Lenovo’s 3D monitor/webcam combo

February 15, 2011

NVIDIA blew what’s left of our minds with its Project Denver announcement yesterday, so today it’s back to the more familiar world of 3D to soothe our souls. The company’s 3D Vision technology has been installed on the above Lenovo L2363d, which touts both three-dimensional output and input, courtesy of a pair of webcam lenses embedded in its top bezel. This 1920 x 1080 display spans 23 inches diagonally and requires the usual active shutter glasses to enjoy its content. So, if you buy one for yourself and your nearest and dearest, you can get your 3D videoconferencing action on in proper Blues Brothers style.

View the press release and more images at Engadget.

Sony Unveils 3D Camcorders at CES

January 6, 2011

Electronics giant Sony has just announced a line of 3D camcorders at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The lead model of the bunch is the HDR-TD10, which is being pushed as the world’s first “Double Full HD” consumer 3D camcorder. Under the hood, it packs serious horsepower in the form of pairs Sony G lenses, “Exmor R” CMOS image sensors, and double BIONZ image processors. For easy previewing of footage, the camera comes with a 3.5 inch glasses-free LCD display. For storage the camcorder comes with 64GB of built-in flash memory and is expandable. The HDR-TD10 hits stores in the US this April for $1,500.


3D-Powered C.E.S.

January 5, 2011

It’s January and once again it’s time for the Consumer Electronics Show, more popularly known as the CES, to roll into town. Since 1967, the CES has been a stomping ground for just about every major consumer technology company to show off their latest products and advances. Over the past few years, it has been the home to some of the most important tech announcements such as those of the Blu-Ray Disc back in 2004 and DirectX10 in 2007.

3D technology is going to be one of the main driving forces behind this year’s show. Sure, the technology has been around for quite a while now, but it has never enjoyed this much mainstream success until now. This can mostly be attributed to its use in films such as Avatar and subsequent 3D releases. It’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing new announcements and product reveals such as new 3D TV models and more glasses-free, 3D-capable mobile devices.

The Consumer Electronics Show 2011 will be held from tomorrow, January to the 9th at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

[CES Official Site]