Thursday, November 30, 2017

LA Auto Show 2017: Honda Clarity wins Green Car Journal's Prestigious 2018 Green Car Of The Year Award .

Clarity is the First-Ever Production Model to Offer Consumers a Choice Between Electric, Plug-in Hybrid and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power

Honda's breakthrough Clarity sedan has been named Green Car Journal's 2018 Green Car of the Year® at the Los Angeles Auto Show's (LA Auto Show®) AutoMobility LA™. This future-thinking model bested a field of five extraordinary finalists that also included the Honda Accord, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan LEAF and Toyota Camry.

Each of these finalists – arguably the strongest field of Green Car of the Year® contenders in the award's 13-year history – offer highly-efficient or alternative fuel options that address the need for lower carbon emissions, improved air quality impact and reduced petroleum use. All include electrification as part of their market strategy.

"Over our 25 years of exclusive focus on the 'green' car field, Green Car Journal editors have learned that what's assumed today may be quite different than what emerges in the market during the years ahead," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and "Today, electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen vehicles are all being explored as options. To its credit, Honda has now accomplished what no other automaker has – offering all three of these 'green' powertrains in a single model, with the capability of readily shifting production from one to another to meet future demand."

The Honda Clarity stands out among its competitors as it is the first to offer an electric model, a plug-in hybrid model or hydrogen fuel cell power model based on the same platform, creating a 'family' of vehicles to fit current and future needs. In addition to this technological feat, the Clarity offers a spacious and quiet interior and advanced driver assist technology such as Honda Sensing.

"It is a nod in the right direction to receive the 2018 Green Car of the Year® award for the Clarity family of vehicles," said Steven Center, vice president of connected and environmental business at American Honda. "The Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offer the power of choice to consumers who want to step into the electrification game without being compromised. We are proud to deliver on that promise to offer these three advanced powertrains you can only find from Honda in a roomy five-passenger sedan with all the creature comforts that consumers expect today."

The Green Car of the Year® jury is composed of leaders in environmental and efficiency organizations, including Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Ocean Futures Society; Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and Board Member of Global Green USA; Dr. Alan Lloyd, President Emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation; Mindy Lubber, President of CERES; and Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy. Rounding out the jury are celebrity auto enthusiast Jay Leno and Green Car Journal editors. Together, they determine the winner through a majority vote, taking into account the factors of efficiency, performance characteristics, 'newness', affordability and overall environmental achievement. 

About Green Car of the Year®

Since 1992, Green Car Journal has been recognized as the leading authority on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and the environment. The GCOY award is an important part of Green Car Journal's mission to showcase environmental progress in the auto industry. presents 'green car' articles online along with a focus on connectivity. Green Car of the Year® is a registered trademark of Green Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Microsoft HoloLens, Xbox And More Make Their Way To The LA Auto Show® 2017.

Experiential Showcase of Never-Before-Seen Vehicles, Test Drives and Fun in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Dec. 1-10

This year, the LA Auto Show®  will feature several new attractions and activations across the Los Angeles Convention Center's indoor and outdoor areas for visitors to enjoy including simulators, test drives, one-of-a-kind rides and of course, some of the newest and coolest vehicles and mobility innovations.

Among the displays taking place during the LA Auto Show, there will be a variety of options for families with children, including the Xbox Gaming Lounge, where friends and family can play Forza Motorsport 7 while competing for the chance to win several prizes, and the MINNIE VAN presented by Honda Odyssey. 

The MINNIE VAN is a one-of-a-kind display vehicle, inspired by Minnie Mouse, that debuted this past July at Disney's fan event D23 Expo. Guests of the show will also be able to experience the Ford GT as part of the Microsoft HoloLens Mixed Reality presented by the Petersen Automotive Museum.

"Alongside seeing the newest and coolest cars revealed, the LA Auto Show continues to be a favorite among car fans, families and everyone in between," said LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA President and CEO, Lisa Kaz. "This year, the LA Auto Show will bring a variety of one-of-a-kind interactive experiences and activities for guests. So, whether you are a gamer, gearhead, techie, sports fan, or just along for the ride, there's something here for everyone."

