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Use Google and a Smartphone to Bring 3D Animals into Your Living Room

If you—or your kids—have ever wondered how big a wolf, a shark or a tiger really is out in the wild, Google has a way to bring their 3D animated image right into your home. All you need is a little curiosity, a browser and an ARCore or ARKit-ready iPhone or Android phone.Read more...
Tags: Google, Animals, Augmented Reality, Lifehacks, 3 D

US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack

We may have moved on from a nearly-daily cycle of news involving tech giants sparring in courts over intellectual property infringement, but patents continue to be a major cornerstone of how companies and people measure their progress and create moats around the work that they have done in hopes of building that into profitable enterprises in the future. IFI Claims, a company that tracks patent activity in the US, released its annual tally of IP work today underscoring that theme: it noted that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Facebook, South Korea, Japan, Lawsuit, Microsoft, Government, China, Germany, US, Samsung, Tech, Car

CGI Will Smith Has More Life in Him Than Gemini Man

Will Smith is a huge movie star in part because of his infectious charisma. He’s a great actor, too, but it was his charm and personality that aided him in becoming one of the biggest stars on the planet. Gemini Man, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, has not one but two Wills and neither has any of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount, Clones, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Frame Rate, 3 D, Gemini Man

ACC’s New Fashion Incubator Follows Growth of Industry in Austin

Austin— Though small, Austin’s fashion-technology community is growing. Not only have more businesses started moving to the city, now a new program at Austin Community College is hoping to further drive innovation in the industry.“We are looking to create a full pipeline (of resources) for promising designers,” says Nina Means, director of the newly opened Fashion Incubator at Austin Community College.The program was launched at the end of April and provides both students and local-to-Austin fa...
Tags: Startups, Wearables, New York, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, People, Vc, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, M&a, Athleisure

TX Tech News: Techstars Austin, Essentium, Ontic, & More Startup Funds

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Essentium, maker of a 3-D printing system for manufacturers, has raised $22.2 million in a Series A funding round led by BASF Venture Capital. Materialise, Genesis Park, and previous seed round investors also participated in the deal, according to a press release. The funding will be used by the College Station, TX-based company to pay for additional manufacturing and engineering capabilities, as well as international distribution and sal...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, Analytics, People, Vc, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital

Is 3D Printing the Future of Housing?

Source: What exactly is 3D printed housing? Compare My Move state: “the technique involves ‘printing’ houses through layer upon layer of concrete ink.” adding: “[the] technology could alleviate the housing crisis with affordable ‘print-on-demand’ homes; provide fast and permanent shelter in disaster-hit areas; make construction a safer and cleaner industry; and even lay the foundations of colonies on the Moon and Mars.”
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Infographic, Radio, 3d Printing, House, 3D, Printing, Houses, General Interest, 3 D, Compare My Move

Visualize Harvey, Startup Funding, TMC Medtech Firm Updates, & More

—Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast was catastrophic, causing damage to communities from Corpus Christi, TX, to Beaumont on the border of Texas and Louisiana. The storm also disabled Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. Rice University’s Kinder Institute created a “story map” with storm-related data to illustrate the economic cost of the storm. The map includes visual illustrations of rainfall estimates by community; most-affected neighborhoods; location, age, and b...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Funding, Trends, Investment, E-commerce, Austin, Venture Capital, Switzerland, M&a, Retail, SEC, Louisiana

Global Already There

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Tags: Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Uncategorized, Military, Royal Air Force, 3d Printing, Air Force, Reich, Soviet Union, Southwest Asia, U S Air Force, West Berlin, Dayton Ohio, Airlift, Chris Sullivan, Tempelhof Airport

Terpon is making VR webcams just for live streaming porn

 A Swiss startup, Terpon SA, is making virtual reality webcams specifically for the adult entertainment industry. The cameras aren’t available for purchase, but customers can rent them for about $30 a month, a price that includes around the clock technical support. Terpon Chief Executive Jean Claude Artonne said he wants to empower adult performers around the world to create immersive… Read More
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Entertainment, Porn, Tech, Vr, Virtual Reality, Live Stream, Adult Entertainment, Virutal Reality, Livecam, 3 D, Terpon, Jean Claude Artonne, Terpon SA

3-D & Sotheby’s. Do Consumers Care?

Sotheby’s supports 3-D (Inman paywall article). That’s cool; some buyers will certainly get value from them. Zillow actually did this last year. The reality is Sotheby’s beating the big boys to the punch doesn’t really matter. If it gets great consumer pick up, Zillow / will (re-)implement in 6 months (and probably do it better), and put 20x (more than that, realistically) the consumer eyes on 3-D tours within a month. I assure you, if 3-D was near or at the top of buyer wish lists —...
Tags: Marketing, Radio, Sotheby's, Zillow, Matterport, Sotheby, 3-D

Andrew Dominik and Nick Cave Map the Dimensions of Grief in One More Time with Feeling

To see a movie with an audience is, sometimes, to be haunted together—as this new documentary proves
Tags: Movies, Uncategorized, Nick Cave, Venice Film Festival, 3-D

Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

Facebook announced at its @Scale Conference 2016 in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday that it developed a custom-designed stabilization technology for 360-degree videos. Other announcements by the social network at @Scale included the open-sourcing of its Zstandard compression algorithm and the deployment of its MyRocks next-generation MySQL storage engine based on RocksDB. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that current video-stabilization technology is generally designed for videos with narrow...
Tags: Videos, Open Source, Facebook, Storage, Seo, Mysql, San Jose, Data Centers, Scale, Algorithms, Databases, CPU, Stabilization, SAN JOSE Calif, 360 Video, JSON

