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This Web App Easily Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models

This Web App Easily Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Smoothie-3D is trying to make the 2D-to-3D process easier with their free online modeling tool.
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The Tablets That Paved the Way for the iPad | WIRED

The Tablets That Paved the Way for the iPad | WIRED | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Apple introduced the iPad to the world five years ago today. It was a new product, but not a new idea. These tablets paved the way for Apple's iconic slate.
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The 3D Modeling Revolution In Your Pocket

The 3D Modeling Revolution In Your Pocket | Research_topic | Scoop.it
What disruptive applications will come with our devices that 3D model anything, anywhere, anytime?
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Hubert Damisch: The Origin of Perspective (1987/1994) — Monoskop Log

Hubert Damisch: The Origin of Perspective (1987/1994) — Monoskop Log | Research_topic | Scoop.it
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Tech Time Warp of the Week: The 1977 Tablet Computer That Took Up an Entire Room | WIRED

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The 1977 Tablet Computer That Took Up an Entire Room | WIRED | Research_topic | Scoop.it
In the late '70s, researchers at MIT built a tablet that filled an entire room. It was called the Spatial Data Management System, and although it was enormous, it was an awful lot like a modern tablet or smartphone. It had a touch screen, voice recognition, and multiple apps. It could even make phone calls.
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Smoothie-3D, the newest free 3d modeling software that creates smooth 3d models like butter

Smoothie-3D, the newest free 3d modeling software that creates smooth 3d models like butter | Research_topic | Scoop.it

Smoothie-3d, the latest free 3d software and 3d design software that can turn any 2d photo into a 3d printable model smoothly and quickly.


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JF Ptak Science Books: On Not Scooping the OED on the First Use of the Term "Super Computing"

JF Ptak Science Books: On Not Scooping the OED on the First Use of the Term "Super Computing" | Research_topic | Scoop.it
JF Ptak Science Books Post 2391 I thought for a moment that the Oxford English Dictionary had been scooped in identifying the earliest usage of the term "super computer" when I saw this newspaper article in the wonderful book by...
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'The Cloud' and Other Dangerous Metaphors

'The Cloud' and Other Dangerous Metaphors | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Contemporary ideas about data and privacy are tied up inextricably with language choices.
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New Patent Gives Us A Better Idea Of What's Behind Google's Mysterious 'Cinematic Reality' Investment

New Patent Gives Us A Better Idea Of What's Behind Google's Mysterious 'Cinematic Reality' Investment | Research_topic | Scoop.it
More hints about Magic Leap's technology.
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Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain — Backchannel — Medium

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain - Backchannel - Medium
Inside Google’s massive effort in Deep Learning, which could make already-smart search into scary-smart search
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Adorable Article From 1990 Warned That Marketers Were Buying Your Data

Adorable Article From 1990 Warned That Marketers Were Buying Your Data | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Do you ever worry about what Google and Facebook are doing with all of your personal information? Well, they worried about all that stuff in 1990 too. Only the people of that era were concerned that it was being sold to marketers on computer disks. (Awww, cute.)
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J. R. Pierce: Portrait of the Machine as a Young Artist (1965) — Monoskop Log

J. R. Pierce: Portrait of the Machine as a Young Artist (1965) — Monoskop Log | Research_topic | Scoop.it
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BEEVERYCREATIVE 2015: Price Cuts, New Offerings, and 3D Printing Educational Package

BEEVERYCREATIVE 2015: Price Cuts, New Offerings, and 3D Printing Educational Package | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Portuguese 3D printer manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE is making some exciting changes for the new year. Most everyone in the 3D printing community likes to hear n
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The Remix Revolution - YouTube

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"...repurpose and reconstitute and recombine ideas in ways that they never could before..." hã, não, a capacidade de recombinar ideias sempre existiu ao longo da história. o que mudou foi a quantidade de objectos recombináveis, a facilidade dos actos criativos mediados pela tencologia, e o estar ao alcance de todos, em vez de uma minoria de artistas, músicos e escritores.

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Why I Am Not a Maker

Why I Am Not a Maker | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Describing oneself as a maker—regardless of what one actually or mostly does—is a way of accruing to oneself the gendered, capitalist benefits of being a person who makes products.
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Describing oneself as a maker—regardless of what one actually or mostly does—is a way of accruing to oneself the gendered, capitalist benefits of being a person who makes products.

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3D Print These Custom Cars And Race Them On Your Tabletop

3D Print These Custom Cars And Race Them On Your Tabletop | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Bridging the gap between the virtual world and the real world is a popular topic these days. Augmented reality, Google Cardboard, and games like Skylanders are just a few products that allow us to ...
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Playing NSA, hardware hackers build USB cable that can attack

Playing NSA, hardware hackers build USB cable that can attack | Research_topic | Scoop.it
With built-in USB hub and radio, cable can spy or launch man-in-middle attacks.
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Bruce Sterling on 3Dprinting - an interview

Bruce Sterling on 3Dprinting - an interview | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Despite the growth of the 3Dprinting empowered global Maker movement, it still lacks any sort of must-have mega-hit. The challenge of the internet to the nation-state won’t be about information, as...
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On the Design of Escaped Realities

On the Design of Escaped Realities | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Human beings have this amazing ability to retreat from reality without knowing precisely what reality is, in which direction it lies, and how to solve the converse problem of deliberately approaching it. We have gotten so good at this game
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ok, venkat, percebe-se, gostas de jogar uns jogos... 

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before WWII, 'Computers' Were Rooms Full of Humans | WIRED

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before WWII, 'Computers' Were Rooms Full of Humans | WIRED | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Long before the invention of digital computers, humans who performed calculations by hand were called "computers." And they helped invent modern computing.
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