Category Archives: DisplayTech

The technology behind the panel.

Microsoft’s Hyperlapse, the Super Smooth Timelapse…

Microsoft is working to make the world a more exciting place with its Hyperlapse software. Still deep in development the early result seems to prove that Hyperlapse can make any holiday video interesting.

Everyone knows that timelapse is awesome but unfortunately the source video must be extremely stable otherwise the shake is amplified making it unwatchable. Stabilizing in post production has till now enjoyed only limited success but now Microsoft is attempting to do it better.

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A New XBMC Approaches, meet Kodi and the Free TV Add-On Revolution…

XBMC version 14 is fast approaching; Helix the development version has recently reached the second alpha and is available for download and testing. Once testing is complete Helix will be released as Kodi 14, hopefully in the next few months.

Yes you heard correctly, the release of version 14 will see a major re-branding, XBMC14 will become Kodi 14. A name that will resolve many trademark issues, like not being able to register XBMC because of the XBox reference in the name. The fact that XBMC is now far more than a media center also invalidates the MC part of the name.

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The Jaguar Virtual Windscreen Concept, Gran Turismo Brought to Life…

To be clear from the outset the windscreen is real but the virtual world projected onto it is not. Jaguar’s new virtual windscreen combines projection, sensing and data processing technology to take the heads up display to video game levels. Projecting across the entire windscreen all of the information you need for precision driving, and more.

The virtual windscreen has your next track day covered too with the ability to display your lap stats, times and position in the race. Everything that any decent driving game would have on display is there too; racing line, breaking guidance, ghost car competitor and virtual cones for parking lot tracks or as Jaguar describes it ‘driver training’.

Jaguar already uses infra red cameras and a simple HUD technology to warn of night time obstacles. The full HUD could extend this to also show the edges of the road, obstacles and even ice patches with the right sensors installed. In fact the display is only limited by the sensors connected to it.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is evidence that the future is far closer than anyone could have expected. Sit back, relax and put the pedal to the metal.

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LaMetric by SmartAtoms, the coolest LED universal utility display with character…

Information now travels at nearly the speed of light; keeping up with this constant stream of information is difficult to say the least. Helping to solve this modern dilemma is LaMetric, the universal automatic real time information display.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the introduction video to a gadget that looks cooler than polar bear with a hat on. Sit back, relax and let the light show begin.

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Ostendo Technologies Holographic Quantum Photonic Imager, the Ubiquitous holographic display approaches…

Holographic displays have been a promising technology for decades but one recent technological development may just see a holographic future that matches the dreams of science fiction. Ostendo Technologies and their Quantum Photonic Imager (QPI) chip may just drag holograms out of the lab and into the hands everyone everywhere.

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Xiaomi Announce the Mi TV 2, a 49″ Ultra HD 4K Smart TV for $649…

Chinese shooting star Xiaomi are expanding their TV line-up, adding a new slim 4K TV to their range. The Chinese tech manufacturer announced the new Mi TV 2 49″ Ultra HD 4K Smart TV this week, at the unbelievable price of $649 the Mi TV got chins wagging straight away.

The new Mi TV 2 slim line set is powered by Xiaomi’s custom Android MUI, crunching the numbers is a 1.45GHz MediaTek quad core CPU and Mali 450 GPU. 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage give the Android OS plenty of room to play in. Storage can also be expanded via the microSD card slot.

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Living with Lag, the Hilarious Oculus Rift Experiment…

Demonstrating the down sides of slow laggy internet connections Swedish provider ume.net has carried out an experiment most interesting. Curious about the effects of lag on living creatures une.net concocted an amazingly effective experiment using an Oculus Rift headset, camera and lag inducing computer power.

Four volunteers took turns being subjected to a life where you sensors are seconds behind the real world. The lag was so disrupting that it often made the subjects feel completely disconnected from reality, even though they were only a few seconds behind the rest of the world.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the world put on a few second delay, living in the past has never been so hilarious. Sit back, relax and try not to compensate, it will only make the sensation worse.

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MIT’s inForm, the Coolest Fairly Pointless Interface Yet…

MIT’s creative minds have been undertaking many experiments into the tangible tactile nature of interface design. The inForm is the latest machine by MIT’s Tangible Media Group that tests new interface concepts and modes of interaction. Combining motion capture, augmented reality with interactive machines to produce possibly the coolest new interactive interface, it is fairly pointless but a whole lot of fun.

The inForm interactive surface consists of thousands of actuators that move square plastic pegs from being flush with the surface to being raised. Changing the shape and structure of the surface according to the operators gestures. This is of course a simplified description of this incredible machine that doesn’t do justice to seeing it in action.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the triptronic inForm demonstration video, and no we aren’t sure what they are huffing at MIT these days, it must be good stuff. Sit back, relax and smoke em if you hot em.

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Sony’s Augmented Reality Experiments, the Future of Interaction…

Virtual and Augmented Reality systems may just be the future of gaming but for now they remain experiments, often taking place in a labs.

Sony’s PlayStation Lab has this week released two video’s demonstrating augmented reality using the PlayStation Move. Sony’s Smart AR system is able to track objects and generate graphics that uses this positional information. Making objects appear to be there when they are not, able to augment the real world.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest augmented reality tricks to make it out of the labs. Demonstrating how we may be interacting with digital content in the not too distant future, we hope. Set back, relax and let the realization sink in, augmented reality is just like reality only better.

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