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  • Poppy, A Device That Turns Your Phone Into A 3-D Camera, Launches On Kickstarter

    Poppy, A Device That Turns Your Phone Into A 3-D Camera, Launches On Kickstarter

    Poppy is the newest little device to go up on Kickstarter, offering up a new fun toy for anyone who likes to shoot or view 3-D video. And it’ll be priced to sell — at less than $50, Poppy is within reach for pretty much anyone who wants it, or who wants to give a cool little gift to friends and family. Read More

  • 3-D TV task force looks for a set of standards

    The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers have created the 3-D Home Display Formats Task Force to develop a standard for home viewing of 3D content. 3-D programming has recently been utilized for such things as the 2007 NBA Finals, and earlier this year, the BBC broadcasted the Rugby Six Nations match in 3-D. The goal of the task force is develop a standard for 3-D playback… Read More

  • Amazing mini 3D-display cube developed in Japan

    Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) today unveiled a nice little invention: a 3D LCD display box that fits in the palm of your hand. The so-called gCubik makes it possible to visualize objects in three dimensions via integrated imaging technology. It is just 10 cm small. The NICT wants to significantly improve the display quality within 3 years. Read More

  • Theater Owners org chief: We need more digital 3-D projectors, but the industry's dragging its feet

    Excited for the explosion of 3-D films set to hit in 2009? You can suck it, accordin gto NATO (Nation Association of Theater Owners) president John Fithian, because not enough theaters are outfitted with the proper gear to project the 3-D images. It isn’t the technology, really, or even the price, it’s the organizations involved. The theater owners want one standard for 3-D… Read More

  • Is Apple's 3-D technology patent a sign of its video game console initiative?

    [photopress:patent_080320_2.jpg,full,center] The US patent office is responsible for much rumormongering. It’s the nature of the beast to publicize half-legible drawings that make us bloggers try to make sense of what’s going on. Usually the images and descriptions are vague enough that we can’t figure out what we’re looking at, but sometimes, when coupled with other… Read More

  • Hollywood going more 3-D with new agreement for digital distribution

    [photopress:3D_Scream.jpg,full,center] If you saw Beowulf in 3D this past holiday season, you were no doubt blown away. It looked fantastic, and with Hollywood gearing up more 3-D releases, animated and not, the smart theater owner is upgraded his equipment. Thankfully, it’s starting now. Disney, Fox, Paramount and Universal will all start shooting with a standard 3-D system supported… Read More

  • Fabricate Tasty Objects Out Of Sugar

    Evil Mad Scientist may have a scary name, but his creations are simply delicious. This genius whipped up a 3-D fabricator that can create objects out of granulated sugar. These tasty treats can then be used for impressing little children with a taste for sweets. As long as you can design something in AutoCAD (I’m assuming here), you can have it printed out in the tastiest form known to man. Read More

  • Get That Noose Ready: Surge Of 3-D Films Coming Next Year

    Not all 3-D movies are terrible, but most are rehashed pre-teen jokes with adult innuendos and crappy voice overs. While waiting for Spiderman 3 to start, I had to sit through two previews for PG-rated 3-D animal flicks (yes, one included penguins). I thought that was bad, until I read this Reuters report. Apparently, next year and into 2009, almost every studio will be releasing multiple… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Olympus Wearable Displays for Real Life Gaming

    Olympus has consistently launched pretty hot concepts and has kept their innovation track strong with 76 patents so far in 2007. Would getting into digital display eye wear be that much of a stretch from their experience in digital cameras? Well, they have been thinking about it. Actually, Olympus hasn’t been the only ones dabbling in this nascent area. Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Digital 3D Photography Preparing for Internet Viewing

    This week, Pentax received a patent on a 3-D imaging system with distance controls while two individual inventors patented a means for viewing 3-D digital images on the Internet. The art of Stereoscopy has been around for a century, but what’s captivating is where this space can go with the explosion in the digital realm. Read More

  • iPhone In Wonderful 3-D!

    Behold the power of home computing! This is a sweet 3-D rendering of the iPhone done by a gentleman who took a bunch of images of the iPhone off Apple’s website and threw them together. The result? A sweet animated GIF reminiscent of 1996 and Angelfire websites. iPhone 3-D Official Site Read More