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MakerBot ships Replicator Mini Compact 3D printer

MakerBot announces the availability of the fifth-generation Replicator Mini Compact 3D printer, which retails for $1,375.<p>MakerBot announced today that it's now shipping the Replicator Mini, its fifth-generation compact 3D printer. When first unveiling the printer at CES 2014, MakerBot CEO Bre …

3D Printing

Low-Cost 3D-Printed Dextrus Hand Could Transform Amputees' Lives

British inventor and robotocist Joel Gibbard has created a durable 3D-printed hand that not only boasts an impressive range of motion, but it can …

Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human body - CNN.com

Scientists are 3-D printing body parts ranging from plastic skulls to artificial eyes. Fripp Design and Research and Manchester Metropolitan University say they are able to 3-D print up to 150 prosthetic eyes an hour.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Printed eyes<p>Artificial ear<p>Artificial ear<p>Plastic skull<p>Printed …

Google: Self-driving cars are mastering city streets

Long a veteran of the highways of rural California, Google's self-driving car is working on becoming safer in the city.<p>Over the past year or so, Google has been fine-tuning how the software running its fleet of automated vehicles handles the complexities of stop-and-go driving in heavily populated …

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People often ask me what the most popular news topics are on VentureBeat. Some answers might not surprise you: Google vs. Apple, Facebook vs. Twitter, or Microsoft vs. everyone. These are classic tech industry stories: Godzilla vs. King Kong-type battles over platforms and markets that affect …

Which electric cars are the fastest?

Debate still rages on the best way to sell electric cars.<p>Should automakers be boasting of their environmental credentials? Or should they talk in a language people understand–money–and highlight the economic benefits? Maybe it’s all about silence and refinement?<p>Rarely mentioned is just how fun …

Google Glass Doesn’t Have a Privacy Problem. You Do.

Brace yourself for more Glassholes. Beginning last week, Google started to make available a limited supply of Google Glass to anyone with $1,500 to …

Google Glass

Google opens sales of Glass to adults in U.S., keeps $1,500 price tag

Google has finally opened up sales of its Glass wearable device to any adult in the U.S., but the gadget remains in a beta phase and is still priced at $1,500.<p>Any adult living in the U.S. who is interested in purchasing Google's futuristic glasses can go online to order it. The device is available …

Google announces wider availability of its Glass device

Google has started selling its computer in a pair of glasses in the United States, even though the gadget is officially still being tested.<p>Google Glass costs the equivalent of almost 1,100 euros and anyone in the US can buy the development version as long as stocks last.<p>The company did not specify …

Google Hires Fashion Expert Ivy Ross To Head Glass

Ivy Ross is being tasked with making the wearable technology attractive to the style-conscious masses.<p>Google Glass can do everything from snap photos to aid navigation. But one thing it can’t do–so far, at least–is make you look cool. Outside nerdy tech niches, most are reluctant to embrace the …

Wearable Tech

BMW Takes Its Car-Sharing Service To The Streets Of San Francisco

That means that you don't have to drop the car off in a dedicated lot, as you would with, say, Zipcar. Instead, the car will tell you when you're in an approved drop-off zone, which is between Potrero Avenue and Folsom Street and between 16th and 26th streets.<p>"We're starting in certain streets in …

San Francisco

The Rise of The 'Uberized Economy' and What It Means For Business

<i>Matthew Faustman is co-founder & CEO of San Francisco-based startup UpCounsel.</i><p>The world of labor is changing. Through laptops and mobile devices, a new world of services is becoming more accessible. The platforms enabling such services are also providing new homes for a rising entrepreneurial class …

Freescale vision chip makes self-driving cars a bit more ordinary

The company's partnership with software companies will yield an electronics package that can see pedestrians, tell if a driver is dozing off, and initiate emergency-stop decisions.<p>Self-driving cars today are exotic. But with a partnership between chipmaker Freescale and software companies Neusoft …

Driverless Cars