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  • 3DPF: Japanese Company Creates Super-Realistic 3D Face Replicas

    3DPF: Japanese Company Creates Super-Realistic 3D Face Replicas

    If you’ve ever dreamed of getting an super-realistic replica of your face for whatever reason, here’s your chance: a Japanese company called REAL-f [JP] is creating so-called 3DPFs (“3 Dimension Photo Forms”), copies of human faces “in 3D”. The startup offers two versions, a mask type replica and the so-called mannequin type, a replica of the head. The way… Read More

  • Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    Hitachi Updates Its Amazing Naked-Eye 3D Display Technology

    The CEATEC 2011 exhibition in Japan is just one day away, and Hitachi is already showing one of its coolest products: the company has been working on glasses-free 3D projection systems for years and is apparently making progress. The newest version [JP] uses a set of 24 projectors, lenses, translucent half mirrors to superimpose 3D images on an object in the real-world. In the picture above… Read More

  • Toshiba Shows 55-Inch Naked-Eye 3D TV With 3,840×2,160 Resolution

    Toshiba Shows 55-Inch Naked-Eye 3D TV With 3,840×2,160 Resolution

    If you thought Sharp’s 4K TV we’ve shown you last week is impressive, think again. Toshiba today unveiled a 55-inch LCD that boasts the same resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels, 4x full HD) but can also display pictures in 3D – no glasses required. The TV will be shown starting tomorrow during the CEATEC Japan 2011 exhibition near Tokyo. Needless to say, the REGZA 55X3 [JP] is… Read More

  • Sony To Stop Comping 3D Glasses For Theaters – Because Movie Tickets Aren’t Expensive Enough Already

    Sony To Stop Comping 3D Glasses For Theaters – Because Movie Tickets Aren’t Expensive Enough Already

    Sony, which provides many theaters with the projectors and hardware needed to display 3D cinema, has informed those theaters that starting this spring, it will no longer provide 3D glasses for free. From now on they’ll have to foot the cost themselves — and by “they” I mean “we,” because obviously the theaters aren’t going to voluntarily pick up this… Read More

  • 3Defy: Turn Photos Into Interactive 3D Scenes

    3Defy: Turn Photos Into Interactive 3D Scenes

    While there’s a bit of a learning curve, 3Defy is a great demo of, at the very least, the latest in Flash programming. It’s basically a site that lets you add 3D effects to 2D photos that you upload or link. Using a fairly rudimentary set of brushes and tools, you set an object in a scene and try your darnedest to push, pull, and bend it until it looks realistic. It’s a bit… Read More

  • RePro3D: Naked-Eye 3D Display Lets You “Touch” Virtual 3D Characters (Video)

    RePro3D: Naked-Eye 3D Display Lets You “Touch” Virtual 3D Characters (Video)

    Here’s a 3D screen of a different kind: a research team at Japan’s Keio University has developed a display that allows users to “touch” virtual 3D characters. The way the so-called RePro3D works is that it combines a naked-eye, full-parallax 3D display with a tactile interface that lets users manipulate virtual objects in a 3D environment with their fingers. Read More

  • Sony’s 3D Display For Gamers To Arrive In Japan In November

    Sony’s 3D Display For Gamers To Arrive In Japan In November

    Do you remember the 3D HD display specifically designed for gaming that Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled back in June at E3? It took them a while, but now big S in Japan announced [JP] the final release date for the device in its home market: November 2. For the equivalent of US$582, buyers will get the 24-inch monitor itself, an HDMI cable, and a set of 3D glasses. A game isn’t… Read More

  • Bright 3D Drive: Epson Introduces World’s First HTPS-TFT 3D Panel

    Bright 3D Drive: Epson Introduces World’s First HTPS-TFT 3D Panel

    Epson has been working on HTPS (high-temperature polysilicon)-based TFT panels for years now, and yesterday the company announced the launch of the world’s first such panel for 3D 3LCD projectors. There will be two models, one measuring 0.74 inches (pictured) and another one with 0.61 inches, both will full HD resolution. According to Epson, the new devices use a technology called… Read More

  • Sharp Shows 70-Inch Aquos Quattron LCD 3D TV With “Mega-Brightness” Panel

    Sharp Shows 70-Inch Aquos Quattron LCD 3D TV With “Mega-Brightness” Panel

    Sharp Japan announced [JP] the Aquos Quattron 3D LC-70X5 for the local market yesterday, a follow-up of sorts to the LC-70LE735U that’s been available in the States for a few months now. Just like that model, the LCD measures 70 inches, can produce 3D pictures and offers Sharp’s “Quattron Quad Pixel Technology” for better display of colors. The main selling point of… Read More

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