3D Sound from ordinary laptop speakers

Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, has developed a way to play true three-dimensional sound recordings over regular loudspeakers, such as those found in televisions and computer laptops.

The filter is designed to work with loudspeakers – not headphones – and can be experienced through standard computer speakers. (Make sure the right and left speakers are on the correct sides.)

Dated 2010; I wonder why we haven’t heard more of this technology.

Google Maps “Map Dive” Demo

Very cool demo shown at Google I/O:

Basically it’s just Chrome showing Google Maps (rotated via CSS3) and WebGL (via three.js). Input is not done via a Kinect, but by means of a ASUS Xtion 3D (just like the Kinect ;))

Google I/O 2013: Inside “Map Dive” →