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Google’s Project Tango SPHERES robots arrive at ISS

Google’s Project Tango SPHERES robots arrive at ISS

Google's Project Tango has arrived at the International Space Station, with the 3D mapping smartphone prototype strapped to SPHERES smart internal satellite robots. The "Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites" are floating ball 'bots intended to navigate their way around the inside of space stations and, eventually, help astronauts with their everyday lives, and NASA hopes the addition of Tango tech will make them even smarter.

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This is how the 3D tech in Google’s Project Tango works

This is how the 3D tech in Google’s Project Tango works

Google’s Project Tango is one of those ideas that seems cool enough to want, but a bit mystifying to grasp. We’ve seen the 3D capability before, but how is it done? Google has partnered with Mantis Vision to bring their MV4D technology to both Project Tango devices. Making use of the various cameras throughout, MV4D technology could someday make its way to your smartphone or tablet, too.

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Intel elaborates on depth camera tech: Ultrabook and tablet integration in 2014

Intel elaborates on depth camera tech: Ultrabook and tablet integration in 2014

While the details of the launch of Intel depth camera Perceptual Technologies integration with the Creative Senz3D camera haven't changed all that much since our introduction earlier this year, the company has continued to elaborate on what - exactly - will be coming. What we saw earlier this year at Computex 2013 was the first Intel introduction of the Creative Senz3D camera, there with a set of features looking to take on Microsoft's Kinect technology directly. It was also there that Intel VP of marketing Tom Kilroy let known their intentions with releasing the technology on depth-sensing notebook cameras by the end of 2014.

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LG 3D Max first-impressions

LG 3D Max first-impressions

LG has persisted with mobile 3D, and the LG Optimus 3D Max is the company's latest attempt to persuade us that glasses-free 3D is something we want on the move. A 4.3-inch Android smartphone with a dual-camera array, the Optimus 3D Max promises to smooth off some of the rough edges of its Optimus 3D predecessor. Read on for our first impressions.

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3ality Technica speaks on Prometheus: ‘the best experience possible with 3D’

3ality Technica speaks on Prometheus: ‘the best experience possible with 3D’

This week we sat down with 3D rig and software company 3ality Technica's Stephen Pizzo to discuss their newest products and how they played a part in the filming of recent giant Hollywood films as Prometheus. Turns out, Pizzo (3ality Technica's senior vice president) told us, it was Head Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski that convinced Ridley Scott that 3D was a possibility for a film such as the Alien prequel Prometheus - and that with the gear that was available today, they could film the movie the with the same ease and precision they'd be afforded with 2D equipment. In fact, 3D was made possible with essentially no extra effort on the part of the film crew; read on for the first part of the full SlashGear interview.

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3ality Technica Helix 3D rig delivers next-gen camera control

3ality Technica Helix 3D rig delivers next-gen camera control

The folks at 3ality Technica have revealed their next-generation stereoscopic 3D system Helix to further their dominance in the Smart 3D market. This device is effectively an ultra-precise rig which allows two cameras to be aligned with sub-pixel accuracy, 3ality Technica doing this in a way that also allows the whole setup to bring a 2D shooting schedule (relatively fast) to the 3D filming world (generally too slow to realistically work with in a real Hollywood-deadline environment.) The Helix is the newest product made by 3ality Technica and is made specifically work with the rest of their 3D suite of products.

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DXG-018 3D camera is cheap and comes in a rainbow of colors

DXG-018 3D camera is cheap and comes in a rainbow of colors

We have talked on more than one occasion about the cheap cameras and camcorders that DXG offers. The last product we saw from the company was a 3D camcorder called the DXG-321 that isn't cheap at right under $600. DXG is back with a new point and shoot 3D camera that is much cheaper than that camcorder at only $69.99. The camera is called the DXG-018 and it comes in five different colors. The camera has two lenses for the 3D effects.

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Single Lens Creates Microscopic 3D Images

Single Lens Creates Microscopic 3D Images

At Ohio State University, engineers have designed a new lens that allows microscopic objects to be viewed from nine different angles at once, creating a 3D image. There are 3D microscopes now, but they use multiple lenses or cameras to move around an object. The researchers at Ohio State claim that this new lens is the "first single, stationary lens to create microscopic 3D images by itself." The lens looks a bit like a diamond, and is about the size of a fingernail. But unlike a diamond, its facets are slightly different sizes and different angles.

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