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The Printer That Can Print A 2,500 Square Foot House In 20 Hours

We have seen huge advancements in 3D printing. We’ve even seen oversized wrenches printed that measure 1.2 meters in length. Now, we can print an entire 2,500 sqft house in 20 hours. In the TED Talk video below, Behrokh Khoshnevis, a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), demonstrates automated construction, using 3D printers to build an entire house in 20 hours.

With 'Ingress,' the world is Google's game board

Your Android smartphone becomes your entry into a new dimension of video games with 'Ingress,' a sci-fi game that is played in the real world, in real-time, around the globe.<p>Want a glimpse into the future of video games? Tap into <i>Ingress</i>.<p>The real-world augmented reality game was launched quietly in …

How to get the Windows 8.1 preview

If you've been screaming from the rooftops for Microsoft to return the Start button to Windows, you're going to be happy. On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 at its Microsoft Build conference. The update brings a long list of new features, but most notably, the Start button returns!<p>Along …

Six Hotels in Unlikely Places (Photos)

Alternative Hotels<p>Six Hotels in Unlikely Places (Photos)<p>See the former jam factory turned art hotel and more lodgings with interesting past …

BlastPoints goes free-to-play on Android devices

The second major update for Space combat game <i>BlastPoints</i> brings with it a number of new features, in addition to access on Android devices and the ability to play at no cost.<p>Updated features for the game include 15 new special abilities, a new objective system, four new planetary maps and four new …

Google proposes fix for Europe's search competition concern

Google has submitted its ideas for how to address complaints in Europe that it uses its search power to benefit its other online properties.<p>Antoine Colombani, the European Commission's spokesman on competition policy, told Reuters that the move took place after the EC finished its years-long …

Scuzz Meets Evanescence

Battlefield 4 17-minute trailer hits, game arrives on PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 this fall

Pre-orders of <i>Battlefield 4</i>, which hits stores this fall, will include a "premium expansion pack", while an Origin special download edition of the game will include the premium pack, bonus in-game digital items and access to the multiplayer beta, according to a press release.<p>The game is coming to …

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Apple Byte - A sneak peek at parts for the iPhone 5S?

Google Takes Street View Cars to Nuclear Ghost Town in Japan

Due to the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake and the tsunami and nuclear disaster that it caused, the 21,000 residents of Namie-machi, Fukushima, …

Google Patent Changes Camera Settings Based on Local Weather

Google takes photos pretty seriously. In addition to schmoozing the photography community earlier this week by releasing the entire Nik collection of …

Slender: The Arrival REACTION Live Stream

The creator of Just Cause 2 on running a next-gen sandbox developer

In 2008, Avalanche Studios laid off over two-thirds of its roughly 160 person staff. Since then, the Swedish developer has released the blockbuster open-world action game <i>Just Cause 2</i>, opened and expanded a studio in New York and signed a number of deals with publishers to create next-generation …

Hitman: Absolution AI developed to create story-driven yet spontaneous combat scenarios

Animations for non-player characters in <i>Hitman: Absolution</i> were pre-scripted and story-driven, but still melded with a responsive AI for combat in order to create realistic "breathing" moments, according to members of the development team.<p>Speaking in a panel today at the 2013 Game Developers …

Mass Effect 3 live producer says multiplayer modes are a service, not a 'ship and forget' package

Launching a multiplayer mode is less about shipping an additional game component and more about managing an ongoing service, <i>Mass Effect 3</i> live producer Scylla Costa said in a panel at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today.<p>"Going from a product to a service is a chansge of mentality. It's a 180 …

The Kickstarter darling comes home: hands on with the Ouya

And that's the Ouya. It's an early product full of potential energy.<p>On July 10, just one week after announcing the project and less than eight hours after putting it on Kickstarter, Ouya reached its $950,000 goal.<p>A few minutes later it broke the million dollar mark, only the eighth project in …

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition surpasses six million downloads

4J Studios' <i>Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition</i> surpassed six million downloads, the developer announced on Twitter.<p>The Xbox 360 version launched worldwide on May 9 of last year and hit four million downloads a few months later in October.<p>Update 9, the next update for the console version, is currently in …