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3D printing creates film without film

As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Nexus Player Is the First Android TV Device, Pre-Orders Oct 17

Google today announced its first Android TV device will be the Nexus Player, a set-top streaming box made in partnership with Asus.<p>Android TV was first announced back in June, and is Google’s newest attempt to taking a hold of your living room, following the popular Chromecast and less successful …

Blocks' modular smartwatch will talk to your iPhone

Blocks first unveiled its modular smartwatch with a plan to use Android Wear, much as Project Ara smartphone will use a special version of Android. However, there has been a change of plans -- and it's good news if you're not of the Google persuasion. The team now says that it's using a version of …

Immortalize yourself on a brick in the Nikola Tesla Museum

The dream of having a museum dedicated to inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla is taking shape -- brick by brick.<p>Thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign that lets sponsors purchase a brick with their name or a brief saying on it, funds for the project are quickly adding up. In fact, the campaign started …

Tesla

The Backed Pack: Smart insoles, a toothbrush alternative, & a camping stove

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns. And if you have an idea for your own invention check out the Backerjack invention search!</i><p>Digitsole<p>Digitsole wants to melt that cold winter dread away with the market’s first connected …

A Wearable Drone That Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Your Selfie

“Oh man, this would make a great picture. I wish there was someone else here to take our picture for us so we didn’t have to take a selfie!”<p>Has this ever happened to you?<p>Of course it has. You’re a human being in the 21st century who reads tech blogs.<p>The Nixie aims to solve that. It’s, as crazy as …

A 3D Printed, Wifi Enabled Medical Marijuana Inhaler

The world of 3D printing shows no signs of stopping. From 3D printed guns and medical implants to food and shoes, it seems that just about anything can be 3D printed.<p>An Israeli company, Syqe Medical, thinks it has a way to make medical marijuana more accepted with the help of 3D printing. The …

By 2025, Self-Driving Trucks Will Be Cruising Down Our Highways

Not only is the system less stressful and more interesting for the driver–who otherwise might spend 10 or 11 hours on a monotonous journey that …

UC Berkeley

TinyScreen thumb-sized display supports full color

One of the key elements that anyone who is into making their own electronic devices needs is a screen. Often the size of the screen controls how …

Sony Xperia Z3 Review: Sony Improves On Its Vision Of A Perfect Smartphone

Announced at the Berlin IFA earlier this month, Sony’s latest flagship mobile is the Xperia Z3. Building on the Xperia Z1 and Z2 handsets, the Android-powered Z3 improves many areas of Sony’s older handsets. Existing Xperia owners may not find enough here to merit an immediate upgrade, but anyone …

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the 'Evolution' Drug Market

In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market’s endless demand. In …

These Nanotech Lilypads Clean Water Just By Floating In It

Well, looks can be deceiving. Owen says the one-meter diameter devices can clean whole ponds, reduce river pollution, and allow farmers to spray …

Nanotech

Kony Unveils a Revolutionary New Mobile App Design and Development Solution

<b>Kony Visualizer 2.0 Reduces App Development Time by Up to 50 Percent; First Collaborative, Cloud-enabled Design Environment for Business and IT called “WYSIWYM™” (What You See Is What You Mobilize)</b><p>ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 22, 2014–<p>Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, …

Awesome Instapaper App Now Free On iOS And Android

Marco Arment creator of the awesome Instapaper app that allows you to bookmark website pages to read later at a more convenient time, has today …

Apps

Nokia saw the future, but couldn't build it

Everything that Apple and Google are today, Nokia wanted to become<p>There was once a time when my search for a new phone would start (and likely finish) with a visit to Nokia.com. The Finnish company had the widest choice, the best designs, and the most respected brand around the world, so it was …

New iPad-Like Touchscreen On The 2015 Volvo XC90 Reinvents How We'll Interact With Our Cars

A new touchscreen on the 2015 Volvo XC90 that operates like an iPad has the potential to deliver what Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and other automakers have not been able to: a less cluttered interior with fewer driver distractions. But, like all systems that trade individual buttons for a large …

Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Amazing 'Space Taxi' — Here's How It Works

This week, NASA announced that Elon Musk's SpaceX will receive a $2.6 billion contract to develop the manned iteration of its Dragon capsule, the first version of which is already being used to resupply the International Space Station.<p>(Boeing received a contract to develop its own manned space …

Space Travel

Here’s what you missed at Gigaom’s ‘Future of AI’ meetup

Last week, Gigaom held a sold-out meetup in San Francisco featuring some of the biggest names in artificial intelligence and deep learning. Today, …

Google Now's latest trick is finding you a cheaper flight

Google Now has been showing off alternate info for when your flight's been delayed for a bit, and as of late the app's looking to take another bite out of air transit frustrations: keeping an eye on ticket prices. Poking around on Google Flights for a trip will drop a card into the search giant's …

UPS reveals plan to expand 3D printing locations

As with Staples, 3D printing is available at UPS stores, something that has thus far been a pilot program. According to the company, it will be …

Skully extends Indiegogo campaign for motorcycle helmet

Motorcycle-riding tech obsessives are getting another 30 days to decide if they want to drop a huge amount of cash to be one of the first to get Skully's high-end, tech-enhanced motorcycle helmet.<p>San Francisco-based Skully announced on Tuesday afternoon that it is extending its IndieGoGo preorder …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …