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252º Living Area Prototype

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Transportation

252º Living Area

With the mortgage crisis resulting in so many homeless, would that this design by Stephanie Bellanger, Amaury Watine, François Gustin and David Dethoor be duplicated by the dozens. The 252º Living Area is a trailer that converts into a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and office. A sliding screen covers the mobile mini-house to keep nasty insects and small creatures out. It would certainly be simple to keep moving should one get shut out of a park area, parking lot or back street.

 

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Thanko EeePC Privacy Filter

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop

Privacy FilterThere is nothing worse than having someone look over your shoulder when you are using your laptop or PC. If you own an Asus EeePC, there is a new privacy filter from Thanko. You are fine in front of it, but the screen is not visible from either side. The Privacy Filter is easily attachable with double-sided removable sticky tape. It can only be used with the 4G-X or XU so those of you with a 901-X are out of luck, although if they make some bucks from this one, other filters should be sure to follow. Available for $48.50.

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Samsung MBP200 Projector With Screen

MBP200Now you can have your projector and screen, too. The Samsung MBP200 can create a 50-inch projection and also has a bonus 2.2-inch QVGA LCD viewing screen. Other features include a micro SD card slot and a TI DLP pico chip to run it. Connect to Samsung mobile phones or laptops, attach a piece of paper to its hidden screen holder and you get instant projection. The projector also has a built-in speaker and headphone jack. A CES Design winner, expect the MBP to be released later this year and contact the company for exact date and price.

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Nintendo Wii Monitor

Wii Monitor

Want to travel with your ? How about a Chinavision ultra-portable screen? All the Wii Monitor needs is an attachment of the base to the back of your Nintendo game system. With the ports on the back, you can keep all your USB accessories. There are also ports for a DVD player or another console. The 7-inch TFT LCD display has a resolution of 480 X 234 and built-In stereo speakers. It also has reverse/up/down picture control for mounting in your car or your weirdest gaming positions. The Wii Screen comes with a cigarette lighter adaptor at a price of $101.45.

 

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Consumer 3D Screen Becomes Reality

3D ScreenThe Korean Company 3DIS has come up with an LCD monitor that allows you to see in 3D without the silly glasses. The 1040S utilizes ALT (Advanced Layer Technology) which results in a clearer, brighter image for the Parallax Barrier type screen. The monitor also allows a wider viewing angle and can change from 2D to 3D with a single switch. The Korean company’s CEO Sun Joo Lee claims that there is an increasing demand for 3D in today’s market and hopes to adapt the technology for laptops. We can’t really see much of a view from this image, but the 1040S will be on display during the CES 2008 in January if you would like a personal peek.

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Sharp Plans For Thinner Panel LCD

Sharp Prototype

Sharp has unveiled its ultra-thin flat panel LCD. So far just a prototype, the high-resolution 52-inch screen is only 20 mm (~1.14-inches) wide, weighs 25 kg, and has a contrast ration of 100,000:1. The company also bases its power consumption of 140 k per year on their idea of a “typical household” average daily viewing time of 4.5 hours. Sharp claims 150% of the NTSC color gamut on its flat panel, which seems a bit vague. Nonetheless, we definitely think thin is in.

 

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