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A Microscope-Inspired Extruder Design Could Add Fine Detail To 3D Prints

crownextruder-4nozzles If you’ve ever used a microscope, you’ll recognize the C.E.M. Crown Extruder. The brainchild of German engineer Cem Schnitzler, this specially designed head can twist to bring hot filament in contact with multiple styles of printing head, allowing you to lay down different diameters of 3D-printed plastic. A system of motors and pulleys controls the head position and can turn to… Read More

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Illumoscope Is An iPhone Macrophotography Accessory That Lets You View Your Inner Ears In Spelunking Detail

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There’s a thriving cottage industry of smartphone extension accessories, seeking to harness all that compute power and battery life, and also often make use of some of the phone’s on-board sensors. Well, here’s another: a neat iPhone extension for macrophotography fans that could also have a variety of medical and/or industrial use-cases.

The Illumoscope — currently seeking $ 60,000 on Kickstarter to fund manufacturing costs — is a case for the iPhone 4/4S/5 that has built in macro photography optics plus a light conditioning system to allow for optimal illumination of whatever it is you want a closer look at. The extension means you can use the iPhone’s camera to get a lot closer to a subject than you would otherwise be able to, to capture very fine detail. Or go investigating.

Examples of things you might want to peek at in more detail include jewellery stamps, electronic circuitry, insects and detailed art works, say its creators. They also envisage various medical scenarios such as checking out your moles or looking into your inner ears for infection — rather than having to get someone else to do it for you (the Illumoscope was actually devised by a audiologist). Yes there are various macro lens iPhone accessories already on the market but the Illumoscope goes one better by supporting multiple use-cases, not merely the taking of pretty close-ups.

It also makes use of the phone’s built in flash to do the lighting up required to get a clear close-up but moderates the beam to avoid over-saturation. The basic system consists of an iPhone case (which can be reversed if you want to switch back to using the phone’s camera sans macro optics) plus a variety of attachment accessories to support the various use-cases.

Attachments include a borescope for in-ear or other nook-and-cranny investigations; an observation chamber where insects can be contained for closer inspection; and fixed view and measured view scopes for scanning large areas at high magnification. One posited scenario for the latter attachments is checking your hotel bed for bed-bugs. The creators also note the borescope attachments could be used for peeking into port openings on electronic devices — which could be handy for makers and tinkerers.

The campaign launched this week and most of the early bird $ 25 pledges have been snapped up already. For that pledge price you get an Illumoscope plus two observation chambers, two borescope tips, one measured view scope and the Illumoscope software (the device apparently works with “many” iOS camera apps too, though).

If it hits its funding target — there’s a way to go but the campaign only launched this week and has grabbed 40 backers already with 28 days left to run — the Illumoscope’s creators are aiming to ship to backers this October.

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Nokia 41-megapixel ‘EOS’ video demo shows camera lens in detail

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We’ve seen a number of images of Nokia’s “EOS” 41-megapixel Windows Phone leak in recent days, but a new video shows the camera in a lot more detail. Originating from the Vizileaks Twitter account, the video shows the lens shutter opening and closing on Nokia’s upcoming handset. An XX-megapixel moniker is shown on the rear of the device, indicating this is likely a Nokia prototype still undergoing testing. Little else is shown, but a recent blog post hints that sample photos will be forthcoming.

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Codenamed EOS, Nokia’s upcoming Lumia will be the Windows Phone equivalent to the company’s 808 PureView handset. Nokia is believed to be testing the device with AT&T as its US partner. Recent reports…

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Leaks Reportedly Detail More Of HTC’s 2013 Android Line, Peg M7 For Release Soon After Unveiling

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HTC is set to flaunt something at a unique press event in NYC on February 19 (the day before Sony ’ s, it ends up), and it ’ s rather likely that the company will debut its reported new crown jewel phone, the M7. And now new leaks from the generally competent Evleaks recommend the business has a multi-device lineup prepared to follow the M7 with retail accessibility in Spring.

The two phones detailed by Evleaks on UnwiredView recommend that HTC will follow-up the M7 with a device with somewhat more moderate specs, comparable to how the One S was created to complement the One X last year. And there will additionally be a down-market gadget, called the G2, that will be 2013 ′ s comparable to the HTC Wish C.

The M4 will supposedly pack a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, with a 4.3-inch 720 p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage and a 13 megapixel rear camera. It ’ ll have a fairly limited 1500 mAh battery (but fewer pixels to push compared with the M7), and ought to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The HTC G2 (which is unrelated to the previous HTC phone of the same name) will have a 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex processor with 512MB of RAM, a 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) display, with a 5 megapixel rear camera and no front shooter, a 1400 mAh battery and Android Ice Cream Sandwich as its os.

As soon as once again, HTC looks set to provide a trio of solid Android smartphones made for different customer spending plans, but I am a little worried that this gained ’ t be various enough from the status to truly delight consumers and thrust sales to higher than HTC ’ s rather unsatisfactory performance overall in 2012. That said, it ’ s still really early to be evaluating these phones considering they sanctuary ’ t even been made official yet, so possibly there ’ s more to HTC ’ s 2013 lineup than exactly what ’ s apparent from the specification sheets.

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Leaks Reportedly Detail More Of HTC’s 2013 Android Line, Peg M7 For Release Soon After Unveiling

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HTC is set to show off something at a special press event in NYC on February 19 (the day before Sony’s, it turns out), and it’s quite likely that the company will debut its rumored new flagship phone, the M7. And now new leaks from the generally dependable Evleaks suggest the company has a multi-device lineup planned to follow the M7 with retail availability in Spring.

The two phones detailed by Evleaks on UnwiredView suggest that HTC will follow-up the M7 with a device with slightly more moderate specs, akin to how the One S was designed to complement the One X last year. And there will also be a down-market device, called the G2, that will be 2013′s equivalent to the HTC Desire C.

The M4 will reportedly pack a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, with a 4.3-inch 720 p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage and a 13 megapixel rear camera. It’ll have a fairly limited 1500 mAh battery (but fewer pixels to push compared to the M7), and should run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The HTC G2 (which is unrelated to the previous HTC phone of the same name) will have a 1.0GHz ARM Cortex processor with 512MB of RAM, a 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) display, with a 5 megapixel rear camera and no front shooter, a 1400 mAh battery and Android Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system.

Once again, HTC looks set to deliver a trio of solid Android handsets designed for various consumer budgets, but I am a little concerned that this won’t be different enough from the status quo to really excite consumers and propel sales to higher than HTC’s rather disappointing performance overall in 2012. That said, it’s still very early to be judging these phones considering they haven’t even been made official yet, so maybe there’s more to HTC’s 2013 lineup than what’s apparent from the spec sheets.

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Google posts Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s changelog, explores its latest dessert in detail

Google posts Android 41 Jelly Bean's changelog, explores its latest dessert in detail

We have actually certainly explored Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s brand-new characteristics, but Google itself is merely now providing us a full search of its update’s sugar-laden heart with an official changelog. While Google Now, the updated camera application and other core elements conveniently get their due, the checklist additionally has a decidedly more buttery feel than one might think– essential personal applications like Calendar now have more classy shifts to choose the leaps and bounds in Android’s overall rate. The breakdown even goes into corners that Google hardly lit up throughout the Google I/O keynote, such as availability and the finer subtleties of the new keyboard. If you’re the sort whose Jelly Bean temperature has you examining for that Galaxy Nexus upgrade so often that you’re nearly punching a hole in the screen, Google has your (no doubt temporary) placebo.

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Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand That Feeds for Android

Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand That Feeds for Android

Try your hand at investigating a crime, crack the case and catch the criminal in this scary adventure game! Under pressure from the Captain and the Mayor to solve the scandalous case quickly, the two detectives must uncover the trail that leads to the murderer. You’ve got to help find the criminal and unveil the secrets and deceptions of those involved!
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Visualized: 121-megapixel satellite photos show Earth in glorious, psychedelic detail (video)

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We’re starting to think the Russians have an inside track on high-resolution space photos. When Nokia’s 41-megapixel photo of Earth’s horizon was just a twinkle in the 808 PureView designers’ eyes, the Russian Federal Space Agency had long since finished taking 121-megapixel photos of the whole planet that we’re just now seeing in earnest. Unlike NASA photos, which are usually composites of multiple shots, the Elektro-L weather satellite’s images display the entire planet in one ridiculously detailed take from 22,369 miles away. Why the trippy colors? Instead of just displaying Earth as-is — real colors are so passé, dahling — the satellite layers on near-infrared imagery that paints vegetation in wide swaths of rust-like orange.

You can get a peep of what a day-night cycle looks like for Elektro-L in the video below, and hop over to the sources to get an inkling of just how insanely detailed the images can be. You can also be slightly jealous of the satellite’s network connection: at a minimum 2.6Mbps and maximum 16.4Mbps for bandwidth, odds are that it has faster broadband than you do.

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Visualized: 121-megapixel satellite photos show Earth in glorious, psychedelic detail (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 May 2012 04:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Acer Aspire M3 Ultrabook has Nvidia GT 640M Kepler GPU, plays Battlefield 3 on ultra detail

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Acer’s Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG is more than just a mouthful: it’s an ultrabook, too. Oh, and it’s not just any ultrabook: it’s the first ultrathin, long-lasting laptop with dedicated GeForce graphics. While we’re at it, we should probably mention that it’s not just any dedicated graphics chip either, but rather Nvidia’s first long-awaited Kepler GPU… and according to Nvidia, it can play Battlefield 3 on ultra setting at the laptop’s native 1366 x 768 resolution. If that’s not impressive enough, the company claims it can still manage eight hours of battery life for normal tasks using Nvidia’s Optimus graphics switching solution. The 20mm thin chassis even holds an optical drive.

That GPU is the GeForce GT 640M, and it’s a 28nm…

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Unlimited Detail Real-Time Rendering Technology Preview 2011 [HD]

[HD version of the other video] Hi everyone. We’ve been working very hard and we hope you like what we’ve made. This is just our 1 year report, after which we will probably go quiet again while we finish our work. This demo only shows what was ready at the time, we have a lot of really good stuff here but we are keeping it secret for now. (Yes grumpy forum people, we do have animation, but you’ll just have to be patient.) It’s been a busy year, and all is going very well; we only have 9 people working here, but will be hiring a few more soon. We also have another piece of technology that isn’t graphics, but does something game related that’s also pretty clever, but we’ll keep that secret for now. We get a lot of fan mail from Germany and Brazil so I thought I’d put a link to the transcript of the video underneath just in case my accent is hard to understand. I’d like to thank you all for your emails and kind support. Kindest Regards, Bruce Robert Dell — CEO Euclideon. www.euclideon.com info@euclideon.com Transcript in English and Italian www.euclideon.com I’d like to thank my best friend Addisyn Batchelor, for writing out the transcript of the video. I’d also like to thank Fabio Daniele for the Italian transcript, Edgar Büchner for creating the German subtitles and Edson Gomes, for subtitling the video into Portuguese, that was soooo nice of you, your kindness will not be forgotten, if there is ever anything i can do for you, just ask. Hi Brazil, (Wave, Wave !) thanks

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