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  • Inspace Aims To Rocket Us Into Virtual Reality

    Inspace Aims To Rocket Us Into Virtual Reality

    In the yeaaaaarrrr 2000! As I recall, we were all supposed to be flying around with jetpacks and using Minority Report-esque hardware by now, but that still hasn’t come to pass. Thankfully the folks at InSpace are on the job. The system, which is mostly software, allows you to see media and information in a three-dimensional space. Before you chortle into your beard while thinking of all… Read More

  • Paracosm Raises $3.3M From Atlas, iRobot To Turn Our World Into A 3D Holodeck

    Paracosm Raises $3.3M From Atlas, iRobot To Turn Our World Into A 3D Holodeck

    The rise of immersive headsets like the Oculus VR, innovations in gaming and mapping, and advances in robotics have put a spotlight on three-dimensional technology, whose algorithms and visualizations will be a key to whether all this new hardware and video-based software is realistic and useful enough to win over users. That’s having a knock-on effect how 3D startups are… Read More

  • First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

    First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

    What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera phone or tablet around an object, and 3DAround stitches together all the photos into a 3D… Read More

  • Matter Lets You Add And Edit 3D Objects In Your Photographs

    Matter Lets You Add And Edit 3D Objects In Your Photographs

    Pixite, a company that creates high-quality photo editing apps on iOS, is increasing its creative suite today with the launch of Matter, an app that allows users to add 3D effects with shadows and reflections into their existing photographs. Read More

  • 3Dioo Hardware Hack Is A DIY Oculus Rift

    3Dioo Hardware Hack Is A DIY Oculus Rift

    It’s always great to see hardware hacks. This one, called 3Dioo, just demoed on stage here at the TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2014 hackathon turns a standard Samsung smartphone into a 3D capture device — and a viewer, when used in conjunction with a couple of hardware add-ons. Read More

  • Amazon’s 3D Smartphone Said To Feature Gesture-Based Menus And Navigation

    Amazon’s 3D Smartphone Said To Feature Gesture-Based Menus And Navigation

    Amazon’s upcoming smartphone will have a unique, gesture-based interaction method that involves tilting the phone to access new information and control on-screen elements, including flipping between pages, according to a new BGR report. This illuminates much more clearly some suggestions about head movements leading to some gesture-based features mentioned in previous reports about… Read More

  • Mixed Dimensions Raises ~$1M To Make 3D-Design Tools For The Masses

    Mixed Dimensions Raises ~$1M To Make 3D-Design Tools For The Masses

    Mixed Dimensions (MXD), a Jordanian startup now relocated to Silicon Valley, is aiming to simplify the 3D design process by building browser-based 3D design tools designed for the mainstream and for touchscreen usage, along with a cloud platform for sharing and browsing 3D objects, and locating related 3D print services. Read More

  • Sketchfab’s Photoshop Integration Allows You To Share Your 3D Models On The Web

    Sketchfab’s Photoshop Integration Allows You To Share Your 3D Models On The Web

    Adobe recently updated Photoshop with a few 3D capabilities. A hidden gem that wasn’t much discussed is the ability to export and share 3D models directly from Photoshop thanks to Sketchfab. The main focus of last week’s update was on 3D printing support directly from Photoshop. While Photoshop is not a 3D modelling application, it has had the ability to open 3D files for a while. Read More

  • Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere

    Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere

    There is less difference between our work and home devices, our tablets and our mobile phones. They are not meant for “work” or for the “home.” We just use them wherever we are. The idea of a balance or even the concept of an enterprise hardware manufacturer seems quaint. The difference, really , is in the applications we choose to apply with these things we wear over… Read More

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