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Most approaches to capturing 3D models of real-world objects involve multiple cameras that are rarely cheap, and are sometimes tricky to calibrate. The University of Glasgow has developed a method that ditches those cameras altogether. Its system has four single-pixel sensors stitching together a 3D image based on the reflected intensity of light patterns cast by a projector. Reducing the pixel count lowers the cost per sensor to just a few dollars, and extends the sensitivity as far as terahertz wavelengths. Real-world products are still a long way off, but the university sees its invention as useful for cancer detection and other noble pursuits. Us? We’d probably just waste it on creating uncanny facsimiles of ourselves.
Via: New Scientist
Source: University of Glasgow
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If you’re visiting participate in KIRF-ology, you could certainly do even worse than HTC’s beautiful 5-inch slab of unibody plastic, the Butterfly. However if you wish to sell it for $ 222.00, specific niceties need to go out the window– like the signature 1080P screen, for example. Star’s slipped a 720P device in there instead, while additionally reducing the RAM to 1GB and exchanging out Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU for a more affordable MediaTek design. The Chinese cloner’s a minimum of tried to keep the various other specs real, matching the kosher design’s 8-megapixel rear and 3-megapixel front cameras, dual-sim option, SD card growth slot and Android 4.2 software. Naturally, nothing tries to keep costs down like not having to pay a designer– and understanding that most of that bothersome advertising’s already been done for you.
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While Google could have gotten hold of headlines for its recent wearable tech, Olympus is doggedly forging ahead with its very own prototypes, 7 years on. Unlike Project Glass, the MEG4.0 isn’t really a standalone framework and requires a glasses frame to hang on, although the sub-30g unit should not tax it too a great deal. The QVGA (320 x 240) display can easily connect to tools with Bluetooth 2.1, with Olympus indicating a smartphone hook-up to provide both the processing power and web connection– which seems different to exactly what we’re anticipating from Google’s effort. The current prototype can eject eight hours of intermittent usage, or two hours of non-stop projection. While the device is being pitched at daily users, Olympus aren’t providing any sort of suggestion at launch dates or rates, but you can easily look at just what the company is willing to share in the (Google-translated) press release below.
Continue reading Olympus announces MEG4.0 wearable display prototype, skips the skydiveOlympus reveals MEG4.0 wearable display prototype, skips the skydive originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 05 Jul 2012 08:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink Akihabara News|Olympus Japan (translated)|E-mail this|Remarks
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Turns out that you won’t have to buy a Transformer AiO and use two whole operating systems to run Android apps on that ASUS Windows PC — the Taiwan PC builder has struck a deal to run Bluestacks’ App Player for key software on the ASUS@Vibe side of its new Open Cloud Computing service. The code layer will give free rein to play games like Fruit Ninja or Defender as well as run more sober titles like Evernote and Pulse. Apps will be available across every type of PC ASUS makes, including Eee PC netbooks and other models without touchscreens, but they won’t always be gratis. ASUS is providing free Android apps for just the first six months of service and will be charging an unspecified rate for unlimited access afterwards, so you may want to opt for that Transformer AiO or a PadFone to run mobile apps the old-fashioned way.
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Western Digital is getting a lot of mileage out of their WD TV media players, and that trend continues today with the announcement of their new WD TV Live box. Unlike its big brother, the WD TV Live is strictly a streamer, but it has a reason to boast: it’s the first WD product to ship with Spotify support
The WD TV Live doesn’t have any internal storage to speak of, but it does sport 2 USB ports for all of you who carry thumb drives full of illicit TV shows.
Once it’s set up on a wireless network or an ethernet connection, the WD TV Live can access media from computers on your home network, or from content partners like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora. It’s got enough horsepower to playback video content at 1080p, and supports a boatload of media formats from the mundane (like AVIs) to the more obscure (hello MKV!).
Ardent Spotify fans need not worry about missing out here. The WD TV Live supports a majority of Spotify features, like managing playlists, sharing songs, and subscribing to friends and fellow music lovers with good taste.
With companies like Microsoft looking to own the living room with their new media initiatives, it makes it harder and harder for boxes like the WD TV Live to pick up any steam. Still, its price point is sure to help: at $ 99, the WD TV Live is an inexpensive way to start streaming with minimal headaches. It’s set to appear in Western Digital’s online store shortly, and it shouldn’t be long before it hits your electronics retailer of choice.
Not sure how you feel about those airport scanners that reveal your bits and pieces to under-paid guards? We think they make air travel rather titillating, but perhaps you’ll be more comfortable with a conceptual scanner that skips your fleshy bits entirely and looks only at your bones. Being developed by a team of researchers at Wright State University, such a scanner could use existing technology to detect the skeletal structure of a person. The idea is that a person’s bony bits are unique and, unlike one’s face, impossible to disguise (short of some serious surgery). If a database of registered criminals and suspects could be created they could be identified with such a scanner, in theory even at a distance, far more reliably than via facial scan. Right now it’s just a concept, but the idea is to have a working prototype by next year. After that, nobody’s clavicles will be safe.
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