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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HP's Touchscreen Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Printer

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:00 PM

http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/us/en...ity-photos.html

"You won't believe how many photo fixes are at your fingertips with the simple-to-use touchscreen on the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One. Watch this video to see how you can edit and print your images like a pro-without even turning on your PC."

I think this is a pretty neat concept, but the real revolution would be if HP dropped the prices of their ink cartridges by about 50%. That would make home-based printing more feasible; right now ink is so expensive, I'm not sure I'd be all that interested in printing an image without making sure it looked good via my computer. What about you? Can you see a printer like this sitting in your kitchen and being used for photo prints, sans computer?


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

All in All, It's HP and their Touch Wall

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 11:00 AM

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/01...-wall-of-touch/

"Driven by an H-P Z800 workstation, the wall acts as a large immersive H-P TouchSmart computer both in terms of content and resolution. Users can access cable feeds, satellite feeds, downloaded and streaming content from the web such as YouTube, Hulu.com, and social networking sites, as well view DVR and DVD content."

I can only imagine how compelling an experience like this would be if instead of a "touch" like interface, you used something like Project Natal from Microsoft. A large portion of what HP is demonstrating can probably be accomplished at home with a projector and some open source software like Touchless, but keep in mind the demonstration wall in the video is made up of 9 HD screens! What I'm also interested in is how else this technology can be used. Sure, there are the well establish concepts like an extreme video player and virtual windows, but what about a more immersive telepresence environment? With screens (even joined) reaching that size and detail, teleconferencing could be much more compelling than the usual tiny face pics we see now. Or imagine being a grand parent and seeing your grand child as if there were in the same room (almost).


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