Overhead Laser Lights That Illuminate With Images And Video

As far as giant corporations go, it’s usually Sony that’s willing to a take risk on an unorthodox new product. But this time it’s Panasonic’s turn with the company’s new Space Player that combines overhead lighting with compact projectors letting you project everything from different colours, to still images, to videos and animation.

A Tiny HD DLP Chip Could Finally Put A Projector In Your Phone

Concerns over battery life aside, the real reason your smartphone doesn’t have a built-in projector yet is because it would add too much thickness to the device. And because shaving millimetres helps add to a smartphone’s appeal, Texas Instruments might have finally found a way to convince handset makers to include a minuscule projector with its new 0.3-inch HD DLP Pico chipset.

A New Chip Will Make Projected Images Look Better In Bright Light

We all know the drill: whenever you’re using a projector you need to make the room as dark as possible so the images don’t get all washed out. But Hitachi wants to change that with a new chip that automatically applies corrections and adjustments to a projected image so that it looks clear even in bright light.

Eyes On: Sony's Ultra Short-Throw 4K Projector Sure Lights Up A Room

Earlier today Sony announced a new short-throw digital projector that lies within a sleek credenza-like rectangle, and shines glorious 4K video against the wall it’s up against. We got to feast our eyes on a demo at the Sony booth today. It’s lovely.

Sony's Dreamy Life Space UX Projector Beams A 4K Display From Up Close

Sony just announced a super slick projector called the 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector that’ll be able to turn any wall into a 4K display. It’s a part of Sony’s new Life Space UX What’s cool about the projector is that it’s placed right next to a wall instead of behind your head. And that it uses lasers!

This Screen Can Display 2D And 3D Images At The Same Time

With most 3D TVs you’ll see a headache-inducing double image unless you’re wearing a pair of polarising or shutter glasses. But researchers from the Shirai Lab at Japan’s Kanagawa Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable screen that can display both 2D and 3D images at the same time, without the eye-straining side effects.

LUMO Interactive Projector Turns Bedrooms Into Science Centres

Even though they’re mostly designed for kids, it’s impossible to resist those installations where camera-equipped projectors shine an interactive projection on the ground. But there’s no shame in enjoying one in your own home, because the company behind many of those creations is officially launching a consumer version that will all but guarantee your kids never play outside again.

This Piano Projector Makes Playing Keyboards As Easy As Rock Band

Learning to play a new instrument is an exciting endeavour, until you get caught up in the hours of mind-numbing practice required to get proficient. But if learning the piano is up next on your bucket list, you’ll be desperate to get your hands on this clever projection system that makes learning the ivories easier — and dare we say: fun.

A Projector Camera That Adds Wacky Animations Can't Just Be For Kids

Photography is a lovely hobby for adults who’ve developed the requisite patience to wait for the perfect shot. But for kids? Not so much. They demand more instant gratification, so Hasbro has created the Showcam, a digital camera targeted at kids that lets them add effects and hilarious animations to photos, and even project them on a wall for all to see.

10-Second Bomb-Defusing Game Puts Red Wire/Blue Wire In Your Hands

For a coding contest where competitors had a limited amount of time to come up with a novel game that plays out in just 10 seconds, SassyBot Studio created this stressful-looking bomb defusing challenge that has players trying to figure out what wire to snip.