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Tech Tip
by Brad Appleby
Appleby Arts

Consumer Electronics Show 2010

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Picture yourself walking onto a bus in a dark parking barn. It is so dark that the only thing you can see on the bus is glowing faces. After you sit down in the rear of the bus you see all of the passengers on the bus looking into their smart phones.

This was my first impression of CES. After arriving at the main hall I just needed to stop and take a deep breath. It’s like being a kid in a candy store/mall, except is it 100% tech stuff.

The big theme at CES this year was 3D. You may recall my July, 2009 article which covered the history of 3D, starting back in 1915. So you know I had fun when the vendors tried to sell me on this “new” technology.

One vendor showed me the new 3D digital camera and told me there has been nothing like it. I just had to tell him about my old 3D camera from the 1960s that used film. So next he tried to show me a 3D print from the new camera that will cost $20 per print. I agreed that sounded great, but wondered if he knew they used to print 3D prints years ago in Las Vegas? At this point we had a nice talk about 3D, since he now had the facts and some history.

Can you imagine a 152" plasma TV? I saw it at CES. Besides being a really big television set with a great picture, it can also play movies and TV programs in 3D (with special $300 glasses). This mega television set is made by Panasonic, and Panasonic also has 3D film cameras and is starting an all 3D channel. They plan on having the Winter Olympics and next year’s super bowl in 3D. Sounds like something to look forward to.

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