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No Glasses 3D Tablet from Hammacher Schlemmer breaks cover

No Glasses 3D Tablet from Hammacher Schlemmer breaks cover

One of the reasons that consumers haven't started to adopt 3D devices like TVs in force is that they all need glasses. Some of the TVs now use passive glasses rather than expensive active sets, but glasses are still needed. One of the only consumer devices on the market that doesn't require glasses is the Nintendo 3DS. Purveyor of strange goods Hammacher Schlemmer has unveiled a new tablet that supports 3D.

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NORAD and Microsoft produce Santa tracker with 3D claymation and touch support

NORAD and Microsoft produce Santa tracker with 3D claymation and touch support

NORAD's Santa Tracker is a fun way for kids to keep an eye on Santa's journey around the globe on December 24, when he delivers presents to homes around the world. This year, the service has received an upgrade due in no small part to work with Microsoft, which has dabbled in the area in the past. For Santa watchers this December, the NORAD tracker has 3D claymation animations and is completely touch-friendly.

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Google Maps Street View now guides you through big transit stations

Google Maps Street View now guides you through big transit stations

As of today, Google Maps will now let you see dynamic 3D renderings of the insides of airports and train stations. The update should help guide you through some of the most directionally confusing aspects of your travels this holiday season: transit hubs. As of this moment, the growing list of locations applies to 16 major airports and 59 train and subway stations around the world, a cable car station in Hong Kong, -- as well as 16 transit-related museums and points of interest and even the inside of your Emirates flight from Dubai, UAE.

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Apple PrimeSense purchase to leverage 3D mapping, not motion tracking

Apple PrimeSense purchase to leverage 3D mapping, not motion tracking

Apple's purchase of PrimeSense last week had all the tech industries howling. The Israel-based company's motion tracking technology had largely informed early versions of Kinect, Microsoft's motion-tracking and voice command interface for the Xbox 360 gaming console. Was Apple planning to use PrimeSense's expertise in motion tracking to propel its gadgets into a new era of universal motion tracking capability? Maybe not, says former Washington Post tech journalist Jessica Lessin. It's all about PrimeSense's other, lesser-known, claim to fame: 3D indoor mapping.

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IZON to show off glasses-free 3D LED TV at CES 2014

IZON to show off glasses-free 3D LED TV at CES 2014

One of the things that has kept consumers around the word from adopting 3D TVs in force is the fact that you have to wear glasses. Things have improved with several 3D TV makers now offering TVs that work in conjunction with passive glasses rather than active glasses. However, most people don’t want to wear glasses at all.

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CyArk to digitally scan 500 world monuments in 5 years

CyArk to digitally scan 500 world monuments in 5 years

CyArk, short for Cyber Archive, is scheduled to digitally scan 500 of the world's oldest and most notable monuments over the next 5 years for posterity. The project uses laser scanners to capture full-size digital replicas of structures like the Tower of London, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Mount Rushmore and others as determined by site submissions on the CyArk website. The project was founded by millionaire Ben Kacyra.

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Bot & Dolly “Box” is next-level video experiment in projection-mapping

Bot & Dolly “Box” is next-level video experiment in projection-mapping

This week the team at Bot & Dolly - a group that works with 3D objects and video to experiment with art and live performance - have created a new experiment with live projection on moving objects. This project is known as "Box", and works with projection-mapping - projecting images on to spots that are mapped and tracked as the projector seeks them from afar. The result is a video demonstration you the don't have to be technically aware of to enjoy.

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3Doodler hands-on: 3D printing for the mass market

3Doodler hands-on: 3D printing for the mass market

Kickstarter success 3Doodler proved there was a market for 3D printing without the geek requirement, but can crafting in the third-dimension really be as easy as wielding a hot nib? True, you won't be creating any replacement machine parts, but with a $99.99 price tag that's probably no surprise. We caught up with the $2.3m funding success at ShowStoppers at IFA 2013 to try our hand.

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