Your cell phone may be the next platform to take advantage of glasses-free 3D displays, and a technology called Movidius is even able to take normal 2D images and video and transform them into 3D.
Like the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray format war, there are those who are for 3D and those against it. Back then, Sony positioned it's PlayStation 3 as a Blu-ray player first — a box that offered the highest quality movies that money could buy. That was in 2006. Today, the PS3 remains fundamentally the same, only this time Sony is telling you to take a leap of faith with 3D. DVICE was invited to test drive a few 3D PS3 games at a special event and I have to say, I walked away fairly shocked at how much 3D added to the overall gaming experience, despite my aversion to it.
Stereoscopic 3D (the kind with the glasses) is clunky and annoying and doesn't give you much besides a little bit of fake depth, no matter what all of those commercials featuring stuff jumping out of 3D TVs try to get you to believe. Holograms, on the other hand, are serious 3D. We're all waiting on 3D holographic TV, but in the mean time these holographic maps are pretty sick.
In an iPod and iPhone world, hasn't the personal media player (PMP) already gone the way of the dodo? Korea's Cowon, purveyors of endless PMPs is looking to follow in Nintendo's footsteps and help kick-start the glasses-free 3D movement with the Cowon 3D.
The major electronics companies are hard at work making glasses-free 3D a reality, but one Japanese tinkerer has created a form of 3D for your iPhone available now.
Taking a break from promoting all things iPhone/iPad, Softbank recently unveiled two new 3D ready smartphones called the Galapagos 003SH and 005SH (brand cousins to the Sharp Galapagos ebook reader).
Everybody knows the latest craze for 3D is just the most recent take on a technology that's been around since the '50s. But did you know 3D tech existed more than 40 years before that? This stereoscope, which arrived in the DVICE offices yesterday, is the proof.
Mice have traditionally been two-dimensional creatures, offering an easy way to navigate around flat and boring desktops. Now that 3D is a new buzzword and everybody (and their parents) are cruising around Google Earth, it's time to take advantage of all those extra degrees of freedom.
At last, someone decided enough is enough and decided to actually incorporate a little style and design into a pair of 3D glasses. Gucci's fashion gurus are taking 3D eyewear to the next level with these retro-80s 3D glasses. Designers — take notes!
We've had body fat scanning technology for a long time. It's called a mirror. If you want to get fancy, though, then you get this body volume index machine, a new 3D scanner that not only analyzes your amount of body fat, but where it is. Where it is could make all the difference.