This year's tech trend is all about 3D TVs, movies, and videogames. Next year's trend looks to still be 3D — just without the silly glasses (hello Nintendo 3DS)! Toshiba wants in on that fat pie — the Japanese consumer electronics giant is planning to release a 3D laptop that works sans glasses.
You haven't seen 3D, even in a movie theater, until you've seen it through Runco's new D-73d projection system. And you probably won't ever see it since the projector costs $50,000. But if you happen to have that much spare cabbage laying around, you could buy yourself a 3D HDTV to end all 3D HDTVs.
Sharp last night unveiled its 3D Aquos Quattron HDTVs, each of which comes with not one but two pairs of 3D glasses. But these are not ordinary 3D glasses. If you double-tap the power button, you can watch a 3D program in 2D. And that's a great idea. Here's why.
If I had $100,000, I would put most of it into savings, pay off my credit card bills, buy some nice furniture and go out for a lavish meal. But hey, not everybody likes the same things, which is why the Runco SC-60d projector has a $98,995 pricetag.
The entire entertainment industry sees 3D as the next big thing, but one issue holding it back is it's difficult to produce. Typically, you need to shoot footage with two different cameras (or at least two different lenses) simultaneously. Even with today's sophisticated systems, that's a tall order. But is there a way to get good 3D material from a single lens? One Canadian company says yes.
OLED is a difficult technology to make in large screen sizes, which is why there are only a couple of small-size OLED sets available today. But if this 31-inch prototype set from LG is any indication, when those big screen sizes come, the results will be hot, hot, hot.
In recent times movie theaters and television manufacturers have been banking on 3D, often with horrible results, but a new system that offers "touchable 3D" could be the virtual answer we've all been hoping for.
Last year, Fujifilm broke new ground with its FinePix W1, which had everything you needed to capture 3D video in a point-and-shoot camera. The follow-up model, the just-announced FinePix W3, upgrades the experience to HD, while also providing an easy way to watch your 3D flicks on a big screen.
With just the flip of a switch (and a student to lug it around), UC Berkeley's laser-scanner-studded backpack automatically creates 3D maps of the world around it. Walking down a hall? While that's going on, a digital replica of said hallway is showing up on a computer.
Sharp isn't exactly a household name when it comes to cellphones, but they're looking to change that later this year with a new 3D smartphone that doesn't require 3D glasses.