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2012-01-10 12:29:35 PM
Force feedback codpiece?
 
2012-01-10 12:31:06 PM

MLWS: Force feedback codpiece?


So people can kick you in the nuts over the internet? This equipment should be mandatory to wear while online
 
2012-01-10 12:35:03 PM
The Penis Mightier?
 
2012-01-10 12:41:49 PM
I have a dream device that I hope someday gets invented.

Standard size smartphone. AMOLED touchscreen on the front. Flips open lengthwise. On the inside face opposite the LED screen, you have a hard QWERTY keyboard. On the inside face opposite the back of the device, you have a small e-ink screen.

The e-ink screen can display text input fields from apps, so you can use the keyboard to send emails or texts. The e-ink screen also makes the device a great e-reader that flips open like a book. The touchscreen on the front makes it double as a smartphone.

Some company somewhere has to be working on a dual screen device. Someday, it will be mine. Someday....
 
2012-01-10 12:46:21 PM
CES has become what E3 did, except with less interesting news
 
2012-01-10 12:48:05 PM

the_sidewinder: MLWS: Force feedback codpiece?

So people can kick you in the nuts over the internet? This equipment should be mandatory to wear while online


I was just thinking the other day that there should be a way to deliver hand grenades via e-mail. Some people are just too stupid be allowed on the internet.
 
2012-01-10 01:00:33 PM
I'm not surprised. We're at the point where most things are just incremental updates of previous products. We're waiting for the next evolution (such as consumer marketed tablets that was kinda new and novel).

As an example, the rumour mill says they'll be announcing the new Xbox and Playstation but I think everyone realises they aren't going to bring much more than currently exists in terms of graphics fidelity, things such as more on screen at once yes but we're already at the stage where a product not selling well can end a development studio so they don't really want to have to do everything in 1080p with superdooper texture quality. So they're already the "meh generation" in some peoples minds.

/The word consumer has been highlighted for the hard of reading.
 
2012-01-10 01:05:50 PM

sarah_t_s: As an example, the rumour mill says they'll be announcing the new Xbox and Playstation


Why would they do that at CES and not at E3, TGS, or Gamescom? You know, conventions that they historically have done that type of stuff at and that are industry specific, rather than a generic consumer device convention that doesn't have that history or prestige?
 
2012-01-10 01:10:55 PM

bhcompy: sarah_t_s: As an example, the rumour mill says they'll be announcing the new Xbox and Playstation

Why would they do that at CES and not at E3, TGS, or Gamescom? You know, conventions that they historically have done that type of stuff at and that are industry specific, rather than a generic consumer device convention that doesn't have that history or prestige?


I never said it was a sensible or remotely credible rumour.
 
2012-01-10 01:18:38 PM
I've been following the CES product announcements via Engadget and Gizmodo and my overall impression has been "meh". Not much differentiation going on. You have a few dozen new TVs announced by various companies that all have largely identical specs. Same with the ultrabook laptops (which are apparently the new hotness for 2012). Meh, meh and meh.
 
2012-01-10 01:27:38 PM
I understand that CES is taking a big hit from Germany.
 
2012-01-10 01:28:58 PM
Meh, until consumer 4K arrives.

/make mine a laser/LED powered projector please
//3840x2160 has been available for ten years now, what's the hold-up?
 
2012-01-10 01:33:58 PM
Headline: "Interest, and participation in CES 2012 is sharply down"

Article: "planners anticipate that this year's CES will match last year's in terms of the number of attendees and surpass it in terms of the amount of space companies will reserve"

/Welcome to Fark
 
2012-01-10 01:35:53 PM

midigod: Headline: "Interest, and participation in CES 2012 is sharply down"

Article: "planners anticipate that this year's CES will match last year's in terms of the number of attendees and surpass it in terms of the amount of space companies will reserve"

/Welcome to Fark


except that Apple didn't come at all and Microsoft said this will be their last hurrah
 
2012-01-10 01:45:06 PM
My next big buy will be a LED projector based on the TI-mirroring system. It needs to have 1080p before I'll spring. It will be a few years and no company will wait for CES to announce it.

Lived in Las Vegas 20 years ago, CES was the biggest crush the cite saw.
 
2012-01-10 01:54:36 PM

Magorn: midigod: Headline: "Interest, and participation in CES 2012 is sharply down"

Article: "planners anticipate that this year's CES will match last year's in terms of the number of attendees and surpass it in terms of the amount of space companies will reserve"

/Welcome to Fark

except that Apple didn't come at all and Microsoft said this will be their last hurrah


I think you have that backwards. Pretty sure it was Apple that had their last hurrah, and Microsoft came.
 
2012-01-10 02:12:18 PM

madgonad: Meh, until consumer 4K arrives.

