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Intel RealSense D415, D435 depth cameras launch with D4 vision processor

Intel RealSense D415, D435 depth cameras launch with D4 vision processor

Intel has started shipping its D415 and D435 RealSense cameras, both part of its RealSense D400 Depth Cameras product lineup. Both cameras are powered via USB and are sold ready-to-use, being ideal for educators and makers, according to Intel, though they're suitable for a number of projects including prototype development. Both cameras are supported by Intel's RealSense SDK 2.0.

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HP Z 3D Sprout camera add-on hands-on

HP Z 3D Sprout camera add-on hands-on

The HP Sprout desktop, announced way back in 2014, was already an odd idea. It basically mounted a 3D camera on top of an all-in-one PC that let you scan both 3D and 2D objects. Its near $2,000, at least back then, price tag didn’t help its cause either. Still believing that this is the future of computer input and interaction, HP has tried to make the technology more accessible, in both form and price. Enter the HP Z 3D camera, which is basically the Sprout camera, detached, and compatible with almost any Windows system, preferably HP’s, of course.

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Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

Android Wear may soon be sweeter than iPhone X

iPhone X TrueDepth-like radar (see: Face ID) may be employed on the next generation of Android Wear devices. In a set of concept drawings made by Google, we've seen the ways in which radar could make the next generation of wearable devices not only more usable, but useful, too. Google's Radar-Based Gesture-Recognition Through A Wearable Device might well be the reason why the future of Android Wear is a reality.

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iPhone X just broke the 3D floodgates

iPhone X just broke the 3D floodgates

The next age in smartphone sensory abilities began with the iPhone X - but the biggest waves might not come from Apple. While Apple's first moves with 3D sensing technology were to unlock the iPhone and make hyper-creepy Animoji, Android's coming up real soon. Reports from China and South Korea indicate more than one hardware manufacturer is traveling full speed ahead toward creating 3D-sensing modules for a wide variety of smartphones now.

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Sennheiser Ambeo 3D / VR audio recording earbuds now available

Sennheiser Ambeo 3D / VR audio recording earbuds now available

Earlier this year, Sennheiser introduced a headset that features microphones built into each ear piece. This design enables the headset to record 3D audio that sounds natural to the human ear, a type of recording known as binaural audio. Now, several months later, Sennheiser has announced the shipment of this headset, giving everyone a relatively cheap way to record 3D sound.

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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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