We love technology here at Fast Company. And we're big on design too. Which is partly what makes RED's digital cameras quite so awesome, since they mix the two exquisitely. And the newly official RED Scarlet may even change the DSLR game too.
We're all familiar with Intel's tiny, low-power Atom CPU—without it the netbook revolution probably wouldn't have happened. But Intel has just pulled the covers off its next-gen Atom system on a chip, and it has a new target device: Your TV.
Today semiconductor Amimon announced its new WHDI 2.0 chipset, that will enable compatible hardware to transmit 1080p video 100 feet around your home. At the same time, research by In-Stat suggests that the technology will be beaten by standard 802.11 N Wi-Fi.
Sony's new HDR-TG5V takes the palm-held digital camcorder category to the pinnacle of the technology. The device is heralded as both the world's smallest and lightest in its class. Undoubtedly, it's a fabulous camcorder, but it comes at a fabulously high cost.
Canon's Digital Rebel cameras have always been hard-hitters among entry-level DSLRs, but Canon is poised to sew up the market with its new T1i—a camera that's a clear response to Nikon's D90. Primarily, it's because the T1i not only has the same 15.1 megapixel sensor as its semi-pro Canon EOS 50D cousin, but it can record video in 1080p full HD.
Canon unveiled it's latest "prosumer" digital camera ahead of the PMA trade show next month, and it includes the ability to shoot full high-definition 1080p video. That's a feature only recently introduced in the higher-end Canon 5D Mark ii and the Nikon D90, which retail for between $1,000 and $3,000 before lenses. The SX1 is expected to sell for $600. But there's one catch.
Sony says its new Bravia ZX1 is the world's thinnest LCD TV at 9.9mm. Certainly Samsung and JVC, each with 7mm-deep offerings, take issue with that. Yet the ZX1, after all, sounds like a technological masterpiece.
A couple of weeks back, I blogged about Samsung's [SEO:005930] gorgeous Series 9 LCDs. Those sets featured a trio of killer features — the now-popular 120Hz refresh rate for smooth on-screen action, a powerful and even LED backlight, and localized dimming to achieve pitch blacks. Now LG [SEO:066570] is announcing a similar competitor dubbed the 47LG90.
Announced nearly a year ago, Samsung's [SEO: 005930] fancy SP-A800B DLP projector will finally be available in the United States this summer. The bulbous black device will feature 1080p picture and a native contrast ratio of 10,000:1, as well as a 95% aperture ratio, 16-microsecond response time, and 1,920x1080 resolution. It's also reportedly super-quiet, and comes with a spiffy two-year warranty. No word on MSRP from Samsung just yet, but all specs and rumors point to a ten thousand dollar ballpark.