Epson [TYO:6724] added to its line of consumer-oriented Moviemate projectors this week with a new model it's calling the 55. First and foremost, the 55 boasts a slot-loading DVD player integrated inside the projector's enclosure, and also has a pair of stereo speakers in case your home theatre setup consists of solely a blank wall and a power outlet.
Professional photographers run into an interesting quandary on the job: do they trust the tiny, crappy LCD on the back of their camera, and stay agile, or lug their laptop and check each round of exposures religiously. Thankfully Epson has stepped in with a reasonable (though expensive) alternative: its two updated photo viewers, the P-6000 and the P-7000. Each device sports an 80- and 160GB hard drive, respectively, and has a gorgeous 4-inch dispay that can reproduce 94% of the Adobe RB color gamut for maxium color fidelity.
Last fall, Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) announced a new refrigerator meant to serve as a hub for personal and home electronics called CentralPark. The top of its freezer door boasts a power outlet, meant to be coupled with aftermarket devices that could attach to the fridge and recharge or dock devices. To date, there haven’t been many partners that have agreed to produce the docks, but Whirlpool has just received its biggest boon yet: an agreement with iGo, the charging-device maker owned by Mobility Electronics (NASDAQ: MOBE).
Universal Display Corporation (PANL) came to SID 2008 in Los Angeles with the latest in its industry-leading OLED and PHOLED technology: the world’s thinnest, active-matrix OLED prototype seen to date. The electronic paper is part of a series of ever-thinning prototypes that demonstrate the robustness of organic LEDs on metallic foil substrates.