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green_lanterns_11 41 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 8, 2016 5:03 PM Member since: Oct 28, 2010
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  • green_lanterns_11 by green_lanterns_11 Feb 8, 2016 5:03 PM Flag

    Tom Furness to give a keynote at Augmented World Expo 2016 in Santa Clara (June 1-2). Check out this keynote from AWE 2015. At 37:00, Tom’s response to a question from the audience about “the thread between” his work and Magic Leap--suggests a radical discovery.


  • Enjoy the Super Bowl..


  • green_lanterns_11 by green_lanterns_11 Feb 6, 2016 9:54 PM Flag

    From Tech Times:

    "Despite missing a lot of activities, ISS astronauts were given the opportunity to witness some worthwhile events on Earth. The crew watched the Super Bowl 49 game in space in 2015. They did not also miss "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when it was shown across the globe. This is because the ISS is equipped with a High Definition (HD) projector and a 65-inch screen."

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    Sony MP-CL1 mobile projector review...

    by jbd3302 Feb 3, 2016 4:04 PM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Feb 4, 2016 4:55 PM Flag

    "These products are not allowed to be sold to customers"

    Why would you say this when PicoPro is certified and can be purchased on Amazon Europe?

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    Sony MP-CL1 mobile projector review...

    by jbd3302 Feb 3, 2016 4:04 PM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Feb 4, 2016 4:50 PM Flag

    "It has no CE sign"

    Check out the February 12, 2015 post on Peter's Blog. Second pic.

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    Sony MP-CL1 mobile projector review...

    by jbd3302 Feb 3, 2016 4:04 PM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Feb 4, 2016 3:39 PM Flag

    PicoPro (Celluon) can be purchased on Amazon UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France, and Deutschland. No restriction with that.

  • green_lanterns_11 by green_lanterns_11 Jan 29, 2016 7:28 PM Flag

    Sony Profits Beat Estimates;


  • Slow to announce new products, Sony says nada about Q4 MPCL1 (PicoP) sales.


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    Navdy Patent Application

    by green_lanterns_11 Jan 28, 2016 11:32 AM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 28, 2016 12:43 PM Flag

    Maybe they're holding out for PicoP. My guess is their spur-of-the-moment concept is not so great.

    Last two Twitter posts:

    Jesse Chittilapally ‏@Jesse_Jose 11 hours ago
    #Navdy Whats up with u guys !! No Blogs since Oct 2015, Expecting to have shipments from Jan !! Is it a start for #NavdyLoseMoney

    Adriaan Allers ‏@adriaanallers Jan 22
    #Navdy, where is my device? And why the silence? Not ONE customer message to say that they are now the happy owner of a Navdy?

  • green_lanterns_11 by green_lanterns_11 Jan 28, 2016 11:32 AM Flag

    Navdy U.S. patent application published today for dash-mounted HUD.

    Title: Compact Heads-Up Display System.

    Karl Guttag listed as one of six inventors. LBS identified in embodiments as "suitable". Unique advantages of LBS also discussed.

  • green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 27, 2016 3:23 PM Flag

    snow, actually LG and Hitachi have quietly developed LBS, practically from the ground up. Or so their patents suggest. They've disclosed their own MEMS and optical design, image quality, etc. It appears to dominate their current involvement in laser-based tech. MicroVision is acknowledged. See my post from Tuesday. Three more U.S. patents granted.

  • green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 27, 2016 1:59 PM Flag

    The item protruding from the slot is labeled a battery--but no one can confirm what it is.

    I was reminded of this LG patent describing a mobile phone that slides open to reveal a projector:

    U.S. Patent 8,462,262 Portable terminal having a projection unit

    This LG patent drawing of a slide-open projection feature bears a resemblance:


    The patent also describes a detachable battery connected to the phone’s bottom.

    Other LG patent embodiments for mobile terminals show a detachable holo-screen. This patent comes closest to the sliding form factor appearing in the G5 leak, imo. Probably a coincidence.

  • green_lanterns_11 by green_lanterns_11 Jan 26, 2016 7:26 PM Flag

    Time to *see* outside the box?

