Origami paper folding has long been a traditional art form, but now researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have been inspired to use paper folding as a way to test for diseases. The idea expands on existing paper sensor tests, but the folding allows it to detect more complex substances and diseases.
Having launched its incredibly popular Galaxy S II to a legion of big-screen-loving consumers in the U.S. this past summer, Samsung has its eye set on making a successor for 2012. The Galaxy S III is rumored to sport more power than the Galaxy Nexus and a 3D screen.
Going to see a 3D movie is already a pricier proposition than seeing a traditional movie, but it looks like it might get more expensive. You see, studios have been footing the bill for the 3D glasses they hand out in theaters. But that's about to change.
Holy tacos, it's real, it's really real. Remember Sony's prototype for a pair of OLED 3D virtual reality goggles from back at CES? Well, it's a prototype no more, because Sony actually plans to sell it in Japan later this year, and it'll cost a pretty penny.
When this was first reported, a lot of blogs (look here and here) — DVICE included — picked up on this story with the same slant. That is to say, harp on Samsung for stating the obvious, and then leave it at that. Turns out, when you actually read the company's report, things get a lot more interesting. -Ed
In the last decade it seems that with every year we take another significant step closer toward realizing the amazing possibilities of a real world Star Trek holodeck. The latest iteration of the virtual world dynamic comes to us from Japan's Crescent Inc.
Long before Sony decided to film the 2010 FIFA World Cup in 3D, there was another, eviler group, that invested in stereoscopic technology for sports events: the Nazis. A new report says Hitler's Third Reich built a 3D camera to "accurately time events and identify winners in photo finishes."
Nintendo's glasses-free 3D screen on their 3DS is good, but it's just a first generation product. Newer versions should get better in every way. Such as MIT's new glasses-free 3D screen.
There's a physical limit to the number of magnetic bits that you can stuff onto a given area on a traditional hard drive, and we're pretty close to it right now. For hard drives to get bigger without getting, you know, bigger, we're going to have to get creative, and one research team has done this by taking hard drives into the third dimension.
3D glasses are just so annoying and stupid, aren't they? That's why Toshiba has made 3D literally twice as awesome by condensing all the magic of the third dimension into... Wait for it... The Spectacle.