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Engadget Distro Issue 16 examines the Galaxy Nexus, Audi’s R18 prototype and Fanatec’s sim-racing gear

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

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 gear originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Haier’s mind control TV prototype hits IFA, we go foreheads-on (video)

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
The remote control revolutionized the way we watch television, doing away with the need for frequent trips to the set in order to change channels. One prototype in Haier’s portfolio makes the whole remote thing look like a back breaking chore by comparison. The Brain Wave (definitely not a final product name) television protoype showcased at IFA this week brings mind control into the picture, promising users a future where channels can be changed and volume controlled with mere thought.

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.

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Haier’s mind control TV prototype hits IFA, we go foreheads-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 03 Sep 2011 19:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mitsubishi shows off prototype LCD HDTVs backlit by LEDs and lasers

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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.

Mitsubishi shows off prototype LCD HDTVs backlit by LEDs and lasers originally appeared on Engadget HD on Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Snapstick shows off iPhone-controlled internet TV prototype

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
It’s still not an actual product just yet, but upstart Snaptick has given Crave an early look at its eponymously-named internet TV system, which it says will challenge the likes of Google TV and Apple TV. The company’s hook is that it simply delivers the “full web” to your TV, which can be controlled using either your phone or a laptop. In the case of the company’s iPhone app, you can actually flick content from your iPhone to the TV, and even have multiple people control the same TV with their respective iPhones. Things get a bit more complicated when it comes to the actual device, though. It seems the company still isn’t sure what form it will take — it could be a separate set-top box like the prototype above, or it could be built-in into a Blu-ray player or TV. Given that state of things, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that there’s no indication of a price or release date, but the company is now accepting applications for a private beta, and you can get an idea of what might be in store in the video after the break.

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Snapstick shows off iPhone-controlled internet TV prototype originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 09 Dec 2010 14:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG’s 31-inch OLED prototype to slice through IFA

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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.

LG’s 31-inch OLED prototype to slice through IFA originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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