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Dragonlock Lets You Print Your Own RPG Dungeons

Your party enters a darkened room. Candles flicker in the gloom and something is glinting along the far wall. Your thief enters first. Her dwarvish blade begins to glow. Danger is nearby!<p>What will you do? Will you 3D print a wall section and snap it to a floor section? Or will your move a …

Printing

Windows 10 will deliver updates through your fellow PC users

Not fond of having to wait (and wait, and wait) while you download Windows updates from Microsoft's servers? You might not have to when Windows 10 arrives. <i>The Verge</i> has noticed that a leaked version of the operating system lets you grab updates from other computers, whether they're on your local …

Bionic eye to 'restore sight', Newcastle scientists say

Scientists at a North East university are working to help "restore sight" to people who have lost their eyes.<p>Experts at Newcastle University are developing a microchip implant for the brain which receives signals from a camera in a bionic eye.<p>The technology is currently being tested and the team …

Amazon wants to fit trucks with 3D printers to speed up deliveries

Amazon has been experimenting with new shipping methods lately, but one day soon it might not have to worry about sending items at all, and use 3D printers to produce them on the curbs outside customers' homes instead. The e-commerce giant has filed several patent applications for a system that …

Why the Constitution Can Protect Passwords But Not Fingerprint Scans

Cellphone fingerprint passcodes weren’t on James Madison’s mind when he authored the Fifth Amendment, a constitutional protection with roots in …

Privacy

Everykey Wants To Put Your Passwords On Your Wrist

This embed is invalid<p>The password as a digital authenticator is under more strain than ever. But is the answer to memorizing multiple complex secure passwords to rely on proximity and a physical wristband for logging in to devices and websites? The U.S.-based makers of a device called Everykey …

Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …