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Aug 16

Nokia Maps: @PigSpotter’s got competition

Posted by Mobile Kugel in turn by turn navigation , traffic updates , tom tom , Symbian , south africa , Smartphone , pigspotter , nokia maps , navteq , heat mapping , google maps , Google , garman , crowdsource , cape town , android , 3D

Mobile Kugel

Nokia Maps may just be the answer for South Africans who feel like they spend a substantial chunk of their days in traffic.

Aug 02

Oh my, Captain Sparrow, don’t you smell nice?

Posted by fastforward in theatre , south korea , pirates of the caribbean , movies , kung fu panda , jack sparrow , Hollywood , future , film , d box , cinema , cgv , 4D , 3D


Jul 06

Review : Transformers -dark of the moon

Posted by Paralyzer in violence , transformers , review , michael bay , 3D


The saga finally comes to a loud, flashy, entertaining and slightly patchy end. A movie that has earned over $400 million globally in 4 days cant be that bad can it? thankfully it aint. The script is better than the second film (revenge of the fallen), the jokes and gag work better than the second film, the action sequences are better,better is the key word for T3 not great. It has not turned me into a convert of Michael Bay-hem school of film, but when the film works it works very well but unfortunately it has its weaknesses but let’s concentrate on the positives for now.

Jun 29

3D: The Ugly Truth

Posted by the_merchant in Transformers 3 , avatar , 3D



Jun 27

A noob's view - The Green Lantern in 3D

Posted by Megg_Ellis in noob , megg_ellis , green lantern , 3D


I have a new philosophy as a blogger: a blogger sticks to what they post. Yes, it has only been 24 hours since I started but it's never too early to pretend you have knowledge about something you actually don't. Look at Malema and sepedi. So, I've decided to save procrastination for later, and post my first real noob's view post. 

Aug 17

Technologies forgotten

Posted by The Source in technology , laser , flatscreen , eyes , 3D

The Source

After the frame of my glasses broke this morning, I realized how much I took for granted the fact of perfect eye sight when wearing them.

It also caused me to look around me and notice how many people actually wear glasses on a daily basis.

Aug 16

3D Sex and Zen

Posted by salambander in technology , Porn , innovation , hologram , 3D


Some people in Hong Kong have made the first 3D IMAX porn movie. Remember when your grandma told you that too much playing with yourself would make you go blind? Well, now it could be a reality! It will be called "3D Sex and Zen" and has already been banned in prudish China.

Jul 26

2D or 3D and cellphone booking

Posted by The Source in Shrek , 3D , 2D

The Source


Sunday we decided to take the kids to see the latest Shrek movie at Nu Metro in Menlyn.

Yes, we are looking to win the Parents of the Year Competition. Our strategy to win is clear, sit and watch a crappy movie and hope that the kids do not notice how bored you are.

I hate standing in line to buy tickets and I hate standing in line to buy popcorn. I am very happy to watch a movie at home on my own big screen, but for the kids this is an experience.

While we were busy looking at the times of the shows on their website we noticed the option to book and pay for the tickets online. Now keep in mind that I haven’t gone to a cinema in years. This is probably old technology for Nu Metro, but I was impressed with it.

Jun 01

3D Top TV HD LED PLease Help Me

Posted by thenack in world cup , top tv , multichoise , LED , HD TV , DSTV , 3d TV , 3D


TV, its changing.

There has been so many new and better additions to TV in the last couple of years. It seems you need to be an engineer to figure it all out, and now there is 3DTV. Yip, you all saw Avatar, in 3D, it was cool. But let's just take a few steps back....

How does 3D work?

3 D video basically transmits two pictures, one for each eye. The 3D glasses block one picture per eye, and your brain does the rest. So it works like actual depth perception in the real world. Because your eyes are slightly apart, each eye sees a slightly different picture, and from this info you brain can calculate the depth. Ever try to catch a ball with one eye closed? that’s 2D TV land. Johny Depp has some problem in one of his eyes, so he could not see Alice in Wonderland in 3D, even though he was in it, in 3D. 

The 3D glasses are basically clever poloriods. Anyhow.....

Do you want it?

Seeing as everybody is quiting facebook, you may want to find something else to do with your spare time, and 3D TV may be a good replacement for Facebook, but let's look at some pros and cons:

Everybody watching the game/movie or whatever at your house will need to buy the 3D glasses and all of you will look like idiots. But of course, this is just another new niche to make supporter styled 3D glasses etc., so this is not the biggest problem.
People with glasses have the added irritation of wearing the 3D glasses over their regular ones, making them look like bigger idiots (it's dark in the movies, but not at home nê). Luckily for them you now get 3D contact lenses. But who knows when those will be available in SA....

The biggest problem however seems to be....SABC and friends

South African networks seem unsure if they want to really give 3D a go. We can guess that only DsTV will really give us 3D, and then only limited programming. So just like in the case of HD, while it is really nice, I doubt if it is worth it yet. I'm guessing there are many problems yet to address, and I would like to see the technology mature before I'm going to be spending thousands of rands.
Who is pushing for 3D TV?

People are, strangely enough, talking about the benefits of 3D in sports and porn. Yip, porn...but that is not applicable seeing as porn will soon be banned from South Africa, even if it is a sport of sorts. In sports I don't really see why you would want 3D, a boring game is a boring game, a good game is a good game. Sports are watched because they are emotional, not because of the visual impact. IF you saw Sulk Burger after the Stormers lost to the bulls in Soweto you would know what I mean with emotional. So in my opinion sports are not a good reason for 3D.

Blue ray is 3D ready, and this is probably where it will come to its full potential. With the bandwidth available on Blue Ray, the added information of a 3D signal is not a problem and I think movies on Blue Ray in 3D will be pretty cool. Just remeber so save to buy the matching surround sound....

So why would I get 3D TV?

Personally I think the place where they should focus their attention is on 3D games. First person shooter type games are already programmed in virtual 3D worlds, adding this technology will greatly enhance the gaming experience, and hey, you already look like an idiot waving your console in the air.

Imagine the added reality it will lend to Wii games. This could really work.

In Conclusion

So, while I don't think 3D TV for broadcast TV will really catch on soon, I believe the future for gaming in 3D could really be bright. I think for most South Africans 3D TV will remain way in the future. If I had R40 000 lying around I would rather spend it on a holiday and experience actual 3D that you cant touch. But for those who really have everything, I strongly suggest you get 3D for your home theatre and install it on your yacht (-;

May 11

Playboy Adds Dimension To Playmate

Posted by redsaid in Vampires , True Blood , Playboy Magazine , Playboy June 2010 , Playboy Centrefold , Marge Simpson , Hugh Hefner , Hope Dworaczyk , HBO , DD , Bart Simpson , 3D , 2010 Playmate of the Year


3D is about to go DD. Readers (and no matter how many of them claim to buy it "just for the great articles", I still use the term loosely) of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine will now get to ogle those DDs in 3D.

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