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Acer projectors drop in detecting ambient light

Acer projectors drop in detecting ambient light

The Acer K138ST is a unique piece of work. It's a short-throw projector aimed at the sort of person who brings their projector with them at all times. It has built-in speakers, extremely bright lights inside, and is ready to roll with ambient light sensing to contribute to smart adjustments at any time. It's small enough to fit in your backpack if you really want to be a traveling projectionist. This little beast is just one of three new projectors revealed by Acer this week in New York City.

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ZTE Spro 2 Android smart projector arrives in US at AT&T

ZTE Spro 2 Android smart projector arrives in US at AT&T

During CES 2015, ZTE introduced a smart projector running Android called the Spro 2, and it is now arriving to buyers in the United States via AT&T. The device is a 2-in-1 projector that includes hotspot features and the ability to connect to a WiFi network, as well as an Android touchscreen built into the device. There are HDMI ports, as well, for connecting devices, but it can be used completely independently of a laptop or such by accessing content through the Android interface and streaming it over Wi-Fi or a 4G LTE network.

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Acer H6517ST projector is 3D-ready and now available

Acer H6517ST projector is 3D-ready and now available

Acer America has introduced a new projector, the H6517ST, and it is now available. The projector offers Full HD video projection alongside some common functionality found on these products, plus a few higher-end than average features like support for 3D footage. At the extreme end, the H6517ST provides a 181-inch picture, eclipsing what you'd get from a television. Connectivity spans all the common options, including HDMI and D-Sub, among others. It is available to those in the United States for $799.99 USD.

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LG reveals Minibeam Pro, Minibeam TV pico projectors

LG reveals Minibeam Pro, Minibeam TV pico projectors

Not all the times do we have the luxury of having a gigantic LCD or TV display when and where we need the most. Sometimes, all we have is a blank wall or even a plain white sheet. And in those cases, you usually wouldn't have a hulking professional project at your disposal either. Good thing, then, that you have one of LG's newest Minibeam pico projectors at your disposal, to make short work of displaying anything anywhere, whether at on the spot business presentation or a cinematic movie experience at home.

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Immersis wants to beat Xbox to IllumiRoom VR gaming

Immersis wants to beat Xbox to IllumiRoom VR gaming

"This is just a model, the real thing will be much bigger," Immersis' enthusiastic booth team helpfully points out about its diorama, a tiny stem of 3D print-out to represent the immersive projector tech it's hoping will score it a place in living rooms. They're not kidding around, either: assuming the Kickstarter due to open later this year gets traction, the final Immersis VR projector will tower over the back of your couch, spraying the walls around your TV with an expanded gaming experience. It's not the first time we've seen attempts to break out of the TV bezel, but Immersis' approach is particularly ambitious.

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Sony adds full 4K VPL-VW350ES projector to its lineup

Sony adds full 4K VPL-VW350ES projector to its lineup

Projectors are lovely for those times you want to watch a movie spanning the length of your living room wall or hold a presentation, and to help facilitate that comes some new Sony models, not the least of which is the full 4k-resolution VPL-VW350ES projector. With this model, users are presented with a solid 4096 x 2160 resolution. Still, Sony promises that this ultra high resolution doesn't come with a compromise in image quality -- the ability to handle fast motions and offer deep contrasts are both still there.

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“Transparent cockpit” AR could fix driver blind spots

“Transparent cockpit” AR could fix driver blind spots

Who says augmented reality is just for games or entertainment? The same ideas and technologies that allows us to superimpose virtual images onto real objects in almost realistic fashion could very well save lives in the future. Take, for example, this "transparent car" concept from researchers from Keio University in Japan, a system that could potentially work around drivers' blind spots, letting them see crucial information that are otherwise occluded to them by doors, windows, ceilings or floors, giving them the details that they need to make that life-saving decision.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro hands-on with integrated projector

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro hands-on with integrated projector

Among Lenovo's newly unveiled products lie a couple distinguished features -- the YOGA 3 Pro's watchband hinge, for example, and the YOGA Tablet 2 Pro's integrated Pico projector. With the projector, the need to connect to an external display is eliminated -- any empty wall can be transformed into a display, whether to give a presentation or watch an impromptu movie. To complement the video feature is a JBL sound system complete with a subwoofer. which brings audio quality above and beyond what you get from the average Android slate.

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RoomAlive augments IllumiRoom: totally interactive rooms

RoomAlive augments IllumiRoom: totally interactive rooms

While some, like Oculus and now Samsung, want to immerse you in virtual worlds by constraining your eyes to a single point and faking the world, others are taking immersion from the other end. RoomAlive can turn any regular room into a completely interactive environment for games and other content, using only off the shelf components and some specialized software.

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