IFA 2008: Spy monitors and picture frames

Zara is still over in Berlin checking out the gadgets at IFA 2008. Check out the video above where she demonstrates an unusual hybrid device that combines digital photo frames and cameras that can be used as baby monitors or security cameras – ideal if you’re a big fan of surveillance society or destroying the civil liberties of your kids…

IFA 2008: JVC Everio HD30 and HD40

Over in Berlin, Zara’s been hunting down camcorders – specifically the new Everios from JVC – the HD30 and HD40. They’ve got dual-format recording, so they record in both MPEG2 and AVCHD. This means you can get far more video into much less storage space. 50 hours onto the 120GB HD40. It’s got 10x optical zoom, and records at 1080p.

No price point, no release date, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything…

IFA 2008: Epson announces four new high definition projectors: EH-TW420, EH-TW3000, EH-TW3800, EH-TW5000

Epson has announced five new high definition projector systems at this year’s IFA, offering a range of features for different budgets. Get ready for some specs…

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EH-TW420

The EH-TW420 is one of Epson’s more entry level 3LCD projectors, offering 720p projection, 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness, decent connectivity including HDMI and USB, various colour modes including a game mode to better process fast moving images, in-built 7W speaker, and keystone correction.

Retailing for around £649 and available from September.