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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. » 7/28/14 9:00am 7/28/14 9:00am

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

The Oculus Rift promises to make Star 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… » 7/18/14 3:18pm 7/18/14 3:18pm

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… » 5/23/14 3:00pm 5/23/14 3:00pm

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 colors, to still images, to videos… » 3/16/14 3:00pm 3/16/14 3:00pm

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 millimeters helps add to a smartphone's appeal, Texas Instruments might have finally found a way to convince handset makers to include a… » 2/24/14 11:00am 2/24/14 11:00am

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! » 1/07/14 2:35pm 1/07/14 2:35pm

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 polarizing 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… » 11/22/13 10:10am 11/22/13 10:10am

LUMO Interactive Projector Turns Bedrooms Into Science Centers

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… » 10/25/13 7:00pm 10/25/13 7:00pm

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… » 10/07/13 9:40am 10/07/13 9:40am

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… » 10/02/13 11:40am 10/02/13 11:40am

This Projector Lets You Tweak the Colors of Printed Materials

For the most part, once something's been printed—a photo, a map, an article—there's not much you can do to change it. And for person's dealing with visual impairments, that can be a problem. So researchers at Wakayama University in Japan have developed a projector system that allows print materials to be adjusted,… » 9/05/13 2:37pm 9/05/13 2:37pm

Holy Crap, This Water-Based Display Makes Water’s Surface a Touchscreen

You probably stopped taking baths somewhere around high school when you realized you were just soaking in your own filth. But thanks to researchers at the University of Electro-Communications' Koike Laboratory who used a Kinect to turn a pool of water into an interactive display, it might be worth skipping the shower… » 8/06/13 11:24am 8/06/13 11:24am

Stunning Video Is Animated With Nothing but Light and Freezing Breath

Considering that basic projectors are fairly dated pieces of tech at this point, the number of people still putting them to ingenius, wildly creative use is almost baffling. And this recently released video from the band Travis is no exception. With nothing but their trusty projector and some likely… » 7/02/13 12:21pm 7/02/13 12:21pm

The World's First Tablet Projector Promises a 100-Inch Display

A built-in projector isn't quite at the top of anyone's wish list for tablet improvements. But that didn't stop Promate from putting one into its new LumiTab and declaring it the world's first tablet projector. The average consumer might not be interested yet, but corporate honchos who live and die by PowerPoint… » 4/30/13 2:40pm 4/30/13 2:40pm