3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear p…

RED’s ‘holographic,’ ‘SOLID’ Hydrogen phone will ship this summer

 Boutique Android phone makers didn’t have a good 2017, but RED aims to reverse that trend with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks up in a recent post on the company’s forums. The chunky, unique device will ship in the summer, but those who have pre-ordered will be able to test out its “4-view” display in April. Read More

RED’s Hydrogen One smartphone will ship this summer

RED's much-hyped Hydrogen One smartphone is edging ever-closer to market, according to an update from its creators. In a thread on the camera company's reduser forums, the makers of the holographic-display phone have revealed pre-order will open "pro…

HP’s Z 3D camera brings Sprout 3D capture to any PC

HP's Sprout all-in-one PCs have always been intriguing: they're ideal 3D capture machines, thanks to their unique cameras. But they're also inconvenient if you already have a powerful computer and monitor of your own. That's where the new Z 3D camera…

Home.me turns your 2D floorplan drawings into 3D renderings

 It’s easy enough to draw a basic floorplan of your home, but turning that floorplan into 3D rendering typically falls into the realm of professional designers. With home.me,TechCrunch Berlin Hackathon hackers Charles Wong and Aravind Kandiah, who are both students at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, built a tool that can easily turn your 2D drawings into 3D… Read More

Google lets developers find 3D assets without leaving VR

Google recently unveiled Poly to give VR and AR developers an easy way to find 3D assets for their virtual worlds. Now, it has introduced Poly API to help developers work with and discover those assets directly in virtual reality. "It's just so much…

‘Flying Lotus in 3D’ is a jam session between music and holograms

Backstage at the concert venue Brooklyn Steel in New York, the artist Flying Lotus was discussing his persistent desire to create experiences so new that they were inconceivable to an audience before the show.

"I want people to be able to just be li…

Aldi’s latest bargain is a 3D printer

When you think of Aldi, you'll likely picture low-priced fresh fruit and veg, cheap alcohol and metal bins full of "Specialbuys". Each week, it's a lottery on whether there's a special on power tools, slow cookers or bedding. But what about a 3D prin…