Another impressive technological advancement has come and gone, and before we even got to see it. CRT displays lasted unchallenged for what seems like forever. You can still find them in homes, workplaces and new in stores. But when the HD revolution finally hit, things got crazy. A huge amount of new technologies entered the fray.
There's a meeting happening this week between the heads of Sony and Samsung, two of the largest HDTV suppliers around today. They'll be there to talk about 3D standards, and hopefully work out a standard for 3D glasses. But there's another reason for the meet, and one that concerns Sony a lot more than getting 3D glasses right.
After much speculation, rumors and information leaks, Google announced their Google TV initiative. There's a lot we already knew, or at least suspected, but there are a few new tidbits of information coming out.
There's a lot of excitement surrounding OLEDs, and with good reason. They're amazing looking displays, and when they finally launch, they'll undoubtedly come to dominate the market. At least, if they can be priced to match consumer expectation.
There's a trend in consumer electronics that you may have noticed where devices start to merge into each other. Cell phones and cameras are a great example. They're separate devices, but it's increasingly difficult to find a cell phone that doesn't take pictures.