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Facial Recognition & Directed Advertising Demo: IDF Beijing 2011

Nicole Scott | Apr 12, 2011 6:42 AM CDT
Intel put on a series of demo's at Day 0 of IDF Beijing 2011 showing off various ways that camera recognition, both facial and gesture, could be applied to everyday life.



The first demo controlled an avatar by mapping the human face to cause the avatar to animate on-screen characters to precisely replicate mimic facial expressions and head movement. The second demo has been making the rounds but we still love it since the idea of having in on our home TV excites since it would make looking at photo's a more interactive experience. One can control and navigate the user interface with the wave of a hand as well as zoom and rotate.

It is like having a Kinect, but all you need is a webcam! The big one that I thought was the best of the bunch was facial recognition to deliver directed personal advertising. That's right, your TV will watch you figure out how many males and females are in the room, whether they are young or old and even detect if they are happy or sad. Based on this information they will then service an appropriate targeted ad. Creepy, just a little.

Facial Recognition & Directed Advertising Demo: IDF Beijing 2011 | TweakTown.com


The final demo takes that creep factor to the next level as your TV will identify you personally, and then it will suggest shows for you based on your viewing habits. The technology will continue to watch you to see if you are enjoying the program and even note if you are looking away from the screen.

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Sceptre Galaxy Series LED TVs come in cool colors and have nice features

Shane McGlaun | Feb 3, 2011 12:51 PM CST
There are tons of TVs on the market today that run the gamut from small screens that fit in smaller rooms or for those on a tight budget to massive screens that run thousands of dollars and have all the bells and whistles. If you are looking for a smaller screen LED backlit HDTV to fit in a bedroom or office Sceptre has some really cool offerings and has added some new sets to its Galaxy Line.

Sceptre Galaxy Series LED TVs come in cool colors and have nice features | TweakTown.com


The Sceptre Galaxy series TVs are available in several colors including black, pink, red, blue, and chrome. The colors are a nice touch, but the specs are what most people are concerned about. The line has full 1080p resolution for the 24-inch screen and the TVs can be used as a PC monitor as well. The TVs are under an inch thick at their thinnest point and slightly under 2-inches at their thickest.

The dynamic contrast ratio for the screens is 14,000:1 and the panel response time is 5ms. Connectivity includes dual HDMI ports, the sets have a USB port as well for direct viewing of photos, and audio files from a flash drive. The sound system in the TV has a pair of 3W speakers and brightness is 250 cd/m2. The sets are widely available for $399.99.

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Epson PowerLite 905 and 915W projectors debut

Shane McGlaun | Feb 1, 2011 2:02 PM CST
Epson has projectors that are for mobile pros, education, and home theater fans in its line up and many of the offerings from the company are among the best in their classes. Epson has announced today that it has two new projectors going into the line aimed at education use. The projectors would work equally as well in the office and other settings too.

Epson PowerLite 905 and 915W projectors debut | TweakTown.com


The new projectors are the PowerLite 905 and 915W. The projectors are similar with the differences being brightness and resolution. The 905 sells for $999 and has 3000 lumens of white and color light output with XGA resolution. The 915W has 3200 lumens of color and white light output with WXGA resolution and sells for $1099.

Other features of the two are common like HDMI inputs, 16W speakers, and mic inputs. The projectors have plug and play capability for showing presentations from a computer. They can be turned on and off from a wall switch and the projectors have a 1.6 x optical zoom. Both of the projectors will ship in March around the country online and in stores.

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Cool 15.6-inch LCD is powered by a USB port

Shane McGlaun | Jan 18, 2011 1:06 PM CST
LCDs that get connectivity for video and power from a single USB port aren't new. They have been around for a while now and are often used by folks with notebooks and netbooks to get a larger screen in the office and on the go. The thing that most of the users USB-powered screens have in common is that they tend to be small with screens 10-inches and under in size.

Cool 15.6-inch LCD is powered by a USB port | TweakTown.com


A new LCD has surfaced from a Japanese company called Green House dubbed the GH-USD16K that has a very large 15.6-inch screen. It's not that a 15.6-inch LCD is big by any means, but when you consider that the LCD gets all the power it needs to operate and the connectivity for video from a single USB port the screen is huge.

The power sipping nature of the screen is what allows it to operate on a USB port. The screen needs only 5W to operate and you can hook as many as six of the screens to one computer. The resolution is 1366 x 768 and it has a 400:1 contrast ratio. The screen has a brightness rating of 220cd/m2 and has a Japanese price that works out to about $215 in the US. There is no word on availability outside if Japan.

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Epson announces new G6000 series projectors

Shane McGlaun | Jan 18, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Epson has announced a new line of projectors that will slot into its range of education offerings that have some nice new features. The projectors should be perfectly acceptable for other uses in the home and office too. The new line includes the D6150, G6155W, and the D6250. The three projectors have many common features like a filter life of 10,000 hours and a lamp life of 5,000 hours.

