The Top Three 3D TVs of 2015

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3D is amazing in so many ways, not just printing!

The 3D television technology has come such a long way since its first attempted applications a few decades ago. There are cost reductions happening daily as the tech gets embedded further and further into the mainstream.

For those who aren’t sure how they would make use of a 3D TV, your kids can tell you – they are highly attuned to the presentation of anything in 3D, which some learning content creation companies are now starting to leverage.

There are great opportunities to leverage 3D television technology for adults, too, though. There are great games and interactive content that seem much more real when they are in 3D. It’s not just random stuff flying toward your face! It’s also the ability to experience a much richer reality.

Samsung H

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The Samsung H has active 3D tech. The glasses for active 3D are different than those for passive 3D, so if you are thinking of upgrading an older Samsung 3D TV, you are going to need new glasses.

Of course, the active glasses are more expensive than the passive ones, but the experience is pretty amazing. The Samsung H also offers some heavy video quality that beat all competitors in the market.

Even when watching 2D television, the performance is great. The Samsung reputation seems like it may make the TV more expensive, but this is very well priced.

Sharp Aquos

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The runner up has awesome refresh rates, a sleek look and a very attractive price point.

LG 3D LED

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This is a third place finish that’s really a tie. The LG 3D LED is great tech that just didn’t have the sharpness or quality of image that Sharp and Samsung offered. However, it’s the leader in its price point.

 

The Three Most Expensive Virtual Reality Headsets

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There are two technologies that are going to converge sooner rather than later: 3D printing and holographic virtual reality.

This is going to be a minute, so don’t give up on your 3D lifestyle yet! But it’s good to know what’s out there in virtual reality, since these two technologies will have significant overlap in their eventual application in real life.

Vive

Have you looked at a Vive? It’s the headset that was designed by Valve in cooperation with HTC. The lux look and classy feel is there, and imagine playing Portal in virtual reality.

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Morpheus

Sony’s Morpheus is the coolest looking, most futuristic and highly designed headset out there at this time, and if you want to part with some cash, this is the way to go. There is some limitation with this headset, like most headsets, that keeps it linked tightly to the tech that gave rise to it.

But Sony’s development studios are working hard to create content for Morpheus. There will likely be opportunities to play all the best games on the best gear.

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Oculus

Oculus is the other obvious player, with its recent market activity.

The change in ownership seems to have given the project more luck, and more movement. The unique ability to track head movement a full three hundred sixty degrees is a big sell on this one.

Since Oculus has been the main virtual reality creator for the longest, their new lively approach is going to make great things possible.

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Using 3D Printing In Real Life Situations

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Sometimes a technology comes to the fore and there’s no obvious place to apply it. The tech is cool, everyone agrees, and most of us want to play with it, but it’s not something we can see an immediate application for.

Sometimes this takes a few iterations of the tech, and then suddenly a market opens up. Sometimes, though, it’s just there as soon as the tech hits the market.

3D printing was like that.

There were instant use cases for the technology before people even really understood how it worked. That gives funding and backing to an invention scheme in a way that nothing else can.

Here are some ways that 3D printing can be used to solve modern life problems.

Repairs

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The best example we’ve seen of this is repairing a dent in an expensive, luxury sports car. There was a small accident that resulted in the car’s damage.

The owner happened to have access to a 3D printer, and was able to generate the necessary parts to repair the damage without leaving his house. As a lark, he told us, he took the car to an appraiser after he’d applied his patch, and the guy couldn’t tell.

It was pretty impressive in photographs, as well. Having the parts you need at hand to make what you might want, and having a printer that’s flexible enough to get the job done in multiple situations, can make an otherwise awful situation pretty simple.

Additions

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Creating beautiful and colorful and interesting things adds life to life. This is one reason the “maker movement” has gotten so big so quickly.

What used to be considered arts and crafts club is now recognized as therapeutic and necessary to living well.

For those who don’t have that particular type of artistic gift for weaving or sewing or designing, there is a way to join the maker movement – in 3D printing. Design something crazy, or beautiful, or physically impossible, and then make it.

You can create worlds.