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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Slimmer sets mean we’ll be seeing a lot less TV in future

With the end of CEATEC 2007 looming, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the strongest theme of this year’s show and the implications for what we’ll be finding in our electronics shops over the next months and years.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Stunning JVC high-def setup does quadruple HD TV

Another day at CEATEC, another amazing piece of technology; this time in the realm of higher-than-high-definition video. JVC’s stand at the Japanese electronics show is dominated by a boxy-looking camera that can shoot video at four times the resolution of standard HD TV.

FED TVs join OLED, SED, LCD and PDP in alphabetti spaghetti display soup

We’ve seen plenty of next-generation flat televisions at this week’s CEATEC show in Japan, but a technology we haven’t heard of in a while is the field emission display, or FED.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mr Spock would be proud: Booth babe totes tricorder to perfection

To pimp the Japanese HD DVD release of all 1,450 minutes of the original Star Trek in 1080p glory, the HD DVD promo body has decked out its booth attendants in appropriate regalia at CEATEC this week.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sharp multi-touch screen puts iPhone to shame

Apple’s Multi-touch technology, as seen in the iPhone and iPod touch, are pretty good, but don’t you think they’re just a little bit, well, yesterday? If you don’t already, you will when you see what Sharp has in store.

Japanese trains beaming RFID info to passengers on the go

Those funky little RFID chips embedded in almost all new Japanese phones just learned another trick to add to a growing repertoire that already includes e-cash, train and bus tickets and e-credit cards, with the introduction of a handy new technology from Mitsubishi.

Toshiba’s Cell-packing SpursEngine impressive in the flesh

Toshiba has been showing off its new, powerful SpursEngine processor at the CEATEC 2007 electronics show just outside Tokyo and we were there to take a look.



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