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A 3D-Printed Car Inspired By The Leaf Of A Plant

German engineering firm EDAG took inspiration from the leaf of a plant for its 3D-printed Light Cocoon concept car, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, open to the public through March 15.<p>Rather than printing the entire body shell of the vehicle out of a rigid composite material, as startup …

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Amazing GTA V "5 Stars" Police Chase

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 …

3D Printing

EPIC Starship Size Comparison Chart [Pic]

This mind blowingly <b>HUGE</b> and very complete starship comparison chart was compiled by Deviantart user Dirk Loechel. Keep in mind that 1 pixel equals 10 …

TV on Twitter gets a boost: CBS offers in-tweet highlight videos, Netflix keeps spoilers out

TV-loving Twitter users just got two big upgrades to their experience. To start, CBS has reached a deal with Twitter to offer ad-supported, in-tweet highlight videos through the Amplify program. The partnership will include content from 42 shows spread across 20 of CBS' web and TV brands. …

Pinterest Will Start Showing Ads As Traffic Keeps Growing But Shifts To Mobile

After four years, Pinterest is taking its first serious steps towards monetization [Update: as its traffic moves from the web to mobile]. CEO Ben Silbermann today told users “we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins” because “it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that …

Facebook Launches Advanced AI Effort to Find Meaning in Your Posts - MIT Technology Review

Facebook is set to get an even better understanding of the 700 million people who use the social network to share details of their personal lives …

Artificial Intelligence

No Internet? No Problem: YouTube Getting Ready to Let You Watch Videos Offline, on Your Phone.

YouTube streams more than six billion hours of video a month. Soon it will let people watch some of those videos even if they’re not connected to the …

Pinterest Drives 'Reverse Showrooming' Phenomenon, Where Shoppers Browse Online But Buy In-Store

Pinterest, and specifically the act of "pinning," is driving people into stores and influencing purchase decisions.<p>Recent data distributed by Vision Critical and highlighted in the Harvard Business Review found that 21% of Pinterest users had bought an item in a store after pinning, repinning, or …

eCommerce

'Riptide' tells the story of digital news from teletext to Twitter

What did the internet do to the news business? It's a big question, but three Harvard Shorenstein fellows are about to give it the longest and most in-depth treatment it's ever received, in the form of an interactive article called <i>Riptide</i> that launches tonight.<p>What really happened to the news …

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Launching the First TV Ad Made Entirely From Vine

During this evening’s Monday Night Football pregame show on ESPN, Dunkin’ Donuts will run what’s most certainly the first TV ad made entirely from a …

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About News on the Web, Which Will Take You Two Days to Watch

I don’t know what to say about Riptide, the massive oral history of digital journalism that popped up on the Web tonight.<p>That’s because I’ve been …

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Pinterest Is Powering A Huge Amount Of Social Commerce, And Twitter Isn't Too Shabby Either

Pinterest's reach isn't huge compared to plenty of other social platforms, but its impact on e-commerce is outsized, accounting for 23% of global social-mediated e-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2013.<p>Pinterest's recent valuation at $3.8 billion suggests that a huge amount of potential is …

Social Media

Facebook hashtags said to have zero viral impact

On social networks, hashtags are meant to hype exposure for various topics or products. This is probably why Facebook rolled out its new hashtag feature in June. So, how has that gone for the social network?<p>Um, not so good.<p>New data released Tuesday by Facebook analytics service EdgeRank Checker …

Meet WorldKit, the projector that turns everything into a touchscreen

When it comes to technological innovation, there are two basic approaches. You can start big, flashy, and expensive, and hope that eventually your …

Expereal, An iOS App That Lets Users Rate Their Life

Expereal is an app created by Jonathan Cohen that allows users to rate their life at any given moment to create data visualizations and analyze their …

Open source hardware 3D printer for pizza-on-demand

A mechanical engineer (awesomely) named Anjan Contractor has won a NASA grant to prototype a 3D printer for food -- specifically pizza. It will lay …

Could 3D Printed Food End Hunger Once and for All?

NASA backs Anjan Contractor's concept of a 3D food printer which would use powder-filled cartridges to spit out meals for long-distance space …

After Months of Hacks, Twitter Launches Heightened Security Features

Base image: Shutterstock / rvlsoft<p>After continued high-profile security breaches over the past year, Twitter on Wednesday announced it will bring …

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The 7 weirdest things made by 3D printing

The cost of 3D printing has long kept the technology in a select few hands, but all that is changing as 3D printing blossoms into a full-fledged …