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Sony shows 3D images with glasses -- without the TV

Sony's Personal 3D Viewer, introduced at the IFA consumer electronics show, will offer consumers an alternative to 3D televisions and will be available by the end of this year, according to the company.

Written by Nick Barber03 Sept. 11 23:04

World Tech Update, July 28, 2011

Coming up on World Tech Update this week the Mango edition of Windows Phone makes its debut in Japan, Samsung and Verizon launch a 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Tab, Nintendo cuts the price of its 3DS amid slow sales and quarterly losses, Toyota's new technology helps cars avoid collisions with pedestrians and we test out the Contour+ wearable camcorder.

Written by Nick Barber29 July 11 09:39

Contour+ helmet cam adds Bluetooth viewfinder

Contour's latest wearable camcorder, the <a href="http://contour.com/products/contour-plus">Contour+</a>, boasts new features like clearer audio and a Bluetooth viewfinder, but its video quality, while good, keeps it from perfection.

Written by Nick Barber27 July 11 05:39

World Tech Update, July 15, 2011

On World Tech Update Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer jokes about the slow growth of Windows Phone 7, Julian Assange's lawyers argue against his extradition, one of China's fastest supercomputers goes online, Netflix users get slapped with a big price hike, Verizon Wireless opens an LTE innovation center, telehealth connects you via webcam with a doctor and a students compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup.

Written by Nick Barber15 July 11 08:14

World Tech Update, July 1, 2011

On World Tech Update this week Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduces Office365, the US Supreme Court rules that violent video games can be sold and rented to minors, Egypt promises never to shut off the Internet again, News Corp takes a huge loss on MySpace, police use wearable cameras to capture evidence and the Getty Museum uses Google Goggles for art info.

Written by Nick Barber01 July 11 08:22

World Tech Update, June 23, 2011

World Tech Update June 23, 2011. This week the Federal Trade Commission approves Microsoft's purchase of Skype, the Playstation Vita will ship slightly later than promised, Nintendo's Wii U won't be much more powerful than the current generation console, an enterprise executive said that the enterprise space can be consumerized and Verizon plans to stop offering unlimited data plans.

Written by Nick Barber24 June 11 08:15

Kinect voice control seaches content, integrates with TV

Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 will be able to receive voice controls, letting users control their television and search for content, the company announced Monday at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles.

Written by Nick Barber07 June 11 14:41

Imaginary interface lets you interact with invisible phone

Researchers at Germany's Hasso-Plattner Institute have developed what they call imaginary interfaces that allow users to interact with their phones even though they're not in front of them.

Written by Nick Barber06 June 11 07:47
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