Entries in TV (4)
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in Korea, are trying to make smellevision a reality.
The researchers used an X-Y matrix system to minimize the amount of circuitry that would be required to produce a compact device that could generate any odor at any time. The scent comes from an aqueous solution, such as ammonia, which forms an odorous gas when heated through a thin metal wire by an electrical current. The solution is kept in a compartment made of non-toxic, non-flammable silicone elastomer. As the heat and odor pressure build, a tiny compressed hole in the elastomer is opened, releasing the odor.
The team tested their device with two perfumes, “Live by Jennifer Lopez,” and “Passion by Elizabeth Taylor.” In both cases, a tester was able to smell and distinguish the scents within 30 centimeters of the test chamber. When the perfumes were switched, the tester was exposed to coffee beans, which is the common practice for cleansing a tester’s sense of smell in perfume development.
The next steps in the research include developing a prototype and demonstrating that it is reliable enough to release odors on cue and scalable to the size needed for consumer electronics like TVs and cell phones.
Showcased at the Mirage Hotel, 3DFusion introduces their 52-inch glasses-free 3-D TV display, featuring Cirque Du Soleil's Beatles-themed "LOVE" performance.
3DFusion's unique proprietary solution eliminates 3-D glasses, viewing restrictions, ghosting and the visual discomfort usually associated with 3-D displays.
The company has also been commissioned to install their 42-inch 3-D ASD Display in the Grammys Museum in Los Angeles.
A Sony Bravia WE5 TV uses facial recognition technology to determine when you've fallen asleep and switches itself off.
An intelligent presence sensor also detects your body heat and movement when you’re sitting near the screen. When you leave the room, the sensor activates an energy-saving "Picture Off" mode, while leaving the sound on. The picture returns as soon as you re-enter the room.
A TV that watches you back -- brilliant or a bit unsettling? You decide.