Pico Projector

OmniTouch reminds us of the science fiction future of all things touchscreen [Video]

OmniTouch reminds us of the science fiction future of all things touchscreen [Video]

It's time again to talk about touchscreens on every surface imaginable, this time through Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University. These groups have brought forth a solution for the age-old first-world problem of how a person who wants dial their phone using only the surface of their hand might do so. The solution is this: OmniTouch, a system that although currently requires the user to wear an obtrusive shoulder-mounted monstrosity to project and collect interfaces and the ways they interact with them, will sometime be as simple as a box of playing-cards-sized device which will work with the user to turn any surface into a touchscreen.

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DIY Spherical Display tracks satellites and more [Video]

DIY Spherical Display tracks satellites and more [Video]

Microsoft's Surface Sphere was unfortunately just an eye-catching demo, but if you want some spherical display goodness in your life (or, indeed, just in your living room) then Nirav Patel has the DIY route for you. His homegrown spherical display uses a Microvision ShowWX pico-projector, an 8-inch frosted glass light fitting, a fish-eye lens and some open-source software he's coded up specially, and costs around $200 to put together.

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A Week With the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector : iDevices and Wrap-Up

A Week With the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector : iDevices and Wrap-Up

Behold the advertised use: connecting this projector to an iPod (or an iPhone, iPad, etc.) This is the AAXA L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector "Week With" review, an extended look at this lovely little device and how it fares in the hands of your humble narrator. Today's entry is the final of several posts, this one both showing how nice the device works with Apple products (an iPod Touch 2nd generation, to be exact,) and finally what our final verdict is on if you should get one for yourself.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 17 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 17 2010

Take a trip on the root train with Nexus S, emulate your way back into the greatest system ever SEGA Dreamcast - on Android, see Google aspire for a musical future, and translate foreign text in real time with Word Lens for iPhoto! Then just incase you missed it last night, take a peek at this first look at the L1v2 Laser Pico Handheld Projector with none other than your humble narrator, and get your first taste of TRON: LEGACY with a full review by Philip! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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