ViewSonic gives you video games (and a projector) in 3D

by Mark R

Last night, I experienced the thrill of the BCS Championship Live in 3D, and today, I got to play video games in 3D for the first time at ViewSonic’s display in the Bellagio. Yeah, there’s never a dull moment at CES. Viewsonic showed off not one, but two 3D products with the VX2265WM desktop LCD monitor and the PJD6220-3D lightweight portable projector. Of course, to see the 3-D effect, I …

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The Tunebug and other fun with NXT Technology

by Mark R

Some of you may remember when I reported on Teac’s new iPod Docking Station that uses the NXT flat speaker system. Ever since then, I just keep running into NXT products. Last night, I opened the Soundbag that I received from the Sharper Image party, and the NXT logo was there. This morning, I attended the NXT breakfast at CES and I discovered another nifty product that uses NXT’s Surface …

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Powermat – wireless power comes a step closer

by Marc

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“Wireless” recharging has been in development for a while – last year at CES we were impressed with WildCharge who were showing a concept product. New kid on the block Powermat is also looking impressive. Powermat claim their product is superior because it doesn’t need metal to metal contact so the recharging surface can be embedded within desks, kitchen worktops, walls etc. Powermat is also unique in that it can …

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PC Music tutor from US Music / Disney

by Marc

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One of the criticisms I’ve heard about Guitar Hero and the like is that you’re not actually learning to play an instrument, so you’re spending a lot of time and effort which is essentially wasted if you ever want to learn the real thing. The idea of using a computer for assisted learning has obviously caught on though. Roland are doing it with drums and now US Music are collaborating …

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Panasonic DMP-BD70V, Plays Blu-ray and VHS

by Al

The DMP-BD70V is another new Blu-ray player from Panasonic that is designed to playback the majority of media formats found in the home. Like any other Blu-Ray player it is capable to up scaling standard DVDs to 1080 but it is the first to have a built-in VHS player (remember them) and will up scale any VHS recording to 1080 HD, which just seems wrong. VHS does not hold the …

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Dlink DCS-1130 motorised network camera

by Marc

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Not a new product category, but as usual time and technology brings products that were once the domain of big business down to a more consumer friendly level. The DLink DCS-1130 security / web camera is motorised for pan/tilt adjustment, wireless and can be controlled via a web browser. It can store the video on a PC or send it out to the web but I like the third option …

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XLink BT – Use your cell phone like a landline

by Al

The XLink BT allows you to make and receive calls from your usual land-line phone over your mobile network. Once set-up you simply need to leave your cell phone within Bluetooth range of the XLink box and then any calls to your cell will ring and be answerable around the house and calls made from your regular phone will be redirected over your cell. One of the advantages of the …

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Shapeways 3D printing

by Marc

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3D printers are coming down in price but everything’s relative – you’re still looking at $$$ for even the “cheap” versions. Or you could just upload your design to Shapeways. With a few limitations, pretty much anything you can create in a 3D modelling package can be created (it still feels weird to say “printed”) and delivered direct to your door. If you don’t want to start from scratch they …

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