Tech Toys Highlighted at Convention

Tech Toys Highlighted at Convention


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Shelley Osterloh ReportingTechnology just keeps moving along. Can you believe its been 10 years since the first DVD hit the US? Now the computer has become a main source of entertainment for things like watching a good movie.

There is a convention in New York that highlights some of the latest techno wonders. Besides new gadgets to help your digital life, there's also new research about where people use technology.

Jodi Geniesse: "Yes I am one of those people. My husband and I often like to curl up with our laptop in bed, then we share the internet."

New research shows that about 40 percent of people under 30 like to curl up in bed with their laptop.

Glen Schulwitz: "What do I do in bed with the lap top? I get very entertained, I'll tell you, lots of choice here. Anything I want to do, it does."

Tech Toys Highlighted at Convention

There is a huge variety of new programming being made available for laptops and media PCs, and the quality is much better.

Rob Hudson, Exec. Dir. AOL Video: "But for a long time, videos on the web were low quality, pixilated and unreliable. And so what AOL did was make a committment to a higher level of quality, we call it high Q."

AOL and the Intel Core 2 Duo chip make it possible to download some NBC primetime shows. If you have a computer with a Viiv or Centrino sticker, just point and download to view anytime you want.

Tech Toys Highlighted at Convention

Now your laptop can be a movie theater with a new high-definition DVD, up to six times better picture quality than a "regular" DVD. It plays back smoothly on the HP notebook because of a new graphics technology called PureVideo HD from nVidia. It also handles both the new Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats.

AOL has new free software that has Quad-screen so you can tackle all your favorite tasks at once.

And now you can share your photos though Wi-Fi; that means no cables and no worries about email attachments. The camera does it all. It sniffs out a Wi-Fi, connects to the web, then you enter your friend's email address. It's Nikon's newest wi-fi 7 megapixel camera and it makes sharing even very large files easy.

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