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A Quick Guide to Buying Your First 3D Printer

Although it’s a relatively new industry, there are a lot of 3D printers available on the market.<p>It’s helpful to browse 3D printers online to see what’s available and to get a feel for what models you may be interested in. However, without actually seeing a model in action and the output that it produces, you’ll never really know how well it operates. If possible, visit a vendor or attend a 3D printing conference to try a model before you buy it, and you’ll minimize the chance of suffering any …

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I can’t even open a program to screenshot this<p>everything is good

And so is 99.9999999999993% of the internet

And so is 99.9999999999993% of the internet.

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Old Statues Find Their Place in Modern Art via “Statue Selfies”

If you had people staring at you every day for centuries you’d be pretty narcissistic too.

SXSW is made of panels

SXSW is made of panels. You knew that, but did you know this?: You, random individual, <i>you</i> get to pick the panels. Panels like the one proposed in the video above. It’s a very good video, and if you pick it, it’ll be an even better panel.<p>Here’s the panels we’ll be on, if you decide to pick them:<p>Think Like an Animator: Motion on Android (That’s the video above.)<br>• Viva Album Art!<br>• Making Metrics Meaningful @ Tumblr<br>• Beyond Live, Why the L+3 Social TV Convo Matters<br>• Social Media Is Intolerable<br>• Millenials, …

Hackers Breach Hospital Network, Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records

A group of hackers, believed to be from China, has breached a large American hospital network, stealing 4.5 million patients' records.<p>The target of …

Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up as 'Derp' for social data research

The alliance will offer data to universities, offering academics access to information to promote cross-platform study<p>Academic researchers will be granted unprecedented access to the data of major social networks including Imgur, Reddit, and Twitch as part of a joint initiative: The Digital …

Mom invents app to stop teens from ignoring parent phone calls

A Houston mom was fed up with her teenage son ignoring her calls and texts to his mobile phone. She’d call and call and he’d never pick up. Her texts seemed to be sent into a black hole.<p>Sharon Standifird decided something needed to be done and figured she could use modern technology to get Bradley …

Chinese Hackers Stole Info on 4.5 Million U.S. Hospital Patients

The "Advanced Persistent Threat" strikes again.<p>If you’ve been to a hospital in a small town or anywhere in the southeastern portion of the United States in the last few years, it’s worth keeping an eye on your personal information.<p>Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, …

Tricking Facebook's Algorithm

It may be possible to game Facebook's news feed, but the social publishing will still win in the end.<p>We often talk about algorithms like they're people. Algorithms take action. They think. They make decisions. Sometimes they even offend us and we tell them so: "Um, no thanks, Facebook." "Whoa, …

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

The Mysterious Fungus Infecting the American Southwest

Valley fever has been around for more than 100 years, and disproportionately affects poor farmworkers. For some, it becomes a lifelong illness, and doctors don't know why.<p>Last fall, Kirt Emery was on his motorcycle, cruising up the 99 freeway over the mountains from Santa Barbara to Bakersfield, …

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