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3D printable attention to detail from Type3 CAD software for jewelry design

253shares<p>Using 3D printing for jewelry design opens up new possibilities for unique crafted objects, but creators need powerful tools. The suite of …

Epson doubles print life with its SureColor P5000 17in printer

Epson claims its new 17" printer uses ink that has double the print-life of previous models and which produces a smoother, more even gloss finish. …

MIT researchers make new graphene discovery - CNN Style

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Graphene

Metal 3D Printing Startup MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million From GE Ventures

MatterFab wants to change the way metal 3D printing is done by making the process more scalable and affordable. It’s raised $5.75 million in funding to continue to refine its 3D printing technology and get its printers onto the production lines of industrial manufacturers.<p>The MatterFab 3D printer …

Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application’s user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set of standardized tools for sending out app invites over SMS and email, highlighting recommended contacts, …

How to take over the app store in 48 Hours

<i>Gilad Bechar is the co-founder & CEO of Moburst, a global mobile marketing agency helping first tier startups and brands grow their mobile business.</i><p>It’s obvious enough that a newly launched app can’t really take off on its own – vast marketing efforts are vital to accomplishing any kind of exposure …

Marketing

A new app lets anyone with a startup idea instantly chat with investors at VC firm Kleiner Perkins

In fact, he was so enamored by the startup culture there that he started sending cold emails to venture capitalists in the Valley, asking questions about term sheets and business plans. But the usual response he got — if he ever got one — was a simple one line message: "Next time you're here, let …

Startup launches first 3D-printed battery-powered rocket (update)

Rocket Lab is a Lockheed Martin-funded startup that dreams of taking small satellites to space for an affordable price -- but it wants to do so using technology quite different than usual. See, the company has revealed that its engine called the "Rutherford" is (1) composed mostly of 3D-printed …

Space Travel

Biotech Startup Pembient Is Making Rhino Horns, Sans Rhino

There’s a startup called Pembient that is 3D printing rhinoceros horns in a lab on the far edge of San Francisco. These are not horns that look like rhino horns. These are genetically identical rhino horns, according to the startup. Pembient just didn’t need a rhino in order to make them.<p>That’s …

Endangered Species

Uber is bringing its food delivery service to New York City and Chicago

Finally, an app that delivers food!<p>This week Uber is launching its food delivery service, UberEats, in New York City and Chicago. The company has already piloted the program in Los Angeles and Barcelona. UberEats will be accessible from within Uber's existing app, although the food option only …

Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

Fitbit just filed an S-1 declaring its plans to go public.<p>The filing states that the fitness-tracking company aims to raise $100 million in its initial public offering (that number could be a placeholder that will change). It also says the company will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the …

Guildery Raises $2.1 Million For Customizable, Digitally Printed Fabrics And Home Goods

Guildery, an e-commerce company that’s putting technology to use by offering digitally printed fabrics and other home accessories like pillows, drapes, ottomans, and more, has closed on $2.1 million in seed funding from Forerunner Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, SoftTech and AOL’s BBG Ventures*. The …

Pebble Time review: the simple but effective answer to Apple Watch

Pebble’s latest crowdfunding success story doesn’t try too hard, reaping the benefits of a focus on functionality, notifications and battery life<p>Pebble Time is the latest smartwatch crowdfunding success story, having broken records by hitting $2m in 58 minutes and ultimately raising more than $20m. …

Wearable Tech

Lenovo's 'Magic View' smartwatch concept hides a private display

Smartwatches, you know the drill: a touchscreen display, and it feeds you notifications and stuff. Pretty boring, right? Lenovo agrees, so has cooked up a "Magic View" concept to show things don't need to be this way. The problem Magic View solves is simple: the small displays inherent in watches. …

Fitbit likely paid at least $17.8M to acquire FitStar (updated)

<i>Correction 6:15 p.m. PDT: This story has been significantly updated to clarify the intent and terms of the Fitbit SEC filing.</i><p>Fitbit, long the leader in the fitness wearables space, has reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission its acquisition earlier this month of the fitness app maker …

Fitbit

Lessons For The Future From The World's First Smartwatch

The world’s fashion magazines wait for the Apple Watch. Pebble and Kickstarter are pushing the $20 million dollar project of the Pebble Time and the Pebble Steel. Google and its partners are wondering what happens next with Android Wear. But long before these technological marvels, wearable …

Wearable Tech

Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?

When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out updates that addressed the 360's early problems, …

Emvio's smartwatch will tell you when you're stressing out

Smartwatches are growing ever more capable by the day. Sometimes, though, there's no harm in a little focus. Enter Emvio, a watch with one core goal: to help you manage stress. There are no message notifications or apps, instead, Emvio monitors variations in your heart rate (HRV), only bothering …

Game Boy camera gun prints when you shoot

If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot photos (almost literally) and print them on the …

Cleopatra the tortoise gets a 3D-printed shell

Please don't jump on Cleopatra if you meet her. She isn't a real life red-shelled Koopa Troopa -- she's just wearing a 3D-printed prosthesis. See, Cleo the tortoise suffers from pyramiding, which means her shell has thick, pyramid-like growths due to poor nutrition. It also has holes and broken …

Cylindo Raises $1M To Create 3D Furniture Models And Expand In The US

Product visualization startup Cylindo has raised $1 million in new funding.<p>CEO Janus Jagd told me the company emerged from his own struggles moving into a new apartment, where he and his girlfriend wanted to visualize how their living room would look with a bunch of new furniture. To do that, Jagd …

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

Incredible New 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi

You've never seen a 3D printer like this<p>A new innovation by Carbon3D, unveiled Monday at the TED2015 conference, could finally move 3D printing out of the hobby shop and onto every factory floor.<p>Imagine you're in an emergency room with a blood vessel blockage. To save your life, a surgeon will …

What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new …

Asus ZenWatch review: a sophisticated-looking Android smartwatch

Comfortable, well styled, functional and with a hidden heart rate function this Android Wear watch comes as a surprise<p>The ZenWatch is one of the most attractive square Android Wear watches on the market. The OLED screen is gently curved with a polished stainless steel body inlaid with a rose …

Wearable Tech

Pebble Hits Its $500K Kickstarter Target For Pebble Time In Just 17 Minutes

Pebble knew that a return to Kickstarter was the right path for its new hardware, and the speed with which it reached its goal has proven that to be true: Already, the campaign has passed $500,000 on the crowdfunding platform. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told me in an interview that part of the …

New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

Humanyze, a unique new firm spawned in the MIT Media Lab, has developed a system that uses a smart employee badge to collect employee behavioral data, which it links to specific metrics with the goal of improving business performance. It announced $1M in seed funding today.<p>The funding was led by …

A new round of Apple Watch apps from Clear, Feed Wrangler and more are previewed

With the Apple Watch scheduled to hit the market in April, we’re getting even more glimpses of how third-party developers are planning to take …