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frankenberrylives 318 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 15, 2014 6:34 PM Member since: Dec 1, 2012
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  • frankenberrylives by frankenberrylives Apr 15, 2014 6:34 PM Flag

    HIMX ?

    Galaxy Glass? Samsung patents what looks like a wearable augmented reality rival to Google Glass

    Every time we cover something like this (which is a lot. An awful lot) we issue frequent reminders, as much to ourselves as to you the reader, that patents are not concrete products. They are ethereal catch-alls filed by megacorporations with little discrepancy, in a ‘better safe than sorry’ mindset. But with that said… it’s hard not to get a little excited, or at least intrigued, by this latest discovery.

    Samsung has patented what fairly unambiguously appears to be an augmented-reality headset – its own take on Google Glass. The depicted device certainly looks familiar – designed to be worn on the side of the head, it features a small, clear heads-up-display which protrudes to around the front of the wearer’s right eye. Rather than sit over the wearer’s ears like a pair of glasses, this design resembles a bluetooth headset as it sits around and inside the ear. This opens up a world of possibilities for audio feedback, such as prompts, notifications, or even music playback.

    Sadly there’s not a lot else we can discern from the device at this point. We translated the Korean text which accompanies the patent’s images, but they don’t reveal any sort of technical specifications. If the rumours of a late 2014 release are true though, we’re sure to hear more about it soon.

  • frankenberrylives by frankenberrylives Apr 15, 2014 4:39 PM Flag

    Baby needs a new pair of shoes .

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    OT : HIMX spanking continues

    by frankenberrylives Apr 14, 2014 12:34 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 14, 2014 12:55 PM Flag

    That's true , but the GG hype is what sent them to $16 . They have been dropping ever since the BofA downgrade . I would have thought the one day sale of GG tomorrow would have been enough to stop the sell off as well as the up market today .

  • frankenberrylives by frankenberrylives Apr 14, 2014 12:34 PM Flag

    Possibly foretelling a shift away from LCOS for GG ?

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    OLED projection HMD question

    by ema_lurker Apr 12, 2014 10:21 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 13, 2014 9:45 AM Flag

    High brightness will allow direct emission . Projection optics & micro display will allow a profile of less than 24 mm - .944 inches

    http://www.wiley-vch.de/berlin/journals/op/09-02/OP0902_S34-S36.pdf

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    OLED projection HMD question

    by ema_lurker Apr 12, 2014 10:21 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 13, 2014 12:00 AM Flag

    Fraunhofer made a pico projector using an OLED microdisplay in 2009 . They state that it wouldn't be feasible until high brightness displays were available.

    " For micro projection applications, high brightness (at least 10,000 nits) is one of the most important target parameters."

    So if they can project on a wall they could project inside a an oclulus style HMD IMO .

    I have some links and discussion about the pico projection application at OLED-info under :

    Will high brigtness enable pico projection & more ?

  • Reply to

    close

    by trailr_trash Apr 9, 2014 5:05 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 9, 2014 9:57 PM Flag

    I've added a few pinches myself.

  • Reply to

    close

    by trailr_trash Apr 9, 2014 5:05 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 9, 2014 8:06 PM Flag

    I like otcbbDOTcom look under the level 2 tab

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    Apple iwatch

    by sweetwummer Apr 8, 2014 8:58 AM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 9, 2014 7:54 AM Flag

    Not personally . I thought you meant generally .

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    Apple iwatch

    by sweetwummer Apr 8, 2014 8:58 AM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 8, 2014 7:56 PM Flag

    "Anybody got a device with a micro OLED inside?"

    If your talking consumer products , there is the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED and the Sony HMX-T3W .

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    GG for business

    by frankenberrylives Apr 8, 2014 12:17 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 8, 2014 2:38 PM Flag

    Oh i don't know Sweet . I'm beginning to think there is a lot of bluffing going on . VUZI M100 was originally going to be a consumer product @ $500 . VUZI quickly saw how easily the unit could be bricked when loading new software & changed their strategy to the Business customer at $1,000 per unit . HIMX recently got a downgrade because analysts expect the consumer GG to be delayed till 2015 . Now GG is announcing a push into the Business market as well .

    HIMX was also bragging when the GG deal happened about how they could ramp LCOS production to gazillion of units lickety- spit . Yeah sure .

