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VUZE Camera is a portable 360-degree 3D VR camera aimed at average Joes

VUZE Camera is a portable 360-degree 3D VR camera aimed at average Joes

A new consumer focused 360-degree 3D VR camera has been unveiled at CES 2016 called the VUZE Camera. The camera is billed as the world's first consumer, portable 360-degree 3DVR camera and it will sell for under $1000. The exact price isn't offered, but expect around $999. The VUZE Camera has been simplified as much as possible to make use and operation as easy as possible.

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Adobe intros Fuse CC for easily creating 3D characters

Adobe intros Fuse CC for easily creating 3D characters

For some creatives, Christmas may have come early as Adobe unleashes a flood of announcements and updates to many of its apps, most of which have already been prefigured at its MAX 2015 conference last October. Among the myriad of software updates, Adobe is also announcing a new tool. Fuse CC, which is still in preview, is the fruit of the company's acquisition of Mixamo, which had a tool of the same name, last June. Now available to more than just gamers, designers can start creating their ideal 3D human character and drop them directly into Photoshop CC.

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Disney creates augmented reality coloring book app

Disney creates augmented reality coloring book app

Disney Research, which recently showed off a soft-skin module for use on robotic toys, has introduced another project it has been working on -- an augmented reality coloring book app that shows characters in 3D as they're being drawn. It's a fun app, one we've seen various versions of from others; there's the 3D augmented reality storybook, for example.

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How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

The 21st century dashboard is about more than just a speedo and fuel gage, and Mercedes is looking to blockbuster movie tech to fend off CarPlay and Android Auto. I caught up with the latest in infotainment at the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America center with the team responsible for recent concepts like the autonomous F 015 and the shape-shifting Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, to find out why a supercomputer-on-wheels is the future of transportation.

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100 day Star Wars The Force Awakens countdown begins in 3D

100 day Star Wars The Force Awakens countdown begins in 3D

Depending on where you're living in the world, you're either hours or minutes away from the 100-day countdown 'till the release of the next Star Wars movie. To celebrate the occasion, it would seem, the folks at RealD 3D have revealed four sets of official Star Wars 3D glasses. RealD is the licensor of the stereoscopic 3D technology most likely in a theater near you. If you've ever gone to a 3D movie with a pair of black glasses (not red and blue), you've probably done so using RealD technology. Now they've gone fully Star Wars crazy.

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Microsoft MobileFusion turns any smartphone into 3D scanner

Microsoft MobileFusion turns any smartphone into 3D scanner

In early October, researchers will show off Microsoft’s new MobileFusion technology, a project that enables an ordinary smartphone to serve as a 3D scanner. MobileFusion is notable for a number of reasons: it doesn’t require any special attachments, nor does it require an Internet connection, and it is something any smartphone user could utilize. Most present day smartphones are powerful enough to use the 3D scanning system, with the phone’s camera being the starting point of that system and an algorithm doing the rest of the work.

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Intel Tango phone hands-on: Android RealSense

Intel Tango phone hands-on: Android RealSense

Intel's RealSense 3D camera technology always seemed like a natural bedfellow with Google's Project Tango, and sure enough they've met up at IDF 2015. The Android phablet isn't expected to ship for developers until the end of the year, but Intel brought along a handful of prototypes - along with some apps to make use of them - to its annual event, which is where I caught up with the smartphones to see what's new.

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Intel and Google made a Tango phone with 3D RealSense

Intel and Google made a Tango phone with 3D RealSense

Google and Intel have paired up to develop a Project Tango smartphone that uses RealSense cameras, shown off for the first time at IDF 2015. The Android smartphone follows in the footsteps of Google's first Project Tango tablet, which went on sale for developers some months back, but shrinks the technology down to a pocket-sized form factor.

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Android Vulkan will actually make use of newer, more powerful phones

Android Vulkan will actually make use of newer, more powerful phones

This week the folks at Google behind developer support for Android have pushed for a much more optimized environment for 3D rendering. Not 3D printing - not anything having to do with creating real world objects - but 3D graphics. Inside Android, developers will now have access to a system called Vulkan, a method which lowers overhead and makes the graphics workload move to the graphics processor, where it should be. This opens up the CPU for quicker loads and better optimization of apps on the whole.

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Epson unveils new 3D and HD projectors for home entertainment

Epson unveils new 3D and HD projectors for home entertainment

Epson has announced some new projectors that will be hitting the market in the coming weeks that are all aimed at home entertainment. Two of the projectors are 3D projectors that will allow fans of 3D movies to watch them in their homes. Those two projectors are the Home Cinema 2040 and the Home Cinema 2045. Both units have 3LCD technology and advanced image processing.

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Here’s what Honda’s new R&D hub in the Valley is working on

Here’s what Honda’s new R&D hub in the Valley is working on

You're nobody in automotive these days without a flashy R&D center in Silicon Valley, and Honda is stepping up its game as it cooks up new semi-autonomous driving, green engine, and smart car technologies. While it's not Honda's first footprint in the Valley - that happened back in 2000 - it's certainly the biggest play from the firm, with the new facility the company's largest research & development site outside of Japan. The fruits of the new center will eventually trickle down to production cars, but Honda gave us a sneak peek of what it's been working on.

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Raspberry Pi 2, Kinect make for a handy 3D scanner

Raspberry Pi 2, Kinect make for a handy 3D scanner

Microsoft may have hit on a mixed jackpot with the Kinect. While Xbox gamers might consider it a very optional, sometimes even unwanted, accessory, makers and tinkerers have flocked to it for how it made 3D scanning technology available the masses at an affordable price. However, it requires to be connected either to an Xbox or to a PC in order to function, which puts hard limits on its portability. But throw in a Raspberry Pi 2 into the mix, one of the most portable computers around, and you're good to go. Literally.

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