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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in the third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech.

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Lightening the Load Oct 24, 2017
Lytro Announces Innovative VR Rendering Software

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X-perimental Box Oct 23, 2017
A Look Inside the Lab that Prototyped the Xbox One X

Wired Magazine report glimpses the rapid prototyping facility Microsoft uses to mock up its products, including the new Xbox One X.

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Wrecktacular Oct 20, 2017
Researchers Digitize WW2 Shipwreck, Viewable in VR

Marine archaeology project Presence in the Past brings WW2 shipwreck the SS Thistlegorm to VR, thanks to photogrammetry.

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Wanted: Acronyms for OTT Tech Oct 19, 2017
Samsung Unveils 360-Degree VR 3D 4K Video Camera

Korean electronics giant Samsung has revealed the 360 Round camera, promising professional streamable 4K VR content on demand.

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New Frontiers Oct 18, 2017
What is Mixed Reality? Microsoft Launches New VR Hardware

In tandem with its Fall Creators update for Windows 10, Microsoft has launched its new 3D visualization platform: Mixed Reality.

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Designs for the Ages Oct 17, 2017
Dutch High-Tech Design: Joris Laarman Lab Exhibition in NYC

Dutch studio Joris Laarman Lab, designer of the MX3D steel bridge, is subject of an exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Print Your Own Steve? Oct 17, 2017
Minecraft Update Lets You Officially Export 3D Models

World-building gets a new meaning in the latest Minecraft update. Players can now export creations to Remix 3D - possibly 3D printing them.

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OpenSCAD Sesame Oct 16, 2017
Parametric OpenSCAD File Lets You 3D Print Keys

A recent post on engineering project site Hackaday details how to 3D print Kwikset keys. There's a free OpenSCAD file so you can too.

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Remote Viewing Oct 13, 2017
New AstroPrint Mobile App Gives On-the-Go Print Monitoring & Analytics

AstroPrint has just released its new AstroPrint Mobile app for iOS and Android. With it, mobile users get 3D print oversight and management.

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Go-Goggles Oct 12, 2017
Oculus Announces Sub-$200 Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset

Tired of tethering and aiming to put VR in front of billions, Oculus has revealed a new sub-$200 virtual reality headset, the Oculus Go.

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Seeing is Believing Oct 4, 2017
Luxexcel Gets $4.7 Million Investment for Custom 3D Printed AR/VR Lenses

Dutch lens-maker Luxexcel has received a large investment boost in its efforts to create prescription eyewear for popular VR and AR hardware.

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Show Me What You Got Sep 27, 2017
Top 21 Rick and Morty Toys, Figures & Collectibles to 3D Print

We've trawled the web for these Rick and Morty toys, figures to 3D print so you don't have to. Show a little love, and Get Schwifty!

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Panton Deconstruction Sep 18, 2017
This Chair Was 3D Printed In One Continuous Line

A London research group has 3D printed an unusual chair. To do it they developed custom software and a robotic arm-mounted extruder that allows them to print directly into the air.

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Look Mom, No Hands! Sep 7, 2017
World’s 8 Best VR Roller Coaster Rides

Seeking out thrills via VR roller coaster rides? Check out our guide to the tech, games, apps, and real life examples of VR roller coasters.

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Put Your Hackin' Gloves On Aug 30, 2017
This Hack Turns Your Ultimaker 3 into an Ambient Light

The folks at Doodle3D have been tinkering around with the Ultimaker API. Their first test? To take control of the Ultimaker 3's lighting.

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Game On Aug 27, 2017
17 Best VR Games for PS4 in 2017

Casting your eyeballs to the far-flung reaches of the human imagination, these are the current and upcoming best VR games for PS4 in 2017.

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Smooth Moves Aug 25, 2017
Neosanding 2.0 3D Printing Technique Smooths Planes Quicker

The creator of the Ironing feature currently in the Cura 2.7 Beta details a new method that offers similar results in less print time.

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Kentucky Fried Nightmares Aug 25, 2017
KFC To Put Employees Through Crazy VR Training

The fast-food chain has revealed a gamified take on employee training - a VR chicken inspection and preparation experience.

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Anatomic Design Aug 18, 2017
Kickstarter Campaign to Reissue Humanscale Design Guide

Containing over 60,000 reference measurements, the Humanscale collection of books and charts is getting a re-release via Kickstarter.

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VR the Champions Aug 15, 2017
41 Best VR Games for PS4, Oculus Rift, Android, Vive, iPhone

Check out the 41 best VR games available right now (or soon) for PS4, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Android and iPhone - some are free!

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