lighting
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 colours, to still images, to videos and animation. Read More >>

guts
A Tiny HD DLP Chip Could Finally Put a Projector in Your Phone

Texas Instruments might have found a way to convince handset makers to include a minuscule projector into forthcoming devices with its new 0.3-inch HD DLP Pico chipset. Read More >>

sony
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. Read More >>

sony
Sony's Dreamy Life Space UX Projector Beams a 4K Display From Up Close

Sony's 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! Read More >>

3d
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 polarising 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 eye-straining side effects. Read More >>

toys
LUMO Interactive Projector Turns Bedrooms Into Science Centres

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 version that will all but guarantee your kids never play outside again. Read More >>

design
This Projector Lets You Tweak the Colours 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. For people 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, even after they're printed. Read More >>

guts
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. Read More >>

microsoft
Lights Out For Illumiroom Due to "Thousands of Dollars" Potential Cost

Microsoft's bonkers lounge-lighting, holodeck-like Illumiroom gaming concept is unlikely to ever see the light of day outside Microsoft tech demos, as the company says it would be a nightmare for the average man to set up and the cost would be... astronomical. Read More >>

science
This Water-Based Display Makes Water’s Surface a Touchscreen

You probably stopped taking baths somewhere around adolescence when you realised you were just soaking in a soup of 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 for a long relaxing soak again. Read More >>

tablets
The World's First Tablet Projector Promises a 100-Foot 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 presentations are surely smiling from ear-to-ear now. Read More >>

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

The IllumiRoom would take the physical form of a small, wide-angle projection box that would sit on your coffee table, facing the TV. From there, it would feed off all kinds of information — from tapping right into a game's source code, to reading raw controller input — to apply all manner of effects. Read More >>

televisions
JVC Finds a Clever Shortcut To an 8K Projector

Given 4K TVs and cameras are only just starting to hit the market, there's not a lot of 8K components to be had just yet. But that isn't stopping JVC from rolling out one of the first 8K projectors, that's actually built on 4K technology. Read More >>

augmented reality
Turn Your Pool Table Into a Psychedelic Aquarium with Kinect-Powered Projection Effects

Pool is a fun game, but with just some coloured 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. Read More >>

watch this
Anyone Can Be a Pool Shark When This Projector Calls the Shots

Pool is simple if you know your geometry. And physics. And have good hand-eye coordination. And while none of those seem that hard on their own, they can be a little tough to put together. But with a little help from tech, it becomes as easy as just keeping your eyes open. Read More >>

augmented reality
AR Train Windows Can put the Eiffel Tower in Nebraska

Travelling by train can be a lovely way to see a country—until you get tired of the endless farmer's fields and industrial parts of town where rails are normally routed. But if you're on a train equipped with this slick augmented reality window that enhances the passing scenery, you may never want to get to your destination. Read More >>

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