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Mar 04

Geek Actually Tech Episode 004 – 3D in 2D

Hosts: David McVay and Shane Gregory

Geek Actually Tech is recorded live on Ustream with chat interaction.

The tech show by geeks for geeks and non-geeks. Accessible tech for everyone is the motto we live by. This weeks topic, The Tech of 3D Cinema. Here are the show notes for the episode.

Follow Up To Last Week:

Webcamgate continues with a court order
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10459220-71.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

News:

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Won’t Apologise for the Internet Censorship Filter.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communications/soa/Rudd-We-won-t-apologise-for-filter/0,130061791,339301378,00.htm?feed=rss and
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/net-filters-to-hit-social-networks-20100301-pbl6.html

Related to this is Senator Kate Lundy who is standing apart from the Labour party against the filter as planned.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/labor-split-as-kate-lundy-proposes-opt-out-to-conroy-isp-filter/story-e6frgczf-1225833745627

When is a story about the Apple iPad not a story about the Apple iPad
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/apple-ipad-launch-may-be-delayed-analyst-20100302-pedh.html?autostart=1

Mix this with those life like Japanese robot girls and you get…creepy much!
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10458796-1.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Google acquires Picnik photo service, who cares. But read the last paragraph, is Google planning to take over the world?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/google-purchases-photo-editing-site-picnik/story-e6frfro0-1225835977584

Interesting, after all the talk about OLED, it would seem that the iPhone’s backlit LED display is better than the Nexus 1’s OLED screen.
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39029453,49305141,00.htm?s_cid=33&tag=mncol;txt

Topic of the Week: The Tech of 3D Cinema

A brief history of 3D cinema, how it works (then and now), the different systems used today and the difference between shooting in 3D and 3D conversion.

Here are a collection of links that we used to research the story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-D_film

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/aug/20/3d-film-history

http://www.televisions.com/tv-articles/TV-in-3D.php

http://www.slate.com/id/2243118/?from=rss

The Future: 3D Television?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_television

Is 3D TV bad for you?

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/stories/s2813511.htm

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