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Display company Viewsonic today introduced new home solutions with the XG Series of high-performance gaming monitors and new 1080p LightStream home entertainment projectors. The gaming monitors feature quick refresh rates with a range of resolutions from Full HD to 4K UHD, ultra-fast response times, low input lag, with support for Nvidia's G-Sync or AMD's FreeSync technologies. The LightStream 7 Series of projectors offers improved color accuracy over predecessors for an immersive big screen entertainment experience.
Display manufacturer ViewSonic announced its second-generation smart display today. The 24-inch VSD241 is a self-contained Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based display with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, designed for executing local Android apps and cloud-based computing.
Display manufacturer Viewsonic is refreshing its entertainment line of monitors today with the launch of its new VESA-mountable VX52 series, which includes the 24-inch (23.6-inch viewable) VX2452mhand 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) VX2252mh. The VX52 series features Full HD resolution and ClearMotiv II technology that delivers 2ms response times for what the company says are blur-free images.
Display manufacturer ViewSonic is expanding its product family of professional displays by announcing the availability of its 27-inch VP2772 Adobe Color QHD display. The VP2772 delivers image quality with its Adobe Color capability and a 10-bit panel that delivers 1.07 billion colors at a 2560x1440 resolution.
Display manufacturer ViewSonic is expanding its VG39 ergonomic display series with the availability of the new 19.5-inch VG2039m-LED, designed specifically for the enterprise market. The display boasts a "fully ergonomic" stand with height adjust, swivel, and tilt. Alternatively, the monitor can be installed into any VESA-compatible mount.
Visual solution product supplier ViewSonic is expanding its TD40 touchscreen display series with the announcement of its brand new 27-inch TD2740 for consumer and commercial markets, and its 32-inch TD3240 designed for interactive digital signage applications. Both displays are 1920x1080 IPS displays with integrated 10-point projective capacitive touch technology.
A series of patent cases started by Nokia against ViewSonic and HTC have been referred -- as a group -- to mediation. Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court has sent the trio to Magistrate Judge Christoper J. Burke to try and hammer out a solution to the patent battles. The order comes nearly a week after Stark set a trial schedule that extends into 2015.
ViewSonic, a provider of monitors and related products, today unveiled its Smart Display product family, adding the 24-inch VSD240 to the recently-launched 22-inch display in the same line. The VSD240 integrates a 24-inch 1920x1080 Full HD LED screen with a quad-core Tegra 3 1.7Ghz processor from nVIDIA and the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system.
ViewSonic has said it will be showing off a number of displays at CES next week, including two UHD screens. An 84-inch 4K display that could be used as an interactive digital sign will be accompanied by a more practical 32-inch 4K-resolution desktop display aimed at cinematographers and graphic designers.
ViewSonic this week introduced a touch-capable LED display with the 22-inch TD2220. Due out in October to coincide with the release of Windows 8, it will allow users to explore the operating system's touch control technology. The display can read inputs from a bare or gloved finger as well as a stylus.
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Swift benchmarking suite goes open-source
Following the release of new betas for all its platforms, Apple on Monday also made a suite of 75 tools for benchmarking Swift-developed coding projects, including libraries for benchmarking functions, a utility for comparing the resulting metrics, and a driver for running them. The company says it is asking the community for help in developing additional benchmarks, as well as further "helper" libraries and overall code review for better stability and performance. Apple plans to include benchmark pull requests in Swift's new continuous integration system as well. http://bit.ly/1W8u0EU
Instagram now supporting multiple accounts
As reported earlier, Instagram is now rolling out support for multiple accounts (up to five) in version 7.1.5 of its iOS app. The feature has been one of the main attractions of third-party Instagram clients, but it is unclear if users must seek out an "add account" preference in the app; additionally, some users are reporting that the ability to add accounts has not yet been added. The company says notifications "depend on when you last logged in, and the number of devices that are logged into that account," suggesting not all notifications across accounts will appear when logged into a given one. http://bit.ly/1moh95p
Pictures of Galaxy S7, Edge leaked
New images have been leaked of Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The images of the Galaxy S7 are very similar to a draft leaked earlier this year, with a curved back reminiscent of the iPhone 3G with the normal Samsung camera hump in the upper center of the phone. The picture of the Galaxy S7 Edge as leaked is running a benchmark application showing modest improvements over the S6 line, if accurate. Both models are expected to be formally announced in a February 21 press event hosted by Samsung. http://bit.ly/20Gf07X
Bambooti wooden skins for MacBooks
Bambooti has introduced premium wooden skins for Apple laptops that allow users to customize any design or logo directly on the case. Each Bambooti skin is handcrafted from sustainably managed forests, and are hand sanded and spray-finished to create an ultra smooth exterior. Bambooti's wooden skins start at $65 on the fully-funded Kickstarter which includes a custom design or logo of the user's choice that will be engraved on the product. http://kck.st/1PhE6Sb
Apple Music in Taiwan, now up to 113 countries
Apple Music has now added its 113th country, Taiwan, to its expanding list of areas where it offers its paid subscription service. The price in the country will start at NT$150 (about $4.50 US) for an individual subscription, and that now includes (as it does in the rest of the world) the formerly free-but-ad-supported iTunes Radio feature, which as in other countries will be customized somewhat to offer channels of locally-popular music styles. Apple Music is now available in 16 countries and regions -- including China, India, Russia, and Japan -- where Spotify has not yet arrived.
Invisible wall mount for iPad Pro, mini
Computing hardware mounting company Wall-Smart has announced the availability the new "invisible" wall mount, with models for the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 -- all with no bezel. The invisible mount includes Power Over Ethernet to USB, which allows charging while in-wall, and is available for both drywall and solid surfaces such as solid wood panels or partition walls. Prices vary widely by iPad model, and required mounting hardware. http://bit.ly/1SE5jCO
Kingston buys IronKey secure USB tech
Kingston Digital today announced it has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation. In addition to Kingston's acquisition, encryption services leader DataLocker has purchased the IronKey Enterprise Management Services platform which provides centralized management to encrypted USB drives. Kingston and DataLocker claim that there will be no interruption in service provided, or available products as a result of the consolidations. http://bit.ly/1QQk9SZ