Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cool, Weird, & Finally!!!


Sony’s achingly slim ZX1 HDTV- which, at 9.9mm, is being called the world’s thinnest production LCD TV - will go on sale in the UK today. The screen, which boasts full 1080p resolution, 3,000:1 contrast ratio and 100Hz refresh rate, will be available in three sizes - 42, 46 and 52-inches - and relies on side-mounted backlighting LEDs for its skinniness.


Creepy but true: researchers at the University of California, Berkley, have managed to create a live remote-control beetle. Using six electrodes hooked up to the beetle’s brain and muscles, and a 1.3g radio module carried on the bug’s back, the flying rhinoceros beetle can be remotely-controlled from a nearby laptop. While the researchers have managed to electrically-control insects before, this is the first time it has been done wirelessly.


Some of your Apple multimedia handhelds may have lower native resolution display than your DVD video, but its supported video outputs reach 480 displayed horizontal lines of resolution, and that’s plenty to display yours shared photos or family videos on the big screen with decent quality. If you don’t have the multimedia dock with video connectivity, Scosche’s showTIME got what your need to get them media files feed on your TV.

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