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Microsoft files patent for 3D virtual-reality eyewear

03/19, 11:25pm

Tech allows viewer to focus beyond glasses

Microsoft has filed a patent application for a "laser-scanning virtual image display," which is described as a compact display system that can be built into glasses, helmets or goggles. Head-mounted displays are not new, however the patent application describes a method for projector-based presentation rather than placing a small LCD panel directly in front of each eye.

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Nintendo says Wii sequel won't do 3D

03/30, 8:45am

Nintendo US head says Wii sequel will avoid 3D

Nintendo's US president Reggie Fils-Aime in an interview has said the company's eventual Wii sequel won't use 3D. He saw the glasses-free 3D on the 3DS as an important point. Since glasses-free 3D is very rare and difficult to accomplish for multiple people on a TV, the future console would still almost certainly be 2D, he explained to CNN.

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