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VIA P710-HD graphics module for Pico-ITXe board

VIA P710-HD graphics module for Pico-ITXe board

VIA have announced an HD-capable expansion board for their EPIA-P710 Pico-ITXe board.  The VIA P710-HD uses an S3 Graphics 4300E video processor and allows for dual DVI, HDMI and S-Video, multiple displays and above-1080p resolution support.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 13 2009

This week on SlashGear, we had some great articles, taking a look at some exciting new products, and one of us got to experience Beverly Hills pampering during his trip to visit DreamWorks and HP. I had the chance to review Apple’s newest button-less wonder, the iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation. It’s a great sounding mp3 player with some quirks that may take some time to get used to.

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BeamBox Evolution R1 Pico-Projector Review

BeamBox Evolution R1 Pico-Projector Review

After unboxing the BeamBox Evolution R1 pico-projector late last week, the SlashGear team has been having great fun projecting all manner of content onto anything that will stand still long enough.  Gimmick or legitimate A/V accessory?  Read on to find out.

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BeamBox R1 pico-projector: Unboxing Video & First Impressions

BeamBox R1 pico-projector: Unboxing Video & First Impressions

BeamBox's 30-lumen Evolution R1 pico-projector doesn't officially begin shipping until the start of April, but SlashGear managed to acquire one ahead of the launch.  Measuring a short, sturdy 108 x 59 x 28mm and tipping the scales at 175g, the R1's party trick is not only projecting external AV sources up to 100-inches at 640 x 480 resolution, but content from its own onboard media player.

Unboxing video and first-impressions after the cut

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Beambox R-1 Pico-Projector: ships April 1st for $360

Beambox R-1 Pico-Projector: ships April 1st for $360

Pre-orders for the Beambox Evolution R-1 pico-projector are now being taken, with deliveries expected to begin on April 1st.  The Evolution R-1 is capable of projecting a 100-inch image at up to 640 x 480 resolution, and has both 1GB onboard memory and a microSD card slot for loading more content.

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Castrade Pico projector, a 3M MPro 1100’s clone outs for Japanese market

Castrade Pico projector, a 3M MPro 1100’s clone outs for Japanese market

Compare to an established standard-size projectors, the Pico versions still have long journey to playing catch up in the brightness and color reproduction areas. But we’ve seen its popularity recently increased from a short few months, even DisplayLink is thinking about developing its USB-display chip for the use of Pico projector. This week, another one shown up from Japan, and is equipped with Lcos technology.

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Maradin MLP pico-projectors promise high-res in 2010

Maradin MLP pico-projectors promise high-res in 2010

Pico-projectors are growing in popularity and number, but less impressive is their typical resolution and brightness.  That could all change, though, if Maradin's miniaturized laser-diode projector (MLP) technology gains a foothold; based on MEMS projector tech, the system uses a low-powered laser beam to produce what are reportedly high-resolution, quality footage.

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Beambox Evolution R-1 30 Lumen pico-projector

Beambox Evolution R-1 30 Lumen pico-projector

Beambox have announced their second pico-projector, the Evolution R-1, complete with 30 Lumen brightness, 1GB of integrated storage and USB connectivity.  The 175g projector is capable of producing a 640 x 480 image of up to 100-inches, with 200:1 contrast ratio.

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RCG RC-VIS62002 pico-projector does XGA

RCG RC-VIS62002 pico-projector does XGA

RCG are preparing to launch their snappily-titled RC-VIS62002 pico-projector, a 180g portable unit that's capable of resolutions up to 1024 x 768.  The palm-sized box has 10 Lumens brightness from its LED backlight, and can create an image up to 40-inches in size.

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Unique miniature cube projector with docking speaker

Unique miniature cube projector with docking speaker

Sanko branded Miseal mini projector has a unique cube structure that fits in the palm of your hand, rather than the typical handheld size and shape pico projectors we’ve seen to date. What is intriguing is a snap-in matching docking with extra juice to supply additional 2 watts of power for bigger sound.

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Explay Colibri pico-projector module: 70-inch SVGA picture possible

Explay Colibri pico-projector module: 70-inch SVGA picture possible

Texas Instruments may have wowed at CES last month with their pico-projector modules, but they certainly won't have the whole market to themselves.   At Mobile World Congress next week, Explay will launch their Colibri mobile-projection module, a compact projector capable of creating a 70-inch image at VGA, WVGA or SVGA resolutions.

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Wearable projection computer project: Internet ‘sixth sense’

Wearable projection computer project: Internet ‘sixth sense’

A group of MIT students have developed a wearable computer that projects its display onto any nearby surface, and is controlled by hand gestures and voice-recognition.  A prototype was demonstrated at TED this week, capable of projecting a watch face onto the user's wrist after they trace a circle over it, capturing images framed by their fingers, and pulling up information about an individual and projecting it onto them during conversation.

Video demos after the cut

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