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Kickstarter 3D printing star buys time as death's shadow looms

SINGAPORE — Despite the rumours of its imminent death, Singaporean Kickstarter star Pirate3D is insisting that its ship remains afloat, and that it …

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This change to the web's most popular image format could ruin photo-sharing on the internet

This week, the organisation that sets technical standards for the JPEG format that creates digital photos, has been considering introducing "DRM" — Digital Rights Management software that prevents people from copying or freely distributing any given file.<p>The vast majority of images you see on the …

Music industry 'paranoid' after Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Blurred Lines case

By Chi Chi Izundu <i>Newsbeat entertainment reporter</i><p><b>People in the music industry are "getting paranoid about infringing copyright" after it was ruled that Blurred Lines "copied" another song, a leading forensic musicologist has told Newsbeat.</b><p>Peter Oxendale, who worked on the case, says his workload has …

One Reason You Might Still Be Paying $120 for a TI-89 Calculator: Copyright

There’s absolutely nothing in the operations of the calculator—the things that it does—that makes it unique.<p>A story about calculators made the nerd-nostalgia rounds recently: Why are today's teenagers still using TI-83 graphing calculators? The chunky devices are far less powerful than the average …

There's No DRM in JPEG—and We Should Keep It That Way

If you have ever tried scanning or photocopying a banknote, you may have found that your software—such as Adobe Photoshop, or the embedded software …

DRM

Makerbot Has Now Cut 36% of Staff in Last 6 Months

The CEO of Makerbot, [Jonathan Jaglom] announced this week a massive reorganization. Twenty percent of the staff will be laid off, management will be …

Inglewood taxpayers must pay over $110,000 for “objectively unreasonable” copyright lawsuit against critic

In August, a federal court rejected a copyright lawsuit brought by the City of Inglewood, Calif., against a critic of the city. The alleged copyright infringement? Posting excerpts of videos of city council meetings — videos that are, under California law, public records — interspersed with …

Our Worst Fears are Confirmed. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Intellectual Property | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>This is about increasing the ability of global corporations to source wherever they can at the lowest cost.</i> <i>Michael Wessel, The Guardian, Oct 9, …

Blizzard Nukes Popular HTML5 Version of StarCraft Game

Browser-based copies of popular games, both new and old, have become quite popular over the years.<p>With Javascript and HTML5 it’s possible for …

3D Printer Reviews | Best 3D Printers 2018

If you're looking for the best 3D printer to meet your needs, it helps to...<p>February 29, 2016<p>Read our Ultimaker 2 Extended review and learn about …

Hot yoga founder loses legal fight to copyright poses

A California appeals court has ruled against the infamous multi-millionaire yogi and founder of 'hot' yoga, Bikram Choudhury, ending his decade-long legal battle to copyright his sequence of yoga poses in a heated room.<p>Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw described Bikram's sequence of 26 poses and two …

3D printing is a cool, futuristic concept that's not making a lot of money

3D printing is the closest thing we have to magic: it can recreate everything from toys to clothes to human cells. Now the companies behind it just …

3D Printing

Megaupload's Kim Dotcom takes the stand, fends off inquiries into finances

At extradition hearing, Dotcom says he made $13 million USD from sales of Mega shares<p>Kim Dotcom, founder of the now defunct file-storage service Megaupload, made his long awaited appearance in a New Zealand court on Thursday.<p>Indicted by the United States on criminal copyright violations in January …

Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video)

The Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer ($3,299) is elegant in its simplicity, and more capable of producing accurate models with detailed intricacy than any …

Copyright Trolls Announce UK 'Anti-Piracy' Invasion

So-called copyright trolls were a common occurrence in the UK half a decade ago, when many Internet subscribers received settlement demands for …

Popcorn Time

Argentina Proposes a 100-Year-Plus Copyright Extension on Photography

This record-breaking 3D-printer Kickstarter project is now for sale

Last April, David Jones and Michael Armani made a humble crowdfunding request on Kickstarter: Help us, world, to raise $50,000, and we’ll deliver the …

Zeus All-In-One 3D Printer by AIO Robotics

Price: $2499If you thought your 3D printer needs a makeover, try to switch to Zeus All-In-One 3D Printer by AIO Robotics. It 3D prints and scans at …

Is the Readybox the Fastest Consumer 3D Printer in the World?

While working as a lab manager for the Rapid Prototyping lab at the University of Maryland, Brett Potter came into contact with dozens of 3D printers …

3D Printing

This startup wants to put a desktop 3D printer in every small business

Before unveiling his startup’s new desktop stereolithography 3D printer at a launch event last Tuesday, Max Lobovsky, CEO and co-founder of Formlabs, …

The Max Desktop 3D Printer Launches From $900

MaherSoft has this week announced the launch of their new Max desktop 3D printer that will be showcased for the first time during next month’s 3D …

3D Printing

The M3D Micro, the First True Consumer 3D Printer

After the most successful 3D printing-related Kickstarter ever ($3.4 million), M3D recently announced a fully-fledged retail version of their Micro …

Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers' Computer Code

The revelation that Volkswagen rigged software to cheat on emissions tests got us wondering: What else is the software in your car doing that you don't know about?<p>Well, that answer, for the time being, will remain a mystery.<p>That's because there's a little-known law in the U.S. that bars car owners …

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Lights Down, Pizza Ordered: Netflix Releases DIY ‘Movie Night’ Button

Every Friday in my household there is a ritual. All work and school stuff is tossed in the corner, to be ignored for the rest of the evening. Phones are silenced, email closed. We order pizza, drag out some bean bags, snuggle up with our dogs and watch a movie. We’re not alone here. Despite …

This Raspberry Pi Mini Arcade Walked Right Out of the 80s

If you grew up in the 1980s, you may remember self-contained desktop computer games such as “Desktop Scramble.” These games may be primitive by today’s standards, but for web developer and avid tinkerer Matt Brailsford, aka “Circuitbeard,” one can make a great housing for a Raspberry Pi miniature …

The EPA shot itself in the foot by opposing rules that could've exposed VW

It was the cheat heard round the world: last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accused Volkswagen of gaming emissions testing. The German automaker programmed millions of cars — sold worldwide — to release fewer emissions during the testing procedure, while projectile vomiting …

16 Sweet and Savory Tart Recipes, Because Everything Tastes Better With a Butter Crust

Because everything tastes better when it's in a butter crust.<p><b>Nothing says "dinner table centerpiece"</b> quite like a tart. These savory and sweet versions—from a savory spinach dinner tart to a show-stopping chocolate-caramel number—are all elegant, beautiful, and easy to pull off with a little …

Baking

What Was I Thinking? DIYers Talk About Their Worst Decisions

Sometimes what seems like a good idea at the time just isn't. Get tips from these DIY projects that didn't go so well.

Monkey Business: PETA Sues On Behalf Of The Monkey Selfie; Claims Copyright Belongs To The Monkey

Remember the monkey selfie? That is the photo that was taken by a macaque monkey in Indonesia, using a camera left on the ground by photographer …

All the 'Happy Birthday' song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules

None of the companies that have collected royalties on the "Happy Birthday" song for the past 80 years held a valid copyright claim to one of the most popular songs in history, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday.<p>In a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims, the judge ruled …