• Time Warner leads $27M investment in celebrity hologram company 8i

    Time Warner leads $27M investment in celebrity hologram company 8i

    For the celebrity-obsessed, AR may offer the bizarre opportunity to get closer than ever to pop culture’s most recognizable stars and performers. For the last several years, 8i has been embracing a technology called volumetric capture that trains several cameras on a figure and stitches the feeds together to create a three-dimensional model that can seamlessly be placed in any environment. Read More

  • The Pro Football Hall of Fame goes 4D

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame goes 4D

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a hallowed enough place, considering it is filled with bronze busts of the most legendary players the sport has ever had. But walking through the historic grounds in Canton, Ohio later this month may give you goosebumps for another reason. That’s because the Hall of Fame is set to debut its A Game For Life exhibit with 4D holographic representations… Read More

  • Microsoft Lays Off 60 On Its HoloLens Team In Israel As It Shifts Development To The U.S.

    Microsoft Lays Off 60 On Its HoloLens Team In Israel As It Shifts Development To The U.S.

    Microsoft has yet to ship its first HoloLens holographic imaging device, but it is moving swiftly on to the next generation of development nonetheless. TechCrunch has confirmed that Microsoft has dismissed 60 people in Israel who work on the HoloLens — 30 full-time staff and 30 contractors. The plan is to wind down work on its VR headset and platform in the country… Read More

  • Video: Virtual Idol Hatsune Miku Pops Up As Hologram On 3D Table-Top Display

    Do you remember the fvision, the amazing 3D tabletop display that we’ve shown you last year? Thanks to 96 projectors arranged in a circle, the device produces 3D images that multiple viewers can see from different angles – no glass case, 3D glasses or other extra equipment needed. And now the NICT, Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, found… Read More

  • Apple Patent Reveals ‘Pseudo-Holographic’ Display

    It’s bare bones Monday, amigos. Most normal people have taken this week off, and snow has crippled the entire north-east of the U.S. It’s chaos! So let’s transition to an Apple story. Jobs’ mighty company has recently filed for a patent for a device that would display images holographically and without the need for glasses. This could be good, or it could be just one of… Read More

  • Next step in 3D tech: Computer-synthesized holograms (video)

    Our friends over at Tokyo-based DigInfoNews are calling it the “ultimate in 3D images”: computer-synthesized holograms. And in fact, the video they shot at Kansai University in Osaka shows some amazing tech a team of researchers led by Prof. Kyoji Matsushima is working on. In contrast to conventional holography, the researchers are not using real objects but rather CG images created… Read More

  • DIY: Hand-drawn holograms

    I remember playing with holograms as a kid. Bill Beaty, “Science Hobbyist,” can’t get enough of them. Apparently they are not that hard to make yourself. Click on for a vid of a few of Beaty’s holograms. Read More

  • Audi employs holographic sales rep

    It’s not quite as exciting as you want it to be, but an Audi dealership in Sydney has added a hologram of sorts to its sales department. It’s not projected by a maintenance droid and it’s probably just a 2-minute loop, but it’s still kind of cool. Read More

  • Video: CNN's 3D hologram looks sorta weird (but that's OK)

    As Señor Arrington alluded to, CNN rolled out its 3D hologram-thing during its election coverage last night. Thirty-five HD cameras are filming the reporter, Jessica Yellin, which then send the images back to producers in New York. The technology was developed by these guys. (CNN’s “Magic Wall,” if you’re interested, was developed by a company called Perceptive… Read More

  • Help me, Wolf Blitzer, you're our only hope

    CNN is cool. In addition to the huge touchscreen “Magic Wall” (which was originally military technology), CNN’s Wolf Blitzer gets to play with Holograms today during their coverage of the presidential elections. CNN’s Jessica Yellin is the guinea pig, appearing virtually with Blitzer. Read more… Read More

  • CNN to use 3D holograms as part of its election coverage tonight

    In addition to listening to Ron and Fez tonight, you may want to check out CNN even if Fox News is your preferred network. Why is that? Oh, just the fact that they’ll be using 3D holograms to talk to people “in-studio.” It’s just like Star Wars, the movie series that passed its sell-by date some time ago. Says USA Today, the mouthpiece of America’s third grade… Read More

  • Surprise! Holographic storage hardware delayed

    The only thing that surprises me about this holographic storage medium being delayed is that it’s being delayed till 2009 and not 2029. I remember reading about the idea some time ago in some rag like SciAm or New Scientist and it was being trumped as a major breakthrough, but I figured it was one of those breakthroughs that never takes off. That remains to be seen, but I’m… Read More

  • Star Wars-style holograms coming our way

    So some boffins at University of Arizona have created a new holographic medium that allows the user to write, and more importantly, rewrite a holographic image onto it. If I understand correctly, the material is photoreceptive at 532nm, at which an electrical field is created that changes the refractive index of the material at whatever point got shined on. The material will hold an image… Read More