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Thursday, 06 May 2010 ,  Written by Thomas Spurlin
Like vampire novels or a seasonal sandwich at your local deli, harking to the famed Nietzsche/Peter Pan/Battlestar Galactica quote “all of this has happened before, and will happen again”, 3D technology seems to crawl back into the pop culture spotlight once every ten or so years.  And why not? It’s fun to go to the movie theater, strap on the glasses, and watch as a barrage of things fly in your direction.  The entire concept behind three-dimensional usage swings on the immersion experienced by the people planted in those seats, something that has, naturally, improved as technology has improved – with the likes of IMAX 3D consistently cutting the tech’s teeth through somewhat under-the-radar exhibitions.  However, a few pieces have been put in motion that threaten to bring the technology much more into the mainstream, such as a few rather ...
Thursday, 15 April 2010 ,  Written by Thomas Spurlin
For one reason or another, home media production companies seem to operate on separate timetables for their releases. Whether it’s because they believe an item wouldn’t sell or if the costs are too high compared to the revenue it might generate, they all have their reasons.  Even with the support from enthusiasts, a film can sometime swim in an unreleased nebulous for far longer than it should.  Case in point being Paramount’s recent release of The African Queen, a great John Huston adventure starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn that, though it saw the light of day in the United Kingdom, didn’t hit American soil until the idea had been hammered into the studio’s minds for many years.  In order to obtain a copy of the film before that, enthusiasts either had to endlessly hope for it to hit the ...
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 ,  Written by Dick Ward
It was almost ninety years ago, back in 1922, that the first 3D film was shown to a paying crowd.  They used red and green glasses at the time, but the idea was the same.  Add a third dimension to film – a field of depth – and give viewers an experience they’ve never had before.  The Great Depression made it difficult to conduct expensive experiments like 3D film, and the technology lay dormant for thirty years.  In the 1950s, 3D film exploded back onto the scene and was on its way to becoming the primary form of theatrical entertainment.  High installation prices and another slumping economy meant that 3D would once again have to wait.Since then there have been numerous 3D resurgences.  Theatergoers are always on the lookout for something new.  For younger generations, three dimensional films are a ...
Monday, 01 February 2010 ,  Written by Thomas Spurlin
The Definitive 2010 HDTV Buyer's Guide
Around this time of year, we get an “itch” – not just tech heads or sports nuts, but a large chunk of the populace – to start looking at a potential purchase of a television.  It’s for two different reasons; one, a big game’s coming up pretty soon.  Watching the Super Bowl on a big screen (along with a few pizzas, dip trays, and assorted fizzy beverages) is just enough of a motivator to shove slightly interested parties over the edge into an investment.  However, this time right before the game also coincides with another big event: April 15th, dreaded tax time or, more importantly, income tax return time.  It doesn’t matter if you’re into watching the biggest sports even out there or more of a cinema aficionado; it’s hard to ignore the appeal of a brand-spankin’ new set that’s ...
Thursday, 14 January 2010 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Another CES is behind us.  The monstrous screens and massive subwoofers are no longer there, and neither are the innovations that make the show so great.  The purveyors of sadder products have gone home as well.  The people that make shoe shaped speakers and unbreakable cell phones that crack on live television have returned to the drawing board for another year. It’s time to reflect on the Consumer Electronic Show, and take a look at some of the impressive (and less impressive) technologies that make the show worth going to year after year.HITTransparent OLED – This one took me by surprise.  Transparent OLED screens have gotten a buzz in the last few months as they’ve been placed into laptops and cell phones.  Until I got up close with Samsung’s IceTouch, I dismissed it as something pretty but not practical.The IceTouch ...
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