Rosanne Rubino

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Cold outside? Grow a garden indoors

Fight the winter blues with plants that can be enjoyed inside<p>The best antidote to winter is to have a chunk of your garden in the house. I don't grow many plants that stay indoors permanently – mostly they are brought inside in autumn and turfed out again in spring – but one full-time lodger is the …

Global Mobile Android/iOS Messaging App Map Dominated By WhatsApp — But BBM Bags A Foothold

The mobile messaging app landscape continues to be highly geographically fragmented, with different messaging services doing well in different global regions. Despite ongoing localised variety, messaging veteran WhatsApp remains dominant in multiple global regions, even as relative newcomer — to …

MakerBot Digitizer Will Clone All Your Stuff Using a Turntable and Lasers

There are a few major obstacles in the way of 3-D printing's imminent mainstream success: affordability, easy-to-use hardware, and easy-to-design …

Zeus - 3D Printer Scanner Overfunds In 24 Hours

3D printing may finally make its way into the home. The aptly named 3D printer scanner, Zeus, may be a game changer in getting 3-dimensional printers into the consumer market. Invented at the University of Southern California‘s new incubator/accelerator, Viterbi Startup Garage, the team comes from …

3Doodler 3D printing pen's shipping model hits IFA, we go hands-on

Remember the 3Doodler? Odds are plenty of you do, seeing as how the company managed to nab a staggering $2.3 million for its $30,000 Kickstarter campaign. For the minority of you who didn't participate, here's a quick refresher: the device is a 3D printing pen. It's a bit like a hot glue gun for …

3D Printing: Signs It's Finally Going Mainstream?

Sure, 3D printers sound cool--but are they ready to go mass market? A few signs point to yes.<p>There's nothing quite like the Microsoft stamp of approval.<p>Recently, the famed tech juggernaut--now in the throes of an upcoming chief executive transition and a Nokia acquisition--announced it would carry …

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This Intern Figured Out How to Make a Crazy-Small 3-D Printer

Like most interns, Stefan Reichert was assigned a bunch of menial tasks while working for top tier design consultancies in Silicon Valley. No one …

World’s biggest and fastest 3D printer in the making - printing airplanes

A South Africa based company called Aerosud is working hard on realizing the world’s fastest and largest prototype 3D printer. The printer will use …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

World’s First 3D-Printed Architecture by Smith Allen Studio

Bryan Allen and Stephanie Smith of Smith Allen Studio may have created the world’s first 3D-printed architecture with their Echoviren structure. Made …

Custom Eyewear: The Next Focal Point For 3D Printing?

Bespoke eyewear manufacturer Tom Davies‘ plans for 3D printers in his business were simple: convince opticians all over the world to buy them. The opticians could use 3D printers to “prefit” (or, produce a sample frame) customers before Davies made a frame using his preferred materials of luxury …

Shapeways, the Etsy of 3D printing, raises $30M

The 3D printing movement is well under way -- albeit with some hype built in -- and Shapeways, a marketplace where people can design, create, and sell their own products, is leading the charge.<p>Shapeways, sometimes known as the Etsy for 3D printing, now has 10,000 "shop owners" -- people who have …

NTU Ramps Up 3D Printing With $30 Million Research Center

<i>AsianScientist (Sep. 16, 2013)</i> – Soon, life-saving body parts such as corneas, skin and heart tissue may just be a click away, thanks to a new S$30 …

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Hands-On With The botObjects ProDesk3D

After months of speculation and quite a bit of skepticism, we’re pleased to report that the ProDesk3D is real, it works, and it really does print in color. How, exactly, is still under question – we weren’t given direct access to the innards of the machine – but we saw it working with our own …

Computer algorithms create and 3D-print a terrifying, 'Alien'-style altar

A mysterious, intelligent species supposedly created the eerie and intricate designs found in <i>Alien</i>, but a group of designers have programmed an algorithm that can make something similarly awe-inspiring almost entirely on its own. The designers have used their algorithm to map and 3D-print a …

License to mill: Mebotics' Microfactory combines 3D printer and milling machine

Though it's tempting to characterize this as a compromised product, that may yet prove unfair. On the 3D printing side of things, the Microfactory is …

Occipital’s New Structure Sensor Turns Your iPad Into A Mobile 3D Scanner

The folks at Boulder/San Francisco-based Occipital are very much software people — the company’s RedLaser app was a big hit in the early App Store days before the team sold it to eBay, as was 360 Panorama before iOS 6’s Panorama feature took some of the wind out of its sails.<p>Their roots may be in …

5 Ways A Radically New Way To 3-D Print Could Change The World

A new 3-D printing process called Hyperform holds the promise to produce furniture, architecture, and more.<p>Earlier this morning, we unveiled what might be the future of 3-D printing. Hyperform was developed by MIT grads and designers Marcelo Coelho and Skylar Tibbits to print large objects using …

MakerBot Introduces an Easy Way to Duplicate Objects

MakerBot 3D Scanner<p>The Digitizer<p>Scan View<p>Back View<p>Replications<p>Printing<p>Front View<p>3D Printer<p>3D Printed Dog<p>NEW YORK CITY — 3D-printing company MakerBot …

Zim offers dual-head 3D printing right out of the box

Zeepro designed its sleek-looking desktop printer to be as user-friendly as possible, so it comes equipped with its own ARM PC board and doesn't …

Mobile 3D scanner Structure Sensor makes 5X its Kickstarter goal in under 48 hours

Less than 48 hours after San Francisco startup Occipital’s Structure Sensor, a device that turns your iPad into a mobile 3D scanner, went live on …

The FlashForge Creator and the practicalties of 3D printing at home

The basic facts: A 3D printer is a computer-driven device that makes objects out of a supplied material; in this case, plastic. The printer melts the …

Making a maker: Frustrations connecting a laptop to a 3D printer

Last week I made a 3D digital design of a water bottle cap in 123D Design. This week, I wanted to fire up a 3D printer and print it.<p>It didn’t go as …

The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

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3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

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The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype

Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically impossible to make. The ones that were possible, …

Gartner Estimates Home 3D Printer Shipments Will Grow 49% This Year

While I’m wary of analyst reports that offer exact figures, Gartner expects 56,507 sub-$10,000 3D printers to ship in 2013, a 49 percent jump over last year. They also expect 98,065 units sold in 2014 and double that in 2015. Their report, however ridiculous, still points to one important thing: …