Samsung, like the rest of our country, is weight obsessed—for the electronics manufacturer that always strives to provide the slimmest cell phones, TVs and computers, thin is in. At next month's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung will debut its latest slender beauty—a 3D Blu-ray player that is said to be the thinnest in the world at 23 mm, or just under an inch. The player will also convert 2D movies into quasi-3D on the fly, but don't expect miraculous transformations of your favorite movies with this gimmicky addition (remember how not-so great Clash of the Titans
looked in theaters after a professional 3D conversion). Blu-ray 3D players accounted for 15% of all player sales during the recent Black Friday period, and their popularity is growing.