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Gadget Watch: Shooting, cycling, charging and … toweling?

Structure Sensor Turns The iPad Into A 3-D Scanner

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When it comes to screens, 3-D=lame: our own brains are more than capable of turning 2-D cues into full 3-D scenes without any weird glasses or other trickery. But 3-D scans are totally useful for all kinds of fun and frolics, as well as real, serious applications. And now you can turn your iPad into a 3-D scanner with the Structure Sensor.

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The Kúla Deeper Isn’t What You Think It Is

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The “Kúla Deeper” might sound like yet another technique ex-Policeman and legendary love-machine Sting has learned in order to drive the ladies wild, but it is in fact an add-on for any DSLR that makes shooting 3-D pictures and movies easy.

Yes, in theory those 3-D videos and pictures could be of Sting removing Roxanne’s red dress in slow motion, for eight hours at a time, but you could also use its powers for good.

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OpenReflex: The 3-D Printed Open-Source SLR

It’s fast turning into “Camera Monday” here at Cult of Mac Spain, and so I shall continue unapologetically into the next photo-themed subject: the OpenReflex, an open-source, 3-D-printed SLR from model making supremo Léo Marius.

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Poppy Turns Your iPhone Into A 3-D Camera And Viewer, 1970s-Style [Kickstarter]

Poppy Turns Your iPhone Into A 3-D Camera And Viewer, 1970s-Style [Kickstarter]

Poppy is a box containing lenses and mirrors that turns you iPhone into a 3-D viewer – or a 3-D camera. If you ever used one of the old 3-D Viewmasters, this is exactly the same. Except it uses an iPhone instead of a card circle of tiny film slides. And you can film with it as well as view. And it does video.

So not quite exactly the same, then…

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IOS 6 Adds 3-D Flyover Maps To Many More Cities Worldwide

IOS 6 Adds 3-D Flyover Maps To Many More Cities Worldwide

Gaudí's modernista fever dream ,the Sagrada Familia, in terrifying 3-D.

Back when Apple showed off the first iOS 6 beta, there were a paltry 11 cities featured in the spectacular 3-D Flyoverfeature.

I figured a week or two back that the new maps app wouldn’t launch with such a crappy line up, and I was right. With the Gold Master (GM) version of iOS 6 released to developers yesterday, maps just got a whole lot more 3-D cities.

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CineXPlayer Update Adds IMDB Integration and Mysterious ‘Screenager’ Mode

CineXPlayer Update Adds IMDB Integration and Mysterious ‘Screenager’ Mode

The new browser-based remote is ugly but effective.

CineXPlayer, the excellent, rock-solid, play-anything video player for iOS, had gotten yet another big update. Every time the app is bumped to a new version, I wonder what the developers will be able to add next time. And today’s answer is… Quite a lot.

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Buy Your Own Google Street View Camera Kit

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Now you too can steal Wi-Fi info and skirt privacy issues.

Street View is fantastic. You can check out a hotel’s façade before you even book a room, you can walk down a street where you remember there was this awesome store, only you can’t remember its name, or you can wander through far-off cities.

Now, you can make your own Street Views, with this camera and software kit from DIY Streetview.

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This Tiny USB Dongle For Your Mac Makes The Kinect Look Like A Drunk, Stumbling Uncle

This Tiny USB Dongle For Your Mac Makes The Kinect Look Like A Drunk, Stumbling Uncle

Imagine that you could buy a tiny USB-powered box that detected your motion like Microsoft’s Kinect, only instead of watching you jump around a room, it watched your hands and fingers. Imagine that the box was sensitive enough to track the tip of a pencil tracing out letters in a 1cm square of space, and to turn that into accurate handwriting on the screen.

Amazingly, that box is available for preorder right now. It’s called the Leap, and it works with your Mac.

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Use Your iPhone Camera To Make Interactive 3-D Models Of Real Objects

Use Your iPhone Camera To Make Interactive 3-D Models Of Real Objects

Arqball Spin is a curious mix of hardware and software, with a very niche but very cool purpose: to create interactive 3-D photos. By combining an iOS app with a hardware turntable, Arqball is able to “film” a spinning object and then render it as a touchable 3-D model which can be spun using your fingers.

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