The Italians are known to do many things well–flattery, luxury goods, sports cars, exotic leather, glass, fine wine, lazing on the beach, and, thanks to SIM2, projectors. Known for innovation and video performance, SIM2 introduced not one but seven new projectors this month alone.
We all know that traditionally, projection screens and ambient light don’t mix. And some of us prefer watching movies on a big screen during the day without that being shrouded in total darkness. Yet, for a really big image, projection is often the way to go; flat panels at larger sizes (they currently go up to more »
It’s crunch time now to get your special someone a gift for the holidays—and what better gift can you give than the gift of technology? In this holiday gift guide, we take you through every room of the house and offer ideas for high-tech gear and gadgets that will make your home that much more entertaining, fun, cozy, smart, green, cool, and convenient.
We’ve all seen spectacular holographic computer interfaces in the movies. From Star Wars’s Dejarik (holochess) to Tony Stark’s prototyping system, the idea of things appearing in our rooms to be interacted with has been a dream of science fiction and tech heads for decades. Well, thanks to castAR, an abandoned prototype by Valve that’s been revived on Kickstarter, more »
Whatever you’re doing right now, stop. Take five minutes and watch this incredible video by production company Bot & Dolly, which explores the possibilities of projection mapping and masking in real-time, in real space. Box, as it’s called, stars performer Tarik Abdel-Gaward and two robots named Iris and Scout. It was designed to explore five specific principles more »
If you’re sick of waiting for your favorite movie to come out on video, then Prima Cinema is for you, assuming that you have a heck of a lot of money. For a mere $35,000, you can join the Hollywood elite watching the latest Hollywood films in the comfort of your home theater, assuming you more »
Today at the CEDIA EXPO in Denver, Sony showed off new 4K projectors for the home market: the VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES. Designed for the custom integration space, these projectors are designed to handle pretty much anything you throw at this, all the way up to 60fps 4K “Ultra HD.” Leading the pack is the VPL-VW1100ES, more »
It often seems that the most challenging aspect of home theater design involves hiding the projector, or at least attempting to shoehorn it into the room’s decor. And it’s funny, when you think about it: projectors are often single most expensive piece of gear in the room, and nobody wants to see them. Enter Sim2′s more »
Instead of risking your expensive electronics around their aqueous mortal enemy, what if you could project the interface and all the content of your iPad, Microsoft Surface, or Android tablet onto the surface of your bathtub, a fountain, or any other surface of opaque water? Scientists at the University of Tokyo demonstrate their concept, by more »
With all the talk about 4K “Ultra HD” these days, it’s easy to forget that most people could probably easily get by with 720p, given how far the average viewer sits from the screen. And as Jeff demonstrated in his review of the BenQ W1080ST projector, front projection is becoming less of a Lifestyles of the Rich and more »
BenQ is certainly bringing down the barrier to entry on a number of projection technologies as of late. Following hot in the heels of its incredibly affordable, incredibly short-throw W1080ST (which Jeff reviewed here), the company is now unveiling the new W1500 wireless full-HD (FHD) home entertainment projector, which elimates the need for AV connections by employing more »
The flat panel television market is incredibly mature at this point, but it exhibits a bit too much class inequality for my tastes. Instead of the middle range being the sweet spot, low-cost manufacturers like Vizio are ruling the day, and dollars per inch seems to pretty much be the only deciding factor in what more »