Activations, displays and experiences taking places at the LA Auto Show include:

Custom/Unique Cars
Galpin's Hall of Customs: This year, Galpin's Hall of Customs will feature a variety of custom vehicles, including its Ford Competition GT, one of only three in the world. It will also host the first public showing of the Aston Martin Vantage until Tuesday, Dec. 5, and will display six other Aston Martins, including the DB11 Volante. Automotive influencer and YouTube sensation Salomondrin will also debut his fuchsia Porsche Carrera GT. 

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE: For the first time in the US, the two-seater Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will be on public display at the LA Auto Show. This vehicle transfers the latest and most efficient Formula 1 hybrid technology almost one to one from the track to the street for the first time. The performance hybrid produces over 1,000 horsepower at a maximum speed of over 350 km/h. The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE combines stunning racetrack performance and practical Formula 1 hybrid technology with exemplary efficiency.

The MINNIE VAN presented by Honda Odyssey: The MINNIE VAN is a unique collaboration between Honda and Disney to create a one-of-a-kind minivan inspired by Minnie Mouse that everyone in the family will love to see. For this display, one all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey was transformed through a pink-polka dot design inspired by Minnie's iconic style, including her oversized bow and highly recognizable ears perched atop the vehicle. The MINNIE VAN is for display only and will not be for sale.

Interactive Simulators and Experiences.

Genesis Open Golf Experience: Located in the South Hall Atrium, the Genesis Open Golf Experience leverages realistic golf simulator technology to create an overall tour event atmosphere, letting players compete in a "Closest to the Pin" contest. Golf simulator participants will be competing for a daily prize of two VIP tickets to attend the Genesis Open in Los Angeles, February 12-18, 2018. The prize tickets include VIP access to the Bluffs and an all-inclusive hospitality experience in a lively atmosphere on the popular PAR-3 14th hole.

#HyundaiRacingChallenge: Taking place in the South Hall Atrium, this activation features three unique Hyundai Forza 7 Game Sleds and the Hyundai Veloster. The gaming experience will create a tournament atmosphere where players are encouraged to compete in preliminary rounds for the best lap. Two tournaments will be held daily throughout the run of the show. Players (18+) who achieve the best lap times in the preliminary rounds will be seeded against each other for a chance to win an Xbox and other prizes.

Mercedes Benz Iron Schöckl: Guests will have the opportunity to visit the Mercedes-Benz Iron Schöckl and witness the extreme handling and all-terrain capabilities of the G550. This unique experience puts visitors in Mercedes-Benz's iconic vehicle while scaling grades of 45 degrees.

Xbox – Forza Motorsport 7: In the Xbox Gaming Lounge (located in the Concourse Foyer in the Los Angeles Convention Center), attendees can play Forza Motorsport 7 on the all-new Xbox One X and experience the thrill of motorsport with the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made. Enjoy gorgeous graphics at 60fps and native 4K resolution in HDR, and compete for a chance to win a copy of the game, an Xbox One S bundle, and more.

Technologically-Advanced Transportation.

Arcimoto: Arcimoto are the makers of the world's first Fun Utility Vehicle™ (FUV) — an affordable and practical pure electric vehicle for everyday commuters and fleets. Arcimoto's global debut, the FUV Signature Series #0, will be on display in the South Hall Atrium for visitors to see. 

Bollinger Motors: Located in West Hall Atrium, Bollinger Motors will showcase its new B1 all-wheel-drive electric vehicle. The LA Auto Show will be the first auto show to display the B1 – the world's first all-electric sport utility truck.

Polaris Slingshot: Polaris Slingshot is located in West Hall Atrium and will give LA Auto Show attendees a chance to experience the three-wheel open air roadster as a passenger with a professional driver. Aside from visiting the exhibit for a photo opportunity with this one-of-a-kind machine, attendees can experience first-hand the fun, exhilarating ride that only the Slingshot can offer on its outdoor road course in Los Angeles Convention Center's North Plaza. The Slingshot is unlike anything else at the show, featuring three-wheels, side-by-side sport bucket seats, a 5-speed manual transmission and a 2.4L GM engine.

