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Elizabeth M
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Cool gadgets, just in time for Xmas
Elizabeth M   12/17/2013 6:17:57 AM
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Thanks for highlighting these cool new gadgets, Rob. They would make good Xmas gifts, I imagine! I especially like the fish-eye camera. I always love the effect of fish-eye lenses and this camera seems to make these type of shots even easier to catch.

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Re: Cool gadgets, just in time for Xmas
78RPM   12/17/2013 3:33:56 PM
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I agree, Elizabeth.  I like that 360 camera. I'll bet we'll be seeing a lot more 360 shots very soon.

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Re: Cool gadgets, just in time for Xmas
Habib Tariq   12/17/2013 8:09:48 PM
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There are a lot of apps that can help you take 360 degree photos and the result is very good. It is indeed very interesting viewing pictures like these, but the problem is that they don't look that spectacular/fun in printed form as they look in the software form.

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Re: Cool gadgets, just in time for Xmas
Habib Tariq   12/17/2013 8:31:38 PM
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A 3D printer with a 3D scanner will be the perfect gift for Christmas. Even though the gift might end up on the expensive side, but might be just worth it.

Recently I was checking out on 3D scanner, and I was thinking that a combo of 3d scanner with a 3d printer will serve really well. We can replicate things and modify them according to our own needs easily. 

For reference: http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDP/MakerBot-Digitizer-Desktop-3D-Scanner/productID.287399300

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   12/18/2013 5:43:26 AM
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Indeed, this combination of technologies is a good one. I'm surprised no one thought of it sooner. It might be a bit expensive for a gift unless it's for someone really special, but for the type of technology it is, i think it's a fair price.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   12/18/2013 5:48:06 AM
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The 360 perspective is really quite cool, so I hope you're right, 78RPM. Until now this has been sort of a specialized effect. Perhaps one day they will be as popular as Polaroid cameras once were. (Yes, I am dating myself!)

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Re: Cool gadgets, just in time for Xmas
Rob Spiegel   12/18/2013 1:19:18 PM
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Yes, Elizabeth, this is a big step forward from the photo on the cover of Rubber Soul. 

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   12/19/2013 10:31:47 AM
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Haha, indeed it is, Rob. And I think you are dating yourself as well! (Although, to be fair, Rubber Soul is universally known, not just to us older folks. ;))

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Rob Spiegel   12/19/2013 12:19:07 PM
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Yes, I remember when Rubber Soul came out. At the time, it was big deal in my little world. But you're right, everyone knows the cover. So I felt confident with the reference.

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notarboca   12/28/2013 6:24:12 PM
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Habib, a combo 3D scanner and printer sounds very interesting, wish I got one for Christmas.

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