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3D print extra-tall models with the Deltaprintr

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Deltaprintr<p>“Delta” style 3D printers are among the most elegant in the 3D printing world. They’re tall, adaptable and …

Google rumored to launch its own TV set-top box under the Nexus brand next year

We haven't even seen the latest iteration of Google TV yet -- oops, sorry, that's "Android with Google services for TV" these days -- but a new rumor from <i>The Information's</i> Amir Efrati points to a Nexus-branded set-top box directly from Google in the first half of 2014. Previous rumors have noted …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

Craft your next 3D printing project with 3D Builder for Windows 8.1

Are you one of the lucky few who owns a 3D printer? Do you have a PC that’s running Window 8.1? Well then, aren’t you fortunate?<p>Microsoft just …

Microsoft Windows

A new reversible USB plug is finally on its way

A new reversible USB plug is likely to hit the market next year.<p>The next generation of USBs is currently being developed, according to a press release by USB 3.0 Promotor Group. The new connectors, known as Type Cs, will sport a number of new features, including a smaller and thinner design, but …

Microsoft ad compares Surface RT to Galaxy Tab 3, guess who wins

Microsoft isn’t above some good old-fashioned negative advertising, as the Scroogled campaign without doubt.<p>Just this week, Microsoft sent Google fans into a tizzy with a commercial starring the characters from reality TV show Pawn Stars, explaining a naïve customer how Chromebooks aren’t “real …

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Bitcoin Bank Robberies And Millions In Losses?

Bitcoin.org, the semi-official voice of the Bitcoin community, says "the whole system is protected by heavily peer-reviewed cryptographic algorithms like those used for online banking. No organization or individual can control Bitcoin, and the network remains secure even if not all of its users can …

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

Russia: Hidden chips 'launch spam attacks from irons'

<b>Cyber criminals are planting chips in electric irons and kettles to launch spam attacks, reports in Russia suggest.</b><p>State-owned channel Rossiya 24 even showed footage of a technician opening up an iron included in a batch of Chinese imports to find a "spy chip" with what he called "a little …

MediaTek reveals MT6592 octa-core CPU with clock speeds up to 2 GHz

MediaTek has unveiled their true octa-core mobile processor with the model MTD6592. It features 8 cores that can all run simultaneously, and MediaTek …

Dell, Ubuntu Linux OS, Haswell processor, touchscreen unite in Sputnik 3 laptop

Dell this weekend announced the release of its third XPS 13 Laptop, Developer Edition, codenamed Sputnik 3. This 3.02-lb client-to-cloud touchscreen …

Google+ for Android Supports Photos in Daydream, Android Beam Sharing

A new version of the Google+ for Android app was released today, adding photo support for Android Beam and Daydream, in addition to automatic map updates whenever you open the Locations tab.<p>If your device supports Near Field Communication (NFC) and you’ve switched Android Beam on (if you need a …

Nokia's Refocus app makes its way to Lumia PureView devices

Nokia's Refocus Windows Phone application is now available, the company announced on Wednesday.<p>Microsoft's Windows Phone store is offering the free app, which allows users to snap a photo and then adjust the depth of field -- in other words, choose which parts of the image are clear and which …

Windows Phone

London-based Proteus Digital Health wants to put Bluetooth in your medicine

<i>This article was taken from the November 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Mad Catz' STRIKE M gaming keyboard fits in your pocket, cramps your fingers

Diminutive Bluetooth keyboards? Yeah, we've seen those before, but we've never really been able to fault them for their size. These tiny peripherals are meant for light work at best, but the Mad Catz STRIKE M wears a facade that outpaces its utility. From its skewed angles, to its collection of …

Forget Standing Desks: Here’s One You Pedal To Power Your Gadgets

Finally, you don’t even need to get off your butt to get moving at work.<p>“I wish to suggest that a man may be very industrious, and yet may not spend his time well,” wrote Henry David Thoreau a century and a half before his society had stuffed its white-collar workers into cubicles with computers. …

