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Lego Adapters

Every kid wants a way to connect his Duplos to his K'nex, or his Lincoln Logs to his Legos. Unfortunately, no company has an incentive to create the connecting gewgaws. So artist Golan Levin created the full, 3D printable set of adapters for eight different building toys, including one universal …

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3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?

The crescendo of media reports about the advent of a DIY printable firearm has caused an understandable uproar. In the wake of so many high-profile, mass-casualty incidents involving firearms — and a lot of impotent rage by our elected officials — it seems counterintuitive that, as we circle the …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

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In Tomorrow's Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer

A 3-D printed drone is shot down by insurgents near a far-flung base manned by the U.S. military. Within hours, a small lab dropped onto the base by …

Formlabs ships first Form 1 3D printer, Kickstarter backers should see theirs next week

Some might say it's been a long, long while since October -- with "some" referring to the swath of Kickstarter backers who've been waiting oh-so-patiently for a Form 1 to call their own. Formlabs has just confirmed via a company blog post that the very first Form 1 3D printer shipped out today, as …

The 100 Best TV Shows for Men

Never before have there been so many things to watch quite so enjoyably<p>Never before have there been so many things to watch quite so enjoyably. We all have our shows. These are them, collected. For debate, for DVR, for right about now.<b>By The Editors</b><b>PLUS: DVR Confessions of the TV Famous... with</b> …

30% of Chinese primetime TV consists of Japanese soldiers being implausibly slaughtered

World War II would have ended much faster if Japanese soldiers actually died like Shi Zhongpeng, an extra at the Hengdian film studios in Zhejiang who met his end in spectacular style over 200 times last year for Chinese TV. Sadly for Mr Shi, not everybody finds his deaths entertaining.<p>With …

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These Are the Biggest Hurdles Facing Social TV

TV has a new love—that little blue Twitter bird. And like any new infatuation, the promise of what’s to come is almost too good to be true.<p>Most …

North Carolina's Threat To Tesla Likely Unconstitutional

In the early 1800s, Thomas Gibbons and Aaron Ogden both operated ferryboats between New Jersey and New York. Gibbons held a license from the federal government. Ogden held a license from New York. Ogden wanted to eliminate his competition. Ogden successfully sued Gibbons in the New York court …

Pot Shops Can’t Take American Express or Deposit in Banks

Every month, Elliott Klug or one of his business partners walks into the Colorado Revenue Department with a messenger bag holding thousands of …

Big International Social Networks Are Closing In On Facebook

It lost users.<p>While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Nor was it the only network experiencing a slowdown.<p>After years of double-digit expansion, …

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Has Scheduled A Mysterious Press Conference For Monday

The press conference was first tweeted by CNBC, and confirmed by other publications.<p>Obviously, some people think that Mayer will announce that Yahoo is buying Tumblr for as much as $1.1 billion. Word has been circling that the deal that may get approved as soon as Sunday night, according to …

Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

Sprint closes deal to buy US Cellular spectrum, adds 420,000 customers

Sprint was clearly hungry for capacity when it bought spectrum from US Cellular last fall, and it's at last getting its fill -- some of it, at least -- by closing the deal today. The carrier has officially taken possession of 20MHz in airwaves across Midwestern cities like Champaign, Chicago and …

Bill Gross & Jeff Gundlach Make Bold Calls Based On Monetary Policy

Bond Gurus Jeff Gundlach of DoubleLine, and Bill Gross of PIMCO have started to make market calls that don’t directly have to do with the direction of interest rates or which type of bonds provide the most value. Rather, they have both started to make market calls based on their understanding of …

Will American's New Boarding Process Work? It Failed At Virgin America

Give American Airlines credit for trying a new method to board passengers more quickly. Airlines constantly tinker with the boarding process, and this time American says it has found a way to cut an average of two minutes from the 40 minutes to 45 minutes that a narrowbody aircraft spends at the …

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …

The UK Is About To Enter Its Second Straight Lost Decade

<i>HSBC's chief global economist has written a compelling but dark account of the challenges facing the West. Philip Aldrick considers the chilling claims.</i><p>Bleak does not begin to describe the latest tome on the economic crisis by Stephen King, the HSBC chief global economist who appropriately shares a …

How to Hire Great Employees

Investors say they invest in people as much as they invest in ideas, and when it comes to your company, it is not just top management that can make or break your business. Unpleasant or dissatisfied employees, poorly trained workers, rapid turnover, or a toxic work environment can all predestine …

Why CSR? The Benefits Of Corporate Social Responsibility Will Move You To Act

Recently, I connected with dozens of corporate executives of large and small companies in an effort to understand the benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the corporation.<p>The question, I learned, is harder to answer than you might expect, principally because most corporate …

Italy coalition: Thousands rally in Rome against cuts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979456_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534422070_1fd063c4e31b78d3948aaad54676c4bc<p><b>About 100,000 protesters, led by trade unionists, have rallied in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.</b><p>Wielding …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

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The Astronomical Cost of Building the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE