Futurity
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WinBeta
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Microsoft's Creators Update is still gathering its sea legs with users with it being only a couple of weeks into its release, but some developers are already rushing to explore 3D platforms built into the latest Windows 10 update. Software developers BeLight created Live Interior 3D a little while back for the Windows Store but [...]
Design Milk - Tech
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Abduzeedo
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k.a Velvet Spectrum is a creative Studio focused on 3D design, type, and animation. Originally from Australia, Choice is now currently designing out of Los Angeles, CA. Luke talked us through the evolution of his past and present projects, inspiring collaborations with other artists and what’s next to come. ... it’s so much easier and much more fun to make balls bounce on real stairs… that should be a quote ...and in the words of the Great Shia Labeouf — … just do it. Make your dreams come true! Gary Baseman Gary Baseman , self proclaimed pervasive artist tells the story of his influential family heritage, upbringing, and many life experiences that have subconsciously shaped his art and career over the years. Continuously blurring the lines between what’s real and what’s fantasy, Baseman goes through the plethora of projects he’s undertaken, from his hit TV show: Teacher’s Pet, the process behind some of his publications for New York Times, Rolling Stones, Wall Street Journey, to list a few.
Techradar
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DirectX 12, a popular collection of application programming interfaces (API) that many games use for advanced graphical effects, now uses multi-core CPUs more effectively than previous versions. So, while octa-core CPUs, like the AMD Ryzen 7 1700, may still be a bit of an overkill for some games, if you want to future proof your gaming machine, you may want to look at the CPU with the best multi-core performance. Cinebench is the next hurdle our two competitors must clear, and its another benchmark that uses real-world tests to stress out the hardware of the machines its running on to see just how powerful (or not) your PC is. In the CPU benchmark, it uses the PCs processor to render a photorealistic 3D scene whilst using a number of algorithms designed to stress all available processor cores. According to Maxon, the company behind the Cinebench benchmark, the CPU test renders 2,000 objects (made up of over 300,000 polygons), with sharp and blurred reflections, lighting, shadows and many more complex effects.
Hackaday
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Do your Mark 1 Eyeballs no longer hold their own when it comes to fine work close up? Soldering can be a literal pain under such conditions, and even for the Elf-eyed among us, dealing with pads at a 0.4-mm pitch is probably best tackled with a little optical assistance. When the times comes for a little help, consider building a soldering microscope from a Pi Zero and a few bits and bobs from around the shop. Affordable commercial soldering scopes aren't terribly hard to come by, but [magkopian] decided to roll his own by taking advantage of the streaming capabilities of the Raspberry Pi platform, not to mention its affordability. This is a really simple hack nothing is 3D-printed or custom milled. The stage base is a simple aluminum project box for heat resistance and extra weight, and the arm is a cheap plastic dial caliper. The PiCam is mounted to the sliding jaw of the caliper on a scrap of plastic ruler.
CNET Video
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The Kitty Hawk Flyer is going to be our new ride, Google announces its next-gen 3D 360-degree camera rig, and the Galaxy S8 is winning.
TechCrunch
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Today, Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers, which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. In terms of quality, the parts produced by Desktop Metal systems compare to injection-molded items, says the startups CEO and cofounder Ric Fulop. While metal 3D printers have been around for decades... Read More
Techradar
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Game director Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed that the games story will start straight after the ending of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. This means that the game will follow our trio in their pursuit of the Seven Guardians of Light to prepare for their final showdown against Master Xehanort. All the while, King Mickey and Riku will continue their hunt for the remaining Keyblade wielders. Does all of this sound like complete gobbledygook to you? Not to worry, if youd like to catch up on all of the essential story you can do so on PlayStation 4 by playing Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Not sure youve got the time for playing through all of that? Then you could watch the below summary of the franchise timeline created by Game Trailers. Its still almost an hour long but itll do the job.
MacRumors
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Although the test is expanding this week, the company still says that it is accepting only a "limited number of early riders at this time." Waymo originally began as a self-driving initiative within Google in 2009, and then spun off into a subsidiary of Alphabet late last year. Besides Waymo, a growing number of companies have shown interest in self-driving vehicle technology, but none have yet to launch a program as practical as Waymo's current public test in Phoenix. Uber has tested a fleet of self-driving cars in places like San Francisco, but the car-hailing company subsequently faced restrictions from the California DMV and pulled the cars from the road . Even Waymo itself sued Uber earlier this year , with Waymo claiming that Uber stole its self-driving intellectual property. The lawsuit was specifically tied to Waymo's LiDAR system, which works by bouncing millions of laser beams off of surrounding objects to create a 3D picture of the world for detecting and avoiding objects.
TechCrunch
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The Eurographics conference is underway in Lyon and among the more technical offerings from computer graphics specialists are a few cool enough for just about anyone to appreciate. Unless youre afraid of clowns. In that case, dont click. Read More
Digital Trends
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Daily Mail - USA
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Zeus, a two-year-old whippet from Brazil, lost his back left foot in a ferocious attack when he was a new-born. The mutilated leg which ends in a stump means the animal struggles to walk.
