The future of carpeting is going to be very bright (literally).
Breaking from conventional design, Philips' new HDTV looks like it comes from the future.
Philips has just unleashed a combination speaker system and dual-deck docking station, complete with glowing lights and a pair of 5.25-inch subwoofers. The two "turntable" docks for iPhones or iPods lets the user mix, scratch and dominate their way to digital DJ stardom.
Over the past year, we've enjoyed getting to know Philips and its increasingly wacky design concepts. But hard on the heels of the totally serious L Prize Bulb comes FreeStreet, an innovative outdoor lighting solution that has (or should have) a place in every single city.
Philips was the only entry in the Department of Energy's L Prize for designing a super-efficient light bulb, so I guess it's not really surprising that the company managed to win. But, Philips did manage to meet the DoE's stringent efficient criteria with its new bulb, and the result of their efforts is officially going to be on sale as of this Sunday.
I can tell that your posture is absolutely terrible. I know you're slouching thanks to this pair of high-powered binoculars I have right here. (And put some pants on — have you no shame?). That said, I'm getting tired of checking up on every last one of you in person, which is why Philips has developed this new anti-slouch monitor.
Sony kicked off the idea of using 3D technology to display two simultaneous video feeds on one TV last year. At CES 2012, we saw TCL experimenting with dual-display 3D TVs and now Philips is joining in on the fun. Are dual-view TVs a trend now?
Philips certainly has some crazy ideas about how we're going to live in the future, and one of them involves using huge wall-mounted vats of bioluminescent bacteria to provide soft green light at night.
Pretty soon light bulbs and lamps are going to seem pretty old fashioned, because Philips is about to launch a luminous fabric that can light up your room in a whole new way.
Most people have widescreen TVs now, as all HDTVs are widescreens. Unlike older tube TVs, which had a more square aspect ratio, people are now into a more rectangular image. But Philips 21:9 3D TV makes normal widescreen TV's look downright square in comparison.