DivX Heads Up Dispaly for HONDA

February 1, 2007

DivX is proud to announce its partnership with Russian high technology manufactor Krytek Systems for development of revolutionary in-car multimedia environments.

Using head-up display (HUD) technologies developed by Krytek Systems for fighter aircraft, the system that projects a real-time computer display that appears to float in space infront of pilots, DivX aims to revolutionalize the driving experience and put an end to mundane journeys once and for all.

By incorporating their existing energy efficient DivX Certified portable products into the automobile, and presenting a HUD across the front windshield, DivX will make possible the option of watching full length blockbusters or Video Podcast while driving.

A prototype of the new DivX product, dubbed “XHUD”, can already project standard definition video across 95% of the windshield area, or in front of the driver and front passenger seats selectively. The drivers view is not obscured because the HUD projection appears transparent in daylight conditions.

Krytek Systems will provide DivX with components that can display full resolution HD video within 12 months, and DivX is already developing standard audio interconnects that can present 5.1 surround audio through most standard in-car stereo systems.

When asked how he thinks XHUD could impact the automotive industry, DivX founder Jerome Rota (more commonly known as ‘Gej’) said, “There is no doubt in my mind that within 3 years every manufacturer is going to want to have this in their cars. Personally, I will be more than happy to uninstall my in-car DVD player with it’s 7″ display, and install XHUD, the full cinematic experience to go.”
DivX Heads Up
The system in action: The picture is projected on the windshield and appears to be floating behind it. The red remote controls the display and the playback controls are presented in the navigation screen.


New Search Engine Developed

January 1, 2007

We have developed a new search engine technology that allows you to search peoples’ minds for factual information. Think of it as a brain powered version of Google. Take advantage of the accumulated knowledge of hundreds of individuals to find the answers you are looking for. Over 300 student volunteers at research universities have been fitted with wearable internet devices. These devices have electrodes that attach to the scalp, and when the device is connected to a PC, the Internet, and our neural scanner network, it allows people to search their thoughts from our website.

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CyberFlu Virus Warning

April 1, 2006

The National Center for Virus Control has issued a Threat Level 5 warning about a new internet virus that can be transmitted from computers to humans, resulting in flu-like symptoms. Unlike traditional viruses that are spread by email or software downloads, this “CyberFlu” virus is transmitted to your PC when you browse a web page infected with the virus. The good news is that the CyberFlu virus will not harm your computer and no data will be lost. Your PC just acts as a carrier. But, under certain circumstances, the virus can be transferred from your PC to your body through contact. At risk areas on your computer include disk drives, CDROM drives, USB ports (used by memory sticks, music players, etc.) so do not come in contact with these devices. You can not get the virus just by using your keyboard or mouse, but it can be passed to you or your computer from other peoples’ disks/CDROMs.

People with weakened immune systems, pre-existing medical conditions, kids, and the elderly are especially susceptible to the virus. Flu vaccinations do not protect against this new strain, although researchers are working on creating a new vaccine for it. Symptoms include: fever, chills, headaches, weakness, tiredness, itching, muscle aches, loss of appetite, bloody nose, blurry vision, drooling, seizures, coughing, stretch marks, sore throat, toenail fungus, stuttering, and diarrhea. If you think you are infected, please contact your doctor. Eating chocolate and other cocoa based products (like coffee, Cocoa Puffs, chocolate milk, etc.) has been reported to make the symptoms worse. The CyberFlu can be treated with prescription medication and has no long term effects, but early treatment will lessen the severity of the infection.

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