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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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LG Bluetooth MiniBeam PW700 projector to debut at IFA 2014

LG Bluetooth MiniBeam PW700 projector to debut at IFA 2014

If you've ever felt the urge to turn a wall, or any flat surface for that matter, into your own big screen, then LG has you covered. Its new Bluetooth MiniBeam PW700 projector is being billed as your own personal cinema on the go and now comes with Bluetooth to make audio streaming a breeze.

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TouchPico thinks you need Android on a tiny projector

TouchPico thinks you need Android on a tiny projector

Remember pico-projectors? Startup TouchPico wants to bring them back with Android installed, and it has a clever digital pen system that it's hoping will persuade the crowdfunding community to invest. We caught up with the prototype to see how it all works.

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Mini smartphone projector hints at holographic future

Mini smartphone projector hints at holographic future

We've seen various examples of holograms over the years, with the technology behind them coming in many varieties. The prism crystal-based one that surfaced in 2012 is one example, but in the future such cumbersome and decidedly non-portable constructions will no longer be needed.

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Casio XJ-UT310WN LampFree projector boasts 3100 lumens

Casio XJ-UT310WN LampFree projector boasts 3100 lumens

Casio has rolled out a new projector that is aimed at the education market where short throw projectors are the standard. Casio's new offering can certainly be used in other markets if desired. The projector is called the XJ-UT301WN and it is billed as the world's brightest LampFree Ultra Short Throw projector. Native resolution is 1280 x 800 and it has an aspect ratio of 16:10.

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NEC launches M332XS and M352WS short throw projectors

NEC launches M332XS and M352WS short throw projectors

NEC has rolled out a pair of new projectors that fall into the M Series short throw projector range. Short throw projectors are able to provide a large viewable image from closer to the projection wall or surface. The two new projectors include the M332XS and the M352WS models.

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NEC NP-L102W LED portable projector packs 1000 lumens

NEC NP-L102W LED portable projector packs 1000 lumens

NEC has rolled out a new portable LED projector designed to be compact enough to take on the road that also has impressive brightness. Often when a projector is made with an eye towards portability using LEDs, it's not a very bright unit and requires a very dark room to work well. NEC's new L102W portable projector is bright and uses long lasting LEDs rather than a traditional bulb.

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Sony 4K Ultra Short throw projector throws a picture up to 147-inches

Sony 4K Ultra Short throw projector throws a picture up to 147-inches

Sony is showing off a new projector at CES 2014. The projector is an ultra short throw unit that can produce a 4k resolution image. The projector is able to throw a viewable image ranging from 66-inches to 147-inches depending on how far it is from the projection surface.

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