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.
Back in December, we saw some of Zebra Imaging's impressive full-color holographic prints. With funding from DARPA, Zebra has been able to develop and electronic version of the same technology, embodied in an actual glasses-free 3D holographic projector table.
Boy, are people who spent all sorts of money on a 3D TV that requires glasses going to feel foolish before too long. With advances like Samsung's 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV, those glasses are going to become very expensive paperweights.
Your fancy 3D TV is really a far cry from 3D, only giving you two slightly different viewpoints of a single, flat scene to create the illusion of depth and being able to see around corners. A new system that uses multiple projectors and fog displays full color 3D images that you can walk all the way around.
So you think you're the next James Cameron. Good for you! But in order to create the next 3D Pandora, you're gonna need a 3D camera. This fancy JVC 3D camcorder should do the trick.