Thursday, June 24, 2010

First 3D Laptop


The brilliant minds at Toshiba (Artist's depiction above right) asked themselves "Should TVs and movies have all of the 3D fun?" and they decided that no, no they should not.

The Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV is the first laptop to boast 3D capabilities. It comes with all of the bells and whistles of other new laptops with a couple of extra features such as a Blu-ray burner and a hefty 640GB hardrive which will probably be needed for saving the 3D movies you are bound to be watching.

The pricing may be a little on the steep side for a laptop starting at $1,600, but if you were to lay down the green you would be owning a preview of what is bound to be the next big 3D push: home computers.

Man, 3D is everywhere, and like it or not it is beyond being a fad at this point.

Blockbuster On Demand

Source: Home Media Magazine

Blockbuster has been experimenting with streaming content directly to Verizon customers with wireless devices for a while now and with the release of the new Motorola Droid X the deal has sweetened.

You don't need a Droid X to participate in the new Blockbuster video service as it will work on various devices equipped with Blockbuster On Demand, but it is probably the slickest way to watch the content.

"What content?" I assumed you asked. Well by using what is being called "Blockbuster On Demand Presented By V Cast Mobile" you can have access to the newest releases the day that they also hit the DVD shelves. You have the option to either rent or own, with rentals priced at a fairly reasonable $3.99 and $9.99 to own.

Looks like Blockbuster is getting its content streaming feet wet, even if right now it is just limited to Verizon customers.

Touchpad Vending Machines

Source: CrunchGear

Granted it is in Japan, but Coca Cola has created a new vending machine that uses a gigantic 46' LCD touch screen. Not only will thirsty patrons be able to get there Coke fix using the new sleek interface there are even more bells and whistles.

Some of the extras features include advertisement for those that rent the new machines, and maps and information of the surrounding area that will be able to download to your phone. Coke machines are everywhere, and if this map function was in all of them I doubt a person would ever get lost again ... unless they are in Pepsi country.

Again, the release of these high tech Coke machines are currently only planned for Japan , but I would not be at all surprised to see these hit our shores in the not to distant future.