The best portable 3D scanner is about to get way more precise

Occipital, the maker of the Structure Sensor, has acquired a company called Lynx Laboratories, one that launched its own mobile 3D scanner on Kickstarter a few years ago. The Lynx staff will join Occipital at its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. But more importantly, Occipital now has access to algorithms developed by Lynx that make 3D depth mapping far more accurate than ever before — algorithms that will make the Structure Sensor even better.

Lynx’s IP won’t increase the resolution of the Structure Sensor, but it cuts back on the sensor mapping errors by up to 90 percent. Occipital says that initial tests reduced the error of its 3D depth maps from 5 inches down to 1/4 inch. “It’s a big deal for the idea of mapping your entire…

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Download: Google Camera 3.1 with new UI and features for Marshmallow devices

Google Camera update 3.1

We got our first look at the new and improved Google Camera app when it launched on the Nexus 6P and 5X. After a brief moment of exclusivity, it seems Google is finally ready to bring the updated UI to all Android 6.0+ devices with a new update rolling out today in the Play Store.

Aside from a new UI, Google Camera 3.1 brings swiping gestures to quickly switch between still photos and video functions, and for last year’s Nexus 6 , Auto HDR+ (even with the flash activated). In fact, you’ll notice the app seems to be all around better performing on the Nexus 6, eliminating the horrible lag when opening the app or switching between HDR+ modes. Tapping the screen while in video mode also no longer takes a photo, instead causing the camera to force focus on the area where you touched.

Although the disabling SmartBurst on the Nexus 6P now allows the phone to take any number of burst photos (no longer capped at 8), neither the Nexus 6 or 5 gain any sort of SmartBurst functionality. Also, don’t bother looking forward to any sort of slow motion features — they’re not in here either. I know, it’s sort of a bummer but perhaps other devices will see this functionality hardware willing.

Still, the few improvements the update does brings, it’s worthwhile to update. You can find the update hitting the Google Play Store in the coming hours/days/weeks or you can download it via APKMirror using the links below. Cheers.

Download Google Camera 3.1: ARM 64 (Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 , etc.) | ARM (Nexus 6, 5, etc.)

iOS 9.2 Update: 5 Things We’ve Learned in 21 Days

iOS 9.2 Update: 5 Things We’ve Learned in 21 Days is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

Its been 21 days since the release of the first iOS 9.2 beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And in that time, we’ve learned quite a bit about the next milestone upgrade for iOS 9. With a new beta now available, we want to take a look at everything we’ve learned, so far, about the iOS 9.2 update and release.

Believe it or not, its almost been a month since Apple released the first iOS 9.2 beta for developers. The public iOS 9.2 beta 1 came a day later for those in the public Beta Software Program.

Apple hasn’t said a word about the iOS 9.2 update letting its beta releases do the talking for it. And while the company is mum, we have learned a thing or two about the iOS 9.2 update, its features, and its release for iOS 9 users around the world.

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With no iOS 9.1.1 update in sight, the iOS 9.2 is currently the only candidate to replace the iOS 9.1 update that Apple rolled out last month. iOS 9.1.1 or not, iOS 9.2 is the next big update for Apple’s iOS 9 operating system.

With the iOS 9.2 beta making progress today, we want to outline a few of the things we’ve learned at the three week mark. This updated roundup includes details about iOS 9.2 features, potential problems, performance, jailbreak, and more.

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iOS 9.2 Release Date Getting Closer

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iOS 9.2 Release Date Getting Closer

Today, Apple released the fourth iOS 9.2 beta for developers. As expected, it’s dubbed iOS 9.2 beta 4. 

The iOS 9.2 beta 4 isn’t available for the general public just yet but we expect Apple to release it into the Beta Software Program later on this week. 

The arrival of an iOS 9.2 beta 4 means that the theory about a release alongside Apple Pay in Canada and Australia is all but dead. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have some idea about when to expect the public iOS 9.2 release date though. 

Apple’s making progress behind the scenes. It has released four iOS 9.2 betas in three weeks so it’s clear that the company is pushing towards a public upgrade. The company has never gone beyond a beta 5 and we wouldn’t expect that to change with iOS 9.2.

The iOS 9.1 release date came out of the blue after five betas and we could see the same from Apple’s next milestone iOS 9 upgrade. 

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iOS 9.2 Update: 5 Things We’ve Learned in 21 Days is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

15 Best Nexus 5X Cases

15 Best Nexus 5X Cases is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

In late 2015 Google released two smartphones. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. And while a new Google Pixel is the latest thing, millions of Nexus owners need case and accessories. Not to mention the Nexus 5X is still a great phone but seeing heavy discounts. Below is a collection of some of the best Nexus 5X cases that all owners should consider.

The smaller Nexus 5X has plenty to offer and does it all while only costing $379, which made it extremely popular. Now days most can find it for under $299, which is an excellent deal.

Read: Nexus Android 7.1 Nougat: What to Know

Those who bought and are enjoying the well-rounded Nexus 5X with its fast fingerprint scanner, front facing speaker and improved camera are likely considering a case to protect the HD screen, beautiful design and more. Below we have everything from regular cases, rugged cases, wallets, to ones that add extra features and functions for those who are interested.

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Google offers a few cases and accessories of their own right on the Google Store, including some rather unique “Live Cases”. At the same time, this isn’t an iPhone or Galaxy S7, so there isn’t a case from any and every manufacturer either. The options are somewhat limited, but that doesn’t mean great cases can’t be found.

Below we’ve detailed a few cases for the Nexus 5X from brands we know, use and trust. They range from your typical cheap $10 TPU cases that are thin and lightweight, durable military grade cases that can withstand a drop, and some with kickstands or even a wallet to help users carry less. Who carries a wallet when you can use Android Pay?

If you’ve been enjoying the Nexus 5X but have a few scratches on the back or that fancy new display up front, one of the cases we’ve outlined below is a good idea. Whether you’ve owned it for months, or just bought a discounted one instead of the Pixel. Lets get started.

MoKo Nexus 5X Case

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MoKo Nexus 5X Case

First up is a cheap and well-rounded case that everyone can get behind. It's your typical TPU case, but they're often my favorite cases for any phone. Simply because their thin, lightweight, minimal, yet offer tons of protection.

And while MoKo offers a few good holster cases for the Nexus 5X, their clear TPU case was the first one I bought, and what I'm still using today. It's clear, so the Nexus 5X color in white, black, or mint shines through, as does the Nexus branding. It covers the entire phone, has precision cutouts for buttons, and wraps around the screen to protect it from drops or while laying face down. It's a typical TPU case, and works great for those on a budget.

Buy it Now on Amazon for $7.95

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15 Best Nexus 5X Cases is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.