Video was posted on 29 Dec 2010 at 09:09AM Nintendo recently left a long-lasting impression on this past week's E3 conference with it's stunning new addition to the popular DS lineup: the Nintendo 3DS. You may have heard about this amazing system already, and I don't blame you. Hype over this console has been spreading like wildfire through the internet, and it's sparking even more interest in the new world of 3D entertainment. But what is the story behind the hype? What is driving the magic inside the new system? Well, you've probably already figured out that this handheld is 3D capable, and that seems to be the main marketing point of the system. But what powers the 3DS? How does this amazing "glasses free" experience work? Well, the 3DS uses complex auto-stereoscopic technology to allow the viewer to percieve images in 3D without the need for special glasses. This technology is still in it's early stages, although more TV and computer companies are doing extensive research and testing on it. So, how does it work? Many different companies are using one of two different solutions for this common problem: Parallax barriers and Lenticular Lenses. The 3DS uses both. A lenticular lens is basically an array of small magnifying glasses, which magnify certain parts of the screen, depending on which angle you view the image at. This gives the illusion of depth in an image, when really you are still looking at a flat surface. A parallax barrier is a complex liquid-crystal display that allows the ...


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