Formerly known as Press & Trade Days and Connected Car Expo, the LA Auto Show's AutoMobility LA will include exhibits from Analog Devices, Garmin, GENIVI Alliance, GrammaTech, Harman, Hyundai, Verizon Telematics, Vulog and XPERI.  AutoMobility LA 2017 is sponsored by Auto Alliance, Autodesk, Global Automakers, Honda Innovations, LACKS Enterprises, Microsoft, SAE and Steel Market Development Institute and Strategic Vision.

CES 2018: Casio PRO TREK Smart Outdoor Watch Named As CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree.

Casio PRO TREK Smart Outdoor Watch Recognized in the Wearables Category.

Casio America, Inc. today announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its PRO TREK Smart Outdoor Watch (WSD-F20) in the Wearables Category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Powered by Android Wear 2.0, Casio's WSD-F20 smartwatch is custom-built for outdoor enthusiasts. It features energy-efficient GPS functionality and the ability to display full-color maps, even when offline. Built-in sensors to measure altitude, atmospheric pressure and direction allows users to navigate their way through any adventure, and a range of apps for hiking, fishing, skiing, swimming, and more provide added custom functionality.

The WSD-F20 is designed with a soft urethane band, button guards, a protective bezel, and side buttons of varying sizes, offering enhanced operability and toughness. It is also water resistant up to 50 meters and includes a number of different watch faces that users can choose from based on the information that is most important to their activity.  

"We are honored to be a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree for our WSD-F20 smartwatch," said David Johnson, Vice President of Casio America, Inc.'s Timepiece Division. "We strive to bring durability, functionality and feature-rich design to consumers with our PRO TREK line of timepieces. When you add in Android Wear 2.0 capabilities, and all the smart innovation from our team, it takes this watch to new heights."          

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Casio's WSD-F20 will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

The Casio PRO TREK Smart Outdoor Watch is available now. For additional information please visit AND FOR FEATURES:

* Android Wear is a trademark of Google Inc.

About PRO TREK Smart
Casio's PRO TREK Smart line of watches is geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Powered by Android Wear 2.0, these timepieces are equipped with a variety of features ideal for outdoor adventures including GPS, Location Memory, Moment Setter, and more. These timepieces also boast Casio's Triple Sensor technology, in addition to a dual-layer LCD and water resistance. Casio's PRO TREK Smart line offers rugged, stylish and versatile timepieces with features that enhance any outdoor experience. For additional information on Casio's PRO TREK Smart line of timepieces, please visit:  

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit  

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

CES 2018: Continental introduces 5th gen of its short/long range radar sensors for vehicles w/automated driving.

Fifth Radar Generation Meets Future Requirements for Automated Driving.

- High precision in range resolution, object detection and accuracy in measuring the speed are key for future applications
- More than 30 million radar sensors from Continental will be in use worldwide by the end of 2017.

 Technology company Continental has introduced the fifth generation of its short- and long-range radar sensors, which incorporate the company's extensive, long-standing expertise in vehicle surroundings sensors. This new generation will enter series production in 2019 and will feature greater capacity, catering to vehicle manufacturers' different requirements and electrical-electronic (E/E) architectures as it is also based on a scalable modular principle. Thanks to the worldwide trend of using 77 GHz technology, the sensor resolution increases and can detect smaller objects, such as an exhaust pipe that has fallen off, more accurately. With long-range radar, a range of up to 900 feet and an opening angle of ±60° are possible in the highest expansion stage depending on the required performance. With short-range radar, precise parking functions can be executed easily for the first time, in addition to functions such as blind spot detection, lane change assist or rear cross traffic alert.

"With the fifth generation of our powerful and tried-and-tested radar sensors, we are opening up new opportunities for modern advanced driver assistance systems," said Amit Kapoor, Head of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at Continental North America. "Our latest radar generation is an important element in our technology portfolio to further strengthen and advance our leading position in the development of assisted and automated driving. In particular, the elevation measuring capability of our radar sensors allows the most varied of objects, even relatively small objects, to be detected more precisely."

Flexible usage and suitable for future E/E architectures

Continental's radar sensors are based on a highly sophisticated radar technology that benefits from four generations and almost 30 million units in series deployment to date. Measured against the scope of its performance, the development leap of the new generation lies in its compactness and flexible usage.

