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HP to reveal 3D screen for mobile that allows users to move 45 degrees from center

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HP to reveal 3D screen for mobile that allows users to move 45 degrees from center
Next Thursday, HP will have a paper published in the Scientific Journal Nature about a new screen it has developed for mobile devices that offers 3D images without requiring the user to wear glasses. Now before you start sputtering and turning different colors, yes we are certainly aware that LG and HTC have already released smartphones that offered glasses-free 3D screens. The LG Optimus 3D (known as the LG Thrill 4G for AT&T) and the HTC EVO 3D were once considered to be on the vanguard of a whole new trend. But users complained of getting headaches and the whole 3D thing never really caught on although Nintendo's portable 3DS gaming system continues to sell well.

Remember the HTC EVO 3D?

Remember the HTC EVO 3D?

So what is the big deal about HP's accomplishment? Actually, it is a big deal because it might eliminate the headaches that some users were getting with the screen. The problem with the technology used to produce LG and HTC's phones was that it forced the user to stare straight ahead to see the 3D image. That concentration brought on some of the pounding headaches that forced users to switch phones. HP's new discovery allows the user to be positioned at as much as a 45 degree angle in any direction to the screen and still see the images in 3D. HP scientists used nanotechnology to etch into the glass, multiple circles with tiny grooves. The grooves bend light into 64 points of view. As a user views the screen and moves it, he will see two of these points at one time, one with the left eye and one with the right, creating the 3D effect.

As you might expect with a bunch of scientists, especially if you watch The Big BangTheory, the discovery was put into a language that the scientific community could  understand. The article's lead author, David Fattal, compared the effect to the hologram of Princess Leia from the classic Star Wars. Fattal said that the image won't pop out as much as Princess Leia's did in the movie. And speaking of motion pictures, don't expect the technique to be used for filming movies. While 3D images can be created using computer animation, to use this technique for live action would require 64 cameras pointed at the same subject.

source: USAToday

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posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:22

1. shadowkiller (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


epic !!!!!!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:25 6

2. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Finally HP has come up with something cool!!!!!!!!!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:27 5

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


I dunno what to say but, competition is good :)

I hope the American can buy these real American product like Motorola and this, unlike the profit hunger one lol

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:29 5

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Htc Evo3D was a big hit.
Wonder why they didn't continue with the Evo4d?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:38 2

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


HP is amazingly improving!!! Now this is what I call "INNOVATION"!

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:47

6. 110410 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


HP's wont capitalize on this innovation and will make it expensive then the main competitors will be the ones making money out of this

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:47 1

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


gimmick

it is completely pointless if you think about it, but I see some of you won't.

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 09:06 3

9. 110410 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


3d never was enjoyable only because of the glasses and the glasses free ones are distortion nightmares, i think if this is marketed right it'll pick up, its better than the ones the main phone manufacturers are calling innovation nowadays, like smartwatch, smartglass and fingerprint scanners

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 08:54

8. taikucing (unregistered)


This is the real innovation and should be patented. Unlike the bad fruit which patents every simple thing. Take my money, HP !

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 09:39

10. evil_slayer (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


that's good news
about the headaches...i still own an optimus 3d till this day...and still actually using 3d features(watching 3d movies+taking 3d photos)...and it never gave me headaches..maybe im just lucky :P

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 11:35

11. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I'm not entirely sure of 3d screens on phones. Don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of this 3d itself,I have a 3d blu ray collection and 3d big screen TV,but its something you can take in relatively short amounts as prolonged use can effect the eyes. I recently sat down to watch titanic on 3d blu ray and my eyes were half melted by the end of what nearly was 4 hours. Considering how long people spend looking at their phone screens each day I'm sure 3d would be a good thing! 3d camera for photos is a yes though!

Only the other hand I just know id end up loving the 3d phone screen even it did mean my retinas were gonna get severely damaged!

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 19:58

13. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


I'm a supporter of HP, but *saying* they are revealing a "3D screen" could mean anything, it could be amazing, it could be horrible, who knows. Remember, companies love to boast and get everyone excited.

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