Finally pulled yourself out of last week’s turkey coma? Awesome. You’ve managed to regain consciousness just in time for a freshly baked edition of Engadget Distro. In this installment we discuss the nearly perfect Samsung Galaxy Nexus, talk up terrible product names and take a Fanatec Forza gaming duo for a test drive. Speaking of cars, we also have an exclusive look at the Audi R18 prototype and it’s tech savvy pit crew, Ross Rubin offers his take on Apple’s TV in Switched On and you’ll get a another peek into our messenger bags with IRL. Pretty sweet, eh? Go on, hit that download now because it’s Friday, and you all deserve a little pre-weekend leisurely reading.
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Engadget Distro Issue 16 examines the Galaxy Nexus, Audi’s R18 prototype and Fanatec’s sim-racing gearSunday, December 4th, 2011
The set is still in the early prototype stages at the moment, however, so we’re still a ways away from such life altering precision. At the moment, the only available demo involves blowing up an animated barrel with your mind. Naturally, we had to give the thing a spin. Check out the results after the break.
Gallery: Haier’s Brain Wave hands-on
Mitsubishi’s showing off a new approach to traditional flat screen LCD TVs with this prototype (on the left) that uses a combination of lasers and LEDs for backlighting. Rather than using plain white LEDs like most displays, it’s similar to Sony’s old Triluminos tech with red provided by lasers, and then cyan LEDs for blue and green that Mitsubishi claims provide a wider color gamut. There’s “tens” of red lasers, along with hundreds of edge-mounted LEDs being mixed together to even out the intensity between the two, but we’ll have to wait until later in the fiscal year of 2011 to see if Mitsubishi’s second go-round with LaserTV is a hit.
OLED’s failure to do anything for the mainstream so far outside of phone and camera displays is only bittersweet: sure, we don’t have millimeter thick TVs yet, but LCD has gotten slim enough that it hardly matters. So, in keeping with tradition, LG has stolen its own OLED thunder today. In line with earlier rumors, it will be showing off a 0.11-inch thick 31-inch 3D OLED display prototype at IFA this week, but that poor little OLED-that-would will be sharing a booth with a ready for retail 0.35-inch thick LCD that comes in big people sizes. Despite our undying affection for OLED, we know which one we’ll be (theoretically) taking home in the windowless van we (theoretically) plan on parking out behind the Messe Berlin.