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From: Auger5010/3/2017 10:42:58 PM
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ATG next week:

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From: aknahow10/3/2017 11:04:51 PM
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Now, it's Google's turn.

WHEN: Wednesday, 9 a.m. PT; 12 noon ET; 5 p.m. UK; 3 a.m. (Thursday) Sydney -- or see the start time in your time zone. CNET's preshow with Brian Tong, Patrick Holland and Lexy Savvides starts 30 minutes earlier.

WHERE: San Francisco, California

Watch this: Thanks, internet: Google's Oct. 4 event gets sWHAT TO EXPECT: Quite a bit, actually. According the flood of leaks in recent weeks, we'll be getting:See our full preview of what to expect.














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To: aknahow who wrote (20756)10/4/2017 11:30:51 AM
From: firstresponder
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A new version of the Google Daydream View VR headset (to complement the new Pixel phones)
Google does have a 2016 patent for a head-mountable VR device with adjustable transparency. The device could be controlled via cell phone.

The remote device may be any type of computing device or transmitter including a laptop computer, a mobile telephone, or tablet computing device, etc., that is configured to transmit data to the device. The remote device and the device may contain hardware to enable the communication link, such as processors, transmitters, receivers, antennas, etc.

The optical element could include at least one liquid crystal cell, an electrochromic cell, a suspended particle device, and/or a switchable mirror. The optical element could be operable to change the transmittance of the optical element and/or the optics.

Review of current Daydream View headset.


At least we know that Google knows what SPD is.

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To: firstresponder who wrote (20757)10/4/2017 11:47:19 AM
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Looks like Google is improving the original VR headset in this 2015 patent app so that it can communicate wirelessly with other devices. I'm guessing that would include a smartphone. (HMD is head-mounted device.)

0085] In one example, the HMD may include a wireless communication system for wirelessly communicating with one or more devices directly or via a communication network. For example, wireless communication system could use 3G cellular communication, such as CDMA, EVDO, GSM/GPRS, or 4G cellular communication, such as WiMAX or LTE. Alternatively, wireless communication system could communicate with a wireless local area network (WLAN), for example, using WiFi. In some embodiments, wireless communication system could communicate directly with a device, for example, using an infrared link, Bluetooth, or ZigBee. The wireless communication system could interact with devices that may include, for example, components of the HMD and/or externally-located devices.

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To: aknahow who wrote (20725)10/4/2017 8:25:12 PM
From: DashernComet
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So, Geo, did I miss a positive announcement that pertained to RFI and SPD?

Or what else didn't happen?

Dash

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To: DashernComet who wrote (20759)10/4/2017 8:35:52 PM
From: aknahow
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This is very positive.

The optical element could include at least one liquid crystal cell, an electrochromic cell, a suspended particle device, and/or a switchable mirror. The optical element could be operable to change the transmittance of the optical element and/or the optics.

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To: aknahow who wrote (20760)10/4/2017 8:46:08 PM
From: aknahow
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It is logical that Google would not use its' P.r. moment to promote component makers. Nor in fact rermit them to step on Googles" message.

I saw an article about smartphones in the V.S. press book. Will we see that article again? I not only hope so but think we will.

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From: aknahow10/4/2017 10:32:44 PM
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I think Goggle has a real winner.

businessinsider.com

The fact that they even know what SPD is, is important depending on the meaning of is.


The instant vocal translation feature will be the deciding point in making sales among business people and world travelers, IMO.

Market did not think so, as stock down on the day. I can see REFR and V.S. working with a a producer that sells only a few million units and perhaps just above one million. That would still be great. But being a small part of the phone that could dominate the market is almost impossible to quantify.

Now is SPD a part of the smartphone or not?

If so when will know?

Revenues of REFR should tell us even if no one says anything.

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From: bunion10/4/2017 10:55:40 PM
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In case no one noticed, sales for the S Class have dropped through the floor in the U.S. the last two months.

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To: aknahow who wrote (20762)10/5/2017 9:07:30 AM
From: Kevin Podsiadlik
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This is your periodic reminder that "suspended particle device" is a generic term and not a trademark of Research Frontiers, Inc. or anyone else. Any conclusions that references to the generic term have any connection whatsoever to Research Frontiers are made at one's own risk.

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