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Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai shows off its dreamy new short-range 4K projector
Sony’s short-range 4K projector
While Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai only briefly mentioned this gadget during his CES keynote, it instantly got my mind spinning. It’s a projector that you can place right up against a wall or screen to produce a giant, glorious 4K image. Unlike traditional projector setups, you won’t have to deal with a complicated installation or people jumping in front of the projected image, because it sits so close to the wall.
The problem? It’s going to cost you $30,000 to $40,000 when it’s released this summer.
Expect that cost to fall dramatically over time, though. Once short-range projectors are inexpensive and readily available, there won’t be much of a need for 4K TV sets. – Devindra Hardawar

Nvdia’s Tegra K1 mobile processor
Mobile computing and graphics are moving on an accelerated path, and that was evident at Nvidia’s press conference, where it unveiled the Tegra K1 mobile processor. This chip has 192 graphics cores and had both a 32-bit and 64-bit version that could run games based on Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 game engine. That means that mobile devices will be able to run state-of-the-art games that are designed for today’s consoles and PCs.
In demos, Nvidia showed that it could run the finest visual effects like translucency, high-dynamic range (cool lighting and shadows), water warping, realistic glowing skin in human characters, and more. In creating Tegra K1, Nvidia is closing the gap between what the best consoles can do and what the best mobile devices can. Already, the Tegra K1 has faster performance than a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360.
This kind of technological advance lays the foundation for developers to create a whole collection of exciting new games. – Dean Takahashi

Dean Takahashi
Jonas Pfeil of Panono, which makes a ball that shoots 36 pictures at once.
Panono’s 36-image 360-degree panoramic camera