The image of the surroundings produced by the radar is sent to a central control unit such as the Assisted & Automated Driving Control Unit. In this way, different E/E architectures of vehicles can be covered using a single sensor concept. In addition to today's standards for bus systems, such as High-Speed CAN and CAN-FD, the fifth generation is already prepared for Automotive Ethernet, thanks to the hardware concept, which ensures that the necessary bandwidth for transmitting sensor raw data to the Assisted & Automated Driving Control Unit is available.

Enhanced performance thanks to higher resolution and more precise detection

One of the features of the new generation is a higher resolution compared to previous radar generations, enabling a more exact snapshot of the current traffic situation. In addition, road boundaries like curbstones as well as the height of objects, such as the end of a traffic jam under a bridge are detected thanks to the sensors' evaluation measurement accuracy. Even the entry-level variant of the long-range radar has a range of 600 feet and an opening angle of ±45°. The expansion stage currently in preparation will look 900 feet ahead, with an opening angle of ±60°.

When four of the short-range radar sensors are installed on the corners of a vehicle, the wider opening angle and higher resolution facilitate a seamless 360° radar "safety belt" all the way around the vehicle. Such a detailed and seamless display of the entire area surrounding the vehicle is important, since the vehicle would not be able to take on the driver's tasks in automated driving otherwise. In conjunction with other sensors, such as a camera, surround view systems and 3D Flash LiDAR, the goal of achieving an understanding of the vehicle surrounding that is equal to or even better than that of a human being is coming closer.

An established strength of Continental's radar sensors is also found in the fifth generation. Called auto-alignment, the sensors use a software function to automatically correct deviations from the sensor's ideal location at its installation location on the vehicle.

In order to meet the rising demand worldwide, Continental is constantly expanding its production capacities. Production of long-range radar sensors was launched in Shanghai, China, in October of this year with the goal of producing several million units a year in order to meet the local high demand. The sensors are also produced in Germany, the U.S. and the Philippines.

Continental at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018

The next radar generation is also a topic at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Visit Continental at CES, Tuesday, January 9 through Friday, January 12, at North Hall Booth #6106. The Continental press conference will be held at Mandalay Bay, Level 2, Ballroom A at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 8.

SOURCE Continental.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Samsung reduces to 12 minutes mobile full battery charge with new invent.

Samsung Develops Battery Material with 5x Faster Charging Speed.

Recently, a team of researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) developed a “graphene* ball,” a unique battery material that enables a 45% increase in capacity, and five times faster charging speeds than standard lithium-ion batteries. The breakthrough provides promise for the next generation secondary battery market, particularly related to mobile devices and electric vehicles. In its research, SAIT collaborated closely with Samsung SDI as well as a team from Seoul National University’s School of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Exploring Next Generation Battery Technology.

Lithium-ion batteries were first commercialized in 1991, and widely applied to markets for mobile devices and electric vehicles. However, with standard lithium batteries requiring charging times of at least an hour to fully charge, even with quick charging technology, and considered to have reached their limit for capacity expansion, there have been numerous attempts to explore use of new innovative materials. Among the materials looked at, graphene has widely become the primary source of interest as the representative next generation material.

In theory, a battery based on the “graphene ball” material requires only 12 minutes to fully charge. Additionally, the battery can maintain a highly stable 60 degree Celsius temperature, with stable battery temperatures particularly key for electric vehicles.

In its research, SAIT sought for an approach to apply graphene, a material with high strength and conductivity to batteries, and discovered a mechanism to mass synthesize graphene into a 3D form like popcorn using affordable silica (SiO2). This “graphene ball” was utilized for both the anode protective layer and cathode materials in lithium-ion batteries. This ensured an increase of charging capacity, decrease of charging time as well as stable temperatures.

Dr. Son In-hyuk, who led the project on behalf of SAIT, said, “Our research enables mass synthesis of multifunctional composite material graphene at an affordable price. At the same time, we were able to considerably enhance the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries in an environment where the markets for mobile devices and electric vehicles is growing rapidly. Our commitment is to continuously explore and develop secondary battery technology in light of these trends.”

