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Valve starts handing out HTC's VR headset to developers

If you're one of the fortunate few software developers to have scored HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, you'll want to keep an eye out for a delivery truck in the near future. Valve has confirmed that it's shipping the Vive Developer Edition to a "wide range" of teams, ranging from indie game …

Try, Robot: Darpa contest sends new humanoids into 'nuclear reactor'

Robots are terrible drivers.<p>The one that had just navigated a smooth stretch of road a few hundred feet long had taken 15 minutes to do so, and it didn’t really fit behind the wheel of the little red chrome four-wheeler, a sort of all-terrain golf cart called a Polaris Ranger. Instead, the robot …

5 Simple Habits That Guarantee Rapid Progress Towards Your Goals

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”<p>-Benjamin Franklin<p>We all …

For Autonomous Robots, The School of Hard Knocks Is In Session

The Future of Self-Sufficient Robots Starts at the DARPA Robotics Challenge<p>It's impossible to watch the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals without getting frustrated. What the robots are expected to do in the open-air course at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, which is meant to loosely …

Oculus VR With a New Computer Should Cost Around $1500 "All-In"

Oculus hasn't yet revealed a launch price for its Oculus Rift consumer headset, but CEO Brendan Iribe recently dropped a few hints. Speaking at the annual Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes (via Recode), Iribe said, "We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to …

MoonRay 3D Printer: World’s Best Desktop Printer?

<i>MoonRay claims it is the “World’s Best Desktop 3D Printer”. Post Kickstarter campaign, can the finished product live up to expectations?</i><p>The MoonRay – …

3D Printing

Designers build a modular 3D printed house in ABS that snaps together in minutes

May 26, 2015 | By Alec<p>Over the past few years the 3D printing industry has proven to be far more innovative than many had initially hoped; while the …

Fact file: Can you really print a gun at home?

How authorities monitor the spread of unauthorised weapons has become more complicated as technology enables new manufacturing methods.<p>The …

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 …

Sometimes You 3D Print a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t... Now You Can 3D Print Any Nut or Washer You Choose

We’ve all seen the 3D printed nut and bolt file that 3D printer manufacturers like to show off as an example of their printers’ resolution …

Guitar Intonation: How to Intonate a Guitar or Bass

Keeping the "Fun" in Functional

3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing<p>article<p>https://3dprint.com/67368/3d-share-fun-and-functional/<p>Each week we review the …

Breakthrough bionic leg prosthesis controlled by subconscious thoughts

Biomedical engineering company Össur has announced the successful development of a thought controlled bionic prosthetic leg. The new technology uses …

How to Build a Brick Patio

Few do-it-yourself weekend projects deliver the beauty, utility, and overall satisfaction that building a brick patio does.<p>Photo: homeworkshop.com<p>Of …

Flip-top Tool Bench Woodworking Plan from WOOD Magazine

Flip-top Tool Bench, Woodworking Plans, Workshop Jigs, Tool Bases Stands, WOOD Issue 220, September 2013, 2013, Simple

Space Station Could Get Laser Cannon to Destroy Orbital Debris

The International Space Station could one day get armed with a laser to shoot down orbiting debris, researchers say.<p>This concept could eventually …

Distant Moons May Harbour Alien Life: Study

<b>Toronto:</b> Massive moons of exoplanets are the right size, in the right position and have sufficient water to support life beyond Earth, a new study …

Lose Weight Hypnosis - Guided Meditation for Fast Fat Loss through Healthy Diet Tips & Exercise Motivation - appPicker

◉ Learn to enjoy healthy food and exercise after listening daily for just 1–3 weeks<br>◉ Change your mindset through subconscious thoughts for effortless …