D-Briefs: State Dept. in SL, 3D Printing, More
A couple of events to briefly note today, including a new presence in the virtual world of Second Life, the U.S. State Department. Also, 3D printers are getting cheaper, but even the “home” versions remain prohibitive. Plus some microelectronics that could prove awfully cool someday.
â€¢ The U.S. State Department
will holdheld an event todayyesterday in Second Life to discuss Accessibility in the 3-D Environment: Virtual Worlds and People with Disabilities. Beam in at 11am SL Time (2pm Eastern) »to Public Diplomacy Island« to check it out.
â€¢ SpaceTime, the so-called “3D” search engine that arranges search results as stacks of pages, reported Tuesday that 100,000 people had downloaded the software in the week it had been available. I was one of them, although I’m not sure I need this functionality. There has to be a simpler way to preview multiple Web pages, but maybe there’s something I’m not seeing here.
â€¢ Finally, there’s the world’s thinnest 3-axis accelerometer for motion-based user interfaces. Cool.