The Japanese giant Sony announced plans to place on the market FED flat panels, which are an alternative to the OLED. The new type of display was developed by the company Field Emission Technologies Inc. (FE Technologies), in which Sony has a share of 37%.
FED panels are expected on the market in 2009. They have the advantage to be thinner than the standard flat screens, but also consume less electricity.
The core of FED technology enshrined the principles of the electron tubes (CRT). Hence comes the name and FED panels, known as “thin CRT”. Unlike electron tubes FED covered panels emit light into the impact of millions of small sources of electrons, which makes possible the thin displays.
Furthermore, FED, as OLED screens do not require additional lighting. FED provides high brightness and contrast and the possibility of creating displays with greater dimensions, which is hardly achievable with OLED technology. FED panels will be used to produce TV sets, except for computer monitors. Next year will start production of 17 – FED-inch panels, as Sony plans are to provide for release 40 and 50 – inch models.
The first commercial laptops with two display are expected on the market in 2010.
Developer of the concept V12 Design will partnered with a U.S. company in the manufacturing of the laptops, reported several technology sites.
There are already some laptops available with dual displays from companies like as Asus, BenQ, and LG. In them, however, one is an external display, and the support is still basic.
The concept from V12 Design laptop is designed with two full screen displays. The computer can be dissolved like notebook and the user can read from both of the screens. Both screens have the touch screen option and can be used as a standard keyboard.
It is expected to become a hit laptop among designers, fans of electronic books and students.
When people reminisce about favorite bikes from their childhood, the one thing they usually remember is the color red, green, white, etc. Nowadays bicycle design has evolved and there are much more variations and features that can be remembered and noticed. According to the Trek Bicycle Corporations there are about 23 million people in the United States that own bikes.
Bicycle design and engineering has been evolving rapidly in the past 20 years and there is much more to be seen when it comes to design and functionality.
Check out these bicycle designs some on the market and some still in their concept variations:
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