SAIT’s research results are covered in-depth in this month’s edition of the science journal Nature Communications in an article entitled, “Graphene balls for lithium rechargeable batteries with fast charging and high volumetric energy densities.” SAIT has also filed two applications for the “graphene ball” technology patent in the US and Korea.

*Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms from graphite, and is receiving much attention in the battery and display industry due to its physical, chemical stability. Graphene is 100 times more effective than copper in conducting electricity and displays remarkable electron mobility – 140 times faster than silicon – which makes it an ideal material for fast charge.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone concepts. Videos and pics.

Since 2013 when Samsung presented some of the possibilities of the OLED display, the company showed a video with 2 options of foldable phones in-out foldable and extendable out concepts, as you can watch  on this video that Samsung rolled out at CES 2013:

Now in 2017 we found the most amazing concept design of how would look like a Samsung foldable phone in-out fodable version taking the Galaxy S8 design as a start. This concept is more realistic considering the times between 2013 and now 2017, take a look:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CES 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ coming with 5.8/6.2 inch 6GB RAM, wireless bluetooth earbuds in the box.

CES 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ coming with 5.8/6.2 inch 6GB RAM, wireless bluetooth earbuds in the box.

Samsung maybe is planning to present the Galaxy S9 ans S9+ at the January event CES 2018 a little earlier than the MWC 2018 where we think Samsung will unveil its first foldable phone.

Some specifications of the Galaxy S9 and S9+:

Design: Identical to the S8.
Model: SM-G960 for the S9.
             SM-G965 for the S9+
Display: S9  5.8 inch, S9+ 6.2 inch  both SUPER AMOLED curved edge, Infinity Display.
RAM:    6GB both.
3.5 m.m headphone jack
Wireless Bluetooth AKG earbuds included in the box.
AKG stereo speakers.
Coded named Star 1 and Star 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and similar Exynos for some regions.
Camera: Both rear cameras oriented vertically 
Finger print sensor at the bottom.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LG has released the ThinkQ Hub smart speaker with AI virtual assistant.

LG has released the ThinkQ Hub smart speaker loaded with AI.

The smart speaker is based on an AI virtual assistant, Clova or CLOud Virtual Assistant, developed by Naver Corp., South Korea's top Internet portal operator.

Home appliances, including TVs, refrigerators and washers, can be activated through ThinQ Hub, the company said.

Clova, which is similar to Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, combines speech recognition and natural language understanding to respond to users' questions and to call up information, such as the weather and news.

Unlike previously launched AI platforms, Clova utilizes big data to provide various customized services depending on users' culture and geography.

LG and  Naver Corp agreed earlier this year to cooperate in the AI sector.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Is this the support page for the Samsung Galaxy X fodable SM-G888N0 smartphone?

Samsung support page for the SM-G888N0  which is the model number for the Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone that have been certified on Bluetooth SIG and on NRRA of South Korea is now available on Samsung site as you can see here

Does it means that the Sasmug foldable phone is just around the corner, maybe for CES 2018 or MWC 2018 presentations.

Which is coming first? in-folded or out-folded model?

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

HP have built a 3D printer for the ISS. Video.

A printer that’s out of this world - HP has announced that they have built a custom HP ENVY Zero-Gravity Printer for use in the International Space Station!

More information on: HP

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mozilla lanza su nuevo navegador FireFox Quantum.

El nuevo Firefox. Más rápido, para siempre.

Estamos entusiasmados con la presentación hoy de nuestro nuevo navegador, Firefox Quantum.

Lo primero que notaréis es que el nuevo Firefox es increíblemente rápido. De hecho, es dos veces más rápido que hace un año. Este nuevo navegador es también más potente. Hemos reconstruido Firefox desde sus cimientos para enfocarnos en cómo utilizáis la web para ver, escuchar, crear y jugar sin límites. Nos complace ofreceros un navegador que se ve y se siente totalmente diferente: más moderno, más rápido y más eficiente. Creemos que vais a estar de acuerdo: es un salto de niveles cuánticos en cómo experimentamos Internet.

