Another week & another wave of amazing, awe-inspiring, funny, creative, intellectual and ingenious developments in the tech industry.
It’s weeks like these – when the news is absolutely jam-packed with the most mixed-bag lot of stories from across the globe – that you realise just what exciting times we live in.
Look at the 3D printed saxophone, for instance. It’s an instrument. That was printed. From a printer. An actual functioning instrument you can play, no less! Our grandparents’ minds would surely be blown.
But wonderment aside, it was also a very exciting week for Inition as we got our minor celebrity on via a couple of magazine features and a mention in a podcast. 100 points to Gryff– Inition, I mean.
- We’re hiring! If you’re a 3D Printing Technician and you want to join our team, apply here
- Ryan Pulliam – CMO for Specular Theory – has a great podcast on Voices of VR discussing VR storytelling for brands and marketing. Our fantastic Topshop virtual reality catwalk experience gets a mention, too!
- Put it in your diaries: the next Inition VR London Meetup is scheduled for 28th August
- Our fantastic Fire Eater VR experience is still touring! This time at the FEAST festival at Tobacco Dock
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- This month we’ve been featured in 3D Artist Magazine and Stuff Magazine – we’re beginning to fancy ourselves minor celebrities
3D PRINTING & SCANNING
- The most absolutely minuscule 3D printed sculptures you’re likely to see without needing a microscope
- Two ingenious young inventors from the Philippines have invented an open source ‘Solar Pocket Factory’ that can 3D print a small solar panel every 15 seconds!
- The Army is developing technology which will allow soldiers to 3D print their own ‘personalised’ meals
- Students and researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a very cool tool to manipulate 3D objects in 2D images. VIDEO.
- Someone has 3D printed a playable saxophone! Cue endless renditions of the Careless Whisper sax solo
- A Brisbane-based developer has created 3D printed mobile phones for the vision impaired
- HOW TO: print your own 3D Golden Snitch! Next step, Quidditch Captain
- “Are you ready for the virtual reality revolution,” asks The Guardian. Well, are you?
- Could virtual reality really be the final computing platform? Oculus says yes.
- Virtual reality could potentially teach us how ‘heroic’ brains differ when in emergency situations
- A novel use for an old Olympic stadium: Barcelona is transforming theirs into a virtual reality theme park
- A comprehensive breakdown of the language of ‘visual storytelling’ in virtual reality and 360° filmmaking
- Australian bank Westpac have enlisted the help of a UK Rocket Scientist to develop an AR app to help customers to monitor their spending
- The latest messaging app lets you leave friends digital ‘gifts’ in physical locations
- Bring the NASA Mars Rover within reach using this new AR app
- All this talk about automated driving when the next big thing could really be augmented driving
- Could augmented reality spell the end for the humble catwalk model?
- At last! Science can now help you improve your beer and wine choices
- A very cool helmet called The Decelerator slows everything right down to sloth-style speeds