Built as a research project, Microsoft has created a 3D scanning app for iPhone that might be the most powerful solution available on a mobile platform right now. The best part is that it doesn't require any extra hardware to pull this off as all of the processing takes place on the iPhone itself.
3D technology is currently all the rage amongst most of the tech companies pushing to find a new and innovative feature that will help them stand out from the crowd. With so many players in the smartphone, TV and computer industry all vying for our dollars, they all need to find a way to differentiate themselves from the competition. 3D, it seems, is one of those ways.
If you saw the Touch Wall demonstration by Bill Gates, you would have noticed the cool and fluent interactive interface that Touch Wall had. He used it to browse through many PowerPoint presentations on the fly, along with panning and zooming. The pptPlex plugin available for download by Microsoft Office Labs lets you do that on in Microsoft PowerPoint now. It’s used by a mouse and not a touch interface though, but th[...]