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    Hitachi-LG LBS R&D Advances

    by green_lanterns_11 Jan 26, 2016 11:30 AM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 26, 2016 11:48 AM Flag

    Hitachi-LG Data Storage started with read-write optical drives.

    From Wiki:

    "Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS), a joint venture between Hitachi and LG, is a manufacturer of DVD and Blu-ray disk drives for desktop and notebook computers.[1] Founded in late 2000..."

  • green_lanterns_11 by green_lanterns_11 Jan 26, 2016 11:30 AM Flag

    The Hitachi-LG partnership was awarded three LBS projection-related patterns today.

    The first patent, "Scanning type projector", covers optical path architecture to improve internal transmittance and reflectance.

    The second patent, "Optical module and scan-type image projection display device", addresses stabilizing the effects of internal heat on image quality and laser diode longevity through improved radiator design.

    The third, "Image display device", has to do with facilitating white balance adjustment in low brightness through temperature sensing and regulation (my take)

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    MP-Cl1 on Amazon Best Seller List

    by sweetinnj714 Jan 24, 2016 12:51 PM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 24, 2016 1:39 PM Flag

    Thanks sweet, ...scratching my head trying to estimate unit sales...

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    U.S.-Microvision, Japan-Sony and Germany-Siemens

    by jbd3302 Jan 23, 2016 7:32 AM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 24, 2016 11:06 AM Flag

    "I don't understand the "Sanko drive" comment"

    Maybe this is in reference to a person.

    Tom Sanko was VP of Marketing at MicroVision from 2001-2006. He is CEO of his own management consulting firm, Sanko & Associates Management.

    From Linkedin profile:

    "As a senior executive/CEO and as a consultant, I help startups and development stage companies bring innovative and disruptive products to market to create revenues and profits...

    ...As the principal of sanko::strategic Management Consulting, I develop business plans, strategic plans, go-to-market plans, and market development plans for startups and development stage companies. As a start-up CEO, I also prepare and present Executive Summaries and Investor Presentations/Pitches to Angel Investors, corporate partners, and other early stage investors and investment groups for investment capital and seed fundraising..."

  • Reply to

    Every heard of Dream Shadow/MOINN?

    by adchop Jan 23, 2016 7:09 AM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 23, 2016 4:23 PM Flag

    Dream Shadow is an intriguing company name. I wonder if they’re aware of the english translation?

    In Asia, shadow puppetry preceded motion pictures. The Chinese character for “shadow” is synonymous with “movie”. Likewise, a synonym for the Chinese character for “dream” is “vision”.

    Under Company Profile, the first two Chinese characters, when entered independently in Google Translate produce, “Dream Movies”.

    Entered as an entire paragraph, Google translate reads as follows:

    “Dream Shadow Laser Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is a micro-laser imaging technology and mobile display terminal equipment research and development, production and sales of high-tech enterprises”

    A few snippets:

    “...Dream Shadow imaging technology will overturn, causing audiovisual revolution.

    ...Under the premise of protecting intellectual property rights, to ensure product quality, the dream shadow technology with Japan's Sony Corp. reached a cooperation agreement micro-machining laser imaging module, the first batch of products off the assembly line at the Sony plant...

    ...Dream Shadow Technology and Germany's Siemens to discuss automated production lines, ready to lead the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai, to create a "micro laser Zhangjiang Industrial Park", and strive to fight the micro dream shadow technology leader in the field of laser imaging...”

    From the last paragraph:

    “...Dream Shadow technology will be incorporated in the national strategy for the Internet...

    ...Some of the historical mission of good corporate citizenship, creating social value. Achieve "China Dream, Chinese shadow," the grand goal...”

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    Sony / Multifunctional Light

    by green_lanterns_11 Jan 14, 2016 2:57 PM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 14, 2016 3:41 PM Flag

    According to the specs, the optional indirect (RGB full color) lighting unit feature contributes an additional power consumption of 11 watts, indicating a relatively small secondary lighting device of some sort. For example, MP-CL1’s power consumption is listed as DC5 V/1.5 A--or ~7.5 watts.

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    Sony / Multifunctional Light

    by green_lanterns_11 Jan 14, 2016 2:57 PM
    green_lanterns_11 green_lanterns_11 Jan 14, 2016 2:59 PM Flag

    Corrected link to Press Release


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