Your future iPhone or iPad could come with its own projector.
Granted to Apple on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent called "Projected display shared workspaces" envisions a technology that would integrate small projectors into iOS devices and give users the ability to control their presentations with gestures.
The technology would rely on the built-in camera to detect the shadows and silhouettes created through gesturing at the projected areas. The projector technology also could work among multiple displays from multiple devices. Again using gestures, users could share and swap images from one projected … Read more
After a week pockmarked with unfortunately timed sellouts, I want to send you into your weekend with enough deals to make your wallet beg for mercy.
1. The cheapest Blu-ray player ever. We've been rewatching "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy around these parts, and I just upgraded from the DVDs I'd purchased years ago to the Blu-ray editions. No. Contest. If you want the best picture and sound, by a mile, there's still nothing better.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has the refurbished Magnavox MBP5320 Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi for $19.99 shipped. … Read more
SHANGHAI, China -- Fancy a portable projector that you can bring anywhere in your pocket? SK Telecoms' Smart Beam projector may be just the device you are looking for.
Measuring 4.5cm (1.77 inches), the wide, cube-shaped beamer fit nicely in my palm. Weighing just 126g (4.4 ounces), it's as light as most mobile phones. The Smart Beam supports the MHL connectivity interface, and you can use any smartphone that supports this standard to connect to the pico projector.
Other key specifications include a battery life of 120 minutes, VGA native resolution, and 35 lumens of brightness … Read more
For some people, an ordinary old giant flat-screen television and Blu-ray player just aren't enough.
How much would you spend for the best of the best? Some hard-core videophiles and audiophiles dump incredible amounts of cash on home theater equipment (and fancy home theaters) that can cost as much as the average car or house. … Read more
While the TV industry figures out what to do with itself as the enthusiasm for 4K, OLED, and 3D trickles out, many of you are making a very basic request. You just want a big ol' honkin' screen.
For an elegant solution that will fit through the door and won't break the bank, you need to ditch the TV and go with a home theater projector.
Projectors are awesome. Ultrahuge screen, reasonably low price. We've reviewed a few here recently that were fantastic. There are three different technologies projectors use to create an image: DLP, LCD, and LCoS (as shown in the image above).
What's the best? Let's compare.… Read more
TVs are great and all, but if you want really epic entertainment, you need a projector. One-hundred-plus inches of high-definition awesomeness.
Projectors, though, are a two-piece system. There's the projector that gets all the attention, and the lowly screen that actually lets you see an image.
There are many choices when it comes to screens. Here's what you need to know.… Read more
I know I already did a projector deal this week, but I figured, while we're on the subject...
For a limited time, and while supplies last, BuyDig has the Optoma HD66 3D-ready projector for $437 shipped. (You'll see that price once you add it to your cart.) It's new, not refurbished, and normally runs at least $499. (Amazon is currently selling it for the same price, FYI.)
Last week I talked about creating a backyard theater on the cheap, an idea many of you found quite appealing. Of course, the key ingredient is the projector, and that can cost a pretty penny.
For a limited time, Epson has the refurbished PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 1080p projector for $899 shipped. It sells new for $1,299. Not wild about refurbs? Don't worry: this one comes with the exact same warranty as a new one: two years on the projector, 90 days on the lamp.
Now, if you read Friday's post, you'll no doubt recall that … Read more