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A robot is going to 3D print a bridge in Amsterdam

There are 3D printers that can print metals, and 3D printers that can “draw” shapes in the air. But there aren’t many 3D printers capable of doing this:<p>Dutch 3D printing company MX3D, which has developed robots that can print plastic and metal in all kinds of shapes, is going to use a robotic 3D …

3D Printing

Kerbal Space Program review

Need To Know<p><b>What is it?</b> A solar sandbox playground and serious sim combined.<b><br>Influenced by:</b> Physics, NASA, Minecraft, sort of.<b><br>Play it on:</b> Core i5, 4GB …

Top 5 iOS libraries every iOS developer should know about

When it comes to networking, this library makes every developer’s life a whole lot easier. AFNetworking is a light-weight and fast networking library …

Polygon plays D&D, with special guest star Crag T'Nelson

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Fantasy Grounds</i> is a software platform that lets you play tabletop role-playing games with your friends through Steam. They recently added officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition content, which contains all of the information found in the …

Dungeons and Dragons

7 Easy Ways to Learn Coding and Computer Science for Free

These days it seems like people fall into one of three categories: people who know how to code, people who want to learn how to code and people who …

The Death of Cocoa

Cocoa is the de facto standard library of Objective-C, containing many of the essential frameworks for working in the language, such as Foundation, …

Computer Science

New wearable tells your DVR to record a show when you doze off at the TV

Watching TV is already one of the top things to do when you're feeling lazy, and soon it'll require even less effort. UK telco Virgin Media is set to trial a new wristband that monitors your pulse and can tell when you've fallen asleep. It'll then beam a message to your TiVo and tell it to pause …

Material Question

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger

Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice. However, VoiceOver can also be used by anyone to unlock their iPhones by drawing their passcodes with …

Writing

Hot deals ending soon: Extreme Micro Drone 2.0, iOS 8 & Swift Bootcamp, more [Deals]

Hot deals are introduced every day at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>As new ones arrive, older offers must leave. We’ve highlighted 5 such deals that are ending very soon and we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out. Read on to check them out.<p><b><br>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 with Aerial Camera</b><p>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 …

GoPro to make its own drones

For as long as there have been consumer drones on the market, people have been strapping on GoPros to turn them into eyes in the sky.<p>According to a</i> …

This RC Carbon Fiber Glider Looks Like a Stealthy Paper Airplane

The Power Up 3.0 was the first paper airplane that actually let you steer and fly your folded creation like an RC toy, but in terms of durability it …

New generation of hi-tech planes lead race to resurrect supersonic air travel

Supersonic air transport looked to have died in 2003, when the Concorde made its last flight. But a new generation of super-fast planes, able to fly …

Aviation

Yahoo and Flickr Mix Social Computing Into Image Recognition

Not long ago, the concept of image recognition was considered the wave of the future, somewhere on the sidelines of public consciousness. Not anymore.<p>Photography trends have now propelled this technology to front and center stage because of the sheer volume of images shot and stored and the need to …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X
Space Exploration

China Shows Off Holographic Ground Control System for Drones

Drone Sold Separately<p>AVIC, China's top aerospace manufacturer, is finding unexpected but sci-fi inspired ways to push the drone technological envelope. The Holographic Ground Control System (GCS) displays a holographic image of the drone, making it easier for the controller to intitutively …

How the Middle East’s First Nuclear War Started

<i>The following is a fictional story by Mathew Burrows, who, for the past decade, has overseen the creation of the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends Report—an intelligence-based futurist guide that has become essential reading for the White House as well as the Departments of State,</i> …

Apple iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals subtle differences from iPhone 6

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6 Plus and finds some interesting differences from the smaller iPhone 6.<p>On the outside, the iPhone 6 Plus looks like just a scaled up iPhone 6, but the internal hardware tells a different story. The phones are very similar but far from identical.<p><b>For more</b> …

Mobile Technology

Movie Theaters Ban Google Glass

Sorry, Glass, no popcorn or giant sodas for you<p>One of the selling points of Google Glass is its ability to take pictures and video of anything within your field of vision, but when that field of vision is occupied by the latest major motion picture, your Google Glass now needs to be far, far …

Google Glass

The curious case of the disappearing Nexus 6

For a moment the page changes, the default "out of stock" message replaced by an estimated shipping date. Quickly, you move your cursor across the screen and hit the order button, only to discover the device is no longer available. You close the tab. Better to try again later. This is the …

Why Use 3D-Printed Drones?

Glenn Murphy, Student, University of Virginia<br>If you were to go out today and fly the plane and it comes down hard, and you break a piece, we can come back here, we can hit “print,” get the piece out of the printer, snap it into place and we’re ready to fly again, immediately.<p>Michael Balazs, Chief …

Someone Invented A Watch That Can Shoot Real Lasers — And You Need To See It In Action To Believe It

Now <i>this</i> is a wearable.<p>A young German laser weapons hobbyist by the name of Patrick Priebe, who builds and showcases all sorts of crazy laser gadgets on his website and on YouTube, fulfilled a lifelong dream for fans of the James Bond films: He built a digital wristwatch with a built-in laser, just …

James Bond

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

From warp drives to holodecks: 7 Star Trek technologies scientists are working on

Science fiction is well known for imagining future technology before it gets here. And this is particularly true for <i>Star Trek</i>.<p>Some of the gadgets portrayed on <i>Star Trek</i> have since become a reality, including wireless communications and portable flat-screen computers (iPads, essentially). Other …

Patents hint at Magic Leap’s new approach to augmented reality

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Magic Leap<p>There is a tremendous amount of hype around Oculus Rift. But it only takes one try to understand why. We may …

New software kit tells a lot about Apple Watch

Apple opened up its Software Development Kit, dubbed Watch Kit, to developers on Tuesday for coders looking to create apps for its upcoming Apple …

Smartwatches

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

Pay Phones In NYC To Be Replaced With Up To 10,000 Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Next Year

There were about 2.2 million pay phones in the U.S. as of 2000 and now there are under 500,000, according to the American Public Communications Council. The decline in pay phone usage is largely attributed to the ubiquity of mobile phones. The city of New York plans to replace its pay phones with <b>up</b> …