Design and print 3D objects from your iPhone with a new app from Sculpteo

The designs are based on photographs you take of yourself or a friend. Sculpteo’s app turns your face’s profile into a 3D object, such as the vase shown here. You can also transform it into a number of other objects, such as a bowl, plate, or mug. Once you’ve completed the design, you upload it and Sculpteo sends it to a local 3D printing facility which manufactures the object using a ceramic printing process.

The top 5 CES trends that will matter in 2012

If you couldn’t tell by the avalanche of product news hitting VentureBeat over the past few weeks, the next Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us. The annual trade show, which has been held in Las Vegas for more than a decade, is where many of the world’s biggest electronics companies debut their new products, announce major news, and desperately try to remind us that they exist.

Skiing down a mountain? Put a smartphone-controlled wireless camcorder on your head

When you’re skiing down a mountain, you can actually share the viewing experience with your friends these days by attaching a high-definition wireless camera to your goggles. One of the companies making that possible is Ambarella, a camera chip maker that is announcing a new wireless camera developer kit today to make it easier to create a new generation of these sports cameras.