Emerging Tech

Praying mantis dons world’s smallest 3D glasses (in the name of research, naturally)

Praying mantises in the UK have been donning 3D specs in a unique experiment that could lead to new methods for implementing 3D recognition and depth perception in computer vision and robots.

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…

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.
Emerging Tech

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."

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…

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.
Home Theater

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…
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…
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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Health & Fitness

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.
Home Theater

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.