Archive for the ‘Displays’ Category

Google’s New Chromecast Brings Online Video and Entertainment to Your TV

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Google unveiled a new hardware device, called Chromecast, which attaches to your TV allowing you easily enjoy online entertainment on your TV. The best part is that it only costs $35! It is built on Chrome technology, running a simplified version of Chrome OS. All you do is plugin the dongle to your TV, setup the WiFi and your done.

Chromecast works with Youtube, Netflix, Google Music, Pandora and More…

Read more about Chromecast here.

LG’s THX-Certified LED HDTVs are Now Available in the U.S.

THX Certified LG HDTV Hear that?  It’s the trademark THX sound you hear before movies.  Now you can watch those movies on LG’s new THX-certified LH90 series of LED-backlit HDTVs that have finally arrived on U.S. soil.  The trio of 1080p HDTVs, which are the first to receive the THX certification here in the US, feature TruMotion 240Hz technology. They also have a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, an ambient light sensor, and many other nifty features that are sure to become yesterday’s news within a week or so.  (more…)

Nikon Unveils the World’s First Projector Camera

After last week’s announcement, one would expect Nikon to take a breather, but they’re at it again, revealing four new Coolpix cameras including the world’s first camera with a built-in projector.

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With one touch, the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj can project images up to 40 inches at 2 meters with a VGA resolution. A remote is included that allows wireless operation of both the projector and camera functions. The rest is pretty standard for a modern point-and-shoot camera. It features a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, an optically stabilized 5x zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent,) and a 2.7″ LCD screen. (more…)

High-Tech Meets High Fashion: 13 Gadgets By Brand Name Designers

Fashion and Technology both commonly focus on innovation. Luckily for us consumers, these two worlds have been on constant dialogue these days – giving us innovative products but with design aesthetics. In what is called a blend of the ‘commercial and fantastical’, collaboration between top electronic firms and high fashion connoisseurs have proven to be an upside in both industry. We will be looking at 13 of the sought-after fashion-electronic-gadget collaborations currently available in the market.


1.  USB Sunglasses by Calvin Klein

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Want to look chic while keeping your personal data safe and sound? These new sunglasses from Calvin Klein have a USB drive hidden in the arm, letting you store info and protect your eyes from UV rays at the same time.

Calvin Klein are justifying the price of these cool shades by upping it with a feature that you would otherwise find hard to even think of. A USB drive lodges in one of the arms of the frame of these cool glares. Adding to the spice are the cool lenses that can safely keep your eyes out of harms way and assure that you have 4GB of memory with you whenever the sun shines bright. There’s nothing as cool as taking your glares off and connecting them to your computer to download your songs. With 4GB storage capacity, this eyewear, which is priced at $199, is definitely a sure treat. (more…)

Barnes & Noble Preparing to Take On Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble announced Monday that it would be launching its own e-bookstore and a partnership with Plastic Logic, maker of an eBook Reader due in early 2010.

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Barnes & Noble said it will offer not only 700,000 titles, with bestsellers priced at $9.99, but also more than 500,000 free public domain books from Google as well. B&N hopes to have over a million titles available for downlowad within a year. This is compared to the Kindle Store at Amazon.com with 300,000 offerings and Sony’s ebookstore with 200,000 titles (although they offer Google’s 500,000 public domain works too.)

Books purchased from the new store would be viewable on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch, BlackBerry smartphones and most Windows and Mac computers. (more…)

Be On The Lookout for The CrunchPad

Michael Arrington, of TechCrunch fame, is rumored to be holding an event by the end of this month to release the CrunchPad. So, what is a CrunchPad and why should you want one?

CrunchPadA CrunchPad is a low-cost Tablet with a touchscreen—think iPod Touch with a 12″ screen. The device has one purpose and one purpose only, to surf the Web. When you turn it on, it opens a browser with links to favorite web services: Facebook, Flickr, Myspace, Twitter, YouTube, GMail, etc. and that’s it. There’s nothing but the browser.

Why purchase this and not the long-rumored Apple Tablet? One very big reason, Flash. Secondly, Apple will surely charge a premium and set the price of any such device well above the price of the iPhone ($699 without a contract.)

A caveat for some, the CrunchPad utilizes a virtual keyboard, but a prototype did have a USB port, so perhaps a physical input device could be attached.

The CrunchPad is rumored to cost $299 and will be available in several colors.

The Sharp Aquos DX HDTV Has a Built-in Blu-Ray Burner

Sharp 20" HDTV & Blu-ray Recorder

Never before has there been a Blu-ray burner integrated into a 20 inch HDTV, until this.  Sharp announced that they will be selling the 20″ AQUOS DX HDTV that includes a built-in digital TV tuner, the ability to play media files (MPEG-4 & AVC formats) and the ability to record video onto Blu-ray discs (BD-R/R DL and BD-RE/RE DL).  The Blu-ray burner will also be able to store over 30 hours of HD video for later viewing.   (more…)

Txtr Brings Social Networking to e-Book Readers

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So you thought Amazon Kindle was the best device around that can deliver clear, crisp, text-like ebooks on an portable device? Guess again. Aside from the e-book readers that Amazon and Sony have developed, a German based startup is developing an e-book reader called Txtr. They claim that Txtr will deliver a better quality product with more features than the Amazon Kindle.

The Txtr uses the new electronic ink (eInk) display technology, that works by aligning black and white pigment particles in an electromagnetic field. These pigments reflect the light of the environment very naturally – like the pages of a book or a newspaper would look, making it easier to read in any lighting condition. (more…)

Logitech Keyboards Now Get Windows SlideShow

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The secondary panels of Logitech’s gaming keyboards, the G15 and G19, can now embrace Windows SlideShow. Download the latest firmware and you will have this feature free of charge. Windows SideShow is a feature in Vista that lets an auxiliary panel display information, such as contacts, e-mails, appointments, and images on the hard disk. Something cool about this feature is that all the information is available whether your is PC on or off. (more…)

Sony Introduces the Worlds First Organic LED TV

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Sony introduces the world’s first Organic LED (OLED) TV panel. Not only does this panel revolutionize the LED TV industry but it does it with style. It features a 3mm thin panel and outstanding contrast and color reproduction. Sony’s new OLED  features fast response times, high brightness and various screen tilt capabilities. Most of all it is energy efficient and it uses organic material.

Sony’s new Organic LED TV is not only a must have gadget but also enviromentally friendly, what more can you ask for? (more…)