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Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost Just $247 For First 350 Backers

Get ready, get set, Kickstart. The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer is up on Kickstarter, and the first 350 backers will be able to get it for just $247—$100 off its regular price of $347.<p>The 3D printer is targeted at home users and beginners, say its founders. One of our editors, John Biggs, had his …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

App Store race sees Google leading downloads while Apple wins revenues

New data from tech analysts Canalys (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) shows Google leading downloads, with Google Play accounting for 51 percent of the market against Apple’s 40 percent, but Apple well ahead in monetisation, taking 74 percent against “close to 20 percent” for Google.<p>Q1 2013 app store downloads …

Immigration Reform: AFL-CIO, US Chamber Of Commerce Come To A Meeting Of The Minds On Guest Workers

With the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce both apparently agreeing to support a key element of the bipartisan, comprehensive …

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, And Even The New T-Mobile Are Trying To Screw You

T-Mobile announced its new "Uncarrier" strategy--no more two-year contracts, pay for the phone up front. It's a step in the right direction, but not enough. Let's ban all smartphone subsidies and contracts.<p>Today T-Mobile announced that it will begin selling the iPhone 5, which is nice for T-Mobile …

Watch A Ferrofluid Sculpture Move To The Rhythm

And get your own, via Kickstarter.<p>Though they're primarily used in speakers and hard drives, ferrofluids -- liquids that respond to a magnetic field like a solid -- also make awesome art installations. When in the presence of a magnetic field, tiny particles of metal (usually iron) suspended in oil …

Meet Amiigo, The Most Accurate Fitness Tracker

Amiigo recognizes more than 100 different exercises, and tabulates burned calories with uncanny accuracy.<p>Every January, millions of people resolve to get more exercise. Health-club memberships spike as does interest in fitness trackers, which use accelerometers to record activity. The trouble with …

These LED Bulbs Can Shine With A Color You Select From Any Photo

And do other neat tricks. Smart lighting that's as easy as screwing in a bulb.<p>Smart lighting systems allow homeowners to control any bulb in their house, set timers, and dim lights—all from a single control panel. The systems aren't perfect: They're pricey, and setup often requires wiring fixtures, …

You're Playing Smartphone Games In The Bathroom, Aren't You? [Infographic]

Some fun stats about mobile gaming.<p>Mobile gaming is big because it's just so darn convenient. You can play a round of something in bed, in transit, or--no judging here--in the bathroom, as 11 percent of mobile gamers apparently do, according to this infographic from SponsorPay (which works with …

Roku 3 Review: Yeah, It's The Best Media Streamer

If you want to play streaming video or audio through your TV, from Netflix or Hulu or HBO Go or Spotify or anything else, the new Roku is easily the right choice.<p>The Roku 3 is the best media streamer. The hardware's clean, the software's snappy, the app selection is second-to-none, and it's more …