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Scientists stuck 3D glasses on cuttlefish and made them watch movies

January 9th, 2020

Cuttlefish, the cute, often tiny cousins of squid and octopi, are highly skilled hunters. They are great at judging distance, striking out with their tentacles and snatching prey with ease. Scientists hoping to learn more about how cuttlefish see the world came up with a rather interesting test, and it involves slapping a pint-sized pair …

Apple iPhone 3D Hologram Display

Apple’s secret display lab might be making holographic iPhone screens unlike anything we’ve seen

December 17th, 2015

A secret Apple lab in Taiwan made the news a few days ago, with subsequent reports offering potential explanations for Apple’s new research facility. After Bloomberg explained that as many as 50 employees are working on new display tech that would enable even thinner iPhone designs with brighter and more energy-efficient screens, a few reports suggested that …

3D Map Home Wi-Fi Network

Mesmerizing video shows a 3D map of a home’s Wi-Fi signal

February 17th, 2015

When’s the last time you had to plug-in an Ethernet cable into your computer to connect to the Internet? Many people will likely struggle to answer that question, considering that most home computing is currently done on devices that are mobile and that connect wirelessly to networks. But Wi-Fi networks aren’t always reliable, and can be very …

3D Holographic Video Machine

These incredible 3D holograms make Star Wars sci-fi tech a reality

July 28th, 2014

After decades of incredible technological advancements, we now have a greater understanding of which former pipe dreams might be within reach and which are better left to the world of science fiction. Holographic video has been one of the sci-fi concepts slowly transitioning into the real world over the past several years, and this amazing project from …

Why Sony’s decision to stop pushing 3D gaming on its users is the right call

October 1st, 2012

After years of trying to push 3D gaming onto PlayStation 3 users, Sony (SNE) is finally waking up and realizing nobody really cared or wanted the added depth. Speaking with Eurogamer, Sony’s UK vice president and marketing director Fergal Gara said that “it’s fair to say consumers have decided it’s not hugely important at this …

Samsung HDTVs most popular among consumers

April 11th, 2012

U.S. consumers are more interested in Samsung HDTV models than any other brand, according to a recent study from ABI Research. The South Korean manufacturer captured the top spot with 20% of respondents citing interest in a Samsung HDTV, passing Sony, which had previously held a commanding lead with 27% before dropping eight points to 19% …

LG unveils Optimus 3D Max Android phone ahead of MWC

February 22nd, 2012

LG continues to announce an array of new smartphones ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress trade show. On Wednesday, the company unveiled its follow up to the original Optimus 3D, the Optimus 3D Max. The handset is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor beneath a 4.3-inch 3D WVGA display that is protected by …

Microsoft working to add 3D features to upcoming Xbox

February 14th, 2012

Microsoft is working to bring exciting new 3D features to future generations of it wildly popular Xbox gaming and media console. As the world waits for Microsoft to unveil its highly anticipated next-generation Xbox 720, rumors continue to swirl regarding what we might expect from the upcoming Microsoft console. We know it will be more …