about the complication; and today, the founders of Blu-ray have revealed plan to unify the Blu-ray standard licensing, which would result in much simplified registering process and lower Blu-ray products cost, by as much as 40 percent less.
Philips is on the roll with technology headline today, says my News Reader – their Glasses-Free 3D technology gains support in US, and its first NET TV are debuting in UK. This one wouldn’t top the last two, but a follow-up to another Philips product that’ve been captivating Home Cinema fans worldwide since it broke cover.
Philips has priced out the unprecedented 21:9 Cinema LCD and announced a June release in UK. The 52-inch ultra wide Cinema display will cost you €4000 (£3535/$5044), It’s slightly expensive for nowadays cost per viewing inch displays but none of them offer you a true anamorphic widescreen aspect like the Philips.
Traditionally, AV equipments are retailed more in Europe than here, don’t be surprise to see a $4000 or less suggested retail when the 52-inch 21:9 makes its way to US.