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VIPE Holodeck aims to answer U.S. Army’s call for next-generation training

VIPE Holodeck aims to answer U.S. Army’s call for next-generation training

The future of combat is within sight, if recent statements by officials and rapidly advancing technologies are any indication. It was recently stated drones and robots will replace a large number of soldiers in the US's future Army, and now such technologies promise to alter the future of solider training altogether.

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Atheer One smart glasses connect to Android smartphones and support 3D content

Atheer One smart glasses connect to Android smartphones and support 3D content

Google started the smart glasses wave with Google Glass. Those glasses are in the hands of a few developers and end users around the country and have proven to be interesting devices. The downside to Google Glass is that the wearable computing product is not what most of us would consider affordable.

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3D Gorilla Glass to arrive this year, brings protection for the uniquely shaped

3D Gorilla Glass to arrive this year, brings protection for the uniquely shaped

As curved cell phones and wearables enter the market and companies develop technologies for rounded displays and such, Gorilla Glass, the protector of all things fragile and glass, has had to adjust its manufacturing process to accommodate these changes. Today the company behind it, Corning, announced the manufacturing readiness of its 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass technology.

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Nintendo games go 3D with FCEUX hack

Nintendo games go 3D with FCEUX hack

If you're in the mood for some next-generation action on your past-generation emulated games, a fellow by the name of plotor has just the bit for you. What this hacker/developer has done is to create a rather simple modification for the game emulator FCEUX. This emulator takes the pixels that make up each original Nintendo Entertainment (NES) ROM and converts them all into voxels - 3D, that is.

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MetaPro AR glasses pack Iron Man tech into Aviator style

MetaPro AR glasses pack Iron Man tech into Aviator style

Wearables startup Meta has revealed its latest headset, the MetaPro, a consumer version of its Meta 1 developer device that amps up Google Glass by overlaying full digital graphics over the real world. Expected to ship in June 2014, for the not-inconsiderable price of $3,000, the MetaPro glasses look far less geeky than their dev-focused predecessors but still manage to fit two 720p HD lenses with 40-degree field of vision. That, Meta says, is 15x the screen area that Glass delivers.

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IZON Glasses-free 3D TVs head to CES 2014 then to market in Q2

IZON Glasses-free 3D TVs head to CES 2014 then to market in Q2

This week the folks at IZON have made an early push to get in on the CES 2014 action with word that they'll be bringing their own 3D TVs to CES 2014 without a need for 3D glasses. These units will be released in 32-inch, 47-inch, and 55-inch iterations and will not just be prototypes as we've seen in years past. Here we'll be seeing production-ready glasses-free 3D TVs ready for the second quarter of 2014.

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Pokemon Bank detailed with storage capacity of 3,000

Pokemon Bank detailed with storage capacity of 3,000

Supposing it's been a while since you've played Pokemon, you might not know that the current number of unique pocket monsters is well over 600. That still doesn't add up to the massive number of creatures users will be able to hold at once when the system known as Pokemon Bank launches on December 27th. This new "downloadable software service" for both Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will offer up a whopping 3,000 Pokemon spaces for storage, each of them housed in private boxes online for swapping and management.

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Surgeons 3D-print skulls that replicate real textures at every layer

Surgeons 3D-print skulls that replicate real textures at every layer

Surgeons and technicians based at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have produced a 3D-printed skull. But this isn't just a mono-textured model. Every layer -- from the skin to the skull to the various soft tissues of the brain and even the blood vessels -- are reproduced from scans of specific human skulls.

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Apple granted patent for portable 3D media goggles

Apple granted patent for portable 3D media goggles

Apple has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a pair of portable media viewing goggles. The patent says they "may resemble ski or motorcycle goggles." The device would likely allow for a 3D viewing experience reminiscent of that found in the Oculus Rift VR headset.

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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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