Monthly Archive: January 2015

YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default

Youtube now defaults to HTML5 video player for all browsers: Here is one more nail in Flash’s coffin: starting today, YouTube defaults to using HTML5 video on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox. via YouTube Now Streams HTML5 Video By Default | TechCrunch. Youtube began supporting 3D videos and output devices back in about 2009 using a Flash-based video player. HTML5 does not...

Another glasses-free 3D technology

Another approach to glasses-free 3D displays using technology to steer imagery directly into each eye, separately: Can We See 3D Without 3D Glasses? | DNews | TestTube. Related articles Huge 3D displays without 3D glasses Toshiba’s new 3D display technology may let mobile users switch between 2D and 3D Obox W3D Looks Like a PSP, But This Phone Packs a 3D Display That Doesn’t Require Special Glasses Toshiba : Develops Glasses-Free...

FAA issues “guidance” to have local law enforcement act against “drone” operators

The FAA has issued a statement to local law enforcement on “guidance for suspected unauthorized UAS operations“. The guidance notes that recreational model aircraft operations are mostly exempt from this directive but that any commercial operation of a radio controlled model aircraft must be done only by a licensed pilot, the aircraft must have an airworthiness certificate, a valid registration N- number and/or an FAA Certificate of Waiver Authorization. Specifically, local...

Microchip’s 3D Touch Pad input device

Can track multiple finger movements simultaneously in 2D, plus 3D “air gestures” for use as input to computer systems: DM160225 – 3DTouchPad – DM160225 | Microchip Technology Inc..

Brian May launches stereoscopy web site section

Brian’s Soapbox January 2015. Brain May collects historic stereo photographs from the Victorian era and has also published a book on the subject. If you do not recognize his name, he was also the lead guitarist for Queen and wrote a song you might have heard once or twice: We Will Rock You. After all that, he returned to graduate school to complete his doctorate in astrophysics.