Archive for October, 2008

Sharp LCD Panel gets memory

Sharp LCD Panel gets memory

Sharp recently showed off a new LC panel that's outfitted with memory, so that even if it loses its power source, it will still keeps the last displayed content on. The new panel was exhibited at FPD International 2008, and from the looks of it, has made quite a splash.

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Sony gaming patent suggests motion-sensitive Transformer controller

Sony gaming patent suggests motion-sensitive Transformer controller

It looks a little like a tool to remove the head from your favorite miserable robot, but this is actually a diagram from one of Sony's latest game controller patents.  The as-yet unnamed controller takes the accelerometer and LED-based tracking system of the Wiimote and adds ultrasonics to gauge its absolute position relative to your TV (via the PSEye microphone array) and other controllers.

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HTC Touch HD: SlashGear First Impressions & Gallery

HTC Touch HD: SlashGear First Impressions & Gallery

Good things, they say, come to those who wait, and it certainly feels like we've been waiting long enough for the HTC Touch HD.  From the first early leaks, official reveal and through to the disappointment that HTC wouldn't be releasing the smartphone in the US, this 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen has managed to grab attention away from the best Apple, Sony Ericsson and the rest have to offer.  Now, finally, the HTC Touch HD has landed in the UK, and SlashGear have one of the first.

Full gallery and first-impressions of the HTC Touch HD after the cut

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Carl Zeiss Cinemizer mobile eyewear gets Gold Treatment

Carl Zeiss Cinemizer mobile eyewear gets Gold Treatment

Not the 24k Karat gold you are expecting, that would be too much of an attraction for a portable home cinema goggles. Carl Zeiss has updated its Cinemizer mobile eyewear with Gold version for design-oriented and fashion-conscious people. Only 500 units of the Limited Edition golden glass, branded as the Cinemizer Gold will come to the market.

Microsoft SecondLight Surface adds dual-display to multitouch table

Microsoft SecondLight Surface adds dual-display to multitouch table

Despite only just releasing the SDK for their multitouch Surface table, Microsoft have already updated the system with a second layer of projection functionality.  As well as the current projected display, the new SecondLight Surface is capable of throwing a second image onto any translucent material - for instance a piece of paper - held above the table.  Developed by the company's Cambridge, UK research arm, SecondLight can be used to display, say, an image of a car on the table-top together with a moveable cutaway schematic on a handheld screen held above.

Check out the video demo of SecondLight Surface after the cut

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