    I was doing a little snooping on the Fraunhofer COMMED site - nothin' . MicroOLED site - nothin' . Remember the announcement last year that Google was going to go with Samsung OLED ? We'll Samsung had a OLED miscrodisplay prototype but probably found out that mass producing them is a lot harder than making a few in the lab .

    Even the FB Oculus deal isn't expected to get units to the market any time soon .

    Nothing but SDK's

    Where is the Apple & Microsoft products ?

    Lots of B & S if you want my opinion .

    I think the companies are finding the consumer market harder to crack than they first thought & are upping their game to the Business customer . They are pushing up to meet us .

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    GG for business

    by frankenberrylives Apr 8, 2014 12:17 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 8, 2014 12:44 PM Flag

    I think a higher end business GG unit with EMAN OLED high brightness display would be just what the doctor ordered . They could slowly ramp production to coincide with our production . They could charge premium a professional business model which could be written off in most cases . Longer battery life , smaller profile , better display .

  • frankenberrylives by frankenberrylives Apr 8, 2014 12:17 PM Flag

    Maybe a higher end unit with OLED ?

    At Google , bid to put its Glasses to work

    Aiming at this market, Google is announcing on Tuesday a Glass for Work program to provide additional tools for business users, like tech support, and to explore how to sell Glass to more of them.

    It will not necessarily be an easy sell. The privacy concerns about Glass could be an even bigger issue in certain work settings, said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Consider meetings in which sensitive information is exchanged, for example, with a doctor or financial adviser.

    Yet in many cases, he said, there are fewer privacy concerns about Glass in the workplace.

    "I can think of a whole bunch of professions where Google Glass makes a lot of sense and poses almost no privacy risk at all and could be really valuable — everything from engineering to car repair to architecture to lumberjacking," Mr. Rotenberg said. "But what's interesting about all of those professions is that you're not actually interacting with a customer."

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    It would be nice

    by frankenberrylives Apr 7, 2014 6:16 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 7, 2014 9:21 PM Flag

    Maybe if you could see the "relevance" you would be a better investor .

  • frankenberrylives by frankenberrylives Apr 7, 2014 6:16 PM Flag

    if Management could generate timely SEC filings as easily as they can spit out PR's .

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    Volume has dried up .

    by frankenberrylives Apr 4, 2014 12:04 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 7, 2014 2:06 PM Flag

    LOL Market doesn't even know about VUZI . They are down on their own accord.

    What a joke they can't produce a 10K after 90 days and a week . I'm sure they will need the full 15 days . This will allow warrant holders more time convert & dump dump their shares .

    What an amateurs you are . One day you may learn how the game is played .

  • Reply to

    Volume has dried up .

    by frankenberrylives Apr 4, 2014 12:04 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 7, 2014 1:13 PM Flag

    Down , down, down she goes where she stops nobody knows !

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    Sales must be terrific

    by stockjoc23 Apr 7, 2014 10:08 AM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 7, 2014 10:22 AM Flag

    sounds more like someone other than me gets it

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    Volume has dried up .

    by frankenberrylives Apr 4, 2014 12:04 PM
    frankenberrylives frankenberrylives Apr 4, 2014 2:20 PM Flag

    Momentum from yesterday's professional Pump piece is gone .

    Red close today .

  • frankenberrylives by frankenberrylives Apr 4, 2014 12:54 PM Flag

    The U.S. Won't Let Google Trademark 'Glass' for Its Glass-Less Eyewear

    Still struggling to make a good name for itself with a skeptical American public, Google Glass is now struggling to get its literal name approved by the U.S. trademark office. The Wall Street Journal reports that the trademark office is pushing back against Google's plan to trademark the single word "Glass" for its wearable computerized eyeglasses.

    Google already has legal claim to "Google Glass," but two issues are holding back the plans to trademark "Glass." For one, the term is too similar to other products and so could cause confusion among consumers. And secondly, the word is “merely descriptive” of the actual product. "You couldn’t trademark the word 'shoe' for a shoe you’re selling, for instance," the Journal notes. The trademark office's letter argues that Google Glass is made of glass, and so therefore it can't be trademarked.

    Not so, Google responded in a 1,928-page letter. Google Glass in fact has no glass in it, and is instead made of plastic and titanium, Google's lawyers wrote, presumably high-fiving and yelling "LAWYERED" while typing the response. The majority of that letter consisted of media references to Google's product as "Glass," as the company argues that the computerized eyeglasses have already become an established part of the culture and market. No final decision has yet been made by the trademark office.

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