If you thought Apple's iPhone and iPad was big, wait till you've tried Google Glass. This innovation, which is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD), will change the way we interact with each other and capture our experiences. By combining the convenience of natural voice commands, the access to the internet and capturing images and video, this technology is promising to take our enjoyment of life to a new level.Read More
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Enjoy the vision below of what is possible - reality, rather than Hollywood.
Sony has now released the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera - the Alpha NEX-5 - to rival Panasonic and Olympus' micro-four thirds range. These smaller cameras are called EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) because they are smaller that Canon and Nikon's DSLRs cameras but take higher quality photos than compact cameras due to their larger sensors. Here is a review over at www.dpreview.com/previews/sonynex5. The video below gives you a good sense of the feel.
Here are some sample screenshots from the company website:
I haven't used the service yet, but I'd imagine the benefits include portability (different devices, mobile access), convenience (playback options, no recording device needed, ease of use) and productivity (tv guide).
Some of the considerations include price ($8 per month for 12 hours of recording is not bad compared to Foxtel or buying a PVR), playback (not available on your TV at home), sharing options (there are none) and commercials (how easy is it to remove them). Some PVRs like Beyonwiz allow the export of TV shows for private archiving.
The big unknown is whether a company like Apple will turn iTunes and AppleTV into a subscription service and revolutionize the whole entertainment industry. The other question is what is the next step for Google's YouTube and how might they deliver content like this in the future. In the meantime, myTVR is an exciting Australian service I'll be testing soon on my iPhone.
LG is planning to sell 400,000 3D TVs in 2010 and 3.4 million in 2011!
I suspect that unless the TV is at least of the 60 inch variety you will not get a good depth effect. And who wants to watch TV in their lounge room with glasses on? I wonder if you can switch between 2D and 3D easily so you don't have the fuzziness without the glasses?
An update on the "iSlate" as it is being called is here.