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Almost as good as bringing Goose back

Top Gun 3D

The tragic loss of Tony Scott will reverberate through Hollywood for years to come, but fans can at least delay letting go in the coming months with the release of Top Gun 3D ($20). Double dipping on the part of studios isn’t something we typically like to encourage, but Scott’s personal involvement overseeing the remastering…

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Virtually a Reality

Kickstarter: Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual Reality (VR) gaming headsets have long sported a gimmicky “TRON” feel, but the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset bucks that trend. It’s a head mounted display that actually works well in gameplay, and it’s receiving a lot of attention from big names in gaming. Oh, and it’s already raised six times its $250,000 pledge…

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Sony KDL-55HX850 HDTV

Sony’s latest flagship KDL-55HX850 bundles internet connectivity, immersive 3D capabilities and Motionflow XR960 to into a 55” LED backlit beast. Add in Skype, Netflix and Pandora at a button press away, and all those set-top boxes littering your living room can be moved elsewhere; and believe us, that’s a good thing. The “monolithic design” results…

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Bespoke security, emphasis on spoke

Atomic22 Infinity3D Bicycle Component Locks

Even with the best of locks, pieces of your bike can still be snatched up by enterprising hoodlums. So for years the only way to achieve complete peace of mind was to bring your bike inside. UK based Atomic 22 has finally created a simple solution that could change the commuting game for good —…

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Deep picture for shallow pockets

BenQ W7000 1080p DLP 3D Home Theater Projector

Prices for quality projectors have dropped faster than Facebook’s IPO over the last few years, making the dream of mancave movie theaters much more realistic. The trouble is sorting out the deals from the doozies. For a street price of often less than $2,000, BenQ’s first full-HD 3D W7000 Projection System is a particularly good…

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Third Eye Refined

Breakthroughs: RealD 3D Cinema

Some say the “Golden Era” of 3D cinema was in the 50s after Edwin H. Land developed a linear polarizing projection system and a set of companion glasses to view the format. The system used two projectors, placed behind different polarizing filters, to superimpose two images shot from slightly different perspectives onto the same screen….

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One Lesson from the 70s Worth Reviving

LG Clip On 3D Glasses

The current 3D viewing experience in theaters is terrible for those who prefer wearing old fashioned glasses to see in 20 / 20. Mercifully, LG has finally come to the rescue of spec-sporters everywhere with the AG-F220 Cinema Clip On 3D Glasses ($20). The basic clip-on shades feature polarized lenses — used in most passive…

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Look Now, Or Later

Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars

Precision glass isn’t cheap. Photographers and Apple Store architects have known that for years, as have those in the market for a quality pair of binoculars. In that context, Sony’s digital recording binoculars ($1400+) offer an interesting value proposition and represent an entirely new category of devices — at least for those whose business card…