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sent to Congo instead. That's it from me, but now on BBC News it is


time for Click. How much detail do you really want


to see on your TV? I mean really? Really?! Really? Oh my goodness,


This week on Click, we go in search of the ultimate screen. Is this the


best that the human eye can see? And if so how long until the


upgrade is available? Fashion fit for robots. We explore how to try


things on without actually trying them on. We will also have a round-


up of this week's Tech News, bust plus a plush picture app for your


mobile, plus a social method of managing or meetings in Webscape.


Welcome to collect, I'm Spencer Kelly. Common sense says there's no


point in inventing something if you simply can't appreciate it. Posh


because, which have a higher frequency range than the human ear


can hear, are lovely I'm sure. Personally I can't tell the


difference. So if you want the ultimate TV set, you have to have


at least the same level of definition as the human eye can


perceive. Now for smaller screens some companies are claiming we're


already there, but what about the big screen? Trying screens that


show images which are, for want of a better word, completely real.


Apparently that technology exists and it's being called 8K, although


you won't be able to buy it for at least another seven years. To


explain why, and which upgrades might be available while we're


waiting, Dan Simmons reports from the 8K capital, Tokyo. -- Why We're


waiting. A busy canvas of constantly moving


colour saturated life, with its unique style, the Japanese capital


is itself a feast for the eyes. And for the past few years, several of


the country's biggest Tech grans, led by National broadcaster NHK,


have been working out how to effectively replicate the quality


of what we seek on a display. -- Take brands. So we can literally


fool ourselves, at least initially, that we are there. In NHK's lobby,


four HD TVs show to make a pixels, but the future is much bigger.


These four screens together have about 25% of all the pixels in the


new display NHK has come up with. This is the equivalent of 16 HD TVs


to create one image. It's one of just a handful of 145 inch 8K


screens in the world, so called because its 8000 pixels across.


It's being dubbed the Ottoman display, and in theory at least we


should be able to see why -- ultimate display. We can't


recognise the resolution any more. 8K is enough for the human eye,


that's why we don't need any more. It is ultimate Teddy? Yes. -- TV.


The most recent attempts by the industry to recreate a more real


life experience was 3D, which needed the viewer to be the right


distance from the screen, and traded off high resolution to


achieve the 3D effect. With 8K TV all of those problems go away, in


fact you actually want to get much closer to the screen to experience


all those pixels, the sharpness is retained. You can almost reach out


and touched what's there. The viewing angle increases to about


100 degrees, and that similar to your own viewing angle naturally,


so your peripheral vision is completely filled. It's a much more


in massive experience. 3D? Who needs 3D?


To give you an idea of what I'm seeing we've tried to zoom in on


just 116s of this 33 mega pixel video, where the detail is easy to


see. -- 1 16th. The ashes taking flight above the fire. The pollen


making a break for it. The droplets of water that make up a splash, and


H K have called this Super Hi- Vision, it comes with 22. To


surround sound. -- NHK. To produce these images special cameras are


needed that raise their own problems for their operators. Now


you can't judge focus simply by looking through the eyepiece, or a


flip out display, as neither offer the resolution to faithfully show


the captured image. You need a special high res monitor, this is


the small camera capable of shooting 60 frames per second. But


a new higher standard shoots 12033 mega pixel frames per second,


delivering a much smoother image. That can currently only be shocked


by this beast. That's the camera, not the man on the back. -- be shot


by. Quite frankly, no! On-screen talent already bought at the idea


of every pimple being shown in high-definition, imagine what it


will be like when Super Hi-Vision arrives. -- already baulk. If


actors or reporters are nervous, it seems viewers love it. The 8K


displayed impressed everyone we show to when it was showed off at a


recent Japanese tech expo. This man told me he was amazed at how


precise the pictures were. Now that I've seen it, he told me, I can't


wait for the new era of television. It was the first time this man had


seen it as well, the panoramic aspect makes it feel like 3D, he


said, it's very impressive and real and I'm surprised. On that sense of


realism and depth makes 8K a better bet than 3D. According to NHK. They


have decided against broadcasting in the current stereoscopic 3D TV


format. 3D TV, so called, the stereoscopic one, this is not for


general broadcasting services. We have the concern about problems for


children's health in particular. Broadcasting services cannot


control the viewer's environment. Also how long the viewers watch TV.


