Juicebox Interactive Opens with 3D Fanfare
It is customary for a new business to announce its presence to the community by hosting a grand opening event, oftentimes with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, food, door prizes, special offers, entertainment, and opportunities for mingling and introductions.
Web designers at Juicebox Interactive (Des Moines, IA, USA) did just that, but online and in stereoscopic 3D!
Skype has 3D Videoconferencing Ready
"We've done work in the labs looking at the capability of 3D-screens and 3D-capture," said Microsoft's VP for Skype, Mark Gillett during an exclusive interview with BBC News. 3D screens are more and more common, and more importantly for videoconferencing, laptop autotereoscopic screens are appearing that don't need any kind of 3D glasses to see your correspondent in stereoscopic 3D.
The only missing hardware for a practical 3D conferencing setup is the stereoscopic webcam included in the laptop itself.
3D Videoconferencing as seen by Frauhofer HHI and 3DPresence
Dimensiva, a 3D Social App for Your iPhone
Version 1.0.2. of Dimensiva, the freshly born 3D social app for iphone developped by Hamamelis Apps (Osnabrück, Germany) has been released and offers improved functionality and ergonomics. Dimensiva lets you take and edit 3D pictures, then share them with other Dimensiva users.
Dimensiva lets you take 3D pictures by shifting the iPhone laterally between the two takes. However, this prohibits moving subjets... Pictures are viewable in anaglyph red/cyan or in parallel view, meaning the app will be compatible with the buzz-making 3D iPhone accessory Poppy that will become available in December 2013.
Lemon Launched a new Android 3D Smartphone
Lemon Mobiles have launched a new smartphone, Aspirational A3 for under 200$ in India (Rs. 12,000). The latest Aspirational A3 smartphone sports a 4.3-inch qHD display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels.
The device is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and has an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash plus a 2 MP front-facing camera. It runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich which is disappointing considering that Google has rolled out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. It also has 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB through microSD card.
The device is backed by a 1,640mAh battery that the company claims can deliver up to 7 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time.
Yabazam 3D Video On Demand Available on Android Tablets
The Yabazam 3D video streaming app (from DDD Group) for Android-powered autostereoscopic 3D tablets is now available for download from the Google Play store.