The Intel RealSense 3D depth camera can be used to recognize head and hand movement and it also allows a change in focus after the pictures have been taken.
The proto type was unveil in Shenzhen China by Intel’s CEO Brian Kranich. Intel has been a huge backer of 3D scanning and gesture control. So far Intel has managed to integrate its RealSense 3D technology into desktops, laptops and even drones noted a report from online tech source Engadget. The excitement surrounding the recent news release is that now the new RealSense 3D camera because of it’s significantly scaled down size will be
easily incorporated into next generation smartphones. An added plus for the emerging consumer 3D printing market. 3D gaming with gesture control is another hot area for the Intel ReaSense 3D cameras. For more information click on the source links below.
Hammacher Schlemmer releases a glasses free 3D tablet just in time for the 2013 holiday season. The auto-stereo tablet is available via the Hammacher Schlemmer website for $349.00. The company websites states that it is the only glasses free 3D tablet currently available on the market. Specs include an 8” screen, 16 GB of internal storage
Well, we’re not sure if the Hammacher Schlemmer’s 3D tablet is the only one on the market. NEO3DO was released earlier this year and it’s also a glasses free 3D tablet. The NEO3DO was initially launched on the crowd funding website Kickstarter. There are actually a few glasses free 3D tablets currently on the market another 3D tablet is the Commander3D.
Anyway keep them coming we love 3D!
A quick flashback to December 2009 and a little film called Avatar that sort of started the current 3D movement.
James Cameron’s ground breaking 3D movie Avatar released in late 2009 was a game changer for the entire film and electronics industry. After the films release it seemed that just about every other movie was deceptively advertised as the next great 3D movie. Not far behind television manufactures also jumped on the 3D bandwagon and trailing slightly behind them were manufactures of portable devices claiming their 3D device was The Future of Entertainment®. LG released a 3D smart phone the LG Optimus 3D, which I actually purchased for my son but soon returned the device due to eyestrain and cross-talk and blurry 3D images.
As early as 2011 and 2012 a few manufactures hit the scene at events like the 2011-2012 CES and various 3D conferences displaying prototypes of their version of glasses-free 3D. One company which I actually contacted about a month ago to do a follow up with their release of glasses-free 3D devices was MasterImage. MasterImage did not respond to our request for an interview. I saw MasterImages glasses free 3D tablet and smartphone prototypes; the images were good but not great.
Some of the other glasses free 3D devices that I have seen including Nintendo’s 3DS have very limited viewing angles. The 3DS works great and it’s a lot of fun when your viewing position is dead center but viewing at an angle the image becomes blurry. Dolby is another company entering the auto-stereo market with very positive response from reviewers including myself. Dolby known to most as a premium audio company has also been in the display business for many years. Dolby partnered with Phillips and is currently licensening their version of glasses free 3D to various non disclosed manufactures (as of this printing) which can be embedded into numerous devices including smart phones, tablets, televisions, and computer screens.
I was on hand and had the opportunity to test out their prototype; I have to say it was pretty impressive. I had a very difficult time finding a bad angle while watching viewing their glasses free 3D content. The only flaw I have to say is that the image was a little flat…but definitely a game changer.
If Hammacher Schlemmer licensed their glasses free 3D technology from Dolby I definitely purchase one.
By: Steven D. Ito
Source: Hammacher Schlemmer, Dolby, NEO3DO
PC gamer reports computer manufacture Asus demos world’s first glasses-free 3D laptop. The Republic of Gamers G53SX Naked Eye 3D was recently featured this week at Computex. The featured 3D glasses-free laptop sports a 15″ screen Full-HD screen a Sandy-Bridge quad core intel i7 CPU
Nvidia’s discrete GeForce GTX 560M GPU (with 2GB of GDDR VRAM), a Z68 motherboard and a solid state hybrid drive with an SSD partition that runs about 10,000-RPM. No price or release date set so stay tuned here at NowPlaying3D.com A ton of new 3D gadgets and content coming to market!
by: Steven D. Ito Check out a few others below as well from HP and Toshiba! (you’ll) need flash working on a non flash display coming soon.
3D notebooks may be old news for many, as we’ve seen a lot of them in 2010 from Acer and Asus. Laptop giant Dell, has finally hopped on the 3D bandwagon by announcing 3D notebooks in their XPS and Alienware lineup. The first is the XPS 17, which is a 17-inch notebook with a 120Hz Full HD screen that will be compatible with Nvidia’s 3DVision kit. Dell said that it will sell the 3D Vision glasses separately.
The new XPS 3D notebook will feature Nvidia’s new GT 555M graphics card, which is currently their fastest offering in the performance segment. This GPU also enables HDMI 1.4a, so you can use Nvidia’s 3DTV Play software and game in 3D on your 3D TV using the provided glasses. Apart from the visual treat, there’s something for your ears as well, as the new notebook will pack in JBL speaker system. The XPS 17 3D will start with a price of $1,449 (Rs. 65,900 approx) and will start shipping from February 1.
For all those who can’t game without a bunch of multicolored flashing lights in your face, say hello to the new updated Alienware M17x with the same Full HD 3D screen. There’s no mention of which graphics card the M17x will carry, but you could expect the same Nvidia GT 555M or may be two of them in SLI. Details on the other components are still a bit hazy, but you can expect the usual suspects like Intel’s new SandyBridge processors, a lot of RAM and hard drives in RAID.
There is one new feature that will probably be the first to be implemented in a notebook and that’s WHDI or Wireless Home Digital Interface, which is a standard for sending HD video signals across wirelessly. What this means is, with the help of a little box plugged into your HDTV, you can stream content from your laptop like a movie or a game, while sitting comfortably on your couch. The standard M17x will also probably start at the same price as the 3D XPS, while the 3D version would be a lot more.