MS Labs is a research arm of Microsoft.  They’ve released a tech preview of some pretty exciting technology:
It’s pretty impressive stuff..  recommended for viewing on a broadband (fast) connection, for optimum viewing.
You need to be running on Windows XP or Vista (though it will run on Windows 2003 Server if you are persistent).
It basically displays a series of photos taken of a particular setting.  Then, you’re given 3D control over the viewing platform.  You can zoom in/out, freehand fly through the photos or navigate yourself through the scene.  There are a number of galleries to view.
The 3D effect and rendering look pretty "space age" and it’s remarkable to see how far this project has come in such a short time (about a year since I’ve been watching it grow).
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