It's no secret that the whole 3D-thing didn't revolutionize the movie going experience—the second time around. But was it really because of expensive ticket prices, crappy 3D conversions, or more convenient home streaming options? Maybe. Or maybe it was because theater-goers didn't have their choice of Avengers-themed…
Wearing broken 3D glasses is now a fashion thing, at least according to a NFL draft pick who rocked 'em
You kids and your fancy shutter glasses, your animated GIFs, your drugs and your binocular vision. For this week's Shooting Challenge, we're going old school. We're going red and blue, Biff's friend in Back to the Future, anaglyph 3D.
Glasses-free 3D: eventually someone is going to get this right, and researchers in South Korea are well on their way, which means eventually we might be able to go to a 3D movie without having to wear those dorky, uncomfortable glasses.
Back in 2010, Vladimir Putin wasn't very happy about the prospect of wearing 3D glasses. But now he's donned a pair to watch a commemorative film of Yuri Gagarin's first human space flight, he looks pretty bad-ass in them. [Boing Boing]
3D movies particularly suck for people who already wear glasses since it means they have to wear two pairs while at the theater. That, or spend the next two hours squinting at the action on screen.
Remember after watching Piranha 3D when you walked off with a set of 3-D glasses, and then wore them in public? You felt silly. These shades are different.
If you're lucky enough to get a pair of 3D glasses with your fancy new 3D TV, chances are good that they're hideous. So this year, I decided to scour CES for 3D specs that weren't embarrassingly awful. And I found them, in a place I never would have expected.
On one hand, LG's Clip-On 3D glasses will leave you looking like a senior citizen, a pro baseball player, or Dwayne Wayne from A Different World (take your pick). On the other, it beats wearing two pairs of glasses.
3D movies are here to stay, for at least another year. So why are you still picking up crappy disposable specs every time you hit the multiplex? Oakley's 3D Gascan shades promise better optics—and permanence.
I hear you're releasing The Lion King in 3D. First you shit out two horrible sequels and now this? Are you trying to ruin my childhood?
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Big news from Panasonic, Samsung and Sony: they're teaming-up to put a stop to this silly trend of being forced into buying expensive 3D glasses that only work with one manufacturer's 3DTV, and will use Xpand's glasses from next year.
The Nintendo 3DS is pretty great. A solid enough 3D screen with no goofy glasses. We need more stuff like that if 3D is going to take over our living room. And MIT agrees, but they think they got an even better way to push out glasses-free 3D.
How could 3D glasses go from the sleek, minimal shades we see here on the noses of 1951's Festival of Britain-goers, to the clumsy, Oakley-style wrap-arounds of today? Dolby's new lightweight ones aren't even much competition, even though they're only passive glasses and don't even need to house the heavier active…
True, the bridge of your nose might appreciate the lessened weight, but to those around you, you'll still look like a goggle-eyed bandit. Compatible with Dolby 3D Digital Cinema screens, they also have anti-theft RFID tags so cinemas can try and stop the blatant pilfering which still seems to be going on. You'd think…
The same association that puts on the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas each year has called for manufacturers to get their acts together and support a new standards process for 3D active shutter glasses. As you know, each manufacturers' glasses are compatible with only their 3DTVs (unless worn upside-down), a fact…
Part of our problem with 3D anything is that the glasses make you look kind of silly. Even in the dark. Which is why I almost love these Transformer 3D glasses—if you're gonna look dorky, own it.
Advocates argue that 3D is totally the future, it just needs to be a bit more convenient and glasses-free—you'll see! Unfortunately for these advocates, Toshiba's latest numbers are not helping the cause, at least in the near-term.