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Zillow’s new 3D home tours are captured with iPhone

Zillow’s new 3D home tours are captured with iPhone

Real estate website Zillow plans to let users explore potential homes in a more immersive way -- in 3D. These 3D tours will be made available on for-rent and for-sale listings, giving interested buyers a way to explore the home in a more life-like way. The tours will be made possible via an upcoming iOS app that enables real estate agents and home owners to create the tours using an ordinary iPhone.

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Intel installs fleet of 5K UHD cameras in 11 NFL stadiums

Intel installs fleet of 5K UHD cameras in 11 NFL stadiums

Intel has installed 5K Ultra HD cameras in 11 NFL stadiums, providing technology that will result in more immersive and, frankly, very cool game highlights. Each stadium has been fitted with 38 cameras positioned around the field, enabling video to be captured from every angle. This is part of what Intel calls freeD technology.

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Neural network used to transform flat images into high-res 3D models

Neural network used to transform flat images into high-res 3D models

Researchers with Berkeley have detailed a new technology that can take a flat image and transform it into a 3D model. While that alone isn't new, the technology detailed in a new paper is notable because it can create high-quality 3D models from a single image, making it a viable foundation for potentially turning any single image into a detailed and usable three-dimensional model.

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RED Hydrogen just 1st step to full 4-View holographic line-up

RED Hydrogen just 1st step to full 4-View holographic line-up

Mainstream phone buyers may be obsessed with the iPhone 8 and Note 8 right now, but it's RED's Hydrogen that has enthusiasts fascinated. The modular Android smartphone may be $1,200 but, in RED terms, that's a drop in the ocean compared to its film cameras that have become the darlings of professional movie-makers. What's really intriguing, though, are RED's plans for holographic video content, a vision in which the Hydrogen One is just one part.

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RED Hydrogen One promises holographic display on modular smartphone

RED Hydrogen One promises holographic display on modular smartphone

High-end camera manufacturer RED has announced its latest product, the RED Hydrogen One, its first ever smartphone. Described as "the world's first holographic media machine in your pocket," the Hydrogen phone promises not only to capture high-quality images and video, but offer "holographic multi-view" without the need for special glasses. However, it won't come cheap.

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MIT’s 3D printed ‘skin’ will make more durable robots, drones

MIT’s 3D printed ‘skin’ will make more durable robots, drones

Imagine a robot or a drone that is made with a 'skin' of sorts capable of precise amounts of shock absorption, something tailored to meet the precise needs of the device. That's exactly what MIT researchers have made possible via a new shock-absorbing 3D material for robots that offers all sorts of interesting properties, not the least of which is less bouncy, more precise and controlled landings after a blow.

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MIT Researchers working on glasses-free 3D for cinemas

MIT Researchers working on glasses-free 3D for cinemas

Viewing digital images in 3D, whether it be in a theater or with something like a VR headset, operate on the same principles of separating what the left eye sees from what the right eye sees. Coincidentally, both those cases also have something in common: the need to use some eyepiece or, worse, headgear, to experience "true" 3D visuals. Glasses-free 3D has been a holy grail, especially in the entertainment industry, where solutions like that found on the Nintendo 3DS are too expensive to put on a giant screen. Luckily, researchers from MIT are working on such a solution and are calling it, what else, "Cinema 3D".

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Lenovo Tango phone “PHAB2 Pro” release date and details

Lenovo Tango phone “PHAB2 Pro” release date and details

With the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, the company becomes the first to detail a consumer-aimed Google Tango smartphone. This is the technology we've been demoing and hypothesizing about for months - even years - now come to a device that, fingers crossed, will be released in September of 2016. This device's implementation of Tango technology allows it to use motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning to know not only what it can see, but where it is in 3D space at any given time.

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Turn your GoPro into a 3D camera with Vitrima lens

Turn your GoPro into a 3D camera with Vitrima lens

Want to record 3D videos, but don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend on a dedicated VR camera? Vitrima lens could be the solution, especially if you already own a GoPro action camera. The lens is better described as being a case with a large open front portion in which a couple of mirrors are positioned. When the camera is inserted, the mirrors shuttle two slightly different images to the camera, producing a stereoscopic video that looks 3D with the right headset.

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Owl VR Smartphone Kit is Brain May’s latest creation

Owl VR Smartphone Kit is Brain May’s latest creation

If you are a fan of the rock band Queen, you will recognize the name Brian May as the guitarist for the band. Being a rock star isn’t all that May is up to, he is also an astrophysicist and owns a company called the London Stereoscopic Company that makes something called the Owl Stereo Viewer. This device allows people to view his company’s reproductions of classic Victorian era stereo cards along with astronomy cards and images from Queen.

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Can the $799 Vuze VR camera really compete with GoPro and OZO?

Can the $799 Vuze VR camera really compete with GoPro and OZO?

Virtual reality cameras have been increasing in number over the past year or so, as ways to consume VR content - whether smartphone based, like Gear VR or Google Cardboard, or more significant rigs like Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive - have proliferated. Usually, though, the decision you have to make is whether you want the best quality, or to burn through the contents of your wallet.

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HoloFlex makes dreams of bendable, holographic phones come true

HoloFlex makes dreams of bendable, holographic phones come true

A few years ago, Samsung and LG were almost at east other's throats, trying to beat the other to the flexible smartphone race. Both, however, have stopped short of that goal, settling for curved smartphones like the G Flex, or curved edge screens like the Galaxy S7 edge. Some, however, have never given up that dream. Researchers from Australia's Queen's University Human Media Lab have cooked up a smartphone that does flex just a bit. That, however, is only in service to the HoloFlex's real raison d'être: projecting holograms.

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