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The Las Vegas-hosted 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is still running, of course, but the majority of the announcements have been made: a fair few before the show even started, in a bid to get ahead of the rest. Like early morning shoppers, though, everyone figures out the pre-show press release trick soon enough and now …

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Glasses free 3D

I'm aware how this works, or at least one implementation, but has anyone seen it in real life?

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Re: Glasses free 3D

Glasses-free 3D:

1- The Nintendo 3DS

2- the bloke who attached an electrode to each temple, thus causing his eyes to blink alternately at 30 fps (sadly, this technique was a hoax)

One assumes that glasses-free 3D television would require the the viewer to sit in a specific spot. If the mechanism is tunable, it could potentially track the users head using a Kinect-like device.

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Re: Glasses free 3D

Saw a demo at London City Airport ages ago of 3D display, but no idea how it worked. Was good though, and seemed to work from all angles/distances.

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"One assumes that glasses-free 3D television would require the the viewer to sit in a specific spot. If the mechanism is tunable, it could potentially track the users head using a Kinect-like device."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw

Done using a Nintendo Wii in 2007.

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Re: Glasses free 3D

"but has anyone seen it in real life?"

Look around you. Real life has been 3D for a long time now.

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Real life has been 3D for a long time now.

Yes, but most of the content is rubbish.

So ... pretty much exactly like 3D TV.

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Dammit

Now I need a 3D cake printer too!

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Re: Dammit

no. Haven't you heard? The cake is a lie.

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Massive Scholastic Overkill

Primary school cake sales, in my experience, are usually organised to raise some money for a trip or equipment. If you need to buy a $10,000 3D printer first, then it's rather a case of using a steamroller to crack a nut. Or putting the cart before the horse. Or somesuch.

Now, if you were talking about printing edible lingerie, then you might have a market, but also not at the primary school, please.

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"Edible lingerie ... might have a market"

might be the killer app more like

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Netatmo’s June

....for Lensmen!

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And here's me thinking

that it was a tiny black and white screen for watching porn.

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SeeSpace InAir

... I like the way it superimposes McLaren racing overalls onto Lewis Hamilton with a Mercedes F1 car in the background... Neat trick...

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To be fair, even Lewis can make that mistake in the pitlane ;)

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"Smartwatches and wearable devices have proved the key theme of the show, with lots of folk jumping on the bandwagon to try and get a piece of the action early, now well-known birds like Fitbit and Pebble have been enjoying."

Erm... enjoying what?

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...The action?

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I suppose this is the intransitive use of "enjoy", as found in the infuriating exhortation "Enjoy!".

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I blame the marketing department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

Bunch of mindless jerks...

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"Smartwatches and wearable devices have proved the key theme of the show, with lots of folk jumping on the bandwagon to try and get a piece of the action early, now well-known birds like Fitbit and Pebble have been enjoying."

"Smartwatches and wearable devices have proved the key theme of the show, with lots of folk jumping on the bandwagon to try and get a piece of the action [that] early, now well-known birds like Fitbit and Pebble have been enjoying."

Better? :)

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Scanadu

Looks like CalTech let Sheldon take a sabbatical in R&D.

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That lenovo hybrid looks pretty good actually, and a decent screen resolution for once!

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55cm -> 55mm

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interesting...

how many items have dual use.

You may think printing cakes is not worth it, but I could rig it to print cells and media ;-)

The home urine test is very interesting if it is a) cheap b) sends stuff to you computer.

Elderly folks would benefit from a device that required no processing to use....

P.

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HDMI overlay

If memory serves correct, you can overlay stuff onto an existing HDMI signal traveling down a wire, you just can't extract the existing video.

I might have imagined that though...

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HDMI overlay in 3D

Hmmm that might, just maybe finally be a valid use of 3D in TVs. Assuming it doesn't obscure the content "behind" it. Pretty sure I'm not going to stump up for a 3D set when the time comes to replace my ageing unit though.

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The Scanadu Scout looks as if it might double as a urinal cake...

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More than just porn output from your printer!

It also operates as a birth-control device, consequently measuring the male partner's fertility and sperm count.

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My Cake Printer- It needs a new cartridge.

I am definitely interested in one of these cake printers!

But where can I buy the ink cartridges? Are they sold through Amazon?

Is there just one cartridge, or several- one for each flavour? Do I have to change the cartridge for cookie printing?

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