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Samsung Unveils 3D TV

Captain EOAlthough many companies are exploring the glories of 3D TV and consumers are paying the price for it, Korea has come up with the Samsung 3D Plasma for ordinary folk. The PAVV Cannes 450 comes in both 42 and 50-inches with a 30,000:1 ratio and will work with high performance 3D software and geeky glasses. Expect to spend ~$1,850.00 and ~$2,656.00 respectively. An HD version is also available for ~$4,145.00. Here’s hoping that “Captain EO” becomes available to go with one of our fave types of technology.

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Bleeding Edge TV 259: Reactrix WAVEscape 3D vision system

Have you ever wanted to play your without having to have that pesky Wiimote in your hand? Reactrix hopes that their WAVEscape product might come close to providing that experience. We got a look at it during .

The WAVEscape contains a camera that can track the motion of multiple people, distinguishing each person individually. Everyone can use “natural” motion to interact with different things on the screen, including games.

Now, we aren’t sure when, if ever, the WAVEscape technology will be available in the home. It is more designed as a cool diversion that can be used commercially. It’s all about the “engaging advertising experience” - you know, punch the panda and maybe get a coupon?

WAVEscape is the brainchild of Reactriz and TYZX. They plan on having over 100 of these out and about by the end of the year.


‘Toy Story’ Goes 3-D

Toy StoryNot wanting to be outdone by some real-life green ogre, the characters of will soon be stepping up their game.  Musicals, schmusicals.  They’re going 3-D.

Fourteen years after they were first introduced, a reinvigorated Woody and Buzz Lightyear will return for fans old and new.  A revamped version of their -nominated gem will hit theaters Oct. 2009 followed by a retooled a few months later.  (This will allow those who were 10 years old back in 1995 to now bring their own children with them.) 

These releases will not only create buzz for the June 2010 premiere of , it will give a jump-start on another 3-D film set for that same year:  .

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CES 2008 Video: Westinghouse Passive 3D LCD television

is working on a gamer’s dream - a passively 3D television.  By aiming pixels in different directions, the television creates the illusion of depth thanks to the varying overlap points.  This feat is accomplished using only one screen!  The downside?  Because the pixels are aimed in different directions, the television isn’t capable of switching between 2D and 3D.

The ideal viewing spot for the television is about 1.5 meters - from further away the picture resembles that of a regular 2D television and from closer the images can be a little harder to view.

The passive 3D technology has been in development for about a year.  The display has been in development for about six months, and the whole shebang was perfected about three months ago.  Westinghouse predicts that their passive 3D display will become available first to the commercial market.


Unboxing Live 028: HP iPaq 310 Travel Companion

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, GPS, Handhelds, Videocasts,

While getting ready to depart for today, we received a CES Navigation Kit via FedEx. Turns out our friends at wanted to make sure we made it through the rigorous tech conference in perfect health (as you’ll see in the video), and without getting lost. You see, they packed in their newly launched 310 Travel Companion. We actually did a pre-launch video on the whole line of HP iPaq models, so go watch that for a refresher. The 310 Travel Companion is included.

This is HP’s first dedicated device, so feast your eyes on the unboxing experience, and feel free to hit us back with any questions about it. The device retails for $449 USD. Full details on the iPaq 310, along with specs and price, after the jump.

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This Week on TV (10/29-11/4)

Nip/Tuck

 

MONDAY (10/29)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie’s girlfriend does not like to be seen with him in public.”  She’s afraid she’ll be attacked by .
  • Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:30):  “Sam assumes her role as a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, but upon arriving, she learns that the friend does not want her there.”  If only she knew that before she paid for the dress.
  • The Bachelor (ABC, 10pm):  “The final four contestants bring Brad home to meet their parents.”  The dads all envy his cool beard.
  • Californication (Showtime, 10:30pm):  Season finale.  Hopefully I’ll stop singing the Chili Peppers song now.

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Bleeding Edge TV 173: We Interview Ben Rudolph About Parallels 3.0

We went out to headquarters right outside Seattle to talk to Ben Rudolph, and to get a first-hand look at Parallels 3.0. Ben walks us through all of the new features of the latest release of the vastly popular OS X virtualization software, including 3D GPU support, SmartSelect, and Snapshots. If you have been waiting for something truly excellent to enhance your computing experience, this may very well be it.


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