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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
As if your cell phone didn't already try to perform too many functions at once, a slew of consumer electronics manufacturers want to add in one more feature: A digital projector. That's right, a mini-version of the home-theater grade projectors...
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SV Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments
Forget microscopes. Students at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Vizualization don't have to squint when examining particles, molecules, DNA, and tiny organisms. Instead they simply glance up at the enormous VisWall in their classroom. The...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
New moms and dads, as well as any other gearhead who has recently purchased a high-end camcorder, will be glad to know they can now share high-definition home video over the Web. Motionbox, which used to seem like just another video-sharing site,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
If you live in an eco-conscious city, you may have heard something about "earth hour" over the weekend. In various locales, public awareness campaigns were conducted for the March 29 at 8 p.m. holiday from electricity. National landmarks went dark,...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
One of the difficulties in swallowing Microsoft's home theater PC concept is the ugliness associated with plopping a boxy tower anywhere near your sleek living room set-up. This post is neither the time nor place to discuss the merits of HTPCs and...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 31, 2008 0 comments
If you've got an eye for crisp video, surely you've wished the high-definition signal being pumped into your living room was even better. The signal quality appears to have good days and bad days, and you may have even wondered if the same HD...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
Now that bean counters have a sense for consumer Blu-ray appetite when HD-DVD is out of the picture, it looks like 15 million of the high-def discs will sell in 2008, according to HMR Research. From mid-2006 (Blu-ray's launch) until the end of...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
At a seminar in Japan this week, Matsushita plasma group manager Susumu Tsujihara didn't say a word about subsidiary Panasonic's plans to manufacture plasma panels for Pioneer's high-end Kuro line. But everything he did say sounded like very good...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
This plasma stuff might burn you up with jealousy, but don't try this at home, electrical engineers. At least wait until you get back to the lab. Everybody else should simply enjoy the YouTube videos in safety. Gizmodo posted two videos of one...
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2008 0 comments
In the decades-old gender battle for the remote control, it appears women have begun to wrangle the device at a higher rate then men, especially when there's a digital video recorder involved. According to a new study from Solutions Research...

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