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Google Poly 3D model sharing platform to go dark next year

Google Poly 3D model sharing platform to go dark next year

It's no secret that Google has had very little luck with anything that comes close to being a social platform. It is perhaps less known that it also has had very little luck when it came to 3D content. While SketchUp briefly became a buzzword in the 3D modeling space, Google eventually relinquished its hold on the product just after six years of acquiring it. Now another one of its 3D-related products will be joining its notorious graveyard, once again raising concerns about its commitment to VR and AR technologies.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may have most wild camera array yet

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may have most wild camera array yet

A set of images revealed this week show the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with a previously unknown sensor. This new sensor sits among four cameras - and may be part of a 5-camera array. This newest set of images shows the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with a corner-set camera array with four circles in a square, interrupted by an LED flash, and a fifth (likely telephoto lens) just below.

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Sony Spatial Reality Display is aimed at creators

Sony Spatial Reality Display is aimed at creators

Sony Electronics has officially unveiled its new Spatial Reality (SR) Display, which is made using the company's Eye-Sensing Light Field Display. The display was shown off at CES in January and doesn't require a VR headset. Sony says that the display enables creators in various industries to bring their ideas to life in three dimensions.

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Peopoly Phenom XXL is far, far larger than your 3D printer

Peopoly Phenom XXL is far, far larger than your 3D printer

This week's most massive 3D printer made for consumers is the Peopoly Phenom XXL. Much like Phenom printers released in the last few years, this printer is large - but this one's even bigger than the most massive printer Phenom's made before. Peopoly saw that people enjoyed being able to 3D print objects on a large scale... so they dared to go bigger!

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Your next MacBook may have Face ID and a 3D light sensor

Your next MacBook may have Face ID and a 3D light sensor

Code included with the latest update to builds of macOS Big Sur suggest that FaceID and/or TrueDepth camera tech are coming to the Mac. MacBooks and iMac computers could very well get their own 3D depth-sensing cameras in the very near future if what this code indicates comes to fruition with what's called "PearlCamera."

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eBOSS 3D map of known universe fills 11 billion years of history

eBOSS 3D map of known universe fills 11 billion years of history

Astrophysicists revealed a new 3D map of our known universe this week, filling a gap of 11 billion years of history. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released this map on July 20, 2020, as a comprehensive analysis of what's now the largest 3D map of the Universe ever constructed. This map was created over the last half-decade by the SDSS team, itself the combined effort of more than 20 years of mapping our Universe with the Sloan Foundation telescope.

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iPhone 12 release date 6 weeks late and the $250 up-sell price

iPhone 12 release date 6 weeks late and the $250 up-sell price

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro release dates previously leaked are now expected to bump back a full 6 weeks. This isn't necessarily due to COVID-19, but added precautions could be in play. We're now hearing that there's a possibility that Apple's ordered more display panels than they would have otherwise - just to make certain they're able to meet demand for this oncoming season of significant upgrades and new iPhone features.

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Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

The Phenom by Peopoly is a $2k MSLA (LCD+LED) light-cured resin 3D printer with a big orange panel door. This device prints 3D objects with liquid resin, activated with lights - it pulls the print up from the goo, rather than printing the print from the bottom to the top with a melted line of material. This printer has been two things to me thus far: The easiest experience I've had with a 3D printer, and the deliverer of the most detailed final print quality I've yet seen in a personal 3D Printer (at 72 um).

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Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano for Mandalorian S2 live action Star Wars

Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano for Mandalorian S2 live action Star Wars

One of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe was, until now, relegated to the animated universe. That is Asoka Tano, the once-apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, who began her journey in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She's been confirmed to appear in Season 2 of the live action Disney+ streaming series The Mandalorian. What's more: She's been confirmed to be played by Rosario Dawson.

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Continental 3D automotive display needs no glasses

Continental 3D automotive display needs no glasses

Continental has announced the launch of a new 3D display that needs no glasses aimed directly at the automotive market. The display is a volume-production part that uses autostereoscopic 3D technology that will be used in the HMC Genesis GV80 high-line variant. The display screen features three-dimensional scales, pointers, and objects. For instance, the screen could display a stop sign warning in the driver's line of sight.

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3D printing saves lives in coronavirus supply line breakdown

3D printing saves lives in coronavirus supply line breakdown

As supply lines break and effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) become real, non-traditional fixes for problems have begun to appear. One Northern Italy hospital needed valves for a "reanimation device" on Friday of last week due to an extreme up-tick in cases thanks to COVID-19. The supplier of these parts had no way of getting fast replacements. A local 3D printing group stepped up and made the possibility of quick resupply a reality.

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Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Who loves public domain access to tons of historically significant and utterly beautiful contend... now in 3D? With the internationally recognized Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license in effect, The Smithsonian launched their Open Access initiative this week to the public for the first time. This system's launch included approximately 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models, rolling the lot directly into the public domain for all to enjoy - and use!

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