Make a DIY 3D "Hologram" Like the One That Brought Tupac Back to Life

Holograms are super cool, but they're hard to make at home. Pepper's Ghost, on the other hand, is a relatively simple 19th century optical trick that looks like a 3D hologram and brought a very dead Tupac Shakur back to the stage. And Joey Shanks is here to show us how to rig up a system to bring Pepper's (or Tupac's)… » 5/10/14 1:00pm 5/10/14 1:00pm

Question of the Day: Was CNN's Hologram Stupid or Cool?

If you tuned into CNN's election coverage last night, you probably saw their new fangled hologram technology » 11/05/08 5:00pm 11/05/08 5:00pm being used to pull up data and conduct interviews. Sure, it was a gimmick-and-a-half—but it was interesting at least. Plus, as far as I could tell, the complicated system was pretty much glitch-free (Fox News,…

CNN Election Night Talking Heads Will Be 3D Holograms Hanging Out With…

Holy crap, the future is here, and I'm not talking about the next president being elected tonight. CNN's election night talking heads won't be yapping against a boring green screen. No sir, they will be 3D holograms » 11/04/08 3:59pm 11/04/08 3:59pm beamed into the studio next to Wolf Blitzer, making it seem as if they are actually there. While it's…

Breakthrough in Holographic Tech Makes 3D Sets 5 to 10 Years Away

Holographic television sets may be only a few years off thanks to a new breakthrough in 3D technology. Researchers at the University of Arizona said they had made the first updatable 3D displays with memory, a prerequisite for getting any holographic image to move. With the new technology, displays can now be erased… » 10/07/08 2:00am 10/07/08 2:00am

Ultrasound Haptic Devices Can Project Tactile Shapes Into Thin Air

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have demonstrated a device that can create touchable, creepily invisible floating "objects" using focused ultrasound waves. Though the technology is in the early testing stages, its designers have already expressed an interest in weaponi- I mean, commercializing » 9/02/08 8:20pm 9/02/08 8:20pm it for possible…

Massive Multitouch Hologram is Like Microsoft Surface Without The…

The VisionAire projected multitouch (or more accurately, multiswoosh) hologram is an early, rough iteration of an extremely exciting concept: fully interactive holographic displays. Obscura Digital has adapted their proprietary multitouch software to the Musion Eyeliner hologram projection system, which is most… » 8/04/08 8:30pm 8/04/08 8:30pm

The UBiqWindow: Google Earth Hologram Device You'll Want

If you can forgive the crap music, you'll just love this video of Google Earth mashed up with a hologram machine. This is real, and I want one very, very badly. By combining a 2D mid-air projection system and motion sensors, the device gives you a gesture-based interface for exploring the world. The term "badass"… » 7/04/08 9:30am 7/04/08 9:30am