Techies are heralding 3D television as the development that could save the industry from stagnation.
"On the opening day of the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, in Las Vegas, all the big names unveiled 3D TV's. Industry experts said the picture looks promising with a survey showing around 3.4m 3D TV sets will be sold in the US this year. ‘It's a challenging market. We need something to kick us out of this,’ said Panasonic's Elsuke Tsuyuzaki. ‘To me, the thing that's going to get us there is 3D,’ added the firm's chief technology officer. ‘2009 is a year none of us want to repeat,’ said Gary Shapiro the president of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) which hosts the annual tech gathering. For several years the industry has talked up the arrival of 3D TV in the home to little effect. Many however believe 2010 really is the breakthrough year for the technology, helped in large party by the growing number of 3D movies at the theatre and the success of James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar. ‘While 3D has taken a number of years to penetrate in the movie theatres, I believe this is the year it will begin to enter the home,’ Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of Dreamworks Animation told BBC News."
These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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