Toshiba has been leading the charge with glasses-less 3D displays, but the company has a series of laptops that take a step back on the display (it requires glasses for 3D), but makes a small step forward in 3D content creation. Thanks to a pair of webcams embedded directly in the display frame, users can record 3D content that is supposedly viewable immediately on the laptop’s monitor, or better yet, on someone else’s display. At the moment, popular apps like Skype or Google chat don’t support 3d yet, so we’ll have to see what this is really useful for, other than YouTube.

A possible workaround for video chat: what about converting the 3D stream into a red/blue old-style 3D video on the fly… In the meantime, would you pay an extra for the second webcam, or would you rather have another feature  instead?

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