I have been a PC gamer for years now and the best thing I did this side of getting a really fast video card was upgrading to a 30-inch LCD years ago. There are few things better than gaming at 2560 x 1600.
For those too young to remember, a View-Master is a device that shows pictures in stereoscopic 3D. The effect is achieved by placing a pair of film slides for each eye to see, to give the illusion of depth.
Similar to the design of Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis keyboard, Microsoft Applied Science’s prototype input device features a completely customizeable digital keycaps and a full-color touchscreen at the top.
The adaptive keyboard can automatically adjust images on the keyboard and touch panel to match the appropriate application context.
Here’s a handy little gadget you might want to set on your desktop. The Mamemo digital notepad is sort of like an electronic replacement for Post-it sticky notes.
The compact box is about the size of a small calculator, and features an LCD screen onto which you can take notes using a stylus.
With ever-increasing pixel resolution, contrast ratios and refresh rates all reaching the point of diminishing returns in terms of improving image quality on video monitors, it was only a matter of time until someone decided to go after the number of colors stat so they could sound just that much better than the competition.
About a year ago Samsung revealed the LD220, a monitor that connects to computers via USB. I’m not sure if this is the same monitor, or if it’s an offshoot, but this is amazing nonetheless – a few days ago the Korean electronics giant showed off an 18.5-inch LCD monitor that not only connects via USB, it’s powered only by USB.
I like 3D movies, but I really don’t like the glasses you have to wear. The glasses make you look like some weird guy from the 70’s. Sure there are cooler looking 3D glasses, but those cost more and the theater isn’t going to spring for them.
Given the fact that I’ve probably spent at least a gazillion hours in my professional careers sitting in mind-numbing meetings, this device is definitely something that I need.
The $25 Bring Tim! timer should be standard issue in every corporate conference room.
Now that you just ditched your new flat-panel for one that supports 3D, Sharp has one-upped the competition with the announcement of the first 3D sets that use 4 pixel colors (RGBY) instead of just 3 (RGB).
With all the buzz about 3D televisions coming out this year, the biggest problem with these displays is that they require special glasses to create the 3D illusion in your eyeballs. While this new device prototype doesn’t produce truly stereoscopic images, the effect it produces is the next best thing.
If you’ve ever dreamed of having the kind of futuristic video screens you’ve seen on the walls in science-fiction movies and television shows, you might want to check out these impressive new screens from Runco.
I am a rather messy geek. I drink lots of Dr. Pepper and hate to get up while I work, which means I tend to accrue many cans on my desk throughout a day. Back when I used dual LCDs, that means that I ran out of room for junk on my desk fast so I moved to a larger single LCD.
This new mobile phone out of China may look like your average smartphone, but under the hood it’s actually packing a tiny little projector. Too bad the images it produces look pretty horrendous.
The inappropriately named COOL GTW18 features a 3.2-inch 240 x 400 touchscreen display, and touts a built in LED mini-projector for playing back digital video files in MP4 format.
Somebody must be a really big fan of his CrackBerry. And LEGOs.
This gigantic LEGO BlackBerry was created by LEGO sculptor Nathan Sawaya for the BlackBerry Developer Conference. The five-foot tall smartphone is based on the BlackBerry Tour 9360, and not only incorporates thousands of LEGO blocks, but also has a flat-screen LCD television built into the middle of it.