3D

Draw these white lines in an animated GIF, and it will blow through your mind

By simply adding two vertical white lines within an animated GIF, you can create moving images that seemingly pop out toward you. The 3D trick works because of how our brains interpret a foreground object when it moves in front of those lines.

Photography

MIT develops inFORM, blows your mind by rendering digital stuff in 3D physically

If you grew up watching the Discovery Channel in the 90s, you might be disappointed by the lack of amazing, life-changing tech around you now. Take a look at the inFORM though, and we bet you'll be thoroughly amazed.

Computing

Look what I built, Ma! Texas firm makes world’s first 3D-printed metal gun

Solid Concepts, a firm based in Texas, has made the world's first metal gun using a 3D printer. Solid Concepts set out to make a gun based on the Browning 1911 pistol to prove that they can make weapons fit for "real world applications."

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Creating 3D is a cinch thanks to the Kúla Deeper accessory for DSLR cameras

The Kúla Deeper is an accessory that turns any DSLR into a 3D camera, using a simple frame with mirrors. Accompanying software converts the image into various 3D formats, including viewing on 3D-capable TVs. Kúla is currently seeking funding.

Photography

Skype achieves video calls with 3D holographic avatars, but don’t hold your breath

How about attending a business meeting at your company where everyone around the table except you is a 3D holographic avatar? If Skype and Microsoft choose to push ahead with their technology, it could become a reality.

Computing

No remortgage needed: How to build an earthquake-inducing home theater for $3,000

Don't put off your dream of building a home theater for one more second. Our DIY guide shows how to build an impressive home theater from the projector to the power strip for about $3,000. Each component is hand selected for offering outstanding performance…

Home Theater

3D TV autopsy: Did it finally die, or was it never alive to begin with?

If you were shopping for a TV three years ago, you were probably bombarded with talk of how 3D was the “next big thing." But it's now just a footnote that barely measures up to smart TV features and the looming 4K Ultra HD TVs. So why didn’t 3D ever take…

Home Theater

BBC suspends all 3D content production due to low demand

Definitely another nail in the coffin for the future of 3D television, BBC has decided to end a two year trial of 3D content production citing extremely low demand for the service among UK viewers.

Home Theater

Poppy adds another dimension to your iPhone’s camera

Who wants something that could turn your iPhone into a 3D camera? It turns out that, unsurprisingly, the answer is "a lot of people," after a Kickstarter project reached its $40,000 goal in just nine hours.

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Goodbye 3D programming, ESPN 3D shutting down by end of the year

As 3D adoption continues to limp along among U.S. consumers, ESPN has made a decision to stop producing 3D programming and get rid of the ESPN 3D channel in order to free up resources for Ultra HD.

Health & Fitness

Sherbourn is back: Check Out the SR-8100 7.1 Channel Receiver

Better known for its custom installation products, Sherbourn Technologies has just launched its Pro-caliber SR-8100 7.1 A/V receiver for only $800.

Home Theater

Rumor: Amazon experimenting with 3D display technology for future smartphone release

Rumors concerning an Amazon-produced Android smartphone continue to spread, with the latest report indicating the company may be exploring the use of 3D display technology to make its device really standout.

Mobile

Harman Kardon AVR 3700 7.2 receiver brings support for 3D, 4K/Ultra HD and Airplay

Consumers looking for a great deal on a new AV receiver have a number of great choices under $1,000 now, including the new AVR 3700 from Harman Kardon which supports 4K, 3D, and AirPlay.

Home Theater

Boxee TV now supports DLNA and 3D playback, but can it really compete with the Roku 3?

Boxee TV has rolled out support for DLNA and 3D, a new TV guide, and easier DVR programming. But is that enough to distract attention from the newly-released Roku 3?

Home Theater

Danny Boyle: ‘I don’t know if 3D will survive’

The 3D movie trends may continue to rise but 'Slumdog Millionaire' director Danny Boyle doesn't believe the format is here to stay, and will instead be replaced by innovations in sound?

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