Technique of the Future – a unique tablet, which, unlike his other colleagues are not trying to be a laptop in the new form. Concept Iris Tablet – a personality, a gadget with its functions and a new view of the world. The main difference between this model, of course, in a transparent screen, which opportunities are very wide. For example, imagine that you hit the road: got into the car, including GPS-navigator. With the future of the tablet from Fujitsu, you can see the direction of the path is not on screen and on the ground. That is, take a look at the street through a transparent Iris Tablet, and it will draw you to the arrow direction of the path straight on the road! Continue reading
The CPX Group, founded in 2005, is a forum in which the world’s leading multi-channel communicators meet to consider topics relating to the advancement and perfection of the industrial inkjet.
CPX Group (Color Process eXperience eXchange) is a consortium of 10 pioneer companies with representation from Japan (Iseto), France (DATA ONE), the Unite States (DST Output), the United Kingdom (IOS), Spain (Servinform), Italy (Leaderform), Morocco (Tragem), Thailand (T.K.S. SIAM PRESS), Israel (Bèeri Print) and Finland (Hansaprint), who are leaders in high speed digital inkjet and multi-channel print communications.
Members of the CPX Group annually produce about 30 billion process color pages using high speed inkjet technology on white continuous feed paper stock and over 300 digital color presses (ADF workflow and direct marketing).
Book publishers are being sued by the Justice Department for allegedly colluding to raise e-book prices. This isn’t a case of simple greed. Continue reading
( By D.Kerr )
Things might be starting to look up for booksellers, authors, and publishers. A report released today by the Pew Research Center shows that one-fifth of U.S. adults have read an e-book in the last year and that e-reader owners not only prefer to buy rather than borrow books, but they also read more books.
“Those who have taken the plunge into reading e-books stand out in almost every way from other kinds of readers,” the report’s authors write. “Foremost, they are relatively avid readers of books in all formats: 88 percent of those who read e-books in the past 12 months also read printed books.”
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pew surveyed nearly 3,000 Americans ages 16 and older last November and December. The research center found that e-book readers go through an average of 24 books a year, while those who don’t own the digital devices read an average of 15 books a year. Continue reading
Chief executive Tim Cook claimed to have “redefined once again the category Apple created”.
Apple dominates the market but should face a fresh challenge later this year when tablets running the full Windows 8 system are expected to go on sale.
The new iPad – which is simply called by that name – also features a 5-megapixel camera sensor. It will be able to run on 4G LTE networks where the service is available and can act as a wi-fi hotspot for other devices if carriers allow the function.
It is 9.4mm deep, slightly thicker than the 8.8mm profile of the iPad 2. The basic 16GB model with only wi-fi will cost £399 and the top of the range 64GB model with wi-fi and 4G will cost £659.
Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller said the tablet has the same 10-hour estimated battery life as the previous model using only wi-fi. That limit shortens by an hour when using 4G.
It is due to go on sale on 16 March in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan.
The previous model will stay on sale at a reduced price, starting at £329. Mr Schiller said that would make it more affordable for schools to buy the machine.
The firm also announced an upgraded TV box which can now handle 1080p video.
Films and TV shows will be sold via its iTunes store in the high-definition format.
Phil Schiller discusses the high-definition capabilities of the tablet This was Apple’s first product launch since the death of Steve Jobs
IMS Research said Apple accounted for 62% of the global tablet market in 2011. Ahead of the press conference it said it expected that share to rise to 70% this year.
Analysts at Gartner said they expected Apple to maintain its lead and increase the volume of tablets sold – but added that the launch did not contain any news to cause them to increase their “bullish” forecasts.
“I’d call the new iPad an evolutionary device with some revolutionary experiences,” said research director Michael Gartenberg.
Others expressed disappointment following the news noting that the new device’s display did not include haptic touch-feedback technology or access to the iPhone 4S’ voice-controlled Siri “intelligent assistant” as rumoured.
“As tablets are increasingly being used for personal media consumption, it is promising to see a better screen resolution,” said Fred Huet, managing director of Greenwich Consulting.
“But will this be enough to ensure Apple’s competitive lead in the marketplace? No.”
However, the new iPad won praise from journalists at Engadget who were among the first to try out the tablet. They noted that the improved screen resolution should lead to improved apps.
“Apple just put an insane amount of real estate in the hands of crafty developers, and frankly, we can’t wait to see what they cook up,” wrote Darren Murphy.
Apple’s shares closed 0.08% higher on Wall Street at $530.69.
Can you concentrate on Flaubert when Facebook is only a swipe away, or give your true devotion to Mr. Darcy while Twitter beckons?
People who read e-books on tablets like the iPad are realizing that while a book in print or on a black-and-white Kindle is straightforward and immersive, a tablet offers a menu of distractions that can fragment the reading experience, or stop it in its tracks.
E-mail lurks tantalizingly within reach. Looking up a tricky word or unknown fact in the book is easily accomplished through a quick Google search. And if a book starts to drag, giving up on it to stream a movie over Netflix or scroll through your Twitter feed is only a few taps away.
That adds up to a reading experience that is more like a 21st-century cacophony than a traditional solitary activity. And some of the millions of consumers who have bought tablets and sampled e-books on apps from Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble have come away with a conclusion: It’s harder then ever to sit down and focus on reading.
Sales of e-readers surged during the Christmas holiday season, according to a Pew Research Center report, which showed that the number of adults in the United States who owned tablets and e-readers nearly doubled from mid-December to early January.
But there are signs that publishers are cooling on tablets for e-reading. A recent survey by Forrester Research showed that 31 percent of publishers believed iPads and similar tablets were the ideal e-reading platform; one year ago, 46 percent thought so.
“The tablet is like a temptress,” said James McQuivey, the Forrester Research analyst who led the survey. “It’s constantly saying, ‘You could be on YouTube now.’ Or it’s sending constant alerts that pop up, saying you just got an e-mail. Reading itself is trying to compete.”
Indeed, the basic menu for the Kindle Fire offers links to video, apps, the Web, music, newsstand and books, effectively making books (once Amazon’s stock in trade) just another menu option.
Many publishers believe that the market for both print books and black-and-white e-readers is not going away, despite the pull of tablets.
Voracious book buyers were the first people to latch onto e-readers, prizing them for their convenience, portability and features like text zooming that made it easier for older people to read. Now those e-readers are lighter, sleeker and cost less than $100 — even a cheap tablet is more than double the cost — so tech-shy consumers who want a device just for reading books and not much else have little incentive to upgrade.
As long as e-readers remain significantly less expensive than tablets, there may be a market for them for a long time.