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A Whole New Dimension

When we think of advanced technologies, the images that come to mind are rather fantastic. We picture flying cars and buildings of amazing scale, such as those in the beginning of the movie Blade Runner (which is, in a temporal sense, about eight years from now). We picture the best and brightest from science fiction stories. We picture a world of ease and comfort and beauty unsurpassed. We picture that every little thing, from tying our shoes to washing our clothes to communicating with one another is done with the ease of breathing. We want the best and we want it now, and no substitute or excuse for less will be accepted. Such as the culture that technology has promoted. However, we must also think about what the technology does to our culture in the sense of our entertainment and leisure, for that is a very large barometer of where we are.

For instance, a very big trend in gaming is the “hands-free” experience. Peripherals such as the Xbox 360’s Kinect or the Playstation 3’s Move system have promoted a future free from the grasp of remotes, where your body itself controls the action. A big trend that is not seen in gaming so much right now, but is huge in the film industry, is realistic 3-D technology. While there have been movements toward a home 3-D experience, the expense as well as the need for special glasses has prevented any serious foothold. Until now. The recently-released Nintendo 3DS provides an on-the-go 3-D experience, where the DS’s upper screen is now a 3-D screen that does not require glasses to experience. The 3DS retails for about $250 in North America.

 

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Samsung’s 3D Computer Monitors!

Mobile Computing News is reporting that Samsung is forging ahead with their plans for the 3D computer monitors!

For it’s part, Engadget has uncovered the specs behind the Samsung 3D LED monitors range. There are two series of monitors, namely the 750 series and the 950 series. Both series have two monitors, sized at 23 inches and 27 inches. Resolution across all the monitors is 1080p, with two-millisecond response times, 1000:1 contrast ratios, with available inputs being HDMI, D-sub, DVI-DualLink connectivity and DisplayPort.

Furthermore, for those who would like to use the 3D-enabled monitors as televisions, it’s possible to order them with an optional extra in the form of a TV tuner.

The problem is we don’t know how much these Samsung 3D LED monitors will cost. This scares us. This scares us a lot, in fact, given how expensive 3D displays – let alone LED-enabled ones – have been up to this point.

Samsung’s biggest success in recent years has been its ability to build top quality products at very competitive prices. What the company does not get enough credit for is how much their industrial designers have stepped up to the plate. These monitors, with their unusual neck carved into the base and slim bezel look like something fresh out of a very sexy future.