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Royal Wedding Won't Be Filmed in 3-D, We Cry Lifelike Tears of Sorrow

The royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William is swelling to an unceasing, deafening and overexposed roar. We Yanks have been barraged with imitation wedding rings, iTunes soundtracks of the event and commemorative plates galore (SO. MANY. COMMEMORATIVE. PLATES.) But one sensory assault we won't have to endure is the hyperreal 3-D experience, despite the fact that the Queen Mother is...

Microsoft Stitches Together Cell Phone Photos to Create 3-D Models

Microsoft researchers have whipped up an impressive new cell phone app that turns camera-phone snapshots into 3-D models. The app is similar to Microsoft's Photosynth, which stitches together images to recreate 3-D environments. But Photosynth simply created the illusion of 3-D; this new project actually analyzes images, and maps depth by comparing how objects appear in different photos. ...

Wimbledon to be Broadcast in 3-D, Streamed to Movie Theaters Around the World

Few sporting events are more deeply rooted in tradition than Wimbledon, where applause is always kept to a polite murmur and staid dress codes are strictly enforced. This year, though, the world's most celebrated tennis tournament will be filmed in 3-D for the first time, with the semi-final and championship matches being broadcast in movie theaters around the world. Sony will produce the...

3-D Jar Jar Binks Will Defile Theaters on February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012. Mark that day on your calendars, and make sure to be nowhere near a movie theater. On that fateful Friday, 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' will once again violate theaters (and your childhood memories), only this time it will be doing it in 3-D. The rest of the franchise will get the 3-D treatment in annual installments....

Transformers 3-D Face Mask Is a Venerable Addition to Any Cineaste's Collection

In honor of the upcoming movie 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' Hasbro will release something called the Transformers CineMask 3D -- a plastic mask that includes RealD 3-D lenses. That's right. You can watch 'Transformers' in 3-D while dressed up as a 3-D Transformer. The film won't hit theaters until July 1st, but these $10 glasses will be available as of May 16th -- meaning that, until July,...

'Great Gatsby' Flick to Be Shot in 3-D

It sounds like a story line straight out of 'The Simpsons.' For the first time in years, a movie director will soon adapt 'The Great Gatsby' to the silver screen. Except this Gatsby will be in 3-D. And in Australia. Let's just hope that director Baz Lurhmann goes ahead, fully embraces absurdity, and writes in a few car chases....

Avoid 3-D Headaches With DIY 2-D Glasses

3-D movies are all the rage, but if your eyes are not fans (like mine), here's a way to avoid the headache-inducing eye-strain without being a killjoy. Turns out you can simply hack two pairs of cheap 3-D glasses to create two pairs of 2-D glasses. Simply swap one lens out of each, so one has two right lenses and one has two left lenses....

Get Your Glasses Ready: 24/7 3-D TV Launches Sunday on DirecTV

Next week, two channels will begin broadcasting 3-D programming around the clock, albeit to a limited audience. 3net, a 3-D joint venture from IMAX, Discovery and Sony, will launch on Sunday night, just one day before ESPN begins full-time broadcasting on ESPN 3D. For the moment, 3net plans to air many of the same shows on loop, including 20 hours of original programming in February. The...

John Woo Reprising Classic Film 'The Killer' With 3-D Tech

3-D technology affords directors and screen writers with an excellent excuse for rejuvenating (or regurgitating) older, somewhat outdated films. John Woo, the renowned director of stylized action films like 'Face/Off' and 'Mission: Impossible II,' reportedly now intends to add another dimension to his 1989 thriller 'The Killer.' Woo will apparently produce the 3-D redux, while John H. Lee will...

Nike Unveils New 3-D Shoes for Kobe Bryant's All-Star Appearance

At this year's NBA All-Star Game, the ageless Kobe Bryant will be gliding around the court in a pair of specially designed 3-D shoes from Nike. The new Zoom Kobe VI kicks feature a 3-D appliqué, and an 'LA' logo on its inner sock liner -- both of which, apparently, can be viewed in relief with the proper 3-D eyewear. If you're interested in grabbing a pair of your own, you can buy them for...

3-D Food Printer Makes Edible Extrusions, Courtesy of Cornell and Dave Arnold

Mad scientist/artist/all-around genius Dave Arnold (yes, the guy who uses a laboratory centrifuge to prepare fig juice) has been working with Cornell University's Fab@Home program to explore the possible uses of 3-D printers in the kitchen. In a recent segment for CNN Money, Arnold and the Cornell crew got to show off the frontiers of computer-controlled food extrusion. Yummo! Wait, wait. We...

3-D TV at CES: Going Small and Cheap, Whether You Want It or Not

As we wandered the halls of CES 2011, one thing became abundantly clear: that this 3-D thing just isn't going away. We'd previously written off 3-D TV and movies as gimmicky and prone to producing headaches, but the industry is clearly taking it very seriously. Last year, all the major TV manufacturers were pushing 3-D sets, and all were back this year with upgraded displays, new glasses and...

Samsung Debuts World's Lightest Active 3-D Glasses, Still Look Dorky

Companies are working hard to change the perception of active-shutter 3-D specs as bulky and unsightly, so it comes as no surprise that Samsung enlisted design firm Silhouette to create the world's lightest 3-D frames. The glasses, which weigh 28 grams (about 0.06 pounds), house all of the electronics in compartments at the back, charge wirelessly and turn on and off automatically by detecting...

Privacy, Pervs and 'Pads: The Tech Moments of 2010 We Won't (and Can't) Forget

Is it just us, or did 2010 seem like an abnormally long year? Of course, it was no longer than any other year in history. But, from a tech perspective, at least, this year saw more seismic changes and game-altering developments than any other in recent memory. From Android to Zuckerberg, 'FarmVille' to Foursquare, iPad to iPhone 4, 2010 certainly wasn't short on memorable moments. Here are 15...

Why, Johnny, Why? Wiseau's 'The Room' Getting 3-D Reboot

Well, 3-D filmmaking just officially jumped the shark. Director Tommy Wiseau apparently hopes to update his infamously and awesomely terrible film 'The Room' with three-dimensional ridiculousness. In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly (or, really, with anyone who was willing to listen), Wiseau announced his plan to refurbish the cult classic. The director reportedly hopes to release...