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CES News from around the industry

Well CES is in full swing. Not being there this year, I find the news and PR feeds from the show very interesting, here are some of the tibbits I have found.

Nikon's new flagship DSLR camera, 16.2MP, Live HDMI output while recording ( hopefully that 1080p signal is recorded as something other than the Mpeg it was the worst of the recorded signals in the zacuto shoot out)

Polaroid anounces new 3D eyeware for Theatrical and Gameing use.

Samsung and LG both announce jumbo sized 55"+ OLED TVs that are an astonsihingly 4mm thin. I saw a Sony OLED Prototype at NAB that fit these parameters and it was both amazing looking and had an outstanding picture

And Toshiba introdues a 55" autostereoscopic display (glasses free 3D)

Still working on someother information to come, but for now enjoy.

Posted by: gary adcock on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:10:29 amComments (4) CES, 3D

CES vs. Apple vs. the rest of Us.

So once again Apple has dominated CES without even being there.

I don't know about most of you, but I have seen literally hundreds of posts about "What is the Next iPad?" or Verizon's iPhone announcement that takes place later today, a good deal of the news out of Vegas for the last few days has mentioned Apple or some Apple Product. According to Microsoft their "Zune" media player is every bit as good as an iPod. Or that every one of the 300 New Tablet computers shown at CES is being labeled as The Next iPad, yet the best question I heard all week was a post on GizModo that wondered how many of them would survive the week in Vegas.

Let me just say that with anything, often being first can be disastrous, but not in Apple's case. When it comes to completely changing the users concept of computing with the iPad, what Apple really did was give what "Star Trek© promised us over 20 years ago. A simple hand-held computer that would allow us access to vast amounts of information with the swipe of a finger.

Thats not to say there was nothing else at CES- 3D is still all the rage, and will be for the next few years ( Sony, IMAX and Discovery are partnering on a 3D network, HBO is showing 3D via OnDemand and Comcast had a 3D fireplace screensaver over the holidays. Look for advancements in Autostereoscopic (no glasses) and in single camera acquisition of Stereoscopic imagery.

But also look at one of the biggest trends at CES- mobile connectivity- being able to view live content streaming to your device anywhere- Comcast announced that later this year you will be able to stream live TV to their Xfinity iPad app - the only caveat being that in the beginning this will only be possible in your own home, which is pretty stupid if you ask me, why do I need to view it on my ipad when I have a 50" LCD right there to watch.

Posted by: gary adcock on Jan 10, 2011 at 7:06:00 amComments (3) CES, Mobile computing.

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