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MicroVision Inks Deal with Leading Global Electronics Partner

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Today, MicroVision has announced that it has entered into a development agreement with a leading global electronics brand.  Under this agreement, the companies will work together to "incorporate MicroVision’s ground breaking PicoP® display technology into a display engine that could enable a variety of new products."  Under the terms of the deal, MicroVision will receive $4.6 million in development fees over a 13 month period.  The companies have begun commercial negotiations with the expectation that licensing and component supply agreements would constitute the next stage of engagement leading to the OEM’s introduction of commercial products.

 

Compound Photonics Acquires Laser Diode Assets from Alfalight

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Today, Compound Photonics is announcing that it has acquired commercial laser technology assets from Alfalight, Inc.  An emerging leader in the embedded pico projection space, Compound Photonics is slated to introduce a full-1080p display engine targeted at mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

 

Acer Launches an Extremely Affordable HD Home Entertainment Projector

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Today, Acer is introducing an exciting new home entertainment projector, the H5370BD.  This latest offering has some very impressive specs, including 720p resolution, 2500 ANSI lumens, and a whopping 13000:1 contrast ratio.  The best part: the H5370BD retails for a mere $549!

 

IntelliBright Enables Brighter Pico Projectors with No Extra Power Required

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At Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week, pico projection leader Texas Instruments has announced a revolutionary new technology aimed at mobile projection applications.  Called DLP® IntelliBright™, this technology promises to enhance the overall viewing experience without increasing power consumption.

 

What Display Technology is Google Using for Project Glass?

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We're big fans of Google Project Glass.  In fact, we've been writing about it for some time.  Now, we've come across a great video published by The Verge showing some interesting details of the augmented reality glassed, which are expected to be on sale by the end of this year.

 

Acer Introduces the H6510BD Projector for Gaming and Movies

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Acer is announcing the introduction of the all-new H6510BD projector.  Aimed at gamers and movie buffs alike, this new model offers some impressive specs, including full 1080p HD resolution at 3000 ANSI lumens of brightness.  The H6510BD is 3D-ready, so you'll be able to watch all the latest content.   With 10,000:1 contrast ratio, movies and text will look sharper than ever.  And the best part?  The pricing is a mere $799.

 

Aaxa Technologies Pico Projectors Now Compatible with Samsung Smartphones

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Aaxa Technologies, a leader in portable projection, has released a new cable which makes its projectors compatible with MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets.  Retailing for just $19.99, this MHL cable allows users to truly maximize their experience with mobile content.

 

Watch The Asteroid Flyby LIVE!

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While not related to pico projectors, we thought our readers might want to take part in this historic even.  Below is a live feed of coverage of the asteroid that is set to fly very close to earth.  Let's get some chat going in the comments section below!

 

Compound Photonics Publishes New Survey on Pico Projection

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Compound Photonics, developer of full 1080p HD pico projector technology, has published a new survey.  The company reached out to nearly 150 mobile app developers to determine the real need for embedded pico projectors.  Suffice to say, the results are very exciting.  This presentation highlights the desire by developers for mobile devices to have embedded pico projection.  Be sure to take a look below for the full presentation:

 

AAXA LED Showtime 3D - Micro Projector

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The AAXA LED Showtime 3D projector is one of the first 3D enabled projectors that we are able to review at Picopros. It’s a great projector that is small and completely able to become an important piece of your living room media setup, bringing you 3D functionality at a low price and small footprint.