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3D Map with Realtime Shadows

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

The F4 Map is a 3D map where the shadows on the map are displayed in real-time and reflect the position of the sun. The shadows move throughout the day. The map includes 3d buildings and trees. Dynamic Holland Shading is another map that includes dynamic hill shading based on the date and time of […]

Google’s 3D Smartphone: Project Tango

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s Project Tango is putting 3D Point Cloud capture into a smartphone, reports PhoneArena. Using an advanced custom-made processor and Kinect-like infrared cameras, the smartphone can make 3D indoor maps quickly and easily. iFixit got their hands on a Project Tango device and gave it their usual teardown treatment to expose its internals. They found […]

Google Play Revenue Growing Fast

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 16th, 2014

Google’s application marketplace, Google Play, saw 45% more downloads that Apple’s App Store in Q1, according to a new report from App Annie. However, Apple continues to still be “comfortably ahead” in terms of worldwide revenue“, reports TechCrunch, generating a whopping 85% more revenue than Google Play. However, Google Play is now narrowing that revenue […]

Amazon Phone: 6 Cameras?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Amazon plans to sell its own-brand of smartphone with a 4.7″ touchscreen, 6 cameras and a 3D display, according to BGR. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the company’s cell phone will be announced in June and released in the third quarter. BGR says Amazon’s first phone will be powered by a Qualcomm […]

Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]

exactEarth Gets Partner for Space-based AIS

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

exactEarth has agreed to jointly develop with Software Radio Technology an AIS transceiver for global tracking from space. A new technology called ABSEA which, when embedded within standard low powered AIS transceivers, enables AIS transmissions to be received by exactEarth satellites. It enables extended tracking of small vessels. Their first nanosatellite was launched in April, […]