One of the oft-repeated complaints about 3D video technology is the requirement that people wear glasses. While Gunnar Optiks isn’t out to change that, they would like to offer you the opportunity to look good while viewing your 3D content. Gunnar’s new line of 3D glasses will include versions for all major 3D technologies, but will have an eye toward style. Let’s face it, isn’t that really what it’s all about?
The company plans to use its i-AMP lens technology to produce a higher quality set of specs. Most 3D glasses use flat plastic lenses, but the i-AMP lenses will be curved like normal lenses. Gunnar president Rob Arnes explained, “Currently most eyewear used in 3D systems is either disposable or of low-quality construction. With our expertise in optics and our commitment to the digital world, we see the opportunity as a natural fit.”
Gunnar Optiks makes the claim that the glasses help reduce eye strain, and make for a better image. Some agree with that assessment, but it’s far from a consensus. If you’re interested, the 3D shades should be out in Q2 and priced from $89 to $149.
Here is a product for those that use Carpool Kenny (for security purposes of course) or timers on lights, and is more eco friendly that leaving your TV on. Enter FakeTV, a computer controlled, super-bright multi-color LED lamp with light output equivalent to a typical 27" HDTV LCD television, but it consumes fifty times less power than an actual TV. It creates the effect of a TV that is on, minus sound of course.
This is an item that is sure to land on one of those “as seen on TV” commercials, although it won’t become anywhere near as popular as The Clapper. While FakeTV is sound in principle it’s only going to work as well as the crook casing your house is smart. Leaving the TV on is an old trick, and a TV without sound is only going to fool the most novice of burglars. It’s creepy in a way I can’t quite put my finger on. Oddly enough even Carpool Kenny looks cooler than this thing.
The latest version of the iPhone has been unlocked, using the same trick as was used on the original iPhone. It involves using a special SIM card adapter that makes the phone think it's on an approved network. TechGuru, a Brazilian blog, posted the first report and Gizmodo checked the process out and confirmed it.
So Apple and ATT are foiled again. I have to wonder if they even really cared, since folks were able to use the exact same method to unlock the phones as was used on the original iPhone. They may have felt it was just inevitable that the phone would be hacked again.
The debate is firing up if ‘carrier exclusives’ are a good or bad thing. Some argue that without official carrier support, some of the greatest features like Visual Voicemail wouldn’t exist. Other’s want to be able to be able to use the iPhone in areas where ATT doesn’t offer service and feel the iPhone should be available to whatever carrier they want to use it on. Where do you stand?