Cuando utilizáis Firefox también estáis contribuyendo a un movimiento que asegura que Internet siga siendo un recurso público global, siempre abierto y accesible a todos. Como una organización independiente sin ánimo de lucro, desde 2003 estamos comprometidos con construir productos que os permitan asumir el control de vuestras vidas online, a desarrollar una tecnología abierta y con políticas públicas que promuevan un Internet más saludable. Os ponemos en el centro de todo lo que hacemos.

En nombre de la comunidad global de Mozilla, nos enorgullece presentar el nuevo Firefox. Más rápido, para siempre.

Chris Beard
CEO de Mozilla

¿Cuáles son las novedades?

    Un nuevo y potente motor creado para un rendimiento veloz.
    Mejor carga de páginas y más rápida con menos uso de memoria.
    Bonito diseño y características inteligentes para una mejor navegación.

“Más rápido e incluso más minimalista, Firefox Quantum hace que Chrome parezca anticuado”. — (Tendencias digitales)

Màs infomaciòn : FireFox Quantum

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CES 2018: LG honored with innovation awards.

Sixth Consecutive CES Innovation Awards for LG OLED TVs, Home Appliances and Flagship Smartphones.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA™) is recognizing LG Electronics (LG) for groundbreaking innovations in technology and design with CES® 2018 Innovation Awards – led by multiple honors for LG OLED TVs and refrigerators to be unveiled in January.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that LG OLED TVs, home appliances and flagship smartphones all have received CES Innovation Awards, the official industry recognition for the most innovative products introduced at the annual consumer technology show known as CES®. LG also will receive its 12th CES Best of Innovations Award for a unique new product that will be introduced at the 2018 show.

LG earned CES 2018 Innovation Awards in eight highly competitive categories: Video Displays, Home Appliances, Wireless Handsets, Smart Home, Digital Imaging, Home Audio & Video Components, Computer Peripherals and Embedded Technologies.

Leading the company’s CES 2018 Innovation Award winners are multiple awards for both LG Door-in-Door® Refrigerators with SmartThinQ™ technology and for LG OLED TVs with perfect blacks, infinite contrast, expanded color gamut and the widest viewing angles. Other Innovation Award-winning LG products include a new washer and dryer, an advanced video projector, 4K UHD Smart TVs and more, all being introduced at CES 2018.

2018 CES Innovation Awards

Sponsored by CTA and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America, CES Innovation Awards highlight product advancements across technology design and engineering. The awards are selected annually by a panel of esteemed industry designers, engineers and journalists who judge submissions on a variety of criteria, which span user value, aesthetics, innovative design, quality and contributions to quality of life.

The full list of LG’s 2018 CES Innovation Awards, including yet another Best of Innovations Award, will be announced in conjunction with LG’s CES press conference at 08:00 PST on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

South Asia: Eros Now comes to LG WebOS Smart TVs.

Eros Now, an over-the-top South Asian entertainment platform, will be available on webOS enabled LG smart TVs worldwide.

Eros Now’s library of Bollywood and regional language films, music videos, TV shows, originals and more will be accessible by LG smart TV owners across the globe., with a range of features including full length movies, thematic curated playlists, multi-language subtitles for movies, music video playlists, regional language filters, and access to a watch list of titles.

“We are excited to partner with one of the largest and formidable brands in consumer electronics. Smart TVs are increasingly becoming a must-have in every household today,” said Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO, Eros Digital.

“This partnership provides millions of LG smart TV users with unlimited access to Eros Now’s vast library of premium content, as well as a seamless viewing experience for Eros Now users which furthers our vision of being platform agnostic.”

“We are very excited to partner with Eros Now. At LG, we constantly look at partnerships which can offer value proposition to consumers and our association is a step forward towards this endeavor,” added Younchul Park, Director Home Entertainment-LG Electronics India.

“The market for smart TV is experiencing an upsurge in India. Availability of good content can certainly enhance the overall consumer experience of smart televisions. We are very confident that good content will further drive smart TV sales in India and create a conducive eco-system for us to cater to the ever-increasing demand.”

Eros Now had 2.9 million paid subscribers, and approximately 68 million registered users as of June-end 2017; the company aims to achieve between 6 and 8 million paid subscribers at the end of FY2018.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Dubai’s Emirates airline buying 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion. Video.

