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HP eSkins Unveiled

by Johan on June 1, 2009

HP eSkins Unveiled

HP today introduced its new range of Electronic Skins, also known as eSkins. It is actually a flexible reflective color film, which is able to be used on a wide range of gadgets including cellphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, netbooks, and laptops. It can reflectively display icons and alpha-numeric characters. The eSkins technology provides brand manufacturers new ways to personalize their products with an electronically controlled color surface created using HP’s breakthrough roll-to-roll manufacturing platform and the potential for more cost-effective manufacturing. [HP]

HDMI Licensing Announces Version 1.4

by Johan on May 29, 2009

HDMI Licensing Announces Version 1.4

HDMI Licensing today announces the upcoming HDMI 1.4 specification. The new specification will add a data channel to the HDMI cable and will enable high-speed bi-directional communication. The devices will be able to send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet and will also add an Audio Return Channel that reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio upstream for processing and playback. [dcviews]

Conductive Ink For Your Skin

by Johan on April 24, 2009

Conductive Ink For Your Skin

The Skin Safe Conductive Ink is a body paint that conducts electricity. It is a non-toxic ink, which is able to transfer electricity after it is been painted on the bare skin. It was developed by Royal College of Art students Becky Pilditch, Matt Johnson, Isabel Lizardi and Bibi Nelson. [FashioningTech]

Kicom GreenFax

by Johan on April 20, 2009

Kicom GreenFax

Korean manufacturer Kicom held a press conference to introduce “Greenfax”, its innovative FDMS(Fax Document Management System) service in Korea market. The Greenfax provides the fax document transmission feature over a telephone line just as normal facsimile system does. This service is now available in Korea for around $20 to $30 per month, which is similar to the money that most of offices spend to purchase toner, ink, and paper to print their fax document using the ordinary fax machines. [AVING]

Samsung Fuel Cell Battery For Military

by Johan on April 10, 2009

Samsung Fuel Cell Battery For Military

Samsung has successfully developed fuel cell batteries and this ethanol-powered fuel cell is set to power military paraphernalia next year. However, it is not going to run laptops for a month as originally promised. The DMFC (Direct Methanol Fuel Cell) is able to power a laptop for 72 hours. Each battery weights at a hefty 7.7 lb. [Samsung]