2014 was not a kind year to 3D printing stocks according to The Motley Fool. 3D Systems, Stratasys, ExOne, Arcam, voxeljet, and Materialise significantly under-performed the S&P 500, which returned 11.54% excluding dividends in 2014.
Optometry Australia says small children should not watch films and TV in 3D, because it could make the under sixes feel headachy, tired and nauseous, and how it could impact their eyes in the long term was still unknown.
Here's a video where Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon shows off sthe cool new 3D Tech built into the new Amazon Fire smartphone called 'Dynamic Perspective'. The 3D perceptive is dynamically controlled with motion and needs no special glasses to view. he also shows the potential for gaming by adeptly saving Fortune Kitty. Bezos FTW!
The guys from Smoosh games take a look, literally at the horror game 'Affected' for the Oculus Rift. You can watch the video with both real time game play as well as split screen reaction of the players. The guys get the wits scared out of them on a number of occasions, which lends it self to some finely placed expletives - so this is NSFW but worth the watch. This thing looks terrifying and as one of the players put it, 'My hands are shaking and I'm bleeding. That's the sign of a good game."
Ok- yep. I just made up the term RiftGasm. It seems like an appropriate way to describe peoples reaction when they recount thier experience with the VR sensation, Oculus Rift. Here's Strength Gamer's YouTube take.
"GE believes 3-D printing should go hand-in-hand with other technologies to bring its concept of "advanced manufacturing" to life. In GE's factory of the future, 3-D printing could touch every step of the production process, and this manufacturing revolution could arrive sooner than you think."
You may have heard of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group; the technological "skunkworks" that Google got its hands on when acquiring Motorola. It was discovered that they have been working on a project for over a year that has been extremely under wraps - a full 3D scanning iPhone.
The Internet has lately been abuzz with news of Facebook’s recent acquisition of a virtual reality company called Oculus that has developed a nifty virtual reality (VR) device called the Rift that feeds high-resolution, position-sensitive images to the user.
In comments made after announcing the €2 billion dollar deal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company will be actively seeking to develop the technology so that it will be useful for more practical activities besides gaming.
In this article we list some suggestions to Mr Zuckerberg about how VR could be used to help make our everyday life a bit easier.