Emirates CEO Sheikh Ahmed pictured with Kevin McAllister, Boeing signing the deal.

Dubai’s Emirates airline signed a $15.1 billion commitment to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, Emirates Group chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum announced at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

The firm order for the 40 787-10s takes Emirates total wide-body orders with Boeing to 204 aircraft, which Sheikh Ahmed estimated are collectively worth more than $90 billion.

“It has always been Emirates strategy to invest in the most advanced and efficient aircraft, and today’s order reflects that,” Sheikh Ahmed said.

“Our announcement today also speaks to our confidence in the future of aviation in the UAE and the region.”

Deliveries of the aircraft included in the deal will begin in 2022, Sheikh Ahmed said.

“Some of these will be used to replace the older aircraft which we retire in the next few years, to keep our fleet always young and modern,” Sheikh Ahmed noted.

The signing of the agreement was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as well as Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Kevin McAllister, the President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) said that the 787-10s “will open new destinations around the world for Emirates and will deliver Emirates the lowest cost-per-seat mile and the most efficient twin-aisle in the skies.”

When asked why Emirates chose the 787-10 over the rival Airbus A350, Sheikh Ahmed said Emirates planning staff examined both aircraft and concluded that the 787-10 “was the best option” for Emirates from 2022 onwards.

Sheikh Ahmed added that Emirates is currently evaluating engine options for the Dreamliner, which would be announced sometime in the near future. 

Saj Ahmad, an analyst with the London-based StrategicAero Research, said the deal was “a great move which gives the airline flexibility to use a smaller airplane on less lengthy but dense routes.”

“It will be the perfect mid-range airplane, as well as allowing partner flydubai to shift passengers across routes where they need more capacity,” he said. “And with the cross-crew capability for pilot training between 777s and 787s, this will help cut costs and other associated inventory.”

Watch the Boeing 787-10 first flight video:

iPhone X Plus 6.5 inch OLED alongside the 5.8 inch OLED and 6.1 inch TFT-LCD models coming in 2018.

Recent rumors are saying Apple will come up with 3 models of the iPhone for next year: A brand new iPhone X Plus with a 6.5 inch OLED display, an updated iPhone X 5.8 inch OLED and  a 6.1 inch TFT-LCD iPhone X . With this last model Apple is targeting a low/ mid range market with lower prices than the actual iPhone X , maybe from $649 to $749.-

The 3 of them with a full screen notched design and Tru Depth camera like the actual iPhone X 2017.

This rumor  according to respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. 

The question is: Will Apple keep the notch on iPhone 2018 models? Will see.

Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8", 64 GB - Space Gray

Apple iPhone X, Fully Unlocked 5.8", 256 GB - Space Gray

CES 2018: 1MORE Headphones Recognized For Outstanding Design And Engineering As CES Innovation Award Honoree For 2018

 1MORE today announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Quad Driver In-Ear Headphone, Triple Driver In-Ear Headphone, and Spearhead VR Gaming Headphones. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market.  The judging panel consists of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories. 

1MORE's flagship headphone models, the Triple Driver and Quad Driver, feature patent pending design technology that allows for a full-frequency minimum-distortion premium audio experience using three or four separate drivers, delivering unsurpassed clarity and dynamic power with a Hi-Res bandwidth. In order to achieve such high-resolution audio output both the Triple Drivers and Quad Drivers include respectively a titanium and a diamond-like carbon dynamic driver + multiple balanced armatures dedicated to independent frequencies. In addition, the Triple Drivers and Quad Drivers feature a streamlined anodized-finished sound chamber with perfected ergonomics, which provides exceptional comfort and noise isolation in a sleek and compact design. As with all 1MORE products, the Quad and Triple Drivers are expertly tuned by Grammy Winning Sound Engineer Luca Bignardi for a fully balanced and ultra-realistic soundstage.

