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Panasonic showed the transparent display

2 years, 11 months ago
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At an exhibition of consumer CES 2016 electronics the Panasonic company showed the unusual display capable to become transparent. At the same time in a standard mode of work it looks as the normal display.

The glass panel does not possess 100% transparency, and looks as slightly zatonirovanny glass. In the panel basis which at an exhibition copy is executed with decorative wooden finishing there are microscopic LEDs projecting the image on a panel.

As envisioned by designers of the company the display can fasten, for example, on a cabinet and execute at the same time a role of a decorative panel and the display. The maximum picture resolution makes 1080 pixels in width. During the work the display can save translucency of certain regions.

As use options designers of the company, except obvious television, offer demonstration of weather, and also the virtual shelf with music or movies. Control is exercised of the gestures distinguished by the built-in camera.

Under a cat – the animated GIF with demonstration of operation of the display.

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Oculus Rift for $599. Why it is so expensive?

2 years, 11 months ago

The guy, probably, has excess $599 for points and $1500 for the PC

The other day the vendor of video points of Oculus Rift announced the cost of the consumer version of the device. As it appeared, $599 will cost a gadget. After announcement of the price many potential buyers were if are not shocked, then unpleasantly surprised precisely. All expected the price approximately in $350 — so much, how much is the version for the developer, DK2 dev kit.

Why it turned out so expensively? I will remind that it should be taken into account not so much the price of points, but also the cost of the PC which "will pull" functionality of the device — and it is about $1500 more. Gamers, of course, should not worry — their game PCs approximately so much and stand, and there will be enough performance with a stock (in most cases). But Oculus Rift can be used at all not only for games. Generally, it turned out expensively, to many — it is very expensive. And SEO of the company on Reddit tried to explain why the company asks such a lot of money.

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Royole-X — the folding personal movie theater shown on CES

2 years, 11 months ago


On Geektimes now not and there are a lot of posts connected with CES therefore it should be added a little information on interesting gadgets from an exhibition. And so, the other day the device which it is possible to call folding personal movie theater was shown here. The device is called Royole-X, and its feature, except portability, is existence of the built-in AMOLED of the display. Thickness makes it only 0,01 mm.

According to the journalist who tested "movie theater" in operation, impressions of viewing of video in a helmet are almost similar to impressions of viewing of video on the 60th inch TV. At the display 3300 PPI, contrast 10000:1 and 24-bit RGB. The display rather accurate, helmet sits on the head as poured. Unfortunately, people who wear glasses are forced them to remove before trying a helmet. But a helmet allows to configure focus and other parameters. So problems should not arise.

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Pre-orders on Oculus Rift start on January 6

2 years, 11 months ago
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Developers of widely advertized points of virtual reality of Oculus Rift declared in the blog that pre-orders on their product, at last, can be placed already in couple of days. The form of the preorder will appear on the website of the company on January 6 in 8am Pacific Time (19:00 Moscow time).

The company tempts potential buyers of points for virtuality not only these points, but also Lucky’s Tale toys (an animation arcade) going complete with them and EVE: Valkyrie – a space shooter game which action happens in EVE Online Universe.

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What to present for New year? The short guide from Epson

2 years, 11 months ago
New year already on a nose!

Many brands, popular Internet resources and logs make a New Year's Eve rating of the best gadgets of year or the most successful gifts by New year.


To us is too what to offer!

We offer options of gifts to friends, acquaintances and relatives depending on what impression you want to make or what interests at the receiver of a gift:

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Fusar: how to turn the crash helmet into a smart helmet

2 years, 11 months ago


The secret of success of a startup is not always covered in rather innovation developments and technologies. It is possible to reach it and developing functionality of the existing inventions, in parallel integrating them in a new ecosystem. On this way creators of the modular concept of a smart helmet of Fusar went — as a result of their project collected more than $200 thousand on the Indiegogo platform.

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Look, LETV!

2 years, 12 months ago
The New Year's Eve time, seemingly, reached the culmination. In our case it means that we prepared a great lot of interesting sentences. Not so long ago we wrote about the new ZUK Z1 smartphone already available to the order, and today decided to tell about several TV innovations from the famous Chinese vendor of LETV at once. We share information on innovations not only because TVs turned out really abrupt, but also for the reason that JD became the first of a cross-borderov which started the authorized sales of Smart TV LETV TVs.


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Twitter patents the UAV managed by tweets

2 years, 12 months ago
The Twitter company submitted the patent application of the unmanned aerial vehicle, managed C the help of tweets. The drone will be capable to take the picture and video and to publish them in accounts of users. Whether the company will make such drones — it is unknown, but the patent can serve as the beginning of creation of similar devices.

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Photo: The Verge

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House video surveillance and remote viewing via the Internet

2 years, 12 months ago
Recently on Geektimes article about house video surveillance — "House video surveillance" was published. The author it could not configure viewing of cameras via the web interface. Decided to share the experience in this case. Further actually article with pictures about how easily and quickly to configure it at itself. Also remembered that I had questions on the setup course, in this regard decided to paint all process of setup in more detail. The attention, is a lot of pictures.

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Management of multimedia of the centers by means of HTTP GET of requests

2 years, 12 months ago
In this article it would be desirable to tell about how it is possible to manage at the moment the most popular multimedia the centers — KODI (XBMC) and Dune HD, by means of HTTP GET of requests.

Here only the most most demanded requests which can be managed far off (for example will be described: within house WiFi of a network or at the corresponding settings of a router from the INTERNET network), not only by means of in advance written scripts, but also their simple input in an address bar of the browser. All requests will not be described here by me as: in — the first, many of them are used extremely seldom, and in — the second, for this purpose there is complete documentation. These requests can be used also, for management of multimedia of the centers, at creation of the systems "Smart House", than I as a matter of fact also used at the development.

There are actually those requests:

1. Start of the file on reproduction.

Links to files have to be straight lines, that is point obviously to the reproduced file or a flow, links with those Youtube are not therefore will not work. How to receive a direct reference with Youtube it is possible to look at a roller here.

  • 1.1 KODI (XBMC) — http://LOGIN:PASSWORD@ip-address:8080/jsonrpc?request= { "jsonrpc": "2.0", "id": "1", "method": "Player.Open", "params": { "item": { "file": "URL" } } }
  • 1.2 Dune HD — http://ip-address/cgi-bin/do?cmd=launch_media_url&media;_url=URL

Hereinafter in the text:

LOGIN — the login set in the KODI settings (the Web server-> to Permit management of Kodi on HTTP).
PASSWORD — the password set in the KODI settings (the Web server-> to Permit management of Kodi on HTTP).
URL — network or the Internet the address of the reproduced resource.
ip-address — the device IP address in house or INTERNET of a network.

If to configure Dune HD so that when clicking the POWER button on the panel it goes to the Standby mode, then at request for reproduction of the file it will join automatically.

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