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  • Vitrima is an add-on that turns a GoPro into a 3D camera

    Vitrima is an add-on that turns a GoPro into a 3D camera

    Here’s a neat little add-on for folks looking to get a little more out of their GoPro. The Vitrima is a big metal add-on created by Chicago-based startup Fantem that brings 3D video capture to the action camera. The device features a plastic GoPro case affixed to a big lens with mirrors that split light, creating separate images for the left and right eyes. Two stereoscopic videos… Read More

  • EeGeo picks up $5M to build better 3D visuals for interiors and VR experiences

    EeGeo picks up $5M to build better 3D visuals for interiors and VR experiences

    Startups working on high-quality immersive visuals and the tech to achieve them are in demand these days, and today one that focuses specifically on interactive outdoor and indoor 3D mapping is announcing a round of funding to help fuel its growth. London-based eeGeo, which works with the likes of Cisco, Samsung and more on mapping applications for consumers and businesses, has raised… Read More

  • Scientists Can Now 3D Print Otzi The Mummified Ice Man

    Scientists Can Now 3D Print Otzi The Mummified Ice Man

    Otzi, for those not up on their 5,300-year-old mummified men, died and was frozen in the Alps near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. His body is one of the best preserved human mummies in Europe and now he’s getting a 3D-printed makeover. Researchers and engineers have worked together with 3D-printing firm Materialise to perfectly scan Otzi. This allows researchers to… Read More

  • 3D Is The New 2D Crunch Network

    3D Is The New 2D

    User interfaces traditionally have been 2D for desktops and the web. Mobile phone apps, while supporting 3D for specific cases like games, also have been 2D. The Flat UI design movement, although incorporating subtle elements of 3D, has only reinforced that 2D is the main and most optimal interaction mechanism for existing computing devices. Conversely, full 3D has always occupied niches, such… Read More

  • Vayyar, A Startup That Looks To Produce 3D Image Sensors, Raises $22M

    Vayyar, A Startup That Looks To Produce 3D Image Sensors, Raises $22M

    After leaving Intel, Raviv Melamed and his co-founders spent a year working out of a garage on an image sensor that could produce 3D images of things behind boundaries like walls. The result is a startup called Vayyar, which makes sensors that use radio waves to create 3D mappings of things like root systems or piping. The company said today that it has raised $22 million in venture financing… Read More

  • Advances In Facial Animation Will Increase Communication and Creativity Crunch Network

    Advances In Facial Animation Will Increase Communication and Creativity

    There’s way more to human communication than just words. Anytime you connect with someone face-to-face, or through a webcam with FaceTime or Skype, you are adding to the conversation layers of additional meaning and context that simply aren’t possible to convey over the phone; things like sarcasm, exaggeration and hand gestures become amplified. Read More

  • 8i Raises $13.5M To Chase The Human Side Of Virtual Reality

    8i Raises $13.5M To Chase The Human Side Of Virtual Reality

    There I stood, about a foot away from a mother and her newborn baby. The mother was talking to her daughter in a video captured in virtual reality for the child to see one day when she’s older. It was realistic. Almost scarily so. I was able to walk around a “room” and watch the mother speaking from every angle, including behind her. I’ve never seen that much human… Read More

  • Mobile Devices Will Either Have 3D Sensors Or Suffer Flat Sales Crunch Network

    Mobile Devices Will Either Have 3D Sensors Or Suffer Flat Sales

    When Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6” ad campaign covered billboards and posters in 24 cities around the world, it proved two things: The quality of mobile camera technology is astronomical, and mobile device manufacturers badly want you to know about it. Read More

  • Real Estate Is Accessible And Easy To Navigate Thanks To These Startups Crunch Network

    Real Estate Is Accessible And Easy To Navigate Thanks To These Startups

    Real estate isn’t just for brokers anymore. Technology is creating an industry that’s consumer-facing, accessible and easy to navigate. From buying a space, to moving in, to even maintaining that space, tech-fueled startups have been fulfilling every nook and cranny of need in the realm of real estate, and it’s all to make the process easier for you, the consumer. Read More

  • New System Lets Designers And Researchers “Draw” In 3D Space

    New System Lets Designers And Researchers “Draw” In 3D Space

    A new 3D interactive system created by researchers at the University of Montreal allows designers and builders to “draw” in scenes in real time. By projecting images on a thin material, the system, called Hyve-3D, allows you to swipe through scenes and make colors and shapes appear on walls and floors. It also allows for multi-user interaction – one designer can sketch… Read More

  • Bevel Turns Your Phone Into A 3D Scanner For $49

    Bevel Turns Your Phone Into A 3D Scanner For $49

    Here at TechCrunch we’re eagerly awaiting the day when 3D photographs are just as mainstream as traditional ones. We even have an ongoing collection of some TC writers modeled in 3D. However, like many early technologies, 3D capture devices are mostly too expensive and complicated to cater to the masses. Read More

  • Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

    Apple Researching Combined 2D/3D Glassesless Displays

    Apple is looking into a way to provide both 3D and 2D images from the same display, without requiring any special ocular equipment like 3D glasses, according to a new patent application (via AppleInsider). The display would use gaze-tracking to serve specific images to viewers, and would be able to actually provide different images to multiple viewers at the same time. The display tech would… Read More

  • Box Gains 3D Viewing With Verold Purchase

    Box Gains 3D Viewing With Verold Purchase

    Box announced today in a blog post by CEO Aaron Levie, that the company had purchased Verold, makers of 3D viewer technology “With Verold’s technology, we’re extending our world-class content previewing and collaboration platform to interactive 3D content, opening all new-use cases across manufacturing, engineering, consumer products, and media and entertainment,”… Read More

  • 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

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