Archive for October, 2008

3 Technology Stories

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2008 by kylegraeme

RealFiction’s Dreamoc 3D / holographic display demoed on video

This was the first pieice of technology that caught my eye. This is the first attempt and successful attempt at making a holographic video player, and it looks out of this world. RealFiction’s Dreamoc blends holographic technology, 3D imagery and amazing looks that is what we see in the link below. this is a short description of the product ,” this box possesses the innate ability to “mix free-floating animation and video images with physical objects.”  Its not that relevant to me, simply because I would not be able to afford such a magnificent piece of technology, but at the same time shows us where technology is taking us.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/30/realfictions-dreamoc-3d-holographic-display-demoed-on-video/

Volt to make Star Trek sound effects, buyers to look for mute button

The Cheverolet’s new Volt is a great solution to the newage desire for a greener quieter car. While this eco friendly car will be very quiet as it is solely ran on electricity, we expect to hear some interesting sci-fi sound effects to make up for the lack of internal combustion. GM’s E-Flex Global Vehicle Line Executive Frank Weber saying to expect noises like “when on Spaceship Enterprise you hear the doors close, or use the transporter.” This sound effect feature is intended to bring extra personality to the electric car. You might also hear random blurts, bleeps, and blats when hit certain buttons in the car. My personal opinion is this would probably be a pretty cool feature for about a month, than you would probably get tired of being treated like “Captain Scotty” from Star Trek Enterprise. This sounds very gimmicky, but i’m sure Star Trek Fanboys will be all over this ride.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/30/volt-to-make-star-trek-sound-effects-buyers-to-look-for-mute-bu/

Shinoda’s 125-inch curved plasma to hit assembly lines by May, all 7.9-pounds of it

Shinoda’s 125 inch curved plasma is simply breathtaking. Some of its amazing features its incredibly light weight of only 8 pounds, and the flexibility of its plasma screens. Its only downside is the un-impressive resoution of 960 x 360. I thnk this TV is ground breaking. It looks amazing, its massive viewing surface would make playing games and HDTV sports broadcasts unreal! I think this is probably the direction of TV’s, now that the LCD and Plasma have been some what mastered, this is a new technology to continue to develope and expand. This TV is sick!

http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/30/shinodas-125-inch-curved-plasma-to-hit-assembly-lines-by-may-a/

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Mophie Juice Pack

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2008 by kylegraeme

Mophie’s Iphone Juice pack is in reality an external battery you can slide your Iphone into to extend battery life on the go. This backup power source simple wraps around the back of the Iphone and can provide 250 hours of standby, 8 hours of talk, 24 hours of audio and 7 hours of video playback, and 6 hours of Internet use time. You can preorder one of these devices for the price of $99.95.

 

Personally I like the idea of this device. It has good styling, and even better functionality, if it delivers what promised will be very successful. It not only provides an excellent second battery, but also a nice battery gauge. You don’t always have access to a power source or charger so in this sense; this is a very good product. One downfall to the Juice pack is its sheer size. The Iphone is already a large mobile device and when plugged into the Juice pack, would look ridiculously obtuse in your pocket. Besides the bulkiness of the product, the Juice pack looks like a very promising item that should have a good success in the tech market.