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  • James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

    James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

    Blockbuster movie director James Cameron made the top two worldwide grossing films of all time – Titanic and Avatar. This week in Las Vegas he spoke not to the movie industry, but to television broadcasters at the NAB convention about how important TV is to the future of 3D. TechCrunch also got a chance to talk to him about 3D on tablets and tweeting from the bottom of the ocean. Read More

  • Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

    Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

    Update: The live event has ended. We will put an archived video below if it becomes available. James Cameron, director of the just-released 3D version of Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He’s speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas about how to make money making 3D movies. Read More

  • Press-On Polarizers Let You Enjoy 3D Movies Without Wearing Ugly Glasses

    Press-On Polarizers Let You Enjoy 3D Movies Without Wearing Ugly Glasses

    The Stix project is just a concept now, but what a concept it is. It’s essentially a way for glasses-wearers to enjoy 3D movies without having to put on oddly-shaped and potentially ugly 3D glasses. The Stix peel off a piece of backing plastic and fit right on your real glasses. When you’re ready to face the real world again you simply peel them off. Lucy Jung and Daejin Ahn… Read More

  • Don’t Hold Your Breath For A 3D Samsung Smartphone

    Don’t Hold Your Breath For A 3D Samsung Smartphone

    Of all the peculiar gimmicks a smartphone manufacturer could lean on to make a device stand out, 3D always seemed like one of the most pointless. Sure, it sounds great in theory — who doesn’t want fully immersive video and apps — but actually using it on-the-go can be a completely different story. As it turns out, Samsung is right there with me. In an effort to combat some of… Read More

  • YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site

    YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site

    Last September, YouTube began offering new tools that allowed users to convert their uploaded 2D videos into 3D videos with just a click. That feature, which has been in beta testing, was available only to YouTube creators at the time. Today, YouTube is rolling out the beta to all of YouTube’s users – creators and viewers alike – by offering the option to automatically… Read More

  • LG To Showcase 84-Inch 3D TV With 4K Resolution At CES 2012

    LG To Showcase 84-Inch 3D TV With 4K Resolution At CES 2012

    It seems that 55-Inch OLED TV wasn’t enough for LG: the Korean company today announced it’s ready to showcase another monster TV at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas (which kicks off on January 10). This model comes with a 84-inch 3D LCD display with 4K resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels). To put things into perspective: 4K resolution, which LG calls “Ultra Definition”, is four… Read More

  • VideoCam3D For iOS Lets You Shoot & Convert Movies To 3D

    VideoCam3D For iOS Lets You Shoot & Convert Movies To 3D

    NXP Software, developer of the CineXPlayer mobile application, is launching a new iOS app for recording and converting video into 3D. The app, VideoCam3D, lets you record in both blue/red and split screen 3D and works in conjunction with the CineXPlayer video viewing app, which also supports 3D movie playback. Read More

  • Toshiba Japan Dates And Prices Its 55-Inch Naked-Eye 3D TV With 4K Resolution

    Toshiba Japan Dates And Prices Its 55-Inch Naked-Eye 3D TV With 4K Resolution

    Do you remember that 55-inch monster of a naked-eye 3D TV Toshiba unveiled back in October? The company now announced [JP] a date (December 10) and confirmed the final price (US$11,700) for the device. But there’s a drawback: Toshiba has still to decide if they will release the TV outside Japan, too. To recap, the TV features 3,840×2,160 pixels resolution in 2D mode (that’s four… Read More

  • Aerial 3D: Amazing System Shows 3D Objects In Mid-Air, With No Screen (Video)

    Aerial 3D: Amazing System Shows 3D Objects In Mid-Air, With No Screen (Video)

    Since 2006, Tokyo-based Burton has been working on Aerial 3D, a technology that makes it possible to produce pictures in 3D in mid-air or underwater – without using a screen (that’s what I call “True 3D Technology” indeed). Burton says their laser-based system is the only one of its kind. The current system projects objects at 50,000 dots per second and with a frame rate… Read More

  • Moverio: Epson Announces World’s First See-Through 3D Head-Mounted Display

    Moverio: Epson Announces World’s First See-Through 3D Head-Mounted Display

    Epson Japan announced [JP] the so-called Moverio today, a see-through 3D head-mounted display (HMD), which is the first of its kind, according to the company. Think of it as mix between of NEC’s transparent HMD Tele Scouter and Sony’s cool 3D OLED head mounted display HMZ-T1, powered by Android OS. The Moverio creates the experience of watching 3D (or 2D) pictures on a virtual… Read More