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AAXA P4 projector: The worlds brightest Pico Projector with 75 minutes of battery life

AAXA P4 projector: The worlds brightest Pico Projector with 75 minutes of battery life

Pico projectors are nifty little objects but AAXA is making them more then that with the new AAXA P4 battery powered pico projector. Announcing the P4 as the worlds brightest battery-powered pico projector offering 80 lumen in brightness while weighing less than one pound -- and having good battery life too. Pictures and details are available below.

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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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MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI pico-projector adds HDMI input

MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI pico-projector adds HDMI input

Pico-projectors are relatively commonplace now, but one with an HDMI input is still something of a rarity. MicroVision's latest model takes last year's SHOWWX+ and adds in the digital input to make the MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI, perfect for easy hook-ups with your laptop or tablet.

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Sony Ericsson pico-projection phone patent app hides its own display screen

Sony Ericsson pico-projection phone patent app hides its own display screen

A new Sony Ericsson patent application suggests the company is looking at the feasibility of a smartphone or MID-style device with not only an integrated pico-projector, but the screen onto which it displays as well. The submission, titled "Mobile Communication Device with Built-In Projecting Screen", describes a mobile device with a regularly-sized screen together with a pull-out projection screen onto which the pico would create a larger picture.

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Pioneer Network Vision head-up display for in-car PNDs due 2012 [Video]

Pioneer Network Vision head-up display for in-car PNDs due 2012 [Video]

Pioneer's head-up display ambitions - which the company showed off at CEATEC 2010 earlier this year - look headed to a commercial release, with Microvision announcing that it will be providing its PicoP laser projection engine for the Pioneer Network Vision system. We shouldn't have too long to wait until the results start showing up in front of our eyes, either, as Pioneer is targeting commercial introduction of an in-vehicle HUD in 2012.

Video demo after the cut

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PP003 pico-projector slips under the $100 barrier

PP003 pico-projector slips under the $100 barrier

We're used to pico-projectors being small in the pocket but heavy on the wallet, but the PP003 actually manages to slip in under the all-important $100 mark. Up at $99.99 on Amazon, the downside is a mere QVGA resolution, though you do at least get an onboard media player with memory card slot, AV input and USB Host functionality.

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Acer C20 pico-projector packs WVGA resolution and HDMI input

Acer C20 pico-projector packs WVGA resolution and HDMI input

Acer has played with pico-projectors before - their K10 came out all the way back in 2008 - but the Acer C20 seems to be taking things a lot more seriously.  The smartphone-sized pico hooks up via USB or HDMI and promises a WVGA resolution picture of up to 66-inches with 2,000:1 contrast and 20 lumens brightness.

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VIA ARTiGO A1100 Review

VIA ARTiGO A1100 Review

VIA is well known for its ultra-compact mainboards and low power CPUs, though Intel's Atom processors have generally cornered the market when it comes to nettops. The VIA ARTiGO A1100 is the company's attempt to remedy that, a palm-sized barebones PC that's smaller than a stack of DVD cases and yet, they claim, is capable of 1080p Full HD via an HDMI output. Is the ARTiGO A1100 the DIY HTPC we've been waiting for? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Mozilla Seabird smartphone concept packs multi-angle pico projectors

Mozilla Seabird smartphone concept packs multi-angle pico projectors

Mozilla Labs has been working on a new concept smartphone, based on various tidbits and suggestions thrown into the virtual hat from the general public.  They've come up with the Seabird, a so-called "open web" handset that uses pico-projector technology to create an expansive interface that varies according to how it's placed.

Video concept after the cut

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iGo Portable Pico-Projector for Flip drops October for $349

iGo Portable Pico-Projector for Flip drops October for $349

Flip Video's other notable partnership in the new Designed for Flip accessory program is iGo, who have put together a pico-projector for the company's UltraHD and MinoHD camcorders.  Unlike the Mikey for Flip, which physically snaps onto the bottom of your Flip, the iGo Portable Projector uses an adapter cable; it also has regular A/V, composite video, stereo audio, mini HDMI, VGA and microUSB inputs.

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Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

We've seen quite a few companies looking to steal Flip's crown for point-and-shoot camcorders - JVC's PICSIO models, for instance, or the HP V5020u - but Cisco aren't willing to sit back and watch that happen.  A new range of Flip Video cameras has been launched, the UltraHD 8GB and 4GB, and the MinoHD 8GB and 4GB, each capable of 720p 60fps recording.

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Explay WVGA pico-projector module will hit phones/cameras in Feb 2011

Explay WVGA pico-projector module will hit phones/cameras in Feb 2011

It's been a long time since we've heard from Explay about their super-small Colibri pico-projector module, but the company has piped up again with the latest unit.  The new laser pico module supports WVGA 852 x 480 resolution, 14 lumens brightness and up to 70-inch projections, and will apparently begin showing up in commercial products come February 2011.

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