Abduzeedo
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k.a Velvet Spectrum is a creative Studio focused on 3D design, type, and animation. Originally from Australia, Choice is now currently designing out of Los Angeles, CA. Luke talked us through the evolution of his past and present projects, inspiring collaborations with other artists and what’s next to come. ... it’s so much easier and much more fun to make balls bounce on real stairs… that should be a quote ...and in the words of the Great Shia Labeouf — … just do it. Make your dreams come true! Gary Baseman Gary Baseman , self proclaimed pervasive artist tells the story of his influential family heritage, upbringing, and many life experiences that have subconsciously shaped his art and career over the years. Continuously blurring the lines between what’s real and what’s fantasy, Baseman goes through the plethora of projects he’s undertaken, from his hit TV show: Teacher’s Pet, the process behind some of his publications for New York Times, Rolling Stones, Wall Street Journey, to list a few.
Hackaday
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Don't you just hate it when you spend less than $400 on a 40-watt laser cutter and it turns out to have a work area the size of a sheet of copy paper? [Kostas Filosofou] sure did, but rather than stick with that limited work envelope, he modified his cheap K40 laser cutter so it has almost five times the original space . The K40 doesn't make any pretenses it's a cheap laser cutter and engraver from China. But with new units going for $344 on eBay now, it's almost a no-brainer. Even with its limitations, you're still getting a 40-watt CO 2 laser and decent motion control hardware to play with. [Kostas] began the embiggening by removing the high-voltage power supply from its original space-hogging home to the right of the work area. With that living in a new outboard enclosure, a new X-Y gantry of extruded aluminum rails and 3D-printed parts was built, and a better exhaust fan was installed.
Hackaday
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A mew months ago, [wermy] built the mintyPi, a Raspberry Pi-based gaming console that fits inside an Altoids tin. It's amazing there's a composite LCD, an audio DAC, and a chopped up Nintendo controller all connected to a Raspberry Pi for vintage gaming goodness on the road. Now, there's a new mintyPi. The mintyPi 2.0 vastly improves over the earlier generation of this groundbreaking mint-based gaming console with a better screen, better buttons, customized 3D printed bezels, and better audio. Truly, we live in a Golden Age. Version two of mintyPi uses 3D printed parts and includes a real hinge to keep the display propped up when the Altoids tin is open. Instead of a DAC-based audio solution, [wermy] is using a USB sound card for clearer, crisper sound. This version also uses the new, wireless version of the Raspberry Pi Zero. The Raspberry Pi Zero W allows this Altoids tin to connect to the Internet or, alternatively, gives the user the ability to dump ROMs on this thing without having to connect it to a computer.
Collective Evolution
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This type of 3D rendering has allowed them to fly around the site in order to see how odd the objects look in their location within the south-west quadrant of the crater, which is approximately 24km in diameter. The question the scientists now ask is, are these objects artificial? If so, when were they manufactured, and by whom? They emphasize that a rover mission to Paracelsus C would probably provide some very interesting answers. The study concludes by stating that, Based on the evidence presented in this paper we believe this area in Paracelsus C is one such candidate that is worthy of future study by orbital missions and surface rovers. Both of the features analyzed in this area are statistically different from the surrounding terrain. Carl Sagan argued that deviations like these are a necessary (though insufficient) condition of intelligent activity.
Hackaday
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While sick with the flu a few months ago, [CroMagnon] had a vision. A face with eyes that would follow you no matter where you walked in the room. He brought this vision to life in the form of Gawkerbot. This is no static piece of art. Gawkerbot's eyes slowly follow you as you walk through its field of vision. Once the robot has fixed its gaze upon you, the eyes glow blue. It makes one wonder if this is an art piece, of if the rest of the robot is about to pop through the wall and attack. Gawkerbot's sensing system is rather simple. A PIR sensor detects motion in the room. If any motion is detected, two ultrasonic sensors which make up the robots pupils start taking data. Code running on an ATmega328 determines if a person is detected on the left or right, and moves the eyes appropriately. [CroMagnon] used an old CD-ROM drive optics sled to move Gawkerbot's eyes.
Mashable
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Virtual reality artist Teek Mach takes you into her beautiful 3D paintings. Experience a world that can only come to life in VR. After digging into this video, fly your own jetpack and take to the skies. Go on a VR journey in the latest episode of 'The Possible' by downloading the app here . Read more... More about Arts Culture And Entertainment , Teek Mach , Painting , Vr , and Tech
Hackaday
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Of course, you can entirely sidestep the 3D-printed parts and just fix a bunch of servos together and call it a robot . It's harder to make building a four-legger any easier than these two projects. What are you waiting for? Filed under: robots hacks
Hackaday
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3D printing is one of the best things that has happened to the maker community in recent years, however the resulting output has always been prone to damage when used in high temperature applications or places where the part may be exposed to corrosive chemicals. In a recent paper titled Three-dimensional printing of transparent fused silica glass , [Kolz, F et. al.] have proposed a method which uses stereolithography printers to create glass objects that can be used in research applications where plastic just won't cut it. When we say stereolithography you probably think of resin printing, but it refers to the general use of light beams to chain molecules together to form a solid polymer. The researchers here use amorphous silica nanoparticles as a starting point that is later cured by UV light creating a polymerized composite.
Hackaday
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The main screw is cut from stainless steel and threaded with the correct Acme form for such a high load application, especially given the mechanical advantage the long handle provides. The jaws have dovetails for replaceable inserts, too, which is a nice touch that's hard to find on commercial units. Vises on Hackaday tend to the lighter duty varieties, such as a 3D-printed vise , the Stickvise for PCBs , or even a fancied-up woodworking vise . It's nice to see a heavy metal build for a change. Filed under: tool hacks
Associated Press
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CNET Video
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This 360-degree camera makes stereoscopic 3D 360 video at a price that's lower than most other pro cameras out there.