Glass Pyramid Used To Turn iPad Holographic [Video]

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Japan’s Aircord Labs have taken the iPad and brought its IPS display into the third dimension not by the usual methods — replacing the display or donning some red-and-blue glasses — but through a custom programmed app and a neat trick of crystallography. Placing a special glass pyramid on top of the iPad’s display, three separate app-generated images are merged into an animated, three-dimensional hologram.

It looks incredibly neat, even if it’s not exactly practical. Practical or not, though, it’s got me feeling some sort of primeval upgrade tug… an insistent doubt that causes me to look at my own iPad and go, “And here I am, using it in two-dimensions like some kind of sucker.”

[via MacStories]

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