3D Glasses To Become Standardised Across Manufactures In 2012

In a move to help bring a little more standardisation to the 3D television market its hoped that next year manufactures will start to launch a standarised pair of 3D glasses that will be compatible with other manufactures 3D televisions.

The new standard called the “Full HD 3-D Glasses Initiative” will be adopted firstly by Sony, Samsung and Panasonic who will start to use Xpand brand 3D glasses combined with their active shutter sets during 2012.


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BBC Launches New iPlayer Designed For TV’s

Today the BBC has launched a new iPlayer that they have created specifically for TV’s providing users with more control and a TV-friendly design that is as simple as changing channels when watching TV.

Its the first time the BBC has created such an iPlayer application designed specifically for TV’s devices and has vastly improved the search feature to help you find programmes with little effort, and provide quick access.

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Tiny Glass Lens Could Be Used For Smartphone Projectors

Alps Electrical has developed a tiny aspherical glass lens that could be used in future smartphones for projectors, the lens measures just 1.0 by 1.0 by 0.8mm making it one of the world’s smallest of this type of lens.

The FLGS3 lens and these type of lenses are used in transceiver modules for optical communications, and are currently used for undersea cables and base stations, but they have also started to be used in palm sized projectors.

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Sony’s PlayStation 3D Monitor Lands In December

Some of our readers will remember the new Sony 3D PlayStation monitor that was announced last month, it looks like we may have a launch date for this new monitor of December.

The new Sony PlayStation 3D monitor has appeared on Amazon with a launch date of the 31st of December, although we do wonder if this is 100 percent correct as you would have thought that Sony would want to release it in time for Christmas.

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Panasonic Introduces Its First Full HD 3D Home Theater Projector

Panasonic have this week unveiled their first HD 3D home theatre projector the PT-AE7000U which is the worlds first 3D projector to use transparent LCD panels which are driven at 480Hz. Offering full HD 1080p 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution and 3D from one device and using the new transparent LCD panels and Panasonic’s own Overdrive Technology reduces cross talk and improves the image quality of the projection.


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Best Buy Announces Insignia Connected TVs

Best Buy has launched a new range of Internet enabled TVs, called the Insignia these new TVs come with a range of features and are available in a range of different sizes.

The Best Buy Insignia TVs are available in a 32 inch model and a 42 inch model, the 32 inch model will retail for $499 and the 42 inch model for $699, and they come with TiVO powered interfaces and Chumby online widgets.

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Dell Launches Ultrasharp U2412M 24 Inch IPS Monitor

Dell has added a new monitor to their Ultrasharp range with the launch of the Dell U24212M monitor which features a 24 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

The new Dell 24 inch monitor features an IPS LED backlit display, and it comes with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, and features 1 DVI, 1 DisplayPort, 1VGA port, and 5 USB ports.

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Cisco Unveils Dual-Band Wireless Entertainment Bridge

Cisco have unveiled details of their new Dual-Band Wireless Entertainment Bridge this week, which has been designed to aid you connect all your home entertainment gear to your wireless network with the minimum of fuss.

The new Wireless Entertainment Bridge is equipped with a three-antenna bridge that supports Wireless-N on both 2.4 or 5 GHz to minimise interference issues with other Wi-Fi devices. There is a 4 port 10/100 Fast Ethernet switch to which you attach your entertainment gear, that could include your: Xbox 360, PS3, Slingbox, Roku, Boxee or anything else you might have that requires an Internet connection to function.


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Apple Thunderbolt Display Announced

As well as releasing OS X Lion, the new 2011 MacBook Air, and the new Mac Mini, Apple has also updated their LCD cinema display, and just like the leaked one we saw recently it comes with Intel’s Thunderbolt technology and is now called the Apple Thunderbolt Display.

The Apple Thunderbolt display features a 27 inch LED backlit screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, and it also features IPS technology which gives the Thunderbolt display a viewing angle of 178 degrees.

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Roku Launches Roku 2 HD,XS and XD Media Streaming Devices

Today Roku has officially launched its new line of Roku 2 media streaming devices which are now available in three flavours, the HD, XS and XD. The Roku 2 HD player supports up to 720p HD video while the Roku 2 XD player supports up to 1080p HD video.

With the new Roku 2 also comes enhancements to the Netflix experience, which now provides up to 1080p HD video quality on the XD and XS models and includes support for English subtitles and Dolby Digital Plus.

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Ideum Unveils Its Platform MT-55 Multitouch $18,000 Table (video)

Ideum have today unveiled details of their new MT-55 Platform multitouch table which they say is the largest and thinnest multitouch table currently available. The MT-55 is equipped with a 55″ 1920×1080 HD  low-iron 5mm tempered glass surface display that has a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio multitouch screen with a wide 178-degree viewing angle.

Its been designed to allow multiple users to collaborate and use the table at the same time, supporting 32 simultaneous touch points and running Windows 7 64-bit professional edition. Watch the video after the jump to see the Ideum MT-55 table in action and dont forget to add it to your gadget wish list.

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SHOWWX+ Pocket Pico Projector Now Supports HDMI

If you are looking for a pocket sized pico projector, the Microvision SHOWWX+ might be worth a good look as the company has now upgraded their pocket sized pico projector to support HDMI connectivity. The non-HDMI version of the SHOWWX+ was released in November 2010 and was designed to provide a convenient pocket presentation device by linking to mobile devices.

The new version is now equipped with HDMI and is still the same pocket size and can project an image up to 8 ft wide and is compatible with tablet and smartphones wich run iOS and Android, together with a few Nokia devices.


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