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Sony's Touch Projection Technology Looks to Change Your Morning Routine

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This week at CES, Sony has created a lot of buzz.  Starting with its keynote address, CEO Kazuo Hirai talked about a lot of new and exciting concepts.  One of the most interesting (to us at least) is what Sony calls Life Space UX.  

 

The ELMO BOXi MP-350 is an Amazing Mobile HD Projector

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We have reviewed dozens of portable projectors over the years.  Recently, we got our hands on something truly unique - the BOXi MP-350 mobile projector from ELMO USA.  This 720p HD LED projector retails for around $659 and offers 300 lumens of output.  So what is so unique about the MP-350?  Keep reading.

 

First Look at The BOXi Mobile Projector from ELMO USA

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Recently, we received a new mobile projector from ELMO USA.  The BOXi mobile LED projector (MP-350) is one of their latest products, and we were extremely excited when we learned that we would be receiving a unit to review.

 

How to Choose the Right Pico Projector

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It's that time of year when it seems nearly everyone is asking us which pico projector to buy.  To help, we have re-published an article on this topic.  Hopefully, it helps you decide which pico is best for you!

 

DIY Death Ray Laser Drone Bot!

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At Picopros, we are huge fans of everything cool & geeky.  We came across something involving a robot, lasers, and blowing things up.  Does it get any cooler than that?

 

QP Optoelectronics to Debut Ultra-short Throw Pico Projectors at CES

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In just a few weeks, QP Optoeletronics will debut some exciting new developments with their ultra-short throw pico projection technology.  Continuous improvements have resulted in a projection engine that has throw ratios of 0.5 to 0.3.  A typical pico projector will have a throw ratio of 1.4 to 2.2.  This means that a user can produce images that are 3-5 times (or greater) in size from a fixed distance.  This is a critical advantage for a pico projector.

 

Nuviz Looks to Bring Head-up Display Technology to Motorcyclists

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Head-up Display (HUD) technology has been around for years.  However, adoption has been limited due to performance, cost, and lack of connectivity.  Well, things are changing - rapidly.  We've reported on exciting new products from Kenwood and Pioneer aimed at automobiles.  Now, HUD technology is starting to make its way into motorcycle helmets.  You read that right - helmets.

 

Project PHAR Augments Your World With Projected Content

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The Projective Handheld Augmented Reality (PHAR) is a framework for the Android platform which addresses some complex steps towards projector-based augmented reality (AR). It was developed by Fraunhofer AICOS researcher Rui Marques while working for his master thesis. It took its starting point from an original idea by Klaus Schaefers, a former researcher from the same institution and is still an ongoing project.

 

Apple Rumored to Acquire Gesture Tech Firm PrimeSense

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Rumors are heating up, once again, that Apple will acquire Iraeli gesture technology firm PrimeSense.  Famously, PrimeSense's technology was employed by Microsoft for their first-generation Kinect gaming system.  However, in 2010, Microsoft acquired Canesta, forcing PrimeSense to rethink their business strategy.

 

Will Nissan 3E Bring AR Content to Your Next Vehicle?

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Recently, Nissan has announced its plans to debut a set of AR Eyewear at the Tokyo Motor Show that are intended to enhance the driving experience.  While details are scant, we can say it looks an awful lot like Google Glass.  More than likely, these glasses will communicate with the automobile to display critical driving information, such as speed, directions, and perhaps weather conditions.