Amazon gets Black Friday started early, shows off a few deals

You’re thinking about it. Your spouse is thinking about it. Your kids are thinking about it. And yes, your NXE Avatar is thinking about it, too. Black Friday is but hours away, and you still haven’t conjured up the courage to get up at 3:00AM and venture out to save a grand total of $14.97 (pre-tax). Never fear, as the world’s most spectacular e-tailer is here with a slew of deals to keep you firmly planted. Amazon’s going all out on the day after Thanksgiving, but it’s also giving early birds the opportunity to snag a few specials on the run-up to the big day. We won’t spoil anything here, but be sure and give the read link a look if you’re all about saving some dough and staying home.
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Optoma DLP Pico projector “coming soon” to US

The last time we saw it, Optoma’s tiny Pico projector was being launched in Japan, and now it’s finally been officially announced for the US. If by chance you’ve forgotten, the PK-101 has a 480 x 320 resolution, 9 ANSI lumens, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, gets up to 2 hours of battery life and has a 0.5 watt speaker. The most important feature of the projector of course, is its miniscule size (51 × 105 × 17-mm / 120g), which, we admit, is really, really, small. We don’t have an exact release date, but we’re assured that it’s “coming soon” and that it’ll run you about $400.[Via About Projectors]

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UT Austin creates world’s highest resolution tiled display: Stallion

If you thought 220 million pixels was a lot, well, you’d be right. But given how things are in Texas relative to everything else, we’d say there’s no denying that 307 million pixels is indeed a lot more. Dubbed the world’s highest resolution tiled display, Stallion has just been unveiled by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Designed for studying diminutive cells and checking out old game footage, the system boasts 75 Dell 30-inch LCDs, each of which has a native resolution of 2,560 x 1,600. It also packs 36GB of graphics memory, 108GB of system memory and 100 processing cores. And just think — if the Longhorns could get that one game back against the Red Raiders, every fan within a 10-mile radius of Austin could see their team in the championship game on this thing.

[Via KanYeWest Blog]

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