Japanese & Polish Researchers: "Mini-Projectors Need Holograms!" But wait, do we need mini-projectors?
Smartphone projectors? Laptop projectors? Pen projectors? Tablet projectors? Well, maybe there’s a market (maybe), but perfecting a practical mini-projector has been perennially problematic. Japanese and Polish researchers could have an answer: ditch the lenses and use holographic zoom.
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Schedule to hit Japanese shores early next year (Feb 2014), Sharp new IT TV Monitor concept is a 16” (1,366x768) Linux powered Tablet featuring a Build-in Digital TV Tuner Ethernet, WiFi BGN, HDMI Out, NFC, USB, a 0.9Mpix Camera, Stereo Speakers and for a seize of about 243x384x52mm.
While Sharp has not yet discloser which company in Japan will offer this product first we can easily however speculate that this new IT TV Monitor will target elderlies in Japan with dedicated services fitting their needs.
Honda has developed a low-cost, automatic valet parking system which uses parking lot surveillance cameras to help park cars automatically.
In this demonstration, when a car is left in the drop-off area of a parking lot, it receives information about which spaces are available, then drives itself to an empty space and parks. This system can automatically park multiple cars efficiently. Honda sees a lot of potential in a system such as this, especially if it is implemented in the large parking lots of suburban shopping centers.