Smartphone Pin revealed by camera and microphone

<b>The Pin for a smartphone can be revealed by its camera and microphone, researchers have warned.</b><p>Using a program called PIN Skimmer, a team from the University of Cambridge found that codes entered on a number-only soft keypad could be identified.<p>The software watches your face via the camera and …

The Ex¹ Rapid 3D Circuit Board Printer Launches on Kickstarter Today

The Cartesian Co. has launched its EX¹ circuit board printer project on Kickstarter today aiming to raise $30,000 in 30 days.<p>The device, its engineering student creators say, will transform product prototyping in the same way that 3D printers have made things possible that previously seemed …

Meet the first company cashing in on its Google Glass app

The Fancy lets users shop what they see<p>The exciting promise of Google Glass was that it would be a wearable technology allowing users to merge the physical and digital worlds, to craft a layer of information on top of what the user was seeing around them. So far, however, most of the apps on the …

The PUC Crowdfunding Project Comes To A Close, Bringing MIDI To All The Things

The PUC by Zivix is a clever little device that converts older MIDI systems into wireless powerhouses, allowing you to connect to iPads and the like with one small disc of electronics. Zivix, the maker of the Jamstik, is closing their crowdfunding campaign with $28,000 in the bank.<p>The company has …

A New App For Evernote Solves An Annoying Problem

Currently with Evernote if two people are updating the same file at the same time, they can get error messages. That's annoying.<p>LiveMinutes COO, Alex Dufetel, told Business Insider that he hopes the app will help Evernote combat Box. In September, Box introduced a note-taking app for teams called …

Mobile devs: Google will officially translate your Android apps

Your Android app could soon be speaking French, Swedish, Hindi, and many more languages now that Google officially launched its mobile app translation service today.<p>Google announced that it would be opening up a translation service at Google I/O and officially released it. Developers can submit …

Samsung and Intel find 36 more companies to back Tizen, their Android competitor

Open source Linux-based operating system Tizen is now in partnership with 36 companies including eBay, Konami, McAfee, Panasonic, and The Weather Channel. The deal was announced by the Tizen Association, which says it aims to broaden support for the OS.<p>The operating system is born from the ashes of …

Advertised Hard-Drive Space Vs. Actual Hard Drive Space

If you’ve ever bought a laptop, smartphone or tablet, you’ve likely been more than a little perturbed at the usable baked-in storage space compared to what you <i>thought</i> you were getting. Remember the furor around Microsoft’s Surface Pro 64GB tablet that shipped with a mere 23GB of actual usable …

Amazon PlayStation Network Store Launches for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

With the launch of the PlayStation 4 now only days away, Amazon is hoping to capitalize on the growing demand for digital titles with the Amazon PlayStation Network Store, a new online marketplace for buying downloadable content.<p>The problem with opting for a digital-only library is that players are …

Google sells out of black 16GB Nexus 5 smartphones

After shipping dates gradually increased over the last two weeks, the black 16GB model of Google's new Nexus 5 smartphone is sold out.<p>"We are out of inventory. Please check back soon," the Google Play store said of the 16GB black model on Monday.<p>Shipment times have increased for other models, too. …

Mobile Technology

Intel reportedly in talks to sell Web TV service to Liberty Global

Verizon Communications might have some competition for control of Intel's delayed Web TV service.<p>European cable operator Liberty Global is in private talks to acquire Intel Media, according to unidentified sources in a Bloomberg report. The discussions would create a rival for Verizon, which last …

Liberty Global

Apple’s Top Secret Deal With Samsung To Build A-Series Chips In Upstate New York

With the new Mac Pro, Apple has proven its serious about bringing at least some manufacturing back to the States. The next step, though, is chips, and a new report says that Apple is bringing chip fabrication of its A-series chips stateside at a new $6 billion facility in upstate New York. And …

Alabama football recruiting 2013: Saban tops on and off the field

Alabama has been the undisputed number one team all year -- in recruiting as well.<p>With two straight national titles and a third very possible, it's hard to see the Alabama dynasty coming to an end any time soon. The Tide have been nearly as impressive off the field as on it, scoring the top-ranked …