UC Berkeley team creates indoor 3D laser mapping technology… in a backpack

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At UC Berkeley, the same team behind 3D views of major cities on Google Earth has created a mapping technology “that scans its surroundings and creates an instant 3D model”. The device takes the form of a backpack, where an array of lasers, cameras, and an Inertial Measurement Unit all combine to form a final […]

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Inon’s surf and turf underwater case for the Panasonic DMC-GF1

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Unveiling its newest accessory for the Lumix DMC-GF1, Panasonic not only boasts the capabilities of the DMC to shoot on land, but also to snap photographs into the deep blue. A sleek, white aluminum alloy casing will protect the DMC for underwater adventures.

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Panasonic releases DSLR 3D conversion lens

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Panasonic has kick started the “First Year of 3D Era” thanks to the development of a digital twin-lens system that allows regular DSLR cameras to capture in 3D. Belonging to the LUMIX line, the new G Microsystem will be interchangeable, adding an entirely new dimension to traditional photography.

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Google’s Small Problem

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A new privacy issue has stemmed from a recent incident involving internet search giant Google. The investigation spearheaded by authorities from around the globe included New Zealand alongside the Australian Police. The issue came under fire when German regulators were made aware of a breach of privacy regarding Google Street View’s unencrypted Wi-Fi network being left accessible while Google Street View, a division of Google Maps, was in operation.

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