Archive for January, 2010

Panamorph FVX200J lens removes black bars from JVC projector flicks

Panamorph FVX200J lens removes black bars from JVC projector flicks

One of the things I don’t like when I watch movies on my HDTV is that they have the black bars at the top and bottom. Sure, the wide aspect ratio and black bars are better than full screen versions, but I would really like to get widescreen without the black bars. A company called Panamorph has unveiled a custom lens just for JVC projectors that eliminates those annoying bars from your movies.

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Kingston debuts ultra-secure DataTraveler 5000 flash drive

Kingston debuts ultra-secure DataTraveler 5000 flash drive

Not too long ago Kingston had to recall some of its secure flash drives because a flaw was found in the encryption used that allowed the security protocols to be bypassed. Kingston wasn't the only flash drive maker that had to recall secure drives because of the flaw. Today Kingston has unveiled a new flash drive that uses hardware approved by the DoD for the transportation of classified documents.

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projectiondesign FR12 RLS distances bulb for cool, quiet running

projectiondesign FR12 RLS distances bulb for cool, quiet running

Sometimes a clever idea comes along and you kick yourself for not thinking of it first. One of the biggest issues with projectors - and one of the key problems for them in domestic environments - is the noise from fans required to cool the lamp. Now, projectiondesign have split up the lamp from the projector assembly altogether: their FR12 Remote Light Source (RLS) projector hides the lamp in a rack-mounted enclosure, with a 30m Liquid Light Guide (LLG) lead connecting the two.

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ZAGGsparq mobile battery charges any USB device

ZAGGsparq mobile battery charges any USB device

ZAGG has been around for a while and the company made its name selling super-tough and invisible film protective layers for all sorts of electronic devices from smartphones to notebooks. The company has branched out into home media players and audio gear as well. ZAGG has unveiled its latest product called the ZAGGsparq.

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Adobe talk iPad Flash alternatives

Adobe talk iPad Flash alternatives

Running as it does the iPhone OS, the iPad joins the list of Apple devices that won't play Flash content.  While they're not ready to announce Flash for the platform, Adobe have confirmed that their upcoming Packager for iPhone - which will be part of Flash Pro CS5 - will indeed support the iPad along with the iPhone and iPod touch.

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