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    Gadgets That May Invade Your Living Room Soon

    Modern living room interior

    In Star Trek, crew members of the Enterprise had the ability to relax and unwind after a stressful day by spending time in the holodeck, where virtual images of calm, soothing scenes helped them to take the mind off of patrolling the universe. The holodecks of science fiction may not be as far off as we think, as AR technology may soon become widely available. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset system (from allows video games to become lifelike, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the worlds of Middle Earth, Lordaeron, Skyrim, or other digital creations. The Oculus Rift has spawned a number of protocols including an artificial intelligence system that you could interact with while you play games, watch films, communicate with friends, or even fall asleep. It’s just one gadget that may change how we take in entertainment. What other new high-tech devices will invade your living room in the near future?

    3D TV

    The honeymoon that Americans have enjoyed with their television sets has lasted nearly a century now, and shows no sign of slowing down. Standard-def TV tech has transitioned into massive plasma and LCD screens, but two-dimensional viewing may be on the way out. With the advent of three-dimensional projections, TV can now beam in three-dimensional pictures to any home in the country. You need iTV glasses to see 3D programming, but with these glasses in place, you can watch everything from dinosaurs and aliens to bank robberies popping out at you in vivd 1080p, according to With surround sound to go with it, 3D television offers complete immersion into a story or scene.

    Capture All the Programs

    Thousands of television channels compete for our attention every day. It’s long since become impossible to watch every show on every channel, but for those who want to truly get the most bang for their buck, a TV DVR lets you store shows, TV movies, and even entire channels onto a hard drive. This DVR works like a digital DVD player, allowing you to pause, rewind, and even fast forward through those pesky commercials once the recording has finished. You need an HD DVR to record HD programs, however, so be sure that the proper gadgets are in place for the right TV setup.

    The Living Room as a Symphony Hall

    Anyone who enjoys the great indoors likely already knows about the launch of the Playstation 4 and the library of new games that Sony has released for their flagship video game console. What you may not know, however, is that a PS4 controller can now let you access the past three decade’s worth of music history. With the Qello app for PS4, you can get instant streaming of all the concerts, performances, live tracks, and unreleased albums right at the push of a controller button. as explains. Why limit yourself to setting up a playlist on an iPod when you can get Carnegie Hall’s best tracks sent direct to your speaker system?

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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