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Vizio's new Blu-ray range promises peerless streaming of web-content

Earlier this year we reported on an announcement from Vizio that would see 1080p “wireless HD” integrated into its new range of LCDs, and we’ve now got some information on the set-top boxes that will offer a similar array of support. Three new Blu-ray players have been announced, with the VBR210 and VBR220 utilizing 802.11n single-band 2.4GHz wireless and the more powerful VBR231 upgrading this to dual-band for improved reliability, making it the first dual-band Blu-ray player.  Read More

Archos promises all the multimedia power you could want in a notebook with the Atom-powere...

The Archos 133pc is currently listed as "coming soon" on all of the company's online stores, except one. The first bite at the cherry is being offered to the home crowd, with the Atom-powered, high definition portable computer now available at the French store.  Read More

Justin Campana's home-built Carbon Tablet with 13.4 inch resistive touchscreen display, Wi...

Rather than make do with an iPad or wait for other manufacturers to create the desired "Windows 7 touchscreen tablet with a large screen that could handle HD video and wasn't too thick or power hungry," Justin Campana decided to try and create his own. The process involved breaking open an MSI X320 notebook, overlaying a touchscreen interface and creating custom carbon fiber casing to house the new 13.4 inch high definition LED backlit touchscreen tablet with accelerometer and SSD storage.  Read More

Toshiba Europe has announced a waterproof addition to its Camileo range of camcorders, the...

Toshiba Europe has announced a waterproof addition to its Camileo range of camcorders. Designed for active sports people, adventure travelers and active families, the BW10 full HD sportcam can withstand immersion in the wet stuff to a depth of about 6.5 feet and shoots in full HD with image stabilization.  Read More

OmniVision has developed the world's first 0.13 inch native HD 2 megapixel CMOS sensor

OmniVision has developed a 1/6-inch, native HD, 2 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of delivering full 1080p high definition video at 30 frames per second. Likely headed for webcams, notebooks and video conferencing technology later in the year, the tiny OV2720 sensor is also claimed to provide best-in-class low light sensitivity and is capable of removing image contamination.  Read More

Sharp has just announced the development of a 3D camera unit compact enough to be used in ...

As mobile phone manufacturers continue to squeeze more megapixels into device camera modules, Sharp has added a new ingredient to the mix and claimed an industry first in the process. The company has just announced the development of a 3D camera unit compact enough to be used in mobile devices and capable of capturing movies in 720p high definition.  Read More

JVC's new ProHD GY-HM790 professional shoulder or studio camcorder

JVC has announced a new addition to its ProHD line of camcorders and will be showing it off at the forthcoming NAB 2010 show in Las Vegas. Capable of shooting in high definition 1080p, the GY-HM790 ships with a 14x Canon HD lens, records to SDHC via dual slots and benefits from a host of modular possibilities.  Read More

A prototype of HDI's 3D 100-inch 2D/3D stereoscopic 1080p television system

With the TV heavyweights unleashing a torrent of 3D LCD and plasma TVs on us this year it would be easy to assume that those are the only technologies capable of providing 3D viewing in the home. A small Los Gatos, California-based startup called HDI is out blow such assumptions out of the water with what it says is a superior 3D alternative. By all reports the company’s laser-driven 100-inch 2D/3D Switchable Dynamic Video Projection Television delivers a stunning 3D picture, thanks in part to its boasting the highest refresh rate of any mass-produced television or projector.  Read More

NVIDIA's claims its GeForce GTX480 GPU is 27 percent faster than any other GPU on the mark...

The first NVIDIA GeForce 400 series GPUs have broken cover in the shape of the GTX470 and the GTX480. Representing the first of the Fermi line of consumer products, the gaming graphics units offer dense geometric and photo-realistic image rendering, full high definition 3D performance and the ability to expand screen real-estate across three displays.  Read More

Three new LifeCam's from Microsoft, left the HD-5000, center the HD-5001 and right the HD-...

With many online video resources now encouraging HD uploads, what vloggers and podcasters need in order to finally ditch the grainy low quality affairs that have plagued our online experience for far too long is a high definition webcam. Microsoft has responded to the call with three new 720p HD webcams which TrueColor Technology which, the company claims, automatically adjusts picture quality to give optimum brightness and color whatever light is available.  Read More

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