New System Creates Truly Touchable 3D Holograms

Touchable hologram

We’ve written extensively here at Snapily about various kinds of 3D virtual reality and holograms, often comparing the various technologies to the ultimate “holy grail” – a real life holodeck. Today’s technology seems to always bring us tantalizingly close to the kind of reality we saw in Star Trek: The Next Generation but it also …

Persistent Rumors iPhone 7 May Include 3D Screen

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are barely out of the gate but already, rumors are flying about possibilities for the new iPhone 7. One persistent rumor which seems to be quite popular is that the newest iPhone may actually include a 3D screen which doesn’t require the use of glasses. Little is known about …

World’s First 3D VR Film in Production

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Movies have undergone a number of changes since Thomas Edison realized that he could fool the human eye into seeing motion by use of a set of rapidly flashing still photos. They have seen sound added on and there have also been various efforts to make the film seem more realistic, including Imax and 3D …

Microsoft’s Latest Effort to Create a 3D Holodeck Like Experience

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It seems like almost every day, there is someone else trying to create a 3D holodeck like experience. Of course, in real life, we’re still very, very far away from the technology required to create such a thing. The holodeck used transporters and force fields to create solid feeling objects which the crew of the …

What If You Could Take a Virtual Vacation in 3D?

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Fans of 1980s sci-fi films have likely pondered the question of whether or not they would actually consider taking a Recall trip. That’s the name of the service Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character uses in the original Total Recall film (not the awful remake from 2012 starring Colin Farrell). The premise of the film was that Douglas …

Julian Assange Appears in 3D Hologram in Natucket

Julian Assange

It sounds just like something out of a science fiction film. Hunted by the authorities, it appears that the guy everyone wants has just shown his face in public. But wait – as soon as someone tries to grab him, they realize that he’s in reality just a hologram and he isn’t really there. Well …

3D Holographic Smart Phones May Be Just Around the Corner

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According to How I Met Your Mother, we should have 3D holographic smart phones in the year 2021. Of course, that was just supposition on the part of the writers but it turns out they may well have been prescient in their prediction though off by just a couple of years. A startup in California …

Where We’re Going: The Future of 3D Imaging

The Future of 3D Image Technology

Growing up watching The Jetsons and Back to the Future, I thought we’d be well on our way to flying cars by now. Never did I imagine that instead we’d be heading in the direction of electric cars and solar roadways (even cooler than flying cars)! Which goes to show that predicting the future of …

3D Expert Takes Another Step Toward Creating a Holodeck

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The gold standard of 3D immersion worlds was set back in the 1980s by the creators of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The holodeck, a standard feature on board the Enterprise D was a virtual reality world which made use of force shields and treadmills built into the room’s floor to create a virtual world …

Turnowsky Goes 3D for the Holidays

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In my last post, I introduced you to the Turnowsky Art House, one of the most respected names in printing design. With their fun and innovative images, Turnowsky has gained a reputation for quality and creative designs that you won’t find anywhere else.  Turnowsky’s classic artwork has already graced calendars, notebooks, gift cards and the …

3D Technology Gives US Money a Makeover

Unveiling Of New Hundred Dollar Bill

It looks like 3D technology is just about everywhere we turn out heads these days, but you may not have realized how engrained into society this trend has already become. You may not have noticed, but as of October 08, 2013, a 3D element has been added to the American $100 Bill.  In an effort …

Abe Rezny – Pioneering 3D & Holography

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We are excited to introduce you to a new series brought to you by guest columnist Abe Rezny.  A child of the 1970s that we are referring to as the pioneer of 3D & Holography: Holograms have been in the popular imagination since that moment early in the 1977 blockbuster Star Wars where Princess Leia’s desperate …