People are still listening to U2?! What, are they deaf?!
Maybe they just like ground-breaking events, like the publicity stunt the band will throw in late January next year in the US. 'U2 3D' is the first three-dimensional full-length concert film that's ever been made, supposedly...
SpaceTime may look like it's a child born out of wedlock between Windows Vista and Mac OS X on a summer holiday in Majorca when a boozy night went a bit pear-shaped, however the 3D web browser isn't actually related to them at all.
The application is free for PCs, and there's a version swinging its way over to Mac soon. Check out the video above for a glimpse at what it can do, and to hear...
The bad news is it's orange and so very ugly that you'll be more than happy to dispose of it. It's just a concept piece at the moment, designed by Franziska Faoro and entered into the BraunPrize 2007 design competition.
Though not the first company to pull it off (Sharp demoed something similar last year), LG.Philips has unveiled its "tri-directional" LCD panel, capable of displaying three separate images at the same time, with the different images viewable from 50 degrees to the left and right as well as the centre.
The LCD panel is a full HD (1080p) 47-inch screen offering 10-bit RGB colour, 250cd/m2 luminance, and 8ms response time.
The company has also shown off another panel which can be used to prevent people from seeing what's on the screen if viewed off-centre.
Mitsubishi is developing a Blu-ray player which can output 3D versions of your existing two-dimensional movies "on the fly", outputting to any 120Hz-capable high definition TV.
They claim that they've come up with a technique which can convert each frame of a regular movie on Blu-ray disc into two separate frames, each slightly different, in order to generate the 3D effect. These two frames are sent alternately to the 120Hz set, effectively as two 60Hz feeds. How it handles 24fps films is anyone's guess.
Waaaaaay back when we were impressed with 2MB broadband, 2.5-megapixels in our digital cameras, and no-one could ever possibly imagine the downfall of Britney Spears, Hitachi announced an amazing new piece of technology which promised to revolutionise computing AS WE KNEW IT. Which to be fair, back then, was checking Friendster every couple of days whenever we signed into out old Yahoo or Hotmail email accounts.
Yes, if you have a brain which hasn't been sizzled with the strenuous exercise of Big Brother watching, Rosé drinking and mindless indie-rock listening over the last few years, you'll remember Hitachi promised 3D holographic display technology...