Digital Artists Capture Siri’s Face in Recent Contest

We’ve all heard Siri speak, and we’ve all imagined what she might look like in the flesh. Personally, I tend to think of the AI from Halo or Resident Evil whenever i hear her(?) voice. The New York-based 3D printing…

Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video)

Microsoft has pushed the boundaries between physical and digital worlds with their popular gaming interface Kinect. Now they plan to test this technology in the desktop PC market, with a Kinect-intigrated 3D desktop. Microsoft Research reveals at their recent TechForum…

CES 2012: Sensics SmartGoggles Take 3D To A Whole New Level

Today at CES Sensics unveiled their new Natalia SmartGoggles. These remarkable goggles offer users a fully immersive 3D gaming experience. They sport dual OLED displays, a sensors to detect head position and acceleration, and first-person tracking of the wearer’s hand…

Google Starting “Make Ideas Real” SketchUp Project

When you think of Google, 3D image modeling isn’t generally the first idea that pops in your head. The search engine giant looks to be changing that with a new project they’re calling “Make Ideas Real“. It’s based around their…

HoloDesk Lets You Play With Virtual Balls

Microsoft has released a video of an experimental project called the HoloDesk. The HoloDesk uses an optical see-through display and a Kinect camera to “create the illusion that users are directly interacting with 3D graphics.” So if I understand this…

Google Maps Now Offering 3D Helicopter View

Google Maps is introducing a new mode that should give users a better idea of what their upcoming travel route will have in store for them. While they are calling the feature the “helicopter view,” it also promises a 3D…

YouTube Rolls Out 3D Conversion, Long Form Videos

Whether you’ll use it or not is another matter, apparently, but that hasn’t stopped YouTube from introducing the ability to convert videos into the 3D format. While the feature is in the beta stage, it’s still an option available to…

Pirates of the Caribbean Audiences Buck 3D

In a recent blog post, Roger Ebert asks if people “notice, really notice, what a movie looks like” in the theaters. A big screen film is supposed to be big, bright, and sharp. And although many people are still paying…

Schwarzenegger’s Comeback Role: The Governator [VIDEO]

When Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected the 38th Governor of California, many questioned if he would ever return to acting. Well, we now know the answer: he’s coming back. They’ll be a slight twist with his first role, it’ll be a…

YouTube, LG Partner Over Mobile 3D Video

Owners of Android smartphones made by LG may soon begin to lead the way when it comes to mobile 3D video.  YouTube and LG announced a partnership this morning that will result in users being able to view, record, and share 3D clips without glasses.

Compared to needing spectacles and being limited to a handful of special big screens, this arrangement should provide viewers with a more convenient experience.  It also promises to increase the selection of content available.