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The D6150 has 3500 lumens of color and white light output and XGA resolution. The D6155W has the same 3500 lumens of light output and has WXGA resolution. The D6250 bumps the brightness up to 4,000 lumens and has a XGA resolution. The projectors have the same connectivity with HDMI, USB plug and play, sound and mouse support over one cable, and the ability to give presentations directly from USB drives.

The projectors also have integrated Ethernet connectivity and can be fitted with an optional WiFi adapter for wireless networking. Side-by-side screen tech is built-in and the projectors have lots of adjustability for screen settings. Lenses used on the projectors have 1.6x optical zoom and the projectors use 3LCD tech for image quality. The 6150 will sell for $1649, the 6155W sells for $1799, and the D6250 sells for $1799 with all three shipping in April.

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Epson debuts new PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W projectors

Shane McGlaun | Jan 10, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Epson is more of a printer company than anything else in my mind. However, that's not all the firm is about. It makes a full line of projectors and other items that are used in businesses, homes, and the classroom all around the country. Epson has announced a new line of projectors aimed at the classroom that replaces the PowerLite 83V+, 83+, 84+, 85+ and 826W+ units on the market right now.

Epson debuts new PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W projectors | TweakTown.com


The new line of projectors includes the PowerLite PowerLite 92, 93, 95, and 96W. The PowerLite 92 and 93 projectors sell for $649 and $699 respectively and have 2400 lumens of white and color light output. The PowerLite 95 sells for $799 and has 2600 lumens of output. These three projectors offer XGA resolution.

The PowerLite 96W has 2700 lumens of light output and sells for $899 with WXGA resolution. The 93, 95, and 96W all have network connectivity and can be controlled remotely. The 95 and 96W can stream video over an IP network as well. All of the projectors have 1.2x optical zoom, HDMI connectivity, and more. The new line of projectors will ship in March.

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LCD makers fined $857 million for price fixing

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 8, 2010 7:00 PM CST
The European Commission has issued a fine to AU Optronics, Samsung, LG, Chimei InnoLux, Chunghwa Picture Tubes and HannStar Display after the companies held so called "Crystal meetings" between 2001 and 2006. The fine? €648.925 million ($857.49 million).

LCD makers fined $857 million for price fixing | TweakTown.com


The goal of these meetings was for the 6 companies to agree on product range pricing and the minimum prices of LCD's, with the intent of the agreement to boost their own profits. All 6 companies knew it was illegal and tried to cover it up.

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Samsung shows off sweet new Super PLS LCD

Shane McGlaun | Dec 1, 2010 1:00 PM CST
One of the most compelling reasons for me to upgrade to the iPhone 4 from my iPhone 3GS (other than the cracked screen on my 3GS) was that the iPhone 4 has a much better screen. The quality of the screen is one of the biggest reasons that media consuming smartphone users will use to upgrade to a new device. That is assuming that a geek needs any reason at all to upgrade other than a new device is available.

Samsung shows off sweet new Super PLS LCD | TweakTown.com


One of the largest companies in the mobile display market is Samsung Mobile Display. SMD makes screens for all sorts of smartphones and other devices and the company has unveiled a new screen technology called Super LPS that will replace current generation IPS screens. You can see from the image here that the Super PLS screen is much clearer and brighter than other screens on the market. According to SMD, the new screen is 100% better in viewing angles and 10% brighter than other screens on the market.


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LG to introduce 23-inch 240Hz IPS LCD panel

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 24, 2010 7:17 PM CST
LG today announced the launch of a 23-inch 240Hz LCD for monitors that refreshes at an insane 240 frames per second. Being a fan of 120Hz gaming myself, I find this highly interesting - wouldn't mind testing one out myself! (wink TT gods, wink).

LG to introduce 23-inch 240Hz IPS LCD panel | TweakTown.com


The full HD 23-inch 240Hz panel was developed by combing 120Hz tech with scanning backlight tech which enables a backlight to repeatedly turned on and off. The standard refresh rate of most LCD monitors is 60Hz, with 120Hz entering the market in the last 18 months (being pushed for NVIDIA 3D Vision mostly) a 240Hz refresh would significantly refuse motion blur - gamers alike, crying with joy.

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Viewsonic unleashes 1080p projector

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 22, 2010 5:37 PM CST
Viewsonic are hitting the internet waves today with the announcement of their Pro 8 series projector, which is meant to be ideal for enthusiasts and installers.

Viewsonic unleashes 1080p projector | TweakTown.com


ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the addition of the Pro8200 projector to its Pro 8 Series projector product line, equipped with Full HD 1080p resolution for high-definition viewing from the comfort of home.

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