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SpaceVR aims toward a VR camera in space

SpaceVR aims toward a VR camera in space

SpaceVR is a virtual reality platform set to share live 3D, 360 degree content from the International Space Station (ISS) so that anyone with virtual reality gear can feel like an astronaut. The company was founded in January this year by Ryan Holmes, CEO, and Isaac DeSouza, CTO. The San Francisco-based company is crowdfunding for their 3D 360-degree camera into ... Read More »

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Facebook Home

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Facebook Home

It’s not a ‘Facebook Phone,’ it’s not a Facebook operating system—it’sFacebook Home. On Thursday Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team laid to rest the persistent ‘Facebook Phone’ rumors  and unveiled its new app family for Android. The app launcher, which is essentially a Facebook overlay for select Android Jelly Bean devices, brings Facebook to your lock screen, Home screen, messenger, ... Read More »

See 3-D Animations from Any Angle

See 3-D Animations from Any Angle

Researchers from the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, and University of British Columbia, in Canada, have developed a spherical display that lets users see and interact with three-dimensional objects. In one demonstration, viewers have the sensation of staring into a snow globe that they can control with simple gestures from any angle. The device, called Spheree, represents the first ... Read More »

SCiO molecular sensor

SCiO molecular sensor

Thanks to nutritional labels on packaging, most store-bought foods give you a breakdown of their contents: fat, sugar, calories, and so on. But what about that watermelon in the produce aisle? The cheese Danish at Starbucks? That glass of pinot noir you’re drinking? A new handheld gadget called SCiO takes the guesswork out of analyzing your food. The device, about the size ... Read More »

German company revels in World Cup controversy

German company revels in World Cup controversy

The company that created the hi-tech cameras which ruled on a World Cup goal for the first time on Sunday is happily anticipating involvement in a growing number of football controversies, but not in its German home market. GoalControl, which aims 14 cameras at the two goals in each World Cup match and produces 500 computer generated 3-D images in ... Read More »