UPDATES FROM NEW TECH I (TORONTO 2009) AND FUN STUFF <ul><li>Display Technology, Remote Meeting Tools (Susan Jane Williams) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Software and Web 2.0 (Meghan Musolff) </li></ul>
Updates Then….. “ Pico” (or “pocket”) projectors introduced --a few models, including one from 3M “ Vaporware” or just cute gadgets?
Updates Now….. Dozens of models from Dell, 3M, Optoma, Aiptek, Toshiba, Acer, BenQ, Microvision, Samsung, Texas Instruments and BUGlabs that use the DLP Pico chipset and additional models that use LCoS. A new chipset (nHD) released Feb. 16, 2010 that will allow even thinner designs (all using an LED light source)
Updates Microvision Show WX, does not use an LED light source. It should be the first pico projector to ship using a laser light source. With a laser light source, there's no focusing. It is expected to be more expensive (Microvision estimates the selling price as between $400 and $500.)
Updates Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Released September 2009 Worlds first compact camera to feature a built-in projector Device maker Syndiant recently showed off a penny-sized pico projector capable of displaying images in up to 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
Updates Texas Instruments has also integrated a projector in a cell phone Evolutionary note to self: hand must become flat and white and sparkly
Updates And there are so many other intelligent uses too…..