The surround soundis becoming very popular these days, as now people want to enjoy the experience of
the movie theaters at their home relaxing to the fullest. In very simple words, with such speakers you
get to experience a high quality digital sound in almost every corner of your room with different types of
sound effects like skittering, tapping etc. The subwoofer basically is responsible for producing the
various bass tones and the other low frequency notes. Mainly these woofers are placed on the floor in
order to give the maximum effect to the entire audience either sitting in a movie hall or home.
Bluray is also an upcoming technology and is gaining advantage over others. Some of the benefits are its
improved capacity, the quality of its high definition video is just mind blowing, it posses the quality of
enhanced interactivity and copy protection and one can be rest assured that it is future proof. It is
gaining lot of popularity because of the reason that it supports mainly about 200 of the following namely
consumer electronics, personal computers, recording media, video games and the various other music
The photographs basically enables us to capture each and every moment which you would want to
cherish for your entire life ,the dreams have now converted into reality with the help of the video
camera which can capture every move in your life now. The cameras have ultimately given rise to the
concept of video conferencing which makes it very easy for you to transfer any type of information
through video communication and gives you faster results; you can make decisions quickly and also
helps you to stay ahead with all your competitors. The various advantages associated with this
technology are that it saves lot of money and time.
The 3d projector is also a technology which has gained lot of popularity in the recent past, because they
are used for home theater, for enjoying the 3d gaming experience, used in classrooms for teaching and
also find their application in the specialty business and some of the very scientific applications. The
latest projectors have many benefits linked with them for example it helps to project the crisp cinema
quality images, you get to enjoy high performance and you can configure it in your own way according
to your requirements which suits you the best.
Marantz is a company which usually develops and also at the same time sells the entire upper mid range
to high range products. The very first product of this company was designed and buit in Kew Gardens,
New York and since then it has reached the heights of success and had a major influence in ultimately
developing the high fidelity audio systems. Some of the major products were a receiver/amplifier, solid
state recorder and it also gave rise to a four way, high fidelity loud speaker system. Since then this
company is doing well and in the early nineties it had started focusing on the higher end components.
A transformation from intelligent to emotive - no, it's not your girlfriend during an argument. According
to Philips, it's the future of technology. While the trend in recent years has been to produce self-thinking
(intelligent) products, the people at Philips believe that in another decade or so there may be a shift
toward products that are more intuitive to human emotion.
Philips Design Probes program is a "far-future research initiative that tracks trends and developments
that may ultimately evolve into mainstream issues that have significant impact on business". The
program uses research in five areas - politics, economy, culture, environment and technology - to
stipulate what the future might hold. Though the language on Philips Web site is a bit obscure, the
ultimate aim of the program seems to be to try to get a sense of what life will be like after 2020, and
identify how technology products will fit into that world in new ways.
And, so far, the Design Probes project has resulted in a number of innovative ideas. One of those ideas is
for SKIN: Dresses (pictured), which are dresses that use emotive technology to read a person's mood
and respond with color and pattern. This idea is part of a whole SKIN area that posits a shift will take
place in technology from "intelligent" products to "sensitive" products. These sensitive products will use
high-tech materials to sense emotions and the surrounding environment. So, an individual wearing one
of the dresses could see its appearance suddenly altered as it senses her emotions change.
Along with the SKIN: Dresses, another related idea conceived by Philips is SKIN: Tattoos. According to a
video on the Philips site, these tattoos would expand and change on the skin based on mood and
sensation. In the video, the emotional states of two lovers are visualized by tattoo transformations on
the skin. Certainly, the idea of items like clothes and tattoos communicating human emotion is an
intriguing one - even if it still seems like science fiction at this point.
But the Probes program is intended to encourage product designers to think outside the box. While
many of the ideas may never be produced, the program creates anything from narratives to prototypes
to help get the ideas across, and stimulate debate. Philips also hopes that looking into the far future will
eventually help the company improve the way they innovate.
For companies, developing new tech products can be crapshoot. Essentially, you have to look into the
crystal ball and hope you don't waste time developing a product (a) people won't want or (b) that is no
longer relevant at the time of its release. And, according to figures in Business Week, "up to 96 percent
of projects fail to meet the targets for return on investment." Such numbers have led Philips to believe
there may be better ways of creating new innovations. And, who knows, in the future when your
girlfriend gets mad her dress may turn a burning red and her entire body may become covered in