Items tagged with glasses-free 3D

There hasn't been a whole lot going on in the 3D display camp as of late, and that's probably because the industry found itself distracted by two other emerging technologies -- virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, and 4K Ultra HD displays. Toshiba didn't get those memos, however, and is still hard at work on a glasses-free 3D viewing technology that it plans to incorporate into a 15-inch 4K LCD panel. As Toshiba explains it, this is a new technology that uses a low-crosstalk, high-definition LCD GRIN lens, or "gradient-index lens." In a GRIN lens, the refractive-index distribution is formed by applying a voltage to the liquid crystal cell. The display in question can switch between... Read more...
Call it a passing fad, a worthless technology designed to drive up movie theater ticket prices, or the greatest thing to happen to entertainment since the Two and a Half Geeks podcast, but whatever your view on the recent 3D frenzy, we can all agree that the dorky looking glasses need to go. Nintendo proved it could be done with the successful launch of the 3DS handheld console, and the next logical step for glasses-free 3D displays would be notebooks. That's exactly what Toshiba is working on, and rumor has it the company will release a line of 3D laptops that don't require glasses in the second half of 2011. This would be a significant development if Toshiba can pull it off that quickly. Companies... Read more...