August 20, 2007
This post might be better for our sister site Weather Snob, but if you're looking for an LCD TV with a built-in clock, thermometer and hygrometer, whose dials swing open to reveal speakers, then look no further young shopper.
There's a four-in-one A/V connection (Composite, S-Video, Audio Input and Headphone Jack) and remote control. Maybe this is the perfect TV for the weather obsessed or someone who wants both analog and digital devices living in harmony.
Via Gizmodo at HANNSPREE Timesquare 12.1
August 10, 2007
We've always liked reading a bit, or perhaps catching the latest greatest ad in the bathroom while taking a piss - but watch TV? How long will I have to hold it to make sure I get at least 2 minutes of tv/pissing viewing time?
The Piss-Screen - that is the real name - is designed to shock drunk guys in bars into choosing a taxi instead of driving home after one too many. So how does it work? Well, you use your stream of pee to control a car-racing game on the screen. If you're too drunk the car crashes in a horrible mess. Check out a demo video to get the idea.
Via Shiny Shiny
September 13, 2005
This little SVGA 3D active matrix OLED is about the size of quarter and would fit nicely on the top of a ring on your finger. Imagine. In the next few years you'll be able to stream TV anywhere you want to watch it if they can make little screens like this work. The possibilities are endless when you think of linking up about 30 of these little screens with different feeds on a wall. Giant picture collages with video, TV, and other items being shown on them. Wow.
September 12, 2005
Serenity now! Well, I'm pretty sure some re-runs of Firefly would make for a great TV viewing when I'm dead and especially on my Tombstone. I guess people aren't satisfied with a simple name and date and have to add that little extra something to their grave site.
A company called VidStone, LLC has just the thing to make your afterlife more high tech. The VIDSTONE Serenity Panel is the first personal memorial monument product of its kind. Utilizing solar-power technology and a weatherproof LCD panel it provides families the option of viewing a personalized video tribute right at their loved one’s final resting place. The VIDSTONE Serenity panel features a 5-10 minute multimedia memorial detailing the most precious memories of your loved one’s life. Their unique memories are no longer solely relived in your mind , but at your loved one’s place of rest. While nothing ever replaces the gift of life, memories can now come one step closer to forever being remembered and not forgotten with a Vidstone Serenity Panel.
Via Gear Live at Vidstone
August 29, 2005
It's starting to happen. I love it when things like LCD picture frames become a little more. I always thought it was kind of useless to not have your picture frame a more "Harry Potter Like" poster (if you read the Potter), where things move and such. I can imagine using this to have a slideshow of pictures and short movie clips I take with my digital camera. It would also be great to have one of these with sound pumped through the house and have a video feed streaming on all of the LCD picture frames.
At ITmedia via Akihabara News
August 17, 2005
We really think a touchscreen LCD TV might be the way to go except for one annoying thing - fingerprints. These types of products always miss out on the practical - real world uses and how things will look on the LCD after about 4 weeks of my daughter rubbing jelly sandwiches over the front of it.
All that being said, using it as a MEDIA center PC front end in your media closet might be the way to go. Control your home automation software, surf the Internet, or play computer games using a touchscreen LCD that mounts on your wall could be fun and the Local LCD & Wall Box kit connects to your computer but provides an attractive option to a bulky monitor, so you'll be able to run your programs as usual while the PC resides in a closet.
Price - it comes in at the $2000+ price point we all love and dread at the same time.
Via Gizmos for Geeks at SmarterHome
July 12, 2005
We are a sucker for the VR headset and TV watching. It looks like someone has decided to pursue this dead trend again in what engadget calls an overpriced attempt. Well at $500 bucks it is a tad overpriced but says it works with first person shooters for Xbox, Playstation, and PC platforms. Should be in stores for Christmas this season.
Via Trimersion Head Mounted Display
March 21, 2005
Imagine doing this as your giant LCD TV becomes obsolete. :-)
"Make group pool Flickr member "tv" posted a couple photos of a the $11 Mattel JuiceBox modified in to a photo frame. He says "I'm working on an LCD frame hacked out of a Mattel JuiceBox ($11 at Wal-mart). The 'Box runs uclinux and accepts MMC cards". Wow, this might be the way we can all have low-cost photo frames.
Via MAKE: Blog: The $11 LCD Photo Frame?