1MORE has also been recognized as an Innovation Award Honoree for their soon to be released Spearhead VR Gaming Headphones, featuring a 50mm "Maglev" graphene driver that delivers a hyper-realistic gaming experience. A dual array microphone cancels out environmental noise and enhances your voice while you enjoy gaming and entertainment with super "shock wave" bass, 7.1 channel surround sound, and customizable LED accents in 16 million + colors, all within a sturdy ergonomic stainless steel frame and adjustable headband for comfort.

"We are thrilled to be honored by the CTA and its award panel for outstanding design and engineering," says 1MORE CEO, Tim Burton. "To show our appreciation for this award, we are launching a pre-holiday sale on after CES Unveiled New York," he added. Consumers can use the code "CESAWARDS25," on to enjoy a 25% discount on our award-winning products beginning November 10th for a limited time.

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

1MORE Products will be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors, networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PM November 9 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. In addition, 1MORE's 2018 product collection including the Quad & Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones, Spearhead VR Gaming Headphones will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the CES show floor, booth #21045, and Meeting Space MP25574.

For additional information, 1MORE products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.  


1MORE USA was founded in August of 2014 by Chairman, Dave Russell and CEO, Tim Burton. 1MORE's mission is to help the world hear MORE by designing and manufacturing exceptional performing audio products for everyone. For more information and to see our entire product lineup, please visit, or find our products online at and  


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CES 2018: ZHIYUN Smooth 3 stabilizer for phones Named as Innovation Awards Honoree. Video.

ZHIYUN TECH today proudly announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for the Professional 3-Axis Stabilizer for Phones - Smooth 3. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

ZHIYUN Smooth 3 is a pro-level 3-Axis handheld gimbal stabilizer. Empowered by a highly optimized stabilizing algorithmic system, it helps to realize smooth and precise control of camera phones in different sizes and weights while filming. Through an innovatively designed control panel featuring a unique handwheel, it is the world's first phone stabilizer to integrate various camera settings, including zooming, EV, white balance, focusing, shutter speed and ISO adjustment, all to fingertips.  

It supports a record-breaking runtime up to 14 hours, while a 5V/1000mA power output port on the stabilizer also allows convenient real-time charging to the smartphone, helping filmmakers tackle with long-hour missions. The unique two-way phone clamp design makes easy switch between horizontal and vertical shooting, tailored for all scenes.

"It's an honor to be one of the few companies selected for this award, especially in a category of Wireless Handsets and Accessories," shared Leo Wong, Vice President of Zhiyun-Tech. "As one of the world's leading tech company of professional stabilization system, we've been constantly innovating our products and improving users' experiences. We feel excited and proud to see our efforts recognized by CES, which will encourage us to keep on innovating new technologies to help people unleash their creativity."

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Functional & Design Features: 
 Comprehensive all-in-one control panel for both camera and gimbal controls;
 Instant and precise handwheel adjustment on exposure compensation, ISO, white balance, shutter time and focus; 
 Convenient power output for real-time mobile charging; 
 Features the 5th Gen. Instune algorithmic system with 40% increase on motor toque output and 35% improvement on gimbal response speed; 
 Dedicated multifunctional APP with various intelligent controls - auto object tracking, time- lapse capability, multi-style filter options and long exposures etc.; 
 Supports max. payload of 260g allowing multi-spec lens add-ons.; 
 Unique extendable axis design for one step balance adjustment; 
 Supports extended 14-hour continuous work time;  Comes with a 26650 rechargeable Li-ion battery; 
 Compatible with smartphones of sizes within 6.0“ (frame inclusive); 
 Two-way mobile clamp for easy bi-directional (vertical & horizontal) mounting switch;
 Convenient 5V/1000mA power output to external devices such as light-compensating lamp; 
 User-friendly interface design for more convenient and smooth operations; 
 440g ultra light (excluding battery) and compact construction; 
 Efficiently built with full aviation-grade aluminum material through high-precision CNC processing.

ZHIYUN TECH's Smooth 3 will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PM November 9 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

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About Zhiyun-Tech:

Inspired by the mission of delivering grounding-breaking solutions for professional imaging and filmmaking, ZHIYUN, the pioneering company who creates the world's 1st camera stabilizer, delivers high-precision and excellent-performance gimbals to videographers and filmmakers over 50 countries to innovate and redefine the way people capture moments and record life.

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