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SXSW 2013: Makerbot Shows Off New 3-D Scanner That Turns Real Objects Into 3-D-Printable Files

An easy way to scan an object and let the world 3-D print it.<p>Right at the start of South by Southwest, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis has announced the company's 3-D printing desktop scanner: the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner. It's exactly what it sounds like: a Makerbot-created tool that can scan …

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Dad Of The Year Hacks 'Donkey Kong' So His Daughter Can Play The Princess And Save Mario

Mario save the princess? Pfft.<p>Mike Mika says in the YouTube description for this video that his 3-year-old daughter wanted to be able to save Mario while playing <i>Donkey Kong</i>. Why not? She could play as Princess Toadstool in <i>Super Mario Bros. 2</i>, after all. Since that wasn't an option, he built a …

BlackBerry Z10 Review: If They Could Turn Back Time...

The totally revamped phone that hopes to save BlackBerry is a damn fine first effort for a new platform. But can a new platform succeed in 2013?<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry Curve. I have nothing but fond memories of it--the speed and ease of typing on that keyboard, the battery that lasted …

Watch This Guy Remix Super Mario By Glitching It Out

It's the r-r-r-r-remix.<p>super mario spacetime organ (illucia & soundplane) from paperkettle on Vimeo.<p>Chris Novello is working on some hardware called Illucia, a system that can route information between computer programs. What does that look like? Well, let him show you. Here he takes <i>Super Mario</i>, …

Gallery: April 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Space Station's Giant Antimatter Magnet Finds Abundance Of Mysterious Particles

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer's first results could be evidence of dark matter.<p>Right in Earth's neighborhood, space is positively bubbling with high-energy antimatter particles--a lot more than can be explained. These excess positrons--mirror opposites of negatively charged electrons--just might …

Facebook builds a database benchmark for a graph-powered world

If you’re doing any sort of social-media application, you might want to take note of what Facebook just built. The company has created a benchmarking …

Midokura Scores $17.3M Series A To Ramp Up Its Network Virtualization Offering On A Global Scale

Japan’s Midokura, a startup with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Lausanne and Barcelona, today announced a $17.3 million Series A funding round, led by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, along with NTT Group’s DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., and Innovative Ventures Fund Investment, the investment …

Google Rolls Out Quickoffice for Android and iPhone

Google on Wednesday announced the release of Quickoffice for Android and iPhone, available gratis for all its Apps for Business customers. If you fit the bill, you can download the apps now for free from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.<p>Google’s Quickoffice is meant for business users that have to …

Safari jumps to 61 percent of mobile browser share

Safari has won back some of the ground it lost recently to rival mobile browsers.<p>Apple's iOS browser captured 61.79 percent of all mobile browser Web traffic seen by Net Applications in March. That was a healthy rise from the 55.41 percent tracked in February.<p>Safari remained firmly in the lead last …

‘Linux of online learning’ gets stronger: edX and Stanford team up to build open source platform

In its mission to become the “Linux of online learning,” edX just got a powerful new partner. On Wednesday, the Harvard and MIT-backed non-profit is …

Mobile phone celebrates 40th anniversary

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/967000/967258_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534409432_2935c9b98dda6b1e17396b939e7f0a11<p><b>The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973.</b><p>Marty Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at …

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Angry Birds Maker Rovio Says 2012 Sales Up 101% To $195M With Merchandising, IP 45% Of That; Net Profit $71M

Rovio, creator of the blockbuster Angry Birds series of mobile games, today reported its full-year results for 2012. While the company continues its rapid growth — now at 1.7 billion game downloads, and 263 million active users as of December 2012 — increasingly that scale is being leveraged to …