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— Home Entertainment

Samsung's 4K SUHD TVs promise superior color and brightness

Samsung is expanding the already acronym-heavy TV arena at CES 2015 with its new SUHD TVs. Although the electronics giant hasn't revealed exactly what, if anything, the "S" stands for, the new line of LCD TVs pack a proprietary, eco-friendly nano-crystal technology that Samsung claims improves the color gamut, contrast and brightness to provide image quality comparable to the much more expensive OLED sets. Read More
— Space

ESA and Omega create new astronaut watch

If there's one steady market for wristwatches, it's astronauts. Omega watches, for example, have flown on manned space missions since the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph was carried on Project Mercury in the early 1960s. Now the latest version, the Speedmaster Skywalker X-33, is seeing service on the International Space Station. Based on a patented idea by ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy, the timepiece is not only made to withstand the rigors of space, but also to carry out functions useful to space travelers. Read More
— Electronics

Energy-efficient 3D display maintains images without power

Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) are a common and increasingly pervasive method of displaying information for everything from watches to giant TV screens. Though, like most other displays, LCDs require electrical energy to constantly display an image. Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, however, have produced an ultra-thin LCD screen prototype that is not only capable of displaying images without continuous power, but in 3D as well. Read More