/make mine a laser/LED powered projector please
//3840x2160 has been available for ten years now, what's the hold-up?


It's because of standards. The HDTV standard was meant provide a long-term upgrade solution for the broadcast industry and manufacturers. There were years of back-and-forth between engineers, government and broadcasters before the four resolutions were set (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i).

Like it or not, we are largely stuck with the HDTV standards for now. Yes, your DVD or PC can produce 1080p (or higher) for your local display, but you won't see any 1080p or higher broadcasts anytime soon. And it's the broadcasters (and their advertising $$$) who call the tune in the USA, like it or not.

So sure, you can eventually buy a 4K display. But your content will be overwhelmingly 1080, so now you bought a 4K display and must trust its internal scalers to produce an upscaled display low in latency that looks good. If you shell out huge $$$, you might get something OK. But that isn't too likely, nor is the industry likely to invest heavily in that stuff, bringing costs down. Without prevalent 4K content, there is no driving force to jolt the industry forward. We will have to wait for the next round of engineer/government/broadcast standards to come along.

You won't see that for a long, long time.
 
2012-01-10 02:29:27 PM

CitizenTed: madgonad: Meh, until consumer 4K arrives.

/make mine a laser/LED powered projector please
//3840x2160 has been available for ten years now, what's the hold-up?

It's because of standards. The HDTV standard was meant provide a long-term upgrade solution for the broadcast industry and manufacturers. There were years of back-and-forth between engineers, government and broadcasters before the four resolutions were set (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i).

Like it or not, we are largely stuck with the HDTV standards for now. Yes, your DVD or PC can produce 1080p (or higher) for your local display, but you won't see any 1080p or higher broadcasts anytime soon. And it's the broadcasters (and their advertising $$$) who call the tune in the USA, like it or not.

So sure, you can eventually buy a 4K display. But your content will be overwhelmingly 1080, so now you bought a 4K display and must trust its internal scalers to produce an upscaled display low in latency that looks good. If you shell out huge $$$, you might get something OK. But that isn't too likely, nor is the industry likely to invest heavily in that stuff, bringing costs down. Without prevalent 4K content, there is no driving force to jolt the industry forward. We will have to wait for the next round of engineer/government/broadcast standards to come along.

You won't see that for a long, long time.


I disagree. You can already buy a 4k TV in Japan and 4k content is already on Youtube. Yes, you won't see broadcasts at 4k but you'll see all kinds of movie/internet content.
 
2012-01-10 02:42:05 PM
It is probably because Paul Christoforo isn't there.
 
2012-01-10 02:45:18 PM

The Angry Hand of God: It is probably because Paul Christoforo isn't there.


Or at PAX East.

/in fact, he's not anywhere except the unemployment line
//or wwebsiting as on internet.
 
2012-01-10 03:42:24 PM

Carth: CitizenTed: madgonad: Meh, until consumer 4K arrives.

/make mine a laser/LED powered projector please
//3840x2160 has been available for ten years now, what's the hold-up?

It's because of standards. The HDTV standard was meant provide a long-term upgrade solution for the broadcast industry and manufacturers. There were years of back-and-forth between engineers, government and broadcasters before the four resolutions were set (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i).

Like it or not, we are largely stuck with the HDTV standards for now. Yes, your DVD or PC can produce 1080p (or higher) for your local display, but you won't see any 1080p or higher broadcasts anytime soon. And it's the broadcasters (and their advertising $$$) who call the tune in the USA, like it or not.

So sure, you can eventually buy a 4K display. But your content will be overwhelmingly 1080, so now you bought a 4K display and must trust its internal scalers to produce an upscaled display low in latency that looks good. If you shell out huge $$$, you might get something OK. But that isn't too likely, nor is the industry likely to invest heavily in that stuff, bringing costs down. Without prevalent 4K content, there is no driving force to jolt the industry forward. We will have to wait for the next round of engineer/government/broadcast standards to come along.

You won't see that for a long, long time.

I disagree. You can already buy a 4k TV in Japan and 4k content is already on Youtube. Yes, you won't see broadcasts at 4k but you'll see all kinds of movie/internet content.


Finally I'll be able to watch Maru in Ultra High Definition!
 
2012-01-10 06:50:04 PM
penis
 
2012-01-10 07:50:09 PM
Interest, and participation in CES 2012 is sharply down on news that everything useful has already been invented consumers don't have money to consume anymore

FTFY subby.
 
2012-01-10 08:52:41 PM

midigod: Headline: "Interest, and participation in CES 2012 is sharply down"

Article: "planners anticipate that this year's CES will match last year's in terms of the number of attendees and surpass it in terms of the amount of space companies will reserve"

/Welcome to Fark


Came here to say THIS.
 
2012-01-11 11:46:37 AM
This is it people. The pinnacle of civilization. It's all down hill from here.
 
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