The lack of excitement about the 3D TV format has left the industry


looking for another way to persuade us to upgrade our HD sets. With 8K


TV still at least seven years away, and intermediate stepping-stone has


arrived in the form of 4K ultra high definition. Its eight mega


pixel images offer four-times the resolution of HD, and it's already


on sale. Starting at around $10,000! 4K will enable consumers


to buy bigger TV is that can display four times as much detail


as normal. And importantly 4K content is being produced now, that


means consumers will be able to watch it earlier than 8K content.


While we wait for the movie industry to make its titles


available in 4K, other content is thin on the ground. With a few


dozen PC video games and some online film trailers available to


those with a powerful enough computer. You can make your own


movies with this 4K camera, but there's no bespoke disc or media


player for 4K content at the moment. And Streaming 4K media could


require an with of up to 20 megabits per second, as more than


twice the UK average. In the meantime it seems 4K displays may


be most often enjoyed using the humble Blu-ray desk. With the TV


using algorithms to guess what the extra pixels would look like. Up-


ressing the image. So would NHK start a 4K TV service to help


things along? Well, no actually. NHK is trying to go straight from


HD, to 8K. There's no point in doing things twice. We need to


change consumer receivers as well. As the 8K flag-bearer NHK has


bigger things to worry about in the meantime, it needs to consider how


to deliver 30 make a pixel images that need a reliable connection of


100 megabits per second. Prices will have to fall. This 85 inch 8K


screen costs around $1 million, no it's not for sale! If you're


wondering how you get it up the stairs, that's 8K's third problem.


They don't think we will have solid screens in 2020, we will have roll


up or fall double ones, that unlike these will cover the whole wall.


It's just they haven't yet been invented. But having seen an 8K TV,


all I can tell you is I want one. And I'm not alone. The reaction


shows that this kind of media is acceptable and also needed. Needed


or wanted? Yeah, wanted! Get in ultra close to ultra high


definition and Super excited I am about Super Hi-Vision. Dan Simmons


exploring Tokyo's ultimate screen. Next up, a look at this week's Tech


News. Facebook users have been voicing their dismay at potential


changes to the terms and conditions which will stop them voting on any


further changes. The company said the voting system encouraged


quantity over quality of the back, and offered regular webcasts to


address uses' concerns. The changes will also allow Facebook to share


data across its other services including Instagram. The new


devolved Inbox settings could lead to members receiving more


unrequested messages from other users, or spam, from companies.


Those living in cities in developing nations will be given


the chance to shape their surroundings with the help of the


United Nations and the construction based video game Minecraft. The


game's creators revealed video of the new project, a huge gathering


of the game's fans. The first footage to be released demonstrated


a virtual rendering of Kenya's Undugu Playground in Nairobi,


eventually the UN hopes to create similar models so more people can


see an change what's planned for their neighbourhoods. Following the


launch of the new Wii U, Nintendo appears to be going retro by


launching another console. This one, though, is a pared-down version of


their old machine. The Wii Mini will launch next week but curiously


only for the Canadian market. It costs just 100 Canadian dollars,


but it won't connect to the internet, which is a big loss, and


it also went play old Gamecube titles, which is not so much of a


big loss. And the South Korean phenomenon, Gangnam Style, has


become the most watched YouTube video of all time in just four


months. It must have come as a shock to teen pop sensation Justin


Bieber, who has held the accolade with his smash-hit Baby since 2010.


It is now being watched 10 and 7 million times every day and it is


predicted to reach 1 billion views Fashion by its very nature is right


at the forefront of innovation. Have you ever tried to buy some


fashion online - you hit the problem of how can you try before


you buy. That problem is being sold in unexpected ways. -- sold.


Everyone buys stuff online by winning comes to clothes, there is


clearly a place for real life shopping. You cannot shop on mine.


