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RFID tags to avoid gas leaks

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Tagged World is showing a simple RFID application that could be used to retrofit entire natural gas infrastructures (ca$h-ing) to improve their safety/efficiency. By replacing existing valves with an RFID-enabled one, maintenance workers can...

UQ WiMax Provider hits 300Mbps with WiMax2

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In Japan, UQ is the sole WiMax provider (a little like Sprint in the USA), and although WiMax coverage is far from reaching all parts of the country, UQ has been playing with WiMax 2 already. Their version of WiMax 2 (IEEE 820.16m) uses the...

Panasonic Lumix Phone — Meh

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Panasonic got a lot of press when they announced that they were launching a Lumix-branded phone. If you’re not familiar with the term Panasonic Lumix digital is usually synonymous of great cameras. We were expecting a smartphone with...

Hitachi Hybrid Optical+SSD+HDD drive

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Hitachi has decided that components have been getting small enough to build hybrid drives that merge optical, SSD and hard disk technology in the same package. The SSD can be used as a primary drive (OS+apps), which is an excellent setup...

Sharp to announce a 3D smartphone

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] We’re not quite sure what the details are yet, but Sharp is set to unveil its 3D stereoscopic smartphone. The good news is that it won’t require glasses. If you didn’t know, Sharp is the manufacturer of the 3D display for...

ROHM OLED micro-display

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] OLED displays are just about to get into devices like camcorders, thanks to this micro-display. Such displays using LCD or even DLP (for different applications) are common, but OLED one might be just about to take over. Among the key...

Murata Pulse-ring checks your vital signs in a non-intrusive way

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In case you didn’t know vital-signs (heart-rate, others…) readers are extremely popular in Asia, the idea is that by monitoring important metrics, people would be able to avoid getting sick in the first place. Anyhow, Murata has...

Hitachi next-generation backlight for LCD TV

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Hitachi prides itself in making the best TVs (that’s their official pitch), but when using LCD technology, there’s always a challenge when it comes to contrast: LCD TVs “black” colors tend to be gray-ish, although...

TDK flexes its… displays

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Most people remember TDK as a magnetic tape company, but few know that TDK has always been making electronics components. These days, it is their main business again and at Ceatec, TDK was showing its OLED flexible displays. As you can...

Gestures User Interface by Hitachi

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] Hitachi was demonstrating a user-interface that was based on a retro-projector and a pair of cameras (infra-red and regular color). The retro-projector allows the image to be posted on a large surface while keeping the cost of the actual...

Converse with life-size CGI character

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In Japan, there are a lot of service jobs where people help you get around or find something. However, it is something that machines might be able to do in the near future. The Nagoya Institute of Technology Center for Speed and Technology...

Sharp to demonstrate 64-inch prototype LCD display at CEATEC

10/04/2010, Sharp is going to take full advantage of CEATEC that is now happening in Japan by unveiling a new high definition LCD display that measures 64-inches across diagonally, where this prototype will boast a resolution of 4096 by 2160 pixels – that is...

Samsung Shows Off 330Mbps Mobile WiMAX At CEATEC Japan

10/04/2010, Samsung has been busy working to support the WiMAX 2 standard and the Korean company is busy demonstrating what WiMAX 2 can do at CEATEC in Japan. The new mobile WiMAX standard is based on IEEE 802.16m that offers faster, more efficient data...

TDK has new flexible passive matrix OLED panel

10/03/2010, TDK Corporation has something that might just change the ways displays are used in future gizmos – we’re talking about a flexible type whose display is bendable, where it will come in both color and monochrome versions. The flexible type that...