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NEC LifeTouch Android tablet “cloud communicator” revealed

NEC LifeTouch Android tablet “cloud communicator” revealed

It's been a long time since NEC promised a cloud-centric tablet - over 12 months ago, in fact - but the NEC LifeTouch is finally near. A 7-inch WVGA touchscreen slate running Android 2.1 (it's described as "pen operable" so we're guessing NEC is using a resistive touchscreen), the LifeTouch is targeted at Japanese corporate customers who will use the tablet as a mobile email, shopping, communications and systems-monitoring device.

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NEC debuts new Mate AIO and VersaPro Ultralite notebook

NEC debuts new Mate AIO and VersaPro Ultralite notebook

NEC has unveiled a couple new computers in Japan including the Mate AIO and the VersaPro UltraLite notebook. The AIO Mate computer has a 19-inch LCD with Intel Core i5 processor inside that helps it to save 24% on power compared to previous models. The LCD of the AIO also has a sensor that turns itself off when the user steps away.

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NEC PanelDirector IDs viewers & serves personalized adverts, Minority Report style

NEC PanelDirector IDs viewers & serves personalized adverts, Minority Report style

Minority Report may have tickled us with its floating multitouch displays, but it also warned us of what might happen when adverts start recognizing us.  Unfortunately, it seems NEC didn't heed Tom Cruise, and has developed a new individual-recognizing system for their PanelDirector advertising system.  The prototype can identify the age and gender of the people currently looking at the screens, and serve up contextually-suitable adverts.

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NEC unveils 3D Valuestar computers

NEC unveils 3D Valuestar computers

NEC has unveils three new desktop computers that use 3D technology and a couple of them don't require expensive active 3D glasses. The first of the new 3D machines is the Valuestar L which is a high-end model using NVIDI A3D Vision. The machine has a 1920 x 1200 resolution screen measuring 23-inches with a 120Hz refresh rate. It supports 3D films and games.

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NEC fit Nissan Leaf speed chargers in Oregon: 80% in 30 minutes

NEC fit Nissan Leaf speed chargers in Oregon: 80% in 30 minutes

NEC aren't just responsible for the batteries in Nissan's Leaf EV, they've also been working on the chargers too.  The Japanese company has kicked off a new pilot scheme in Oregon, installing chargers that can rejuice electric cars to around 80-percent in just 20-30 minutes.  The scheme follows on from a project started in October 2009, with around fifty of the new third-gen chargers being installed.

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NEC Display solutions unveils X Series X431BT display

NEC Display solutions unveils X Series X431BT display

NEC has debuted a cool new bar-type display aimed at digital signage and other uses where a normal style display won't work due to space constraints. The new display is called the X431BT and has a resolution of 1920 x 480. The screen also sports a contrast ratio of 3000:1.

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NEC begins Nissan Leaf EV battery mass production

NEC begins Nissan Leaf EV battery mass production

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.

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NEC NP216J-3D is a 3D-Enabled DLP Projector Unable to Play Blu-Ray 3D Movies

NEC NP216J-3D is a 3D-Enabled DLP Projector Unable to Play Blu-Ray 3D Movies

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.

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Toshiba AirSwing is a Gesture-Based UI for the Masses [Video]

Toshiba AirSwing is a Gesture-Based UI for the Masses [Video]

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.

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NEC Valuestar N VN790/BS 3D all-in-one hits Japan in June

NEC Valuestar N VN790/BS 3D all-in-one hits Japan in June

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.

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NEC develops new video fingerprinting tech

NEC develops new video fingerprinting tech

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.

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NEC tosses PA271W 27-inch LCD onto pro circuit

NEC tosses PA271W 27-inch LCD onto pro circuit

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.

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