Gesture Control: Coming To A TV Set Near You!

I just got back from Hollywood this evening but prior to leaving I caught Steve Balmer on CBC’s “The Hour”. One of the items that surfaced in the discussion was the future of TV and during the discussion Steve Balmer talked about gesture control for TV being just around the corner. Tonight as I surfed the net while watching the World Series game I came across a couple of videos and an article that I thought I’d post to the blog. The first two video’s show a Hitachi TV working using gestures while the third video is the Balmer interview on “The Hour”.
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Apple Graciously Welcomes Windows 7

Apple is up to it again…. Enjoy.

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P3Pictures Looks at Audio Options for Hybrid (DSLR) Cameras

Jon Fairhurst of P3Pictures did a study on audio options for recording movies using DSLR cameras. The tests are done using a variety of audio recording devices and microphones. The first test (below) was undertaken with a closely placed shotgun mic.

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The second test (below)uses a camera-mounted shotgun.
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The third test (below) makes use of a wireless lavaliere microphone.

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Part 4 (below) looks at foley recording.

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In Part 5 Jon Fairhurst looks at the noise floor of each option.

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Finally in Part 6 P3Pictures draws some conclusions.
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Interface Beyond The Mouse

Clayton Miller’s 10/GUI project is developing and demonstrating an interface that goes beyond the standard mouse. The mouse as it is currently designed forces the user to operate using a single finger. This limitation is well understood and –in fact– window-based GUI’s have been designed around this limitation.In the video below the concepts behind a 10 finger interface and a 3-D window system are demonstrated.

….brad….

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The Durability Of OLED Displays

The video below demonstrates both the flexibility and strength of OLED displays. A traditional LCD shatters with a hammer, while the 2.8-inch, 20 micrometer thick OLED display is completely unaffected, even when folded.

….brad….

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Conan O’Brien talks to the co-creator of USB on The Tonight Show

Conan O’Brien recently interviewed the co-creator of USB, Ajay Bhatt as part of the Tonight Show. The video below is pretty entertaining.

….brad….

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Light Peak, Your 10Gb/s Connector.

Get Ready For Light Peak As Your Optical Connection

‘Light Peak’, employs a high-speed optical cable 125 microns thick. That’s about the thickness of a human hair. It’s at the base of a new interconnect technology that Intel hopes will replace or augment connections used in consumer-based electronics, such as USB2.0, HDMI, Firewire and DVI. The technology is expandable and is expected to scale up to 100Gb/s over the next decade. The video below provides insight into this next-generation technology.

….brad….

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