[ATTACH=right]16339[/ATTACH]3D technology is quickly becoming a must-have feature for TVs, monitors, and cameras. It may end up being a fad, but 3D still has a long way to go before it's fate is decided. One venue that has yet to be explored from a retail standpoint is dual-2D projections from a single display. There have been a trail of patents and demos over the past six months though, so its clear that the tech is available, but the question is, which manufacturer will get it right? [B]The Dual-2D Theory:[/B] Current 3D sets rely on a refresh rate of 120Hz. This …

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Let’s get the bad news out of the way first, and it starts with the semiconductor sector. Last month I wrote how the market for consumer electronics was one of the first to go as consumers buckled down as the recession hit home. That has set the semiconductor market in a downward spiral and now the evidence is cropping up that the headache won’t be going away anytime soon. First, a host of analysts have come out in the past month with downward projections for the entire semiconductor industry. Tristan Gerra, the chip analyst at Robert W. Baird is particularly …

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The stock market held its gains of earlier today, although doubts about how financial companies are going to raise capital when their balance sheets are in complete disarray are prevalent on the street. The Dow was up 70 points and the Nasdaq up 18 points - thus providing some relative stability in the financial markets this week. Some tech stocks in the news include Advanced Micro Devices and Expedia. Says Michael Yoshikami of YCMNET Advisors, appearing on CNBC this afternoon, both stocks have issues, but they also have merit. ""You can find opportunities when things drop out of sentiment that …

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It’s not a new snack food and it’s not a plan to help save the Earth. The low power chips are a series of application processors and digitial signal processors announced in July by Texas Instruments that consume significantly less power than predecessors and prolong battery life of the devices built around them. The best part? Nowhere in TI’s release documents was the word “green.” Not surprisingly, device designers using TI processors have been asking the chip-maker for products that consumer less power, more or less supplanting prior requests for more and more power. “[The] developers first question is now, …

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