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Archive for the ‘3D’ Category

postheadericon Super Mario reimagined as a first-person game, conquers the castle of our hearts (video)

You’ve seen Super Mario evolve from a modest 2D sprite into a 3D world-exploring superhero mechanic, but have you ever seen life through his eyes? Here’s your opportunity, as a fanmade animation treats us to a first-person view of the intrepid Italian’s adventures through the familiar World 1-1. There are kill streaks, achievements like “headbanger” and “pole dancer,” and some extremely realistic sound effects to set the mood. The priceless video follows after the break.

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Super Mario reimagined as a first-person game, conquers the castle of our hearts (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon T-Mobile G-Slate and G2X dual-core smartphone coming on April 20th?

LG, you big tease! T-Mobile must be feeling a tinge of regret for hooking up with the Korean hardware manufacturer lately, as TmoNews reports both the G-Slate tablet and a new G2X smartphone (believed to be the US moniker for the Optimus 2X) won’t be coming Stateside for at least another month. Neither will be exactly late, mind you, since both feature dual-core Tegra 2 chips and the G-Slate runs Google’s freshest Honeycomb software, however a launch date of April 20th does put LG a step behind its direct competitors. Motorola has already rolled out its own Xoom and Atrix alternatives, while Samsung is making noise about its new Galaxy devices, which might well beat LG’s wares to the market. Rumor is we’ll get an official date out of T-Mobile at CTIA next week, so keep your eyes peeled for that one.

T-Mobile G-Slate and G2X dual-core smartphone coming on April 20th? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Mar 2011 05:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon 3D fog projection display brings purple bunnies to life, just in time to lay chocolate eggs (video)

3D fog projection display brings purple bunnies to life, just in time to lay chocolate eggs (video)

Fog projectors have been around for ages, but projecting a 2D image onto a wavy field of 3D smoke doesn’t exactly result in the most immersive experience ever. This system from a team at Osaka University is different, relying on three pico projectors all focused on a single column of steam that, as far as we can tell, is dropped down through a slew of multicolored drinking straws. Each projector has a slightly different perspective of the violet hare in question and, as you move about, the fog acts like a parallax barrier, only showing one angle at a time. With a few more projectors and a whole lot more fog the could be even greater. The bunnies, they would be majestic.

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3D fog projection display brings purple bunnies to life, just in time to lay chocolate eggs (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Samsung shows off 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV prototype

Samsung hasn’t exactly been as big on glasses-free 3D TVs as some other manufacturers in recent years, but it’s now showing one off at the FPD China trade show — or a prototype of one, anyway. According to Tech-On!, the 55-inch display is able to accomodate nine different viewpoints for glass-free 3D viewing, and it can be switched into a 2D mode at any time, which works by changing the optical refraction index of an LCD panel that sits on top of the main LCD that’s actually used to display images. Right now, the prototype is also relying on a direct-lit CCFL backlight, although Samsung notes that would likely be replaced with an LED backlight before it actually hits the market — something that’s still a good three years away.

Samsung shows off 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV prototype originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Samsung announces availability, pricing for 2011 HDTVs, Blu-ray players and HTIB

It’s coming a little late in the game since many of these models have already started shipping, but Samsung has finally seen fit to reveal prices and approximate shipping dates for its 2011 HDTVs (both LCD and plasma), Blu-ray players, and home theater in a box systems. There’s no surprises as far as features from what we saw at CES, both plasma and LCD HDTV lines have new slim bezeled models, with new LED lighting tech for the LCDs and “Real Black” panels for the plasmas that have grown an inch in size this year. Meanwhile, the Blu-ray players have predictably gotten slimmer and faster, booting up in just three seconds. 3D and Smart TV features are standard on the majority of the new products this time around, check after the break for more details on what’s new and how much they’ll cost to start out.

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Samsung announces availability, pricing for 2011 HDTVs, Blu-ray players and HTIB originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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