• Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

    Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

    Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control. The 3D display would project a sort of hologram image above a light source using a UFO-shaped combination of… Read More

  • Nettlebox Is A $28,000 Hologram Rig That Lets You View Real-Time 3D From All Angles

    Nettlebox Is A $28,000 Hologram Rig That Lets You View Real-Time 3D From All Angles

    Russian startup Nettle, which is based in the Skolkovo Tech City area, is showing off a $28,000 holographic gaming set-up at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s hardware alley. The Nettlebox rig consists of a 3D plasma display, with four fisheye lens infrared cameras sited at the corners to track the position of the gamer — who wears a pair of 3D glasses with two infrared lights on board. Read More

  • Video: A touchable hologram

    The Star Trek Enterprise’s holideck is now one tiny step closer to becoming a reality. Check out the video above to see an interactive holigram that can provide quasi-tactical feedback using ultrasonic waves. Now it’s just a matter of time now before we’re playing cowboys and indians with Data and Geordi La Forge. Read More

  • Sasquatch Lives!

    Remember those holograms we saw during the presidential election? It was just like the hologram of Princess Leia that R2D2 shows to old Ben Kenobi, except suckier. I bet you wished, like I did, that you could make your own cool holograms, but with Sasquatch, right? Your dreams have been answered, thanks to LivingSasquatch.com! Read More

  • New technology makes it possible to view 3D color holograms of moving objects

    Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has developed a new 3D electronic holography production technology doing away with lasers or darkrooms. Based on integral photography, moving objects can be taken on video under normal lighting conditions with a fly-eye lens and then be displayed as color holograms. Conventional holography techniques… Read More

  • RFID tag with hologram to prevent costly counterfeiting

    [photopress:hrfid.jpg,full,center] Hitachi and Toppan (no idea who Toppan is, either) have developed an RFID tag that has a hologram on it, which is designed to make merchandise theft as hard as possible. The RFID tag’s signals are encrypted, which should eliminate the threat of a miscreant hanging around and capturing and cracking the tag. As for the hologram, it’s supposedly… Read More

  • Konica Minolta Shows Off New Holographic HUD

    Konica Minolta has been getting its Star Trek on at Ceatec. Today, they showed off their new light-weight holographic wearable display. The idea is that people can watch TV or read a book while they do other things, like living. Right now, it’s just a prototype and they’re still looking for a niche market to push this thing toward. It’s just a pair of glasses with an… Read More