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Blockbusters and 3D glasses boost Cineworld

Blockbuster films such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland and the sale of 3D glasses have helped to boost revenues at Cineworld, it said yesterday. The group, which has 77 cinemas in the UK, reported strong trading during the 18 weeks to 6 May, with total revenues up 13.9 per cent on the same period of 2009. It said the performance had been driven by a 14.6 per cent jump in box office takings, following the release of films such as Avatar – the highest grossing movie of all time.

Laser survey uncovers ancient Mayan City of Caracol

Researchers using NASA laser technology have discovered thousands of new ancient structures at the Mayan city of Caracol, Belize. The data, which would have taken 25 years to collect using traditional archaeological methods, was gathered in only four days by using a technique called LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging).

Microsoft takes gaming battle 3D with upgrade to Xbox 360

Video game companies have taken their fierce battle for customers into the realms of the third dimension, with Microsoft challenging Sony head-on by upgrading its Xbox 360 console to support 3D games.

3D gaming aspires to become spectacle

For movie goers, watching a 3D film is a relatively easy experience. Audiences didn't need to do anything other than pay a few extra bucks and slip on a pair of special glasses to see 3D versions of "Avatar" or "Alice in Wonderland." For gamers, however, enjoying a 3D game requires a bigger investment on their part.

DVD: Avatar (12A)

The publicists for the DVD release of Avatar were unable to send out review copies of either the standard disc or its big daddy Blu-ray equivalent ("the ultimate high definition experience for home viewing audiences", apparently).

The future of TV is upon us – and it costs £1,800

First 3D sets go on sale (special glasses and vital £200 cable not included)

HD sales set to soar but fans in UK miss out on 3D World Cup

Viewers set for clearest tournament yet but 3D will not be coming out of their screens for now

IMAX puts 3D spin on science films with "Hubble 3D"

IMAX has returned to outer space with the movie "IMAX: Hubble 3D," a documentary that harks back to IMAX's roots in science films, but spins into a 3D, Hollywood orbit.

Letters: Digital 3D

Digital 3D is a massive hit, and it's here to stay

A new dimension to hand-held gaming

3D movies are enjoying something of a purple patch at the moment, thanks to the massive commercial success of ‘Avatar’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ still topping box offices across the world.

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