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Games Could Help Google's 3D-Sensing Tango Tablet Become A Reality

Google’s Project Tango lets pocket-sized computers see the world in 3D, which could lead to amazing things. Augmented reality shopping. Indoor navigation. Drones that don’t crash into foreign objects. But Google project lead Johnny Lee admits that Tango hasn’t seen much interest from phonemakers yet. What might change that? Games, he says.


Animation Recreated Frame By Frame In Real Life With 3D Printing 

This clever art installation shows a CGI animation that’s been converted into a real life frame-by-frame depiction of the animation with 3D printing. As in, the artists took the digital animation they had in a video and showed what every frame would look like (all at once) with actual figures. It gets pretty trippy.


The World Now Has A Perfect View Of Christ The Redeemer Made By Drones

Nobody’s ever been able to make a perfect copy of Christ the Redeemer, the towering statue of Jesus that watches of Rio de Janeiro. That’s largely because the sculpture is sitting on the top of a craggy hill near a windy coastline. What to do? Call in the drones.


This Century-Old Audio Technique Could Be Key To Virtual Reality

Binaural audio sounds like a no-brainer. Humans have two ears, so we should record sounds with two microphones, right? But the late 1800s technique of sticking microphones inside a pair of life-like ears mounted on a fake head has never been more than a novelty. Which is a shame, because as you’re about to hear, binaural audio sounds fantastic. Way better than 5.1.


Sydney Researchers Pioneer Low-Cost, 3D Printed Skull Parts For Head Injuries

The second greatest thing to come from ubiquitous, consumer-level 3D printing will be escaping the tyrannical grip of Games Workshop. As for the first? Pumping out replacement body parts for those with less good ones. On the noggin front, a team from the University of Sydney has come up with a way of printing bits of skull on the cheap.


Google's 3D-Scanning Project Tango Just Got A Little More Real

Google ATAP (that’s Advanced Technology and Projects) is where wonderful things are born. Things like the animated magic of Glen Keane’s Duet or the modular Project Ara smartphone. It’s all great stuff, but it’s also all experimental — if a project doesn’t make enough progress in two years, it’s dead. But Google’s Project Tango is alive and well: it just graduated from ATAP.


This 'Oculus Killer' Looks Like A Gigantic Tron Nightmare Shoebox

There’s a hot new virtual reality headset in town. At least that’s what the booth decorations would have you believe. It’s got head tracking! It’s fully immersive! It’s an Oculus Killer!


TVs Explained: An Introduction To Smart TVs, 3D And App Stores

Gizmodo Video Guide: You now have choice of everything from app stores on your TV, through to Smart TVs and the option of 3D support. What does it all mean? Make sure you’re up to speed before your next big screen investment.


Damn, Barack Obama's 3D Portrait Is Realistic 

The Smithsonian recently documented the creation of a 3D portrait of President Obama, and the results are remarkably authentic. The USC Institute for Creative Technologies used 50 custom-made LED lights, eight hi-res sports photography cameras and six wide-angle cameras to capture every nook, cranny and worry line on Obama’s head. The result is the highest resolution digital model of any head of state in the world, so suck on that, Merkel!


New Laser Projector Makes 3D Images That Hang In Mid-Air

Maybe the solution to touchscreen displays that don’t get washed out in direct sunlight is to skip the screen altogether. Researchers at Aerial Burton are working to perfect a new kind of display technology that uses lasers to produce 3D pixelated images that appear to hang in mid-air and are still visible no matter how bright it is outside.


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