Movidius Raises $40M for Augmented Reality Venture

Movidius Raises $40M for Augmented Reality Venture

Vision processing startup Movidius, which contributed computer vision technology to Google’s Project Tango development kit, announced a $40 million funding round this week, with Summit Bridge Capital leading the surge. “We are entering the Golden Age of accelerated computer vision,” said CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. Movidius’ work on Project Tango, a development kit that... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 10:08 am

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Startup Raises $20 Million for Smartphone Windshield Projector

Startup Raises $20 Million for Smartphone Windshield Projector

Hardware startup Navdy has reportedly raised $20 million to manufacture their eponymous gadget, which projects smartphone alerts directly onto an automobile windshield. “From the way information is presented, the clarity of the image, the flexibility of the gesture recognition to the way Navdy sits on your car’s dashboard, we are obsessing over every... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 10:02 am

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MakerBot's New Tool Converts 2D Sketches to 3D Designs

MakerBot’s New Tool Converts 2D Sketches to 3D Designs

MakerBot snuck a bold feature into the latest version of their PrintShop iOS app: a tool called Shape Maker that transforms photos of 2D designs into 3D printable models. It’s a neat feature, particularly for educators, but it’s also a cogent bid to ease more 3D printer owners from printing others’ designs to creating... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 9:59 am

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MakerCon Launch Pad Announces Finalists

MakerCon Launch Pad Announces Finalists

A startup competition aimed at shining a bright light on the creative work of hardware startups, Launch Pad offers a $5,000 prize and all of the exposure that Make: magazine, Maker Faire, and MakerCon can offer to a young company. With interest in the competition running high, the first real... Read more »

By , 04/17/2015 @ 1:09 pm

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How Hard Can You Punch the PunchBot?

How Hard Can You Punch the PunchBot?

One question had always bothered Russell Munro. “I have been practicing various Martial Arts styles for over 15 years and have always been curious about one particularly primitive part of my pugilist pastime: how hard I can punch?” Munro asked. “More than that I want to know ‘pound for pound’... Read more »

By , 04/17/2015 @ 11:27 am

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Ever Wonder What the Maker Movement in Sweden Looks Like?

Ever Wonder What the Maker Movement in Sweden Looks Like?

Last year, Swedish Makers convened at the first ever Maker Faire in Sweden, hosted in Stockholm at Tekniska Museet (the National Museum of Science). This year, not only are the organizers excitedly putting together the second annual Stockholm Mini Maker Faire (May 9–10), but nearly 300 miles away, on the... Read more »

By , 04/17/2015 @ 11:00 am

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