Philips

Philips Ambilight amBX division spun-off, want to get into gaming

The Philips Research team responsible for the Ambilight color-changing LED system used on several Philips HDTVs, and which recently was established as the amBX division, has separated and will be run as a single business.  While Philips will still licence the technology – which synchronizes colors to emphasize the on-screen image – amBX will also market it to other companies in the hope that it becomes an industry standard.  As well as color, amBX devices can also use sound, rumble, airflow and, soon, smell to augment the on-screen entertainment or gaming experience.

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Philips Streamium Wireless Micro Hi-Fi System has it all

Philips Streamium Wireless Micro Hi-Fi System has it all

Sometimes all in one devices get a bad wrap. However, the Philips Streamium Wireless Micro Hi-Fi System with 160GB of storage is definitely an exception to the rule.

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Philips 3D HDTV is 56-inch wonder

Philips 3D HDTV is 56-inch wonder

Since I was a kid I loved everything in 3D. I remember getting so excited when a sitcom was going to air in 3D and you had to pick up the special glasses at the supermarket along with a copy of the TV Guide. Those were the days. But now Philips is bringing the three-dimensional experience straight into your home.  

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Philips Wake-up Light is gentle way to rouse

Philips Wake-up Light is gentle way to rouse

There's nothing worse than being jolted awake in the morning by an obnoxious alarm clock. And we've seen many a novelty alarm here on SlashGear. But the Philips Wake-up Light is a gentler way to wake up.

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Philips Essence is super thin and bound to be expensive

Philips Essence is super thin and bound to be expensive

The Philips Essence HDTV looks to be super stylish and thin, which is all the rage when it comes to TVs of the modern age. The real question is, however, does it deliver?

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Philips 3D 52-inch HDTV with WOWvx

Somewhat at the opposite end of the size-scale from Telson’s UMPC prototype, Philips have developed their own glasses-free 3D display.  Using a whopping 52-inch LCD panel, the screen can display full 1920 x 1080 high-definition, has a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response time.  More importantly, it combines that with Philips 3D Solutions’ WOWvx technology, described as a “2D-plus-Depth” format, which adds additional occlusion information into the picture to give the impression of being able to “look around” what’s on-screen.

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Philips Xenium X800 Touch screen phone

Philips Xenium X800 Touch screen phone

Apple sets the tone for touch devices, and now almost every handset manufacturers are putting at least some sort of effort to improve touch screen device experience. Philips unveiled its own touch handset today called X800, a tri-band GSM/GPRS Windows Mobile based handset.

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Philips AJL308 – now the big dogs are in the Digital Picture Frame market

Digital Picture Frames were a dream, and a dumb one. This one isn’t much different other than its slightly more attractive, and will probably last marginally longer than some knockoff branded one.

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CES 2008 : LG Philips LCD to debut World’s Highest Resolution E-Paper

Coming next week at CES 2008, LG.Philips LCD will showcase the world’s highest resolution E-paper. The 14.3-inch or A4 size of E-paper has a resolution of 1280×800 and capable to produce 16.7 million colors. It’s a significant improvement compare to their last model of 4,096 colors in May 2006. The energy efficient digital paper is ultra thin and has a full 180 degrees viewing angle. The thickness is barely 300 micrometers with the help of the more flexible substrates of metal foil and plastic. E-paper to save the Earth from Forest industry and paper manufacturing Or more burden to the electronics and environmental waste?

LG.Philips takes the art of multiple-touch technology into commercial size big screens

Coming next week at CES 2008, LG Phillips will be presenting world’s largest displays with multi-touch capability. The 52-inch multi-touch LCD is 5 inches largest than last model shown in IMID 2007. It has a full scale HD resolution of 1980×1080 and uses an infrared image sensor to register and recognize inputs from fingers or pointers. It also features industry’s highest specification of 90 Hz touch response time and a light transmission rate of 95 to 100 percent. Furthermore, LG.Philips LCD will be showing similar technology in an 84 inches LCD developed by joining four 42-inch panels in a two-by-two array.

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Philips Streamium Wireless Music makes taking your music with you around the house a breeze

So you fill your house with these Streamium units, and each one can connect an iPod, USB flash drive, play CD’s, FM radio, or connect to your computer and stream music. Oh, and each one has an 80GB hard drive that you can rip CD’s to and stuff like that.

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Certain retailers certified to sell and take coupons for Digital Converter Boxes

That’s right, 2009 is quickly approaching, and the US Government wants to get all this converter box business taken care of ASAP. So, starting the first of this coming year, if you receive your TV signals OTA you can contact the gov to get a couple $40 coupons for TV converter boxes that will convert the new digital signals to analog so you don’t have to buy a new TV.

Personally I’d still recommend buying a new TV, but I can’t say much since I still have nothing but analog TVs, however I buy cable TV which gives me a set-top box for more or less the same purpose. You’ll be able to redeem your coupons for the boxes at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, or any number of hundreds of other retailers that were certified.

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