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Someone recreated The Office’s Dunder Mifflin in explorable 3D and I love it

The Office is one of two shows that we have on near-constant rotation in our house. It won't sound too weird, then, when I say that trying to mentally recreate the layout of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton

The head of 3D for Windows explains how the feature became a new centerpiece for the OS

Microsoft’s future is three-dimensional. Up to now, we’ve seen the company embrace the notion in dribs and drabs, through the HoloLens and its work with Minecraft. But earlier this week, at an eve

The Makerbot Replicator+ is still the easiest 3D printer on the market

3D printing is in a bit of a doldrums. The novelty has worn off and the limited utility of the technology has been made clear. The bloom is especially off the rose of home 3D printing thanks to slow i

We’re one step closer to the Holodeck with this 20-camera 3D body-capture setup

Have you ever been in a VR conference call and thought, well, I know what everyone looks like from the front, but what about the other sides? The Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications has your b

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 a

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 anno

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 mumm

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 inco

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 star

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 addit

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.

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 mobil

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

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, th

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 man

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 AppleInsi

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 con

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 f

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 visualizati

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 launc
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