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Seattle

The Just-Launched Amazon Sumerian Helps You Build VR, AR and 3D Apps Fast

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Amazon’s highly anticipated mixed-reality building service has officially been announced: Amazon Sumerian will allow enterprising entrepreneurs everywhere the ability to quickly build and host VR, AR or 3D apps online. And yes, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) application is free to use. You’ll just need to…

Advertising

NYC

Coca-Cola Launches First 3D Robotic Billboard in Times Square

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

Who says billboards and advertisements doesn’t work anymore? Certainly not one of the largest and most popular brands in the world, Coca-Cola. Earlier this month, on August 8 to be precise, the beverage brand officially unveiled the world’s very first 3D robotic sign in…

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Gear & Gadgets

Get Into 3D Printing with the DIY Anet A8 3D Printer [Review]

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

For decades 3D printing has been available in some form, but it wasn’t until the likes of MakerBot and other startups who began producing affordable hardware for the hobby to really take off. In the past decade or so 3D printers have also come…

Internet of Things

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Virtual Reality

How Technology Heralds a Golden Era for Animation Storytelling

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The advanced evolution of technology has brought a golden era in animation storytelling. For decades, the fast-growing world of technology has influenced animation from the formative years of the spindle viewer to the innovations brought about by zoetrope. Graphic animation creations have now moved…

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CES

Las Vegas

Help Me, Kino-Mo, You’re My Only Hope for Affordable Holograms

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Ever since Star Wars hit theaters in 1977, the world has been fascinated with holograms. Princess Leia’s distressed message to Obi-Wan Kenobi was the innovative fantasy of every tech entrepreneur that wanted to travel to a galaxy far, far away. And while technology hasn’t made…

3D Printing

3D Printing: How Tech Solves the Content Creation Roadblock

By | Dec 20, 2016 at 9:15 am

A couple of  years ago, most people’s opinion about 3D printing would be that they are “the new face of manufacturing.” The Economist even called 3D printing “the Third Industrial Revolution”, which gives a clear picture on the expectations the world had for this technology….

technology

How 3D Printing Will Change The Business World

By | Nov 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Imagine a world where you can design your own products to fit your specific needs and, within a short period of time, have it arrive on your doorstep. That’s the reality TinkerCad, a 3D design and 3D printing application, is envisioning. It’s already being used…

Film

Just How Likely Is James Cameron’s ‘3D Without the Glasses’ Idea?

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

James Cameron’s film Avatar, arguably the most impressively 3D film ever made, has been in film franchise hell ever since it came out wayyy back in 2009. The big problem? The film’s plot kinda sucked, and no one’s interested in the sequels unless they are…

Entertainment

Marvel’s Doctor Strange Could Revamp 3D Technology in Film

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

When the technology first surfaced, 3D movies were nothing more than a novelty. Big goofy glasses, terrible effects, and splitting headaches defined the medium in the early stages. But in the late 2000s, mainstream resurgence became the ultimate goal with the box office hit Avatar….

News

In Honor of Time Traveler Day, Here’s a ‘Doctor Who’ Animated Series [VIDEO]

By | Dec 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

So, apparently, Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day is a thing that’s celebrated annually on December 8 by some people on this planet – it was started back in 2007 and has since gained some momentum. In honor of this special (albeit kind…

Gear & Gadgets

Luxembourg

Shapify: Make a 3D Replica of Yourself

By | Oct 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

A few years ago, receiving a 3D scanned version of yourself would have been novel – or even unheard of. However, now anyone can order, sell, or make a 3D human replica from the comfort of their business or home with Shapify. Shapify, based…

Business

5 Experts Weigh In on the Future of 3D Printing

By | Jul 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Arthur C. Clark once said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” 3D printing, seeing massive growth in only five years, is akin to what those seeing the very first computer must have felt, pure magic – and let’s face it, a…

Entrepreneur

From Academia to Accelerator: 3-Spark’s 3D Printing Funding Transition

By | Sep 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

Accelerator versus incubator? Venture versus angel? The startup funding ecosystem is vast and complicated, but even more so when you’re accustomed to funding from an academic perspective. For Rich Ranky and Mark Sivak, two of the three cofounders for 3-Spark, exploring these differences in…

iPad

Chicago

View Medical Scans in 3D, Video-Game Quality with Vizua

By | Apr 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

Vizua started with a conundrum: why are video game graphics far better than medical imaging? It turns out that 2D medical scans are sometimes difficult to read, and other 3D tools are quite expensive. So Vizua offers a cheaper 3D tool for doctors to…

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Charlottesville

Arqball Spin Brings 3D Visualizations to Phones and Tablets

By | Feb 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

Arqball’s bootstrapping founders, Abhi Shelat and Jason Lawrence, are having a blast making visualization technology for education and scientific use. Their newest product, Arqball Spin, will be debuting at SXSW in March. Arqball Spin is like YouTube for 3D. It lets you capture, author,…

Gaming

Train Set Nostalgia with Train Frontier Express Game

By | Oct 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

This past summer, there were many Xbox Live surprises from the independent gaming community. One game that caught my attention was Train Frontier Express, a train toy set-style simulation that lets you build rails and play with your creation. I must confess that usually…