While wearable TVs are things that are usually seen in science-fiction, Dave Forbes decided to make his own 60″ TV in the form of an LED video coat. It looks pretty fascinating, though it could make a good portion of the population queasy looking at all of this motion while somebody is wearing it.
We’ve seen a variety of stands, cases and docks that convert the iPad – or at least make it look like – something else. There’s one that makes it look like a podium, a Mac Classic, an iBook, an arcade cabinet or an iMac.
I admit, there are times when I just don’t want to leave the house because I can’t peel myself away from my television set. Either there’s a really good show on, some interesting breaking news that’s being covered, or I’m just being my plain old lazy couch potato self.
Many of the inventions found in classic science fiction have actually come to fruition, thanks in no small part to science fiction itself. I’ve compiled this list of the coolest things I’ve seen in movies and television shows that I wish were real.
As a guy, I was never into playing with dolls and dollhouses, but if I knew that they came with widescreen LCD televisions, I might have thought differently when I was growing up. Over on Etsy, you can now purchase a tiny little LCD TV for your dollhouse.
We all are among friends here, so I am going to tell you the truth about 3D TV. I think 3D TV makers are douchebags. Yep, the only reason we have active glasses in the first place is that they wanted to be able to use the glasses as a cost center and charge us an arm and a left testicle for them.
I’ll admit it, I used to love watching Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. My brain ate that formulaic plot up: start with a scene with all the Rangers at school, then a monster appears, they fight the foot soldiers unmorphed, then they morph and fight some more, then the monster of the day appears and they get owned, then the monster grows, then the Power Rangers summon their robots and beat the crap out of the monster.
Remember the remote control + pager hack we shared with you a few months ago? Well, one of the big guys finally had the exact same idea. Motorola has made a remote control and dock combo, with the latter having a Find Key – the big white button in the picture below.
While I can’t remember the last time I saw a TV test pattern, I can say that this is a swanky-looking TV cover. It was handmade by Jason Loper, and has a retro style will definitely not look out of place in any modern dwelling.
Yes, 3D TVs are cool, but until you have shows that you can watch on them, they are somewhat useless. It looks like Sony and two Japanese broadcasters, Fuji and SkyPerfectTV, are set to launch the world’s first 3D TV series.
There are already several apps available that turn iOS devices into remote controls for both hardware and software media players, such as Apple’s own Remote app or the XBMC Remote (also available for Android), but how about an app that can move your TV?
In the United States at least, the availability of over-the-air video on mobile devices is quite strange, almost the exact opposite of the state of dedicated televisions. Web video like YouTube are mostly a click away, and Netflix is all you need to stream popular shows and movies.