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

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. » 1/07/14 7:25pm 1/07/14 7:25pm

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

The New Chip That Will Help Beam Displays Right at Your Eyes

Back at CES, Texas Instruments announced a new chip architecture for portable projectors. Now it's rolling out its first chip with that tech built-in. What's that mean for you? Better pictures to beam into your eyes. » 9/05/13 1:03pm 9/05/13 1:03pm

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 hyperventilating,… » 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

Microsoft's Crazy IllumiRoom: More Details About a Real-Life Holodeck

Not too long ago, Microsoft introduced its grand, pie-in-the-sky plans to maybe, someday turn your entire wall into an extension of your TV screen. Now, Microsoft Research has dropped some new details about how it all would work, and it's shaping up to be pretty awesome. » 4/29/13 10:49am 4/29/13 10:49am

Turn Your Pool Table Into a Psychedelic Aquarium with Kinect-Powered…

Pool is a fun game, but with just some colored balls on a plain green field, the spectacle is a little lacking. We've already seen how some clever projection can turn anyone into a pool shark, but now OpenPool is taking it a step further by turning pool into a psychedelic rave of a game. » 3/09/13 4:00pm 3/09/13 4:00pm