Facebook Open-Sources Surround 360 3-D 360-Degree Camera System

Facebook introduced its Surround 360 3-D 360-degree camera system at its F8 global developers conference in April, and this week, the social network open-sourced its specifications. When Surround 360 debuted at F8, Facebook said it had no plans to brand or sell the system, adding that it would post the specifications to GitHub. That day has come. Research scientist Forrest Briggs made the announcement in a blog post: Today we officially open-sourced the specs for Surround 360, our high-quality 3...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, San Francisco, Seo, Code, Software, Cameras, Github, F8, 360 Video, 3-D, Web video, 360-Degree Videos, Surround 360, Camera Systems

3-D Image-Sharing App No Longer on Seene After Snapchat Acqui-Hire

3-D image-sharing application Seene is no longer on the scene, as parent company Obvious Engineering pulled the plug on the app following its reported acquisition by Snapchat. Romain Dillet and Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch reported in early June that Snapchat had acquired Obvious Engineering “a couple of months” earlier, saying at the time that Snapchat was more interested in the company’s computer vision technology and engineering team than in the app. According to Dillet and Lomas, the acqui-hi...
Tags: Ios, Android, Images, Photos, Apps, Seo, Snapchat, Virtual Reality, TechCrunch, Acquisitions, Lomas, Romain Dillet, Natasha Lomas, 3-D, Acqui-Hires

Tour of Texas: Valence, Stellarray, Flux Farms, A&M, StemBioSys

Let’s get caught up on the latest innovation news from Texas’s startup communities. Austin: —Valence Health, a Chicago-based organization with offices in Austin and Corpus Christi, has sold the majority of its business to Evolent Health for $145 million in cash and stock. Founded in 1996, Valence provides advisory and administrative services to hospitals, insurers, and physicians around providing value-based care. Valence is receiving $35 million in cash and 5.84 million shares of stock in ...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Y Combinator, South Korea, Japan, Texas, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, China, Virginia, Funding, Trends, Nasa, People, Mobile Apps, Software

Austin’s Stellarray Tackles Radiography in Space for NASA Project

Austin—Imaging startup Stellarray is looking to the next frontier for its imaging technology. The Austin, TX company has begun a project with NASA to develop a next-generation imaging system that can produce both traditional two-dimensional X-rays as well as 3-D, computer-generated images such as digital tomosynthesis. The effort is part of a $125,000 phase 1 SBIR grant awarded to Stellarray with the aim of developing a light, portable imaging device can than be used on long-term space miss...
Tags: Startups, Space, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Nasa, Earth, People, Austin, Innovation, National Institutes of Health, Philadelphia, Fda, Ct Scans, X-rays, Medical Devices

San Antonio VR Headset Maker Merge Lands New Funding, Expands Sales

San Antonio — [Updated 1 p.m. See below.] Virtual reality headset maker Merge Labs has raised $10.1 million in new equity funding, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which sells virtual reality headsets marketed as Merge VR Goggles for $79, had previously raised about $3 million in seed funding. Merge listed its co-founders and top executives, Franklin Lyons and Andrew Trickett, as two of its board members in the SEC filing, along with forme...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Video, Texas, Technology, Trends, Tech, Data, Software, Nintendo, Vr, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Headset

San Antonio Startup Merge VR Expands Retail Reach In GameStop Deal

San Antonio-based Merge VR, a virtual reality headset maker with a device that can be used with most new Android or iOS phones, announced this week that it has signed a deal with gaming giant GameStop and lowered the price of its headset to $80. The deal is just one of “several more” Merge VR plans to announce soon, wrote co-founder Andrew Trickett in an e-mail. Trickett declined to provide any financial terms about the deal with GameStop (NYSE: GME), which is putting Merge VR’s goggles in ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Video, Texas, Technology, Game, Trends, Tech, Data, Best Buy, Software, Vr, Oculus, Virtual Reality

F8 2016: Facebook Surround 360 3-D 360-Degree Camera System

Facebook developed a 3-D 360-degree camera system with an eye toward the 360-degree videos it recently introduced to the social network. Facebook Surround 360 will not be branded or sold by Facebook. Rather, the social network is open-sourcing the technology, with plans to post the design specifications and stitching code on GitHub this summer. The system seamlessly combines the video from 17 cameras—14 wide-angle cameras bolted to a horizontal ring, with one fish-eye camera on top and two more ...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, San Francisco, Developers, Cameras, 4k, Gear Vr, Open-source, Algorithms, Github, F8, 6k, 360 Video, 3-D, Web video, Cabral

Must-see sonogram finds baby holding dying twin’s hand

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories Brittani and Ian McIntire were shocked to find they were having twins after learning of their unplanned pregnancy. As babies Mason and Madilyn grew, doctors soon noticed something wasn’t quite right. While Madilyn, a girl, thrived, her twin brother Mason started showing serious health complications. Doctors... Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And thanks for reading the BabyCenter Blog.
Tags: Health, Family, News, Babies, Pregnancy, Development, Brain, Loss, Heart, Pregnant, Baby, Ultrasound, Motherhood, Twins, Mom, Sister

Baobab, Oculus, Penrose, Et Al: The Disneys Of Early VR Animation?

You’re a film director whose last feature was a blockbuster, and now you’re funded to make a movie from a fabulous script of your own. It’s a dream job, but there’s just one hitch. Every day, a fan is released onto the set to point your cameras wherever he or she wants. When your stars are ready for a big dramatic scene, the cameras might be focused on the view out a window across the room. That’s a glimpse of the kind of challenge director Eric Darnell is taking on, along with his compatri...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Hardware, Media, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Samsung, San Francisco, Web, Paypal, It, Devices