Say hello to Sprint's EVO 3D, the first glasses-free 3D smartphone to be released in the U.S. Yep, even though LG's Thrill 4G promised to be the first one out the door, the EVO 3D's actually gone and leapfrogged over it.
Whatever happened to virtual reality? Trumpeted as the wave of the future, its bulky headsets were supposed to plunge us into an immersive world that would make our own look drab by comparison. VR machines briefly sprouted up in malls around the country in the 1990s (to the delight of stoned teenagers, mostly), but discerning gamers never took to it and the excitement seems to have fizzled out. Will the same thing happen to the current push for 3D? Hype about 3D gaming has risen sharply with the increase in popularity of 3D films since 2009 — a trend that may be reversing itself. In the game world, the buzz hit a fever pitch this past Monday night with the unveiling of Sony's upcoming 3D HDTV, built to be compatible with the PlayStation 3. Although the price seems attractive, the silent-weapon-for-quiet-wars feature is a new display mode that eliminates split-screen, allowing two players to see totally separate full-screen images at the same time. Has Sony finally delivered the breakthrough device that will drive 3D adoption? Despite the device's promise, there are still a lot of reasons why the PlayStation 3D HDTV may not be the game-changer Sony is hoping for. Those reasons after the jump.
I am a 3D skeptic, avoiding 3D movies in theaters in favor of their 2D counterparts and continuing to enjoy the hell out of all my 2D screens. But hey, I am but one man. If you're on the 3D bandwagon, this new dongle will let you shoot 3D video on your 2D iPhone.
We know 3D glasses are uncomfortable, often heavy and expensive, but for better or worse, some people enjoy 3D content and they need extra pairs for others to enjoy it with them. Nvidia's new 3D Vision glasses start at an affordable $99, but bring back another annoyance: the wire.
I will admit to being a 3D skeptic; I think it's a gimmick driven by hardware manufacturers trying to trick people into thinking their perfectly fine TVs, computers and phones need to be replaced. But hey, maybe I'm just jaded! If so, this news about 3D YouTube is pretty exciting.
Most people think filming in 3D is a simple job, but it's more than just slapping on a second camera lens and then shooting. Scenes have to be designed for 3D in order to achieve that pop-in-your-face experience. TechRadar caught up with the explosion-loving Michael Bay and hell, even he admits that filming 3D is royal pain in the rear.
iPad 2 who? That was so two months ago. A new report from RCRWireless claims that the iPad 3 will definitely have a 3D screen with major backing by large Hollywood film studios. Question: Glasses or no glasses?
A lot of people do not really like 3D movies. But with many new movies, seeing them without 3D isn't really an option. Enter 2D glasses, which strip the 3D out of 3D movies for your viewing pleasure.
Toshiba's latest 3D laptops are insane — both the Toshiba P770 and P775 pack dual webcams for 3D video chat. If the awkwardness of video chat hasn't already put you off, being forced to wear 3D glasses for 3D video calling will.
Wanna take fancy 3D pictures without buying cameras and gadgets with dual-cameras? A fancy little attachment for your cellphone camera with twin apertures and mirrors might help your pics "pop" without investing in expensive new equipment.