Barbara Fletcher Meyers

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We Tried It! 3D Printed Cookie Cutters

We’ve been playing around with our new Makerbot here at Brit HQ, and we decided it was time to give you a peek at what we’ve been making. This week, the collective sweet tooth in the office got the best of us, and we decided it was time for some cookies. Thus, we needed to print up some cookie …

Why the market for 3D printing will triple in five years

Wall Street is starting to wake up to the potential of 3D printing. This morning Citi analyst Kenneth Wong released a bullish note projecting that the market for 3D printing and related services will triple by 2018, citing the leading companies in this area, Stratasys and 3D Systems. (Granted, such …

How 3-D Printing Might Revolutionize Amazon's Same-Day Delivery

3-D printing could someday help Amazon achieve same-day delivery without requiring that huge inventories sit in regional warehouses across the …

3D printing startup wants to create a Netflix for real life things - ExtremeTech

By on August 28, 2013 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>3D printing might be at the …

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5 Ways Smithsonian Uses 3-D Scanning to Open Up History

What happens when 3-D scanning is unleashed on America's attic?<p><b>You'd expect to find miniature models of President Abraham Lincoln's head, renderings of five-million-year-old whale skeletons, and even busts of long-dead employees gracing the shelves at the Smithsonian Institution in</b> …

3D-printed medical devices spark FDA evaluation

When Kaiba Gionfriddo was just a few months old, a 3D-printed device saved his life.<p>Kaiba was born with a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia, which meant his windpipe was weak, and would collapse and prevent air from flowing to his lungs. Researchers at the University of Michigan sought …

Yes, the president’s speech was political — and for good reason

<b>President Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Obama’s March on Washington speech was a potent reminder that progressive goals are inherently political<p>Brian Beutler<p>August 28, 2013 9:03pm (UTC)<p>If you listened …

Parents face the student loan double whammy

In America these days, loans (and blood) are thicker than water.<p>At age 51, Charlene Rose had hoped to be socking away money for retirement by now. Instead, she's still paying off her student loans, largely for a master's degree she got to advance her career. And now she's got three kids in college, …

Nearly a Year After IPO, Workday Appears to Be Working Out

It has been nearly a year since Workday, the cloud-based human-resources software company, first debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. On Tuesday, …

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And the secret formula for Coke (or Twinkies or KFC) is...

Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret.<p>But in one of the many signs that the surveillance is as much about theater as reality, the images that …

LinkedIn Tells Noisiest Members To Hush, And A Ruckus Ensues

When Internet sites invite millions of members to post, it’s a safe bet that before long, shouting and head-banging will ensue. Facebook had a ruckus a while back, regarding photos uploaded by breast-feeding activists, or “lactivists.” Reddit struggled last year to deal with posts known as …

Meet the new CEO: Smart, confident, and on the cover of Vogue

<i>This is a guest post by Levo League CEO</i> <i>Caroline Ghosn</i><p>There is a new kind of CEO in town, and she looks a little different than we are used to. For starters, she is a <i>she</i> — and she may wear Toms to the office, and have a baby on her hip while she writes emails and makes dinner. In another scenario, …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Home prices across the US defy gravity

Home prices are going up, up, up, but it’s not a bubble just yet.<p>The surge in home prices over the past year may have some home buyers wondering if the market has gotten ahead of itself. Rising interest rates aside, housing prices in most parts of the country appear to have plenty of room to move …

E-cigarette sales are booming, could outpace traditional smokes within decades

More and more American smokers are opting to get their nicotine fix using e-cigarettes instead of conventional smokes — and Big Tobacco is taking note. Several major tobacco companies have this year introduced their own versions of electronic cigarettes, joining a bevy of small purveyors who've …

Microsoft creates white Xbox One for employees

Microsoft is building a white Xbox One, but it's for employees only. A Reddit poster has revealed that Microsoft plans to gift the special edition white Xbox One to employees who have worked on the next-generation console. Employees working in Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, the …

Less time at the office doesn’t make people happier, study shows

Problem<p>Work is making you miserable. Your boss is a mean little man with a clip-on tie and a rub-on tan and he’s got you running round the office like a dog around a track. Your coworkers unironically say things like “hump day” and “working hard, or hardly working?” If you could just spend a few …

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Not enough to graduate college: Now there's an exit exam

BOSTON -- Seniors returning to classes at dozens of U.S. colleges and universities have one more hurdle to prepare for this school year: a new standardized test for graduating students intended to give prospective employers a measure of their abilities.<p>Called Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus …

Facebook will pay $15 per user after judge approves final $20M ad settlement

Facebook(s fb) will pay out $9 million to approximately 614,000 users as part of a $20 million legal settlement that is intended to compensate users …

Economy recovering, but pay stuck in the doldrums

You're going to have to be patient. Very patient.<p>The wage "stagnation" workers are experiencing even as the economy and job numbers continue to improve is going to last considerably longer than expected, according to economists at the <b>Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco</b>.<p>That wage increases come to …

U.S. will hit debt limit in mid-October, Treasury secretary Lew says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will run out of borrowing authority under the nation's $16.7-trillion debt limit in mid-October, Treasury Secretary<p>Jacob J. Lewformally toldCongresson Monday as he implored lawmakers to act soon to avoid a government default.<p>Lew had last updated Congress on the debt limit in …

Chronically High Unemployment Levels Persist

A quarter of youth in the world are unemployed and not studying in school.<p>Dubbed NEETs (Not Employed, in Education, or Training), more than 26 million young people in the developed world and 260 million in the developing nations (a group larger than the United States) are out of work and have …

Marco Rubio, the Real Threat in 2016, Has Been Eclipsed by Ted Cruz

Peter Beinart on how Marco Rubio, the real threat in 2016, has been overtaken in the polls by Ted Cruz.<p>This summer, in an act of literary masochism, …

Judging Obamacare: A How-To Guide

It’s go­ing to be a mes­saging war for the ages.<p>When some of the Af­ford­able Care Act’s most crit­ic­al fea­tures go in­to ef­fect Oct. 1, so too …

Republicans eye scary consolation prize

<b>John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh (AP/Susan Walsh/Stacy Bengs/Reuters/Micah Walter)</b><p>They can’t shut the government down. And Obamacare is safe. So the GOP has its eyes on a different horrible result<p>Brian Beutler<p>August 26, 2013 11:44am (UTC)<p>The good news is Republicans aren't going to …

Your private data is probably in the cloud

<b>(belekekin via Shutterstock)</b><p>Recent disclosure of U.S. Internet surveillance highlights the international risks of storing information online<p>Michael Geist<p>August 26, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Tyee.<p>Does it matter where your computer data such as email, digital photos, …