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Smart Interactive Displays

Smart Interactive Displays

We’ve seen Corning’s vision of the future, now let’s look at what Microsoft has in mind – head-tracking, glasses-free 3D displays, multiview displays, more movement-based controls and more.

Turn 3D Glasses Into 2D Glasses

Turn 3D Glasses Into 2D Glasses

Sick of seeing 3D movies? Then stop seeing them. It’s that simple. But if you have absolutely no other choice but to watch a 3D movie, whip out these custom glasses and chop off a D.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3
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Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-TS3 camera is equipped with GPS and compass and features 3D Photo mode; it creates images by taking 20 consecutive photos and overlaying the 2 best for the final shot.

Robot Taekwon V 3D Mapping

Robot Taekwon V 3D Mapping

This cool projection mapping artwork from Lumpens of Robot Taekwon V emerging from the Dome of Legend, aka Seoul’s National Assembly Building, jams to a entertaining soundtrack too.

Coraline 3D (Blu-Ray/DVD)

Coraline 3D (Blu-Ray/DVD)
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Henry Selick’s meticulously crafted stop-motion film originally shipped with those stupid red/blue 3D glasses when it first hit disc. Now – if you’ve got a 3D TV – you can watch it the way it was meant.

Poco 3D Camera

Poco 3D Camera
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Iain Sinclair’s Poco 3D, made of scratch resistant magnesium, is the world’s first credit card sized, full 1080p high definition video camera with 5 MP digital still and music recording/playing capability.

Toshiba 3D Display System

Toshiba 3D Display System

Current glasses-free displays have poor viewing angles. Toshiba’s concept display solves the problem by turning the tables: the display will be the one moved, while user’s head stays still.

Mind Boggling 3D Dioramas

Mind Boggling 3D Dioramas

We’re immersing ourselves in David DiMichele’s impressive and disquieting dioramas. He creates the fantastic 3D installations in his studio, using everything from glass and ice to tree bark and coil.

3DMark 11

3DMark 11

Show off what your schmancy graphics card can handle with this newly updated 3D benchmarking utility. The stuff in their demos is almost always cooler than the graphics in games themselves.

TRON: Legacy Projection Mapping

TRON: Legacy Projection Mapping

No, we aren’t tired of projection mapping yet, or TRON for that matter: check out the full projection mapping light show spectacle for TRON: Legacy on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

3D Drawings

3D Drawings

At first glance, you’d think that you were looking at some sort of 3-dimensional sculpture, but these are just flat sheets of paper, illustrated with incredible depth by Chilean artist Fredo.

Gucci 3D Glasses

Gucci 3D Glasses

Gucci’s anti-reflective, mirror-coated aviators feature curved lenses with circular polarized technology, optimal for movie theatre Real D systems. Coming Holiday 2010. (Thanks Thorir!)

Radiohead: House of Cards Code

Radiohead: House of Cards Code

Ok, Radiohead’s video for House of Cards isn’t new, but did you know that you can manipulate the 3D plotting technologies they used to create it on Google code? Inspired, mindbending, cool stuff.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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Panasonic’s latest micro 4/3 camera has the fastest autofocus among interchangeable lens models at just 1/10th of a second. It is also compatible with the world’s first 3D interchangeable lens.

Sintel (Open-Source Short Film)

Sintel (Open-Source Short Film)

Sintel is a gorgeously animated, dramatic CGI short film produced with the free Blender 3D creation suite and other open-source tools by an international team of artists and developers.

Google Chromium Aquarium

Google Chromium Aquarium

Built with JavaScript and WebGL, this 3D demo shows off what’s truly possible in a web browser. You’ll need a recent copy of Google’s Chromium. Hit “L” while the demo plays for a fun surprise.

Unreal 2010

Unreal 2010

Created with the modern-day Unreal Engine 3 Dev Kit this animation shows what the original Unreal (c.1998) might look like if remade using today’s technology. It’s such a tease. We want more.

Classroom: 3D CGI

Classroom: 3D CGI

This is practically just a tech demo, but it’s jaw-dropping nonetheless, a testament to how far computer graphics have come. Watch it in HD. 3D version here, making of video here.

LG OLED 3D TV Prototype

LG OLED 3D TV Prototype

LG’s prototype OLED TV is the world’s slimmest television at only 2.9mm thick. The 31-in wonder delivers 1080p, can display 3D video and has an “infinite contrast ratio”, whatever that means.

Trailer: My Soul to Take

Trailer: My Soul to Take

Master of horror Wes Craven has been working on this creepy teen flick about a serial killer who swore he’d one day return to kill the 7 children born the night he died. You can guess the rest.

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Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3

Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3
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With Fujifilm’s new digicam captures 3D video in 720p HD, and lets you view images on 3D TVs, develop 3D lenticular prints, or view them on the built-in glasses-free 3D LCD viewfinder.

emPolygonizer2

emPolygonizer2

This 3+ minute reel of polygonal meshes, metaballs, fluids, and tearable fabric animations was all created with the new emPolygonizer2 plug-in for Softimage. CGI geeks, geek out!

Samsung Portable Blu-ray Player

Samsung Portable Blu-ray Player
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Samsung’s BD-C8000 Blu-ray player offers a 10.3″ LCD screen and even supports 3D playback – on 3D televisions, but not on the built-in screen. Still, it’s worth a look if you want Blu-ray on the go.

Fire Gauntlet Glove

Fire Gauntlet Glove
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Perhaps the most awesome oven mitt prototype ever: Aaron Trocola’s Fire Gauntlet, an articulated hard-shelled glove based on a 3D scan of his hand, 3D printed with room for a Nomex cloth lining.

Trailer: Priest

Trailer: Priest

Any movie with vampires, guns, mutants, and fistfights on moving vehicles needs to go on our “ones to watch” list. Scott Stewart, the film’s creator, did effects for Sin City and Iron Man.

Panasonic HDC-SDT750

Panasonic HDC-SDT750

Engadget managed to get the scoop on this prosumer camcorder, capable of shooting 1080p HD footage in 3D in AVCHD format. We don’t know much else yet, but it’s sure got a big lens.

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