At CES Microvision announced it’s making magic by bringing multi-touch to miniature projectors. PicoMagic applications can be used for business presentations, entertainment, education and gaming. The technology will let users interact with an image projected on any surface using muti-touch gestures. In addition to multi-touch, MicroVision is also bringing 3D to tiny projectors. If this sounds as tempting to you as it does to me, patience will be the virtue we have to nurture as we wait for this tech to make it’s way into products released in 2013.
The Geek Intelligence Agency (G.I.A.) may be down, but we’re certainly not out! Rocstor unveiled the Amphibious ruggedized portable hard drive with real-time hardware encryption designed for sensitive data storage and protection whether you’re in the C.I.A. or the G.I.A.
The Amphibious enables two levels of authentication for unlocking protected files. Data is unlocked with the combination of a smart card and keypad code. It uses NITS and FIPS 140-2 validated crypto real-time hardware encryption. No external software is required. The box does all you need. It will accommodate either a SATA hard drive up to 1 TB or a Solid State DDS. It connects using either USB or FireWire 800 and is compatible with both Mac and PC.
As more and more people create Web TV, camera makers have an opportunity to solve some new media challenges. Something that should be built into every camera moving forward is the ability to control the camera and monitor what it’s seeing from a smart phone. Four JVC Everio camcorders announced at CES do exactly that. They shoot 1080p encoded as AVCHD with a 24 Mbps sampling rate. Built-in Wi-Fi enables wireless video transfer and a novelty feature lets users email a 15-second, 640 x 360 video clip to up to eight email addresses. That’s probably a cool feature for people with kids, but the feature that gets me all moist and faint is the cameras are accompanied by Apps for Android and iDevices. The App provides live monitoring and control from a smart phone, or if you’d like to control from a computer, there’s software for that too.
JVC announced seven new camcorders ranging in price from $230 to $900.
The Samsung Transparent Smart Window looks like the coolest thing being shown at CES this year. It’s a high resolution display
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