When Red Digital Cinema first announced they were looking to build a phone many people were very interested. The idea that the company who turned the world of cinema cameras on its head taking on the stagnant world of smartphones with mediocre cameras was a big one. Sadly, after the announcement there were significant delays for the new device. Happily, for the rest of the smartphone world, newer generations of cameras and camera software began to up their game on what we can do with our smartphone cameras. Still, this is Red we are talking about here, so despite these advances they were sure to have a significant product. If you read most of the “reviews” out there you would not think that was the case. Personally, I was not deterred by the reviews as most of them came off as incomplete. I decided to take it for a spin, but not a quick 15 minutes, but a 30-day plus test run including taking it around to get reactions from other people. So, with that in mind, let’s see what we found.
Annnnddd just like that, we have another rumor about Amazon jumping into the smartphone market. The original rumors surfaced in 2012 when the smartphone market was in one of its more rapid growth phases. At the time the rumors claimed that Amazon was looking to use a customized flavor of Google’s Android with hardware assembled by Foxconn. The details were (and still are) very limited.
Google has unveiled Project Tango, which allows smart mobile phones to create realistic 3D maps of space and virtual reality as the user moves in real space. Technology has come from the department of Motorola Mobility, Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), which has its roots in the US Department of Defense, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Specifically, when Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, they decided to keep the department in the company.
CES 2014, Las Vegas, NV - We're all hearing a lot of buzz about the world of 3D printing. It really is a remarkable technology, one of those few that come along that really do have the potential to change the world. The ability to create parts on demand, choosing from thousands (or potentially millions) of patterns and several different materials, both conductive and non-conductive with a single machine makes that potential obvious. If that machine is coupled with (or includes) a 3D scanner, the potential is even higher. The 3D printer's versatility is what has created all the buzz. From simple basic plastic shapes to functional firearms to human organs, the technology is incredible.
Scanning objects in three dimensions becomes increasingly interesting area of research, and goes hand in hand with the rapid development of 3D printing technology. Researchers from ETH Zurich have addressed the available technologies and enhance them with their algorithms for pattern recognition.
Inventor from the West African country Togo, Kodjo Afate Gnikou, created the first 3D printer from electronic equipment worth less than $100. 33 year old Afate made an experimental functional 3D printer using an old desktop case, part of the diskette drive, parts from discarded scanner and printer found at the local dump.
Sungame has managed to create a 3D tablet for which you do not need special glasses to view the 3D content thanks to a special kind of lens. [Similar to the Evo 3D by HTC- Ed]
If you are fascinated by special effects in the Matrix series of films, especially in slow motion at which, among other things this trilogy is famous for, then you will be delighted by this technology. Free Dimensional Video (Freedom) is the name of the technology for displaying slow shots of the most important moments in sporting events.
Lately laser keyboards are being increasingly replaced with motion sensors such as depth cameras like Kinect and Leap Motion, and they are now joined by Haptix sensor which allows you to manage your computer typing, "pinching" (zoom) or sliding (for scrolling) on each surface .
At the moment, LG is offering two TVs based on the Google TV platform. For the next year they are preparing two additional lines (the GA 7900 and GA 6400) with a total of seven models and five different diagonals. The new models will have a very thin edge and an attractive stand. The GA Series 7900 will have a 47 and 55-inch LCD model with a backlit edge LED technology.