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Is That A Depression-Era Projector In Your Pocket Or Are You Just...

The June 1930 issue of Science and Invention magazine featured this amazing little pocket projector. But much like other small handheld gadgets of the time, it was pretty impractical given its battery needs.


You Don't Need To Be A Bridezilla To Want An Animated Wedding Cake

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Disney has a whole division at its theme parks dedicated to making fairytale weddings a reality. But what is surprising is the awesome technology those wedding planners have at their disposal, like wonderful projection-mapped cakes that make it look as if the frosting is magically animated.


BenQ W7500 Home Theatre Projector: Australian Review

What happens when you install a home theatre projector and expect it to replace a TV? Can you get the same kind of image for the same price range, but with the advantage of a much, much larger screen? BenQ’s W7500 is simultaneously one of the most versatile and most capable home theatre projectors that I’ve seen, but it’s still more suited to the cinema room than the living room.


Turning A Wall Into An Android 'Touchscreen' With A Pocket Projector

Touchjet first showed off a concept version of its phablet-sized Touchpico projector at CES 2014. Now, the Android-powered Wi-Fi device is nearly ready for production. We got to play with a preproduction model at Gizmodo’s office, ahead of the launch of TouchPico’s crowdfunding campaign.


Projectors Could Turn Your Tiny Apartment Into A Goggle-Less Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift promises to makeStar Trek TNG’s holodeck a reality, but only in your head. You can’t spend every moment of your life with a goofy visor strapped to your face, and that’s why this alternate approach to the holodeck — using projectors to make a tiny non-descript room appear massive — seems far more plausible.


Short-Throw Touchscreen Projector Means There's No Remote To Lose

Mounting projectors near the ceiling of a conference room keeps them out of the way, but it also means you’re almost completely dependent on a remote if you need to tweak any settings. If it goes missing, it’s time to find a ladder. Or, switch to Epson’s new EB-595WT short-throw projector which features built-in touchscreen functionality that works on the projected image.


A Ball-Tracking Projector Lets You Juggle With Stars And Planets

There hasn’t been much innovation in the world of juggling since the chainsaw was invented. But thanks to the work of Hiroaki Yamaguchi and Hideki Koike, who created a real-time tracking and projection system that can bring balls to life, busking is about to get interesting again.


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.


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