It is wrong. It does not serve the expedition. I like to feel that and


the bars of going in stores. Virtual fashion stores want to


recreate the bars on mine. These lights are slick, sophisticated and


sexy. -- sites. They are also among the most visited sites. Along with


the name effectively none -- not on the high street, ASOS.com has risen


from the ashes of the dotcom asked. At clickable catalogue lets you buy


or share your desired look with a wider audience. It turns out, there


is quite a bit of money in the trade. The online retail industry


is worth $75 billion in the UK. One-fifth it is expected to come


from fashion. For example - Topshop ran a live cow or walk event. 2


million people tuned in -- catwalk event. Shoppers could pre-order


months before they are in store release. As well as the trendy


getting first deep. -- be it. is a misconception that the digital


cannot work together with the real. If you learn how to use some, it


becomes something quite special. Before that, prospective buyers


have to consider a small, medium or large issue - will it fit me? Well


it suit me? Wastage is a big problem. Even out it is to out


there, he can end up as landfill. One in five items are returned. For


e-fashion it rises from that to one in three. There are signs which can


help you try before you buy. Mannequins with corresponding human


sizes. You can see how it looks but it takes three weeks and 3,000


pictures to lock a collection. Size is not everything. Fashion is also


about taste. This site builds up a profile from close you have liked.


Each new item will be suggested to you. Using data, shops get to learn


about hour browsing habits. With all this technology available, we


are better off doing things the old-fashioned way? No. Not


according to Dick Rodan. But conference on the industry. He


tells start-ups are inspired to pitch their vision. What we see


happening around the world is great technology idea they can make a


difference in the retail space, in the fashion industry. But they are


not being used because industry does not know about them. There has


to be more visual and emotional in court. Augmented reality was used


here. It's superimposes 3 D images on a pattern piece of paper. There


it works well, I'm not sure it is the killer apps. Another contender


was triMirror which uses up a creepy and life looking Avatar. It


shows Allen Alfie will appear. It also a mass exactly where and how


are your Mighty Real might feel tight. Like a thermal Heat.


Currently, it caters to women's collection and it does not always


work. Competitions like decoded a great examples of how the fashion


industry champions technology in its quest to remain trendy.


Google's produce does was seen at New York fashion week. -- Project


Glass. They have to be in the digital space if they want to use


and reach an audience. Some companies were slow to adopt


technology but now I think most people seem to get it.


Superimposing posh one showers on to rest my look cool and of the


company is hoping this will be seen as more than a fence in Kinnock.


What it --. What ever with thing. This is not a passing fad. Anything


that makes us less likely to return items his good both for the


consumer and the company. What you buy will be a matter of taste.


Makers of traditional digital cameras are having a tough time at


the moment. Mainly because many of us at taking souvenir snaps without


smartphone cameras and to be honest, the results are reasonable


especially after you have added a myriad of fielders. -- filters. One


is for the Windows Phone 7. The best camera for the job is the one


that he's in your hand when you want to take a photograph. If that


happens to be your Windows Phone 7, there is a pretty extensive apps


you should pick up. Thumba Photo Editor. With over 70 adjustments,


you can do pretty much anything with your photographs and more


before sharing through the usual channels. You can crop, resized,


rotate, just the colour balance and thereat even 20 special-effects the


EU can add to full resolution images. It is easy to do and


surprisingly comprehensive for a small fine app. It will cost you as


much as a small bag of sweets. On the, you can choose the free trial


to begin with but you will not be able to share your photographs


until you have upgrade it to the paper version. -- hate burgeon. --


paid version. The internet cannot do coffee and croissant but


sunrise.im for feels the main objective. Fulfills. Sign-up to add


your Facebook account, and linked in. As well, you can also ask you


to add other things to you digest like public holidays and both those


according to your Facebook contract -- contacts. It will automatically


be sent to your digest. If you have a meeting with a contact, you can


also receive a summary of details together with profile and


photograph. And you photosharing application lodged a few weeks ago


shares collections with complex in the same location. The idea is to


save his stretching over the table at dinner to show everyone the


photo of your holiday snaps. One nice feature is the sender controls


the private slide show that takes place in real time over a shared an


hour. Those watching can download any photograph they like to the


Rhone device. -- they device. Skype lodged a new platform to let small


businesses connect with each other and potential customers. Skype in


the Workspace. You sign up with your Skype and share any activity


through social now works like Twitter or Facebook. This is the


perfect space for small businesses to connect and share experiences


and offer each other advice and support and, once established,


could also be a good way to finding new customers. If you missed any of


the links, they are available on the website. There is also a link


Click goes in search of the ultimate TV set in Japan and discovers how tech has become the latest word in fashion. Includes the latest tech news and Webscape.

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