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E Ink debuts a brand new digital drawing know-how

E Ink — a reputation synonymous with e-reader screens — simply debuted a brand new writing show know-how referred to as JustWrite. The tech provi...


E Ink — a reputation synonymous with e-reader screens — simply debuted a brand new writing show know-how referred to as JustWrite. The tech provides the corporate’s acquainted monochrome aesthetic — albeit in unfavorable this time, with white on black.

The important thing right here, as with most of E Ink’s know-how, is minimal energy consumption and low value, the latter of which it was capable of accomplish by dumping the TFT (thin-film-transistor LCD). As an alternative, it’s a skinny roll that may very well be used to paper surfaces like convention rooms and faculties, with a purpose to let individuals write on the partitions utilizing a stylus with virtually no latency, as evidenced within the beneath GIF. 

“The JustWrite movie options considered one of E Ink’s proprietary digital inks and provides related advantages as E Ink’s different product traces: a paper-like expertise with an excellent distinction and reflective show with out a backlight,” the corporate writes. “The JustWrite movie is an all plastic show, making it extraordinarily sturdy and light-weight, with the power to be affixed and eliminated simply, enabling writing surfaces in a wide range of areas.”

The know-how might go face to face with the likes of Sony and reMarkable on drawing tablets, however E Ink seems to be extra excited about embedding it in non-traditional surfaces. No phrase but on how or when it is going to come to market, although the corporate is exhibiting it off in individual for the primary time this week at an occasion in Tokyo.

BMW shifts focus towards harnessing technology


BMW shifts focus towards harnessing technology

The emergence of competitors such as ride sharing company Uber [UBER.UL] and technology group alphabet which has developed its own self-drive car, BMW has been asked to reconsider its traditional strategy of selling a large powerful luxury cars .

“We lead the BMW Group into a new era,” Chief Executive Harald Krueger told journalists on year RESULTS BMW’s press conference.

“For this purpose use our innovative technology, extensive connectivity and mobility zero emissions. All these have industrialized, taking into account our business responsibilities, and in a sustainable way, which is another great challenge in itself , “he added.

BMW Group aims to push through a preloaded margin of at least 10 percent from 2017 to 2020 digital connectivity, autonomous cars and the development of companies including motorcycles.

Shares of BMW rose 3.7 percent to € 82.48 by 0937 GMT, patting a 2.1 percent rise in the STOXX Europe auto index <.SXAP>.

New technology has created opportunities for the automotive industry, making the Bavarian car manufacturer to develop its activities as mechanical engineering to software and technology company.

“The value creation is shifting the actual hardware to software and services,” the Krueger.

BMW said it will focus on the development of the business of high-definition digital maps, sensor technology, cloud technology and artificial intelligence.

BMW will also printing services, including the provision of wall mounted electric car charging boxes and software programs to help managers find a parking lot with his ParkNow and ChargeNow services.

Furthermore, it will try to maintain the high profitability of its car business by promoting the number of high-margin luxury vehicles like the 7-series, and the broadening of the range of M Performance branded cars .

at the same time, BMW is looking to streamline the portfolio of cars to concentrate on the most profitable models.

Chief “We will take a hard look at both versions and equipment options, take” said and explained Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner that it helps to reduce complexity in the development, production and aftersales. Mini has reduced the size of its models to five, cutting three variants.

This new simpler production method will help achieve savings of more than € 100 million in the coming years, BMW said.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Maria Sheahan and Keith Weir)