Monthly Archives: March 2014

Watch How Matterport’s Camera Captured A 3D Model Of TechCrunch HQ


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Historically, creating an accurate 3D model of a physical space has been a time-consuming and expensive process that cost tens of thousands of dollars and required teams of people and days, if not weeks, to complete. But a startup called Matterport has dramatically changed that, with a $4500 camera that the company says can capture fully immersive 3D models of physical objects and spaces in a matter of minutes. And according to Matterport, the device can be operated by pretty much anyone who knows how to use an iPad — making 3D modeling more accessible than ever.

It’s a pretty impressive claim, so we invited Matterport to stop by TechCrunch headquarters to show us just how the camera works by creating a 3D map of our TechCrunch TV green room. You can see that in the video embedded above.

In an interview, Matterport’s CEO Bill Brown told me…

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Cannot update Windows 7 with Service Pack

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Windows 7 SP1 is a necessary critical update that should be applied when reinstalling or updating Windows.  You may run into errors when applying this service pack.  During the update, the update may stall or revert changes.  What should you do?

Be Patient – The installation failure or reverting changes may take up to an hour or more.

  • Boot into Safe Mode with networking (Reboot hit F8 several times and select Safe Mode)
    • Be patient this can take an hour or more during the reverting process
    • Once in Safe Mode with networking, disable all antivirus software – Look for other antivirus software programs that may have been installed at an earlier date and remove these (You may have to use removal tools from the vendor).  Also look for any old installations of other anti-virus software or malware tools under c:program filesany old anti-virus software.  Remove these with Programs and Features (Add/Remove…

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