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US Army wants to deploy on-demand, 3D-printed drones

US military forces could one day send 3D printers to the battlefront along with its soldiers. The US Army on Monday shared a look at a custom-printed, on-demand aerial drone program that would let the Army and Marines create flying machines built for specific missions.<p>Imagine needing to check a …

Drones

Researchers 3D-print WiFi-connected objects that don't need power

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way for 3D-printed plastic objects to transmit information via WiFi without the help of batteries or electronics. And they show that it can be done with commercially available plastics and WiFi receivers. "Our goal was to create something …

Wi-Fi

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Anyone can now print out all TSA master keys

Shortly after <i>The Washington Post</i> inadvertently published a photo of seven TSA master keys, a group of security experts were able to copy their designs and release their 3D models online. Now, these same experts have deciphered the secrets of the eighth and last master key the agency uses even …

TSA

Scientists figured out how to steal any 3D printed product just from the sounds the printer makes

If your company uses 3D printing for anything confidential or sensitive, it might be time to invest in some soundproofing.<p>Sometime in the future, everything is going to be 3D printed at a moment’s notice. Need a new pair of glasses, a taco, or some painkillers? Just print them out and wait a little …

University of California

Scientists Print Living Body Parts

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016

What is 3D printing good for?<p>That’s a question that’s become increasingly relevant in 2015, as the majesty of showing off 3D-printed trinkets has …

6 tips for better project management

Project management is a tough but rewarding career. To do it well takes skill, experience, and skills you probably didn’t even think you would need, like psychology and salesmanship.<p>Great project managers are often hard to come by, but are worth their weight in gold.<p>If you’re looking into becoming …

4 tools for building a social media empire

In a business world, not so very long ago, many debated the pros and cons of integrating social media into their company’s marketing plan.<p>A few enterprising leaders championed strategy and took the brave leap into conquering the brand presence on a variety of social media networks. The bricks were …

Customer Service

This new 3D printer adds stunning laser-cut precision to your DIY craft projects

Laser printers are great, when they work. But up until now, they couldn’t print you out a wallet, a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, or a nifty wood-cut drone. A new 3D laser printer called Glowforge aims to let anyone do just that at home.<p>Unlike most 3D printers, the Glowforge doesn’t create …

IPad Air

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

These Are the 2 Most Important Words in a Job Interview

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Microsoft’s OneNote for iPad app gets handwriting, and same OCR functionality as Mac app

A day after Microsoft updated its OneNote for Mac app, adding OCR scanning of text within images, it has today updated its iPad app. OneNote for iPad gets the same OCR functionality, along with the ability to add handwritten notes–a feature previously available only on the Windows and Android …

Was 2014 the end of enterprise computing?

Image copyright .It’s been just over a year since I left Netflix and joined Battery Ventures. So it seemed appropriate (if a couple of weeks late) to …

5 Ways To Reinforce Your Company's Cybersecurity Program Today

By now, every enterprise should have some form of digital security program in place. In fact, if we were to categorize all enterprises by their security level, they would more likely be split by the relative sophistication of their security risk-management program rather than whether they have one …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Time Management

Microsoft plans to launch Power BI mobile apps, starting with iOS

Microsoft plans to bring its business intelligence tool Power BI to mobile platforms, starting with a native iOS app. The company sent out an email to prospective testers this week asking them if they have an iPhone or an iPad and if they want to “start exploring Power BI dashboards and reports on …

Use These Four Easy Tips To Master Evernote On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature]

Evernote is a fantastically useful service, with clients for the web, Mac, PC, and iOS. The iOS version is as full featured as the desktop version, a rarity these days, and really makes Evernote my go-to app for keeping track of stuff of all kinds.<p>Here, then, are four fantastic tips and tricks to …

A Chinese Company Managed to 3D-Print 10 Buildings in One Day

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

NASA-backed SpiderFab robot aims to build 3D-printed spaceship parts in orbit

NASA has always built its spacecraft on Earth, but aerospace startup Tethers Unlimited is hoping to change that process by developing a system that combines 3D printing and robotic assembly to build spaceship parts in orbit. NASA is kicking in $500,000 in funding to the project, called SpiderFab, …

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …

3D Printing Can Now Re-create an Entire Classic Car

The emergence of 3D printing allowed those who could afford such a machine the power to craft custom replacement parts for car. Now that printers are growing cheaper and more sophisticated—and can handle materials such as metal—the possibilities are limitless.<p><b>Maybe you watched</b> one of those <i>Star Trek</i> …

Classic Cars

Cordito Cable Wrap, Like A Leather Burrito For Your Chargers

Sick of tangled cords when traveling? Want to look more like a cool-headed doctor than a disorganized teenager when you tend to the charging of your various iGadgets? Then the Cordito Wrap is for you: It’s a super-stylish (and super-simple) leather sheet for organizing cables and chargers.<p>The …

Satechi 7-Port USB 3.0 Hubs Shaves Closer Than… Wait… What?

Like blades on a disposable razor, there can never be enough ports on a USB hub. At least, that seems to be the thinking behind Satechi’s 7-port USB 3.0 monster, a wedge-shaped desktop hub made for Mac users.<p>The Premium Aluminum Hub will of course work with any computer, but it is clearly designed …

USB 3.0

Free information, as great as it sounds, will enslave us all

Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have gotten better. Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there’s hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely make errors. Clothes are always brand new designs …

Computer Science

3-D printer going to space station in 2014

<i>By Mike Wall, SPACE.com</i><p>A 3-D printer is slated to arrive at the International Space Station next year, where it will crank out the first parts ever manufactured off planet Earth.<p>The company Made in Space is partnering with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on the 3-D Printing in Zero G Experiment …