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Designer Releases A 3D-Printed Revolver

Engineering student James Patrick has built a working 3D-printable revolver that uses a rubber band and a nail to fire .22 bullets.<p>The revolver can hold six or eight bullets and moves the cylinder from position to position after each shot. Patrick has built in a protective system that keeps the gun …

Rubber Bands

This tiny drone costs $14 and is perfect for beginners

Christmas morning 2015 is going to be terrifying. Up to a million people—many of them children—are going to find drones under the tree, gifted to them by well-intentioned relatives who have no clue how dangerous these flying lawnmowers can be.<p>The thing about drones is that they can be very tricky …

Drones

3D printer for kids looks like a helmet, cheaper than an iPhone

While popular among designers, the commercial 3D printer space has, so far, failed to capture much mainstream attention and instead seems to occupy a …

3D Printing

High-Tech Glasses Can Treat Lazy Eye

The first new treatment for the condition in 50 years<p>For the 2 to 3 percent of children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, treatment options aren’t great. Since the characteristic poor vision is usually a result of weakened signals from the eye to the brain, kids have to wear patches for several hours …

Microsoft’s HoloLens gets its first augmented-reality rival: Asus

Microsoft is not the only company moving into the augmented-reality hardware space.<p>Asus, one of the world’s largest computer-hardware manufacturers, revealed that it is building its own HoloLens-style device. This headset “should” launch next year, Asus chief executive Jerry Shen said during a …

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Hoverboards

Samsung’s Gear VR Headset Is Available Now For Pre-Order

The smart-phone based virtual reality system will start shipping out next week<p>In time for the holiday season, the Oculus experience is getting one of its most anticipated headsets yet: one that piggybacks on an existing mobile device to provide a self-contained and portable virtual gaming …

Dell's XPS 12 magnetic laptop hybrid is now on sale

And so's the Alienware Steam Machine<p>Dell's new XPS 12 is now on sale at the company's online store. This year's model ditches the weird screen-flipping direction of 2013 for a more conventional laptop/tablet hybrid design; there's a keyboard base that uses magnets to secure the 12.5-inch tablet …

Pebble Time Round: A beautiful smartwatch, with compromises

Pebble Time Round<p>Seriously attractive<p>Incredibly Thin<p>Beware of the Bezel<p>Notifications on your wrist<p>Color but not bright<p>No touch screen<p>Charge from the …

Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

Japanese electronics maker NEC has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality.<p>The system is called …