Google's much-hyped 3D printing camera is one step closer to being unveiled to the world, after the company ramped its so-called Project Tango up a notch.
The tech giant has announced Project Tango will move out of its Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) - suggesting it is now thinking about future marketability and real-world applications.
Project Tango aims to let users digitally recreate the world around them in 3D and in real time by incorporating 3D mapping technology into a tablet.
The technology's most obvious application would be gaming but it could also be used for home improvements, engineering and public safety among other things.
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