a transparent TV!
So I suppose it can be practical when you don’t want your TV to be an eye sore. Since it is transparent, you could have nice decorations behind the TV…
However, for TVs to work, you need a source for the backlighting. In this case, they’ve separated that from the TV but the backlight is immediately behind the screen… So it’s not quite clear how practical this is yet.
Oh well, did I mention, it’s 3D!!!!
Picture from: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-01/10/hisense-transparent-tv
I think everyone is familiar with the Microsoft Kinect which can detect your movements, so you can play video games without a controller… and people have used the Microsoft Kinect for various projects, like creating a Minority Report type of interface to the computer to drag and drop by just moving your hands.
Another manufacturer Leap Motion is coming out with a product which is meant to be an attachment to your computer… So you can have all the advantages of a touch interface without actually touching the screen. And you know what this means, no more fingerprints and smudges on your touch-enabled screens!
Click the above image for their website and a demonstration video.
And speaking of smudges on your devices, don’t you hate it when you have fingerprints and smudges on your tablet? Are you wiping the screen yourself? How so 20th century! Why clean your tablet the old-fashioned way? Why not get a Roomba-like cleaning device to automatically clean your tablet for you!
Sorry, no video.
But why flail your arms around which can be tiresome anyway? Another manufacturer has made it possible to navigate on your computer just by looking at your screen. Moving your eyes will move the mouse pointer. It will also allow you to scroll content on your screen. But left blinking and right blinking can be tricky. Just kidding. No left blinking or right blinking.
Can be useful for those with disabilities… or those with hands full at the moment… or those of us who are just too lazy!
Click on the above image for the video on the product. No price yet, but the developer’s model is $995. Ouch!
Earlier I posted here
that if life can be a game, then you may be more motivated to do things.
What if cleaning can be made fun, too? Perhaps with a remote control duster and remote control garbage can, it can!
Click the above image for the commercial. Warning: You’d better have your credit card ready because I’m sure you’ll want to buy it as soon as you see how much fun cleaning can be!