Sights from the Intel Developer Forum

IDF is overrun with people in blue shirts and beige khakis, but there are still visually interesting sights at the event.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini speaks in the cavernous Moscone West conference hall at this week's Intel Developer Forum.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini speaks in the cavernous Moscone West conference hall at this week's Intel Developer Forum. Stephen Shankland/CNET
Who else but Intel could get away with a mobile of faux silicon wafers as decor? Real wafers these days are 300mm across, but some of these were much larger.
Who else but Intel could get away with a mobile of faux silicon wafers as decor? Real wafers these days are 300mm across, but some of these were much larger. Stephen Shankland/CNET
It takes a lot of people to register the deluge of IDF attendees and give them their shoulder bags.
It takes a lot of people to register the deluge of IDF attendees and give them their shoulder bags. Stephen Shankland/CNET
A demonstration of live three-dimensional video required the IDF audience to don RealD's 3D glasses.
A demonstration of live 3D video required the IDF audience to don RealD's 3D glasses. Stephen Shankland/CNET
Ever wonder what big-screen 3D TV looks like up close? This image of an NFL cherleader (look at it from a good distance away) shows how alternating rows of LEDs are staggered. Special glasses mean people's left eyes see only one set of rows and right eyes see the other; the brain combines the views to add depth.
Ever wonder what big-screen 3D TV looks like up close? This image of an NFL cherleader (look at it from a good distance away) shows how alternating rows of LEDs are staggered. Special glasses mean people's left eyes see only one set of rows and right eyes see the other; the brain combines the views to add depth. Stephen Shankland/CNET
3ality Digital showed off its double-barreled videocamera for capturing live 3D video. The company supplies technology that keeps the two Sony cameras aligned precisely to sub-pixel accuracy even when the cameras are panning, zooming, and refocusing, said 3ality Digital CTO Howard Postley.
3ality Digital showed off its double-barreled videocamera for capturing live 3D video. The company supplies technology that keeps the two Sony cameras aligned precisely to sub-pixel accuracy even when the cameras are panning, zooming, and refocusing, said 3ality Digital CTO Howard Postley. Stephen Shankland/CNET
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