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Nintendo built 3D Game Boy Advance SP prototype; GameCube is 3D-capable

Nintendo built 3D Game Boy Advance SP prototype; GameCube is 3D-capable

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company considered a 3D gaming handheld as far back as the Game Boy Advance SP, but axed the project at the prototype stage over concerns the stereoscopic effect was insufficient. Speaking in an interview with other Nintendo execs this week, Iwata discussed precursors to the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, as well as letting slip that the Nintendo GameCube was 3D-capable all the way back in 2001.

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Toshiba Glasses-free 3D TV eyes-on

Toshiba Glasses-free 3D TV eyes-on

Toshiba has been demonstrating its glasses-free 3D TV technology at CES 2011, though the company is at pains to point out that it'll be a while before the system makes its way into a commercial product. The 56-inch prototype 4K HDTV uses a lenticular display which, from certain angles, allows you to see a 3D picture without needing to wear polarizing or shutter glasses. We have to agree with Toshiba on this one, it's not ready for prime-time, but it does have promise.

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Sony 3D pro camcorder gets new video demo

Sony 3D pro camcorder gets new video demo

Sony has been showing off its latest professional 3D camcorder prototype, and it certainly looks like it could beat Panasonic's AG-AF100 in a fight. DigInfo caught up with the twin-lens shoulder mount camcorder in Japan recently, and while Sony are playing coy with the full specifications, they have suggested it will be ready in time for a 2011 release.

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MeeGo 1.1 handset build gets new video demo

MeeGo 1.1 handset build gets new video demo

The MeeGo team has already promised that there won't be any new devices running the open-source OS launched at the MeeGo Conference this week, but that hasn't stopped them showing off the latest build of the OS. Carrypad shot some footage of a Moorestown-based AAVA smartphone running MeeGo 1.1, and while it's still far from ready for the public, it's certainly come on well from when we last saw it.

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Samsung’s displays get video demo: dual-AMOLED MID, flexible screens & transparent notebooks

Samsung’s displays get video demo: dual-AMOLED MID, flexible screens & transparent notebooks

Samsung's new displays have been all over the place today, with 7-inch Super AMOLED panels for the next-gen Galaxy Tab, and a 10.1-inch skinny screen for a tablet teaser. It turns out they were only the start of it: NetbookNews spotted a dual-screen 4.5-inch PenTile AMOLED MID prototype, various flexible displays - including one being folded in half - and a transparent 14-inch AMOLED shown in a notebook mockup.

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AUO demo touchscreen solar laptop keyboard & tablet/notebook glasses-free 3D panels

AUO demo touchscreen solar laptop keyboard & tablet/notebook glasses-free 3D panels

Logitech were pretty proud of their K750 wireless solar keyboard, but AU Optronics is planning to best them at the upcoming FPD International expo with a 14-inch solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebooks.  Basically a touchscreen display for a virtual keyboard, integrated into a solar panel, the new tech will go on show alongside AUO's new 10.1- and 15.6-inch glasses-free 3D panels.

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Pioneer Network Vision HUD video demo

Pioneer Network Vision HUD video demo

Pioneer brought along its latest in-car technology to CEATEC 2010 this week, with a demo of their work-in-progress Network Vision HUD (head-up display).  The system - which was being demonstrated to SlashGear Japan with screens showing the moving road ahead, and a partial windshield which you could peer through - projects animations, directions and general guidance glyphs onto the glass, overlaid on top of what's happening in the real world.

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