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U.K. Internet Of Things Startups & Projects To Get £46M More Government Cash By 2015

The U.K. Prime Minister is clearly a fan of the HAPIfork. At a speech at Europe’s CeBIT tech conference yesterday David Cameron announced an additional £45 million in funding for research in areas linked to the Internet of Things. Read More

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Pinterest now recommends pin-worthy things based on your interests

It hasn’t been easy to browse Pinterest for pin-worthy things without the help of your friends — not unless you’ve been willing to search entire categories, anyway. That hunt should be much easier now that the social network has rolled out its …

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GE’s bringing good things, and massive robots, to life

Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills. America was in the middle of a post-war economic boom during the ’50s and industries were …

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GE’s bringing good things, and massive robots, to life

Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills. America was in the middle of a post-war economic boom during the ’50s and industries were …

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Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the …

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Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the …

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Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the …

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Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the …

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Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the …

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Making Things See: 3D vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot (Make: Books)

Making Things See: 3D vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot (Make: Books)

Making Things See: 3D vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot (Make: Books)

This detailed, hands-on guide provides the technical and conceptual information you need to build cool applications with Microsoft’s Kinect, the amazing motion-sensing device that enables computers to see. Through half a dozen meaty projects, you’ll learn how to create gestural interfaces for software, use motion capture for easy 3D character animation, 3D scanning for custom fabrication, and many other applications.

Perfect for hobbyists, makers, artists, and gamers, Making Things See shows you how to build every project with inexpensive off-the-shelf components, including the open source Processing programming language and the Arduino microcontroller. You’ll learn basic skills that will enable you to pursue your own creative applications with Kinect.

  • Create Kinect applications on Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux
  • Track people with pose detection and skeletonization, and use blob tracking to detect objects
  • Analyze and manipulate point clouds
  • Make models for design and fabrication, using 3D scanning technology
  • Use MakerBot, RepRap, or Shapeways to print 3D objects
  • Delve into motion tracking for animation and games
  • Build a simple robot arm that can imitate your arm movements
  • Discover how skilled artists have used Kinect to build fascinating projects

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