Google launches helicopter view in Google Maps

While getting directions from Google Maps has always been a helpful way to find a new location, the search company added a new feature this week that offers a 3-dimensional view of that route.
Movies & TV

Sony to stop supplying 3D glasses at theaters

By May of next year, Sony will no longer provide theaters with 3D glasses for its movies—including The Amazing Spider-Man and Men in Black III.
Home Theater

JVC continues march toward consumer 4K with e-Shift

JVC’s e-Shift technology manages to milk 4K resolution from projectors with standard 1080p D-ILA chips using a clever bit of engineering.
Movies & TV

2011 summer movie attendence is the worst since 1997

Despite a few blockbuster movies like Harry Potter and Transformers this summer's movie box office numbers are the lowest since 1997.
Home Theater

LG unveils the LW9800, first passive 3D TV to earn THX certification

LG's new LW9800 55-inch passive 3D TV features local dimming, a thin 1.08-inch cabinet and gets THX's stamp of approval.
Home Theater

Toshiba ditching 3D glasses with new glasses-free 3D HDTV

Consumers that dislike wearing 3D glasses in the home have something to look forward to from Toshiba. The television manufacturer has developed a way to get rid of those bulky, expensive glasses.
Cool Tech

Sony’s Personal 3D viewer is a TV that loves your face

Sony dished up a surprise at IFA 2011 by revealing that what originally appeared as a prototype-only personal 3D viewer will soon be released in Japan.

Panasonic announces 3D camcorder, Lumix compact camera

Panasonic is betting on 3D, demonstrating a compact twin-lens Lumix 3D compact camera as well as a 2D/3D HDC-Z10000 camcorder with a 3D viewerfinder screen.
Home Theater

Optoma announces first 3D, 1080p home theater projector under $1,500

Are 3D hardware prices plummeting due to disinterest from a lack of compelling 3D content or is technology simply getting cheaper? Optoma is rolling out support for an extremely competitive 3D, 1080p projector.

Toshiba Qosmio F755 notebook offers glasses-free 3D

Toshiba's new Qosmio F755 notebook uses auto-stereoscopic display technology to offer glasses-free 3D - oh, and it has Blu-ray and an Intel Core i7 processor too.
Home Theater

Full HD 3G Glasses Initiative wants to standardize 3D glasses

Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Xpand 3D have announced a partnership to standardize tech for 3D glasses so consumers can mix-and-match across brands.

Five reasons why the Nintendo 3DS is Bob-ombing with gamers

Nintendo is taking drastic measures to save the 3DS, including an $80 price cut. But will it be enough? Here's why the Nintendo 3DS has failed to connect with gamers so far, and why a lower $170 price tag won't be enough to save it.