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Sports trading cards go high tech with video

Sports trading cards go high tech with video

When I was a kid, I used to collect a brand of holographic baseball cards. These where the paper sort with the ribbed plastic on top that you had to turn back and forth to see the image change. I thought they were pretty cool back in the day. My kids will get to collect cards that are much cooler and more interactive than those old holographic cards. The latest new invention for the trading card real is a little card with a small LCD embedded for video.

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Next-Gen Looxcie Video Camera Gets Look from the FCC

Next-Gen Looxcie Video Camera Gets Look from the FCC

Last month, our own Chris Burns reviewed the Looxcie LX1 video camera, a small camera that you wear around your ear, like a Bluetooth headset. The camera gives a first person perspective, and connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Now, Looxcie has taken the next generation camera, the LX2 to the FCC. There seem to have been some improvements, though we will have to wait for more information to know the full feature set of the new camera.

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Sharp develops massive 156-screen immersion system

Sharp develops massive 156-screen immersion system

When it comes to being more immersed in any sort of content the larger the screen the easier it is. This is why a flick on a gigantic IMAX screen is so much cooler than a similar flick on a smaller screen in your local theater. Sharp has developed a new and very cool multi screen display system that makes the whole room into a giant display. The screen is installed in a theme park called Huis Ten Bosch Co. Ltd.

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Microsoft Working On New Music And Video Service Dubbed Ventura

Microsoft Working On New Music And Video Service Dubbed Ventura

Microsoft’s answer to iTunes and the iPod was the Zune and the company wanted to push the idea of sharing the music you liked with your friends. If you were in the same vicinity you could send each other music, or even listen to the same song at the same time. The service never got enough traction and the Zune couldn’t sell enough units. But it looks like Microsoft is taking another stab at a music service with something called Ventura.

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Chinese Consumers increasing use of Online Video

Chinese Consumers increasing use of Online Video

Nielsen studied the consumption of China's Central Television (CCTV) versus online media platforms during the Chinese New Year Gala (NYG). The numbers have shifted this year, with more and more Chinese adopting technologies that allow them to stream the video on-demand through a computer instead. The Nielsen study concluded that while CCTV still had more viewers than the online media counterparts, the change in the numbers between 2010 and 2011 definitely suggest that more Chinese are switching to other platforms for delivering their media.

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Cisco Upgrades Video Sharing/Conferencing Portfolio

Cisco Upgrades Video Sharing/Conferencing Portfolio

Cisco will soon be releasing upgrades to its videoconferencing and video sharing portfolio, the company said Thursday. According to David Hsieh, vice president of marketing for Cisco's emerging technologies business group, the new Cisco gear could reduce video production and distribution costs by up to 90% by reducing the need for businesses to hire contractors for video production. Among the updrades are a 12-inch touchscreen device for controlling endpoints and two new IP desktop phones (the 8941 and 8945) with integrated video cameras and 5 inch displays.

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Sigma to Release DP2x Compact Camera

Sigma to Release DP2x Compact Camera

Sigma announced its newest DP2 series camera, the Sigma DP2x compact camera. The DP2x uses and Analogue Front End (AFE), and offers improved autofocus speed, according to Sigma. The DP2x sensor, at 20.7mm x 13.8mm, is approximately seven to 12 times larger than sensors used in most other compact digital cameras.

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GoPro Launches LCD BacPac Detachable Screen

GoPro Launches LCD BacPac Detachable Screen

GoPro announced today the availability of the LCD BacPac, a detachable LCD screen for its HD HERO video camera.  The screen attaches to the camera via a small expansion port located on the back of the camera. The screen can be attached to the waterproof housing of the camera, as well as the wrist housing.

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Lumix GF2 HD Camera Gets Looked at Close Up

Lumix GF2 HD Camera Gets Looked at Close Up

Mister Vlad Savov of Engadget got the chance to wrap his fingers around Panasonic's newest and smallest Micro Four Thirds and take a bunch of photos and video with it. It's full HD. It's very much excellence it does seem. This camera is reportedly 19% smaller than the Lumix GF1, and that's saying something. It's also 7% lighter, functions with a lovely touchscreen user interface, and takes video in 720/60p or 1080/60i recording in AVCHD format. Behold this cool maybe-bulky, maybe-tiny enough for a pocket large-sensor shooter.

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