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Toshiba 84-inch 4K Quad Full HD TV hands-on (video)

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84 seems to be the magic number at IFA. 84 inches, that is, when it comes to 4K TVs. Sony announced its jumbo 4K set at yesterday's press conference, and now Toshiba has returned with a matching high-res model of its own. The Toshiba set has a slightly sleeker...
Toshiba 84-inch 4K Quad Full HD TV hands-on (video)

SimCity becomes a world economy

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Maxis, the developer of the SimCity series, is bringing a whole new level of complexity to its famed city-building sim: a real-time global econmic exchangePlaying SimCity used to be rather an isolating endeavour, enjoyed alone in vast stints of town planning and disaster management. But the idea of fans beavering...
SimCity becomes a world economy

This Bluetooth Smart Trigger Turns Your iPhone Into A Canon DSLR Remote And Intervalometer

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If you’re into DSLR photography, remotely controlling the thing is a pretty common want for new users and seasoned veterans alike. Satechi’s BT Smart Trigger, which starts shipping today, is a remote that works with a range of Canon DSLRs, connecting to the camera’s hot shoe and giving them full...
This Bluetooth Smart Trigger Turns Your iPhone Into A Canon DSLR Remote And Intervalometer

Sim City – preview

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The classic city building simulation is back, with a deeper simulation than ever and a fascinating new multiplayer modeAbout 23 years ago, Will Wright and his team at Maxis software changed the course and meaning of video game design forever. They did it with Sim City, a brilliant urban sandbox...
Sim City – preview

Google releases 3D maps app for iOS months before Apple's will be ready

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Google apparently didn’t spend time pouting over Apple’s plans to displace its Google Maps app for iOS with its own. Instead, it went to work: On Thursday the company announced in a blog post that it has now added 3D imagery to its Google Earth for iOS app. By swiping over...
Google releases 3D maps app for iOS months before Apple's will be ready

Artist taps old computer parts for techie cityscapes

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Old motherboards get a new lease on life in the hands of one Italian artist who makes art out of old computer parts. [Read more]...
Artist taps old computer parts for techie cityscapes
Google adds 100,000 new tours and a million new photos to Google Earth's 'tour guide'

Google Maps launches metropolitan 3D maps in Google Earth on iOS and Android

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Today, Google announced that it will feature 3D models of entire metropolitan areas on mobile devices in Google Earth. It’s doing so by working on new imagery and rendering techniques, combined with new computer vision tech that automates creation of cityscapes in full 3D. The 3D rendering will come complete with buildings,...
Google Maps launches metropolitan 3D maps in Google Earth on iOS and Android

Photos of Apple’s custom-built map app show 3D-imaging

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Apple is said to be releasing a new maps application at its developer conference WWDC this year, and photos of the rumored app confirm that it will include 3D-imaging. Image of rumored Apple Maps from BGR Earlier this month, rumors that Apple was dumping Google Maps in favor of...
Photos of Apple’s custom-built map app show 3D-imaging

NHK's new Super Hi-Vision sensor captures 8K at 120fps, fast enough for Usain Bolt?

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As amazing as Super Hi-Vision televisions are, most of the footage we've seen is of slow-moving cityscapes, nature and portraits. We may get more action sequences soon, thanks to a new CMOS sensor capable of picking up 8K (33MP) footage at 120 frames per second. The joint project between...
NHK's new Super Hi-Vision sensor captures 8K at 120fps, fast enough for Usain Bolt?

More detailed maps in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia

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Whether you’re travelling abroad or exploring your own city, the maps you carry with you should be comprehensive, accurate and easy to use. We're constantly making improvements to Google Maps to help you find and discover places that are meaningful to you no matter where you are. And today,...
More detailed maps in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia

LG's 65-inch 4K display, eyes-on

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With Mobile World Congress about a month away, there wasn't a peep about new smartphones at today's LG press conference. The company was all about TV -- well, TV and smart appliances, we guess. But we couldn't help but be enamored with the giant TV sets, the company showed...
LG's 65-inch 4K display, eyes-on
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Google Earth View Now in Google Maps

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Today Google unveiled Earth View in Google Maps, a feature designed to bridge the gap between the popular map application and Google Earth.The new view — available to those that have installed Google Earth — is a remarkable next step for the application and offers 3D perspective with high-resolution...
Google Earth View Now in Google Maps

Google unveils 3D cities in Google Earth and offline Google Maps for Android

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Gets its mapping announcements in early ahead of Apple's anticipated WWDC newsGoogle has announced several new features for its mapping services, including 3D cityscapes in Google Earth, and an offline mode for its Google Maps Android application.The announcements today (6 June) will be seen as a pre-emptive strike against Apple,...
Google unveils 3D cities in Google Earth and offline Google Maps for Android
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How Google Street View is inspiring new photography

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You can take a virtual walk down almost any street in the developed world - and it's resulting in some fascinating new art"All streets in time are visited."-- Philip Larkin, AmbulancesIn the pre-computer world of the 1960s, various board games promised "all the thrills and spills" of Formula 1 or...
How Google Street View is inspiring new photography

Playstation 4:Focus on social good for 'both gamers and business'

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Sony announced the Playstation 4 to media at a Wednesday night event in New York City, although it did so without showing the actual box.. Hayley Tsukayama reported: A parade of Sony executives and an impressive lineup of game developers came out to tout the console's features. Live game...
Playstation 4:Focus on social good for 'both gamers and business'

Mies van der Rohe: an architect's reputation rebuilt

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The German master was scorned by postmodernists, but now – as his Google doodle demonstrates – he's seen as arguably the first architect to have the last wordWhat would Ludwig Mies van der Rohe have to say about today's design landscape? Probably, "I told you I was right." Or at...
Mies van der Rohe: an architect's reputation rebuilt
9 Gorgeous Cityscapes That People Built In The New SimCity

eBoy's FixPix iPhone game is basically the greatest thing ever made

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Okay, so this isn't out yet, but it's hard to deny that the eBoy-designed Delicious Toys-developed game FixPix is probably the best idea anyone has ever had since the wheel or sliced bread. Maybe that's a little hyperbolic, but as you know, we are huge fans of eBoy and...
eBoy's FixPix iPhone game is basically the greatest thing ever made
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NHK 8K Super Hi-Vision camera captures native 120Hz footage, we go eyes-on at IBC (video)

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We've seen plenty of 4K cameras, and we've even heard a whisper or two about 8K, but the quality of a viewing experience isn't tied only to resolution -- frame rate also comes into play, especially with fast-moving subjects. NHK's prototype Super Hi-Vision camera doubles the capture rate from...
NHK 8K Super Hi-Vision camera captures native 120Hz footage, we go eyes-on at IBC (video)
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Google Maps launches 3D maps in Earth, Streetview Trekker, and offline mobile for Android

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Google Maps has made a bundle of announcements today and it looks as though it is continuing to put mobile first with its latest enhancements. Google Earth will now provide 3D models of entire metropolitan areas on mobile devices. It sounds cool, but Nokia of course provided its maps in 3D...
Google Maps launches 3D maps in Earth, Streetview Trekker, and offline mobile for Android
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