Is that a 3D iPhone in your pocket?

Welcome to the offices of Spatial View Inc. Here everything is in 3D -- the 46-inch monitor that greets you as you enter, the laptop screens, and yes – even the iPhones.This Toronto-based

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Digital drawings work wonders for Welland Hydro

Hand drawn engineering blueprints can be a pain when trying to manage hydro needs of a growing city.Welland Hydro Electric System Corp. felt this problem very keenly. The company serves Welland in Southern

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

3D Internet will come in 5 years says tech guru

Sean Koehl, a technology evangelist with Intel Labs, said technology is emerging that will one day change the way we interact with electronic devices and with each other. That could come as soon

Published on: April 12th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

What you should know about 3D TV

Like it or not, 3D HDTV is here, and could make a huge splash in the consumer electronics market over the coming years. It seems like only yesterday when 1080p and 120Hz were

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 David Ayala

10 gadget patents that would make awesome products

Gadget patents can change the world, as everyone from Alexander Graham Bell to Steve Jobs has proved. Some of our favorite gadget-related patents, however, are for technologies and products that haven't changed much

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 Harry McCracken

How to use Adobe After Effects to make a 3D animiated pop up book

There's a resurgence in the popularity of all things vintage at the moment - from retro patterns to kids' sweeties - and motion graphics is no exception. A series of recent bumpers created

Published on: January 22nd, 2010 Sam Hampton-Smith

3D aircraft engine model hints at huge cost, time savings

With its massive 10-foot body, sporting intake and exhaust components, and six red propeller blades -- each measuring 4.5 feet, one would think all the contraption needed were wings to lift it off

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Video games industry not gung-ho about 3D

On the one hand, 3D could be turn into the format war between HD and Blu-Ray where the video games industry can play a part in determining how we handle the 3D experience.

Published on: January 15th, 2010 AJ Glasser

Avatar’s success doesn’t mean big screen 3D is here to stay

James Cameron's hotly anticipated 3D movie, "Avatar," enjoyed a healthy opening weekend in North America, pulling in over $70 million. Besides stunning computer generated imagery and a predictable-but-appealing storyline, the movie will become

Published on: December 28th, 2009 Mike Elgan

Awesome augmented reality apps uncover a whole new world

Much has been made of Flash's ability to create augmented reality (AR) applications that breathe life into printed magazines (kicked off by Fabrica's work on Benetton's Colors magazine, detailed here). There has also

Published on: December 21st, 2009 John Cox

3D video ‘reassures’ San Franciscans about new Presidio Parkway

The Haight-Ashbury district, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz -- San Francisco residents can be mighty protective of their historical landmarks and scenic views. That's something planning and engineering company Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) discovered

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

New squeezable device a bonanza for 3D design

A team of researchers has developed a squeezable mouse-like input device that gives three-dimensional control to its users, and which could offer some interesting possibilities to artists working in 3D.The device is called

Published on: December 7th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Project Bluestreak makes collaboration between designers a piece of cake

What if designers, architects, builders and their clients -- continents apart -- could bounce design ideas or images back-and-forth, as though they were chatting or interacting on Facebook? What if updating one another

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

5 breakthrough technologies that will change the way we work and play

While sipping a cup of organically farmed, artisan-brewed tea, I tap on my gigabit-wireless-connected tablet, to pull up a 3D movie on the razor-thin HDTV hanging on the wall. A media server streams

Published on: October 22nd, 2009 Glenn Fleishman