Ray Dolby is known for his contributions to home theater sound. But perhaps his most profound technological achievement was achieved before he even graduated college: co-inventing video recording.
RED Digital shook up the world of digital cinematography when they introduced their RED One digital camera a few years ago. So word that they are ready to release a laser driven video projector has people in the high-end digital theater world talking.
Why are people so obsessed with pirates and pirate ships these days? We haven't a clue, but dang it, this Pirates of the Caribbean-themed home theater in Palm Beach, Florida would make tolerating Johnny Depp's corny Jack Sparrow jokes a whole lot more pleasant.
There's a general rule in the high-end speakers game: the weirder a speaker looks, the more ridiculous the promises of sound fidelity and the more astronomical the price. And judging by the looks of these Figaro speakers, they're gonna be reeeeeal expensive.
Built as the centerpiece of a spectacular 10,000 square foot Honolulu mansion, the theater makes you feel like Han Solo in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Custom Home Systems out of San Diego made the theater with all of its electronics and speakers hidden from view, so all you see is the 107-inch screen and the amazing architectural details. There's even a pair of life-sized talking C-3PO and R2-D2, though I really hope this C-3PO isn't one of those droids that jabbers through the entire movie.
How much would you pay to watch a new movie the very first day it comes out in theaters? Please tell me not more than $20. To one company, that's too little — it thinks you'd rather pay $20,000 to see Black Swan from the comfort of your $80 Ikea sofa.
The Boxee Box is officially here. What started out as an open source project is now a full-fledged media box for your HDTV with a few surprises and tweaks that make rivals such as AppleTV still look like a "hobby." So what's so great about this box compared to all the other ones that want to hook up with your HDTV?
For $60,000, you can get yourself a pair of Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus Speakers. Or, you can do what Alfonso de Rojas did, which was build his own over the course of about 400 hours.
Nobody likes 3D glasses. If 3D tech is going to really take off, it needs to be done sans-glasses. And that's what' AUO is working on, with a new 3D display that uses head tracking to ditch glasses altogether.
In a blast of "why didn't anyone think of this before" brilliance, Acoustic Research presents the Zentral, an IR blaster combined with an app to turn your iPhone or BlackBerry into a full-fledged programmable universal remote control.