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What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Microsoft accidentally confirms existence of Surface Mini

When Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 3 tablet last month many had expected the company to also reveal a smaller Surface Mini device, but that never happened. Reports suggested that Microsoft cancelled its plans to launch the Surface Mini just days before its event in New York City. Microsoft has …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on Sale in US & Canada Now

We knew it was coming, but Microsoft has just confirmed that the Surface Pro 3 is now on sale in the US and Canada.<p>Microsoft unveiled its new PC/tablet crossbreed at an event in New York on May 20, and we reviewed it shortly after. The Pro 3 comes in 3 main flavors, featuring Intel Core i3, i5, and …

Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of a smartwatch at a rock-bottom price.<p>Wearables — and smartwatches in particular — are just about all anyone in the technosphere wants to talk …

Surface Pro 3 sales begin Friday, but is it a MacBook Air replacement?

Surface Pro 3 sales will finally launch on Friday. But should Microsoft be marketing it as a MacBook Air replacement?<p>Consumers who preordered the Core i5 model (starting at $999) can pick it up at Microsoft stores on Friday. (The entry-level Core i3 models and to-of-the-line Core i7 models won't be …

World's First Microchip Fails to Sell at Auction

The world's first microchip, handmade in 1958 by Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments, went up for auction this week, but bids failed to meet the reserve. This piece of history won Kilby a Nobel Prize and represents one of the first steps leading to the modern computing era.<p>A germanium wafer with gold …

How Much Social Media Self-Promotion is Too Much?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been to any of Buffer’s social media accounts recently (take Twitter, for instance), you may have noticed that the lion’s share of stories we share come from us. We tweet our own stuff. We toot our own horn.<p>Do you want to be a …

Spyware-bearing Galaxy S4 clone gets banned from eBay

Buying smartphone clones can prove to be a dangerous activity, often causing more headaches than their discounted prices are worth. Proof of such devices’ danger manifested itself in the form of a spyware-bearing Samsung Galaxy S4 clone discovered this week.<p>The Star N9500 is nearly identical to …

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Doubts about Amazon's future overshadow Fire Phone launch

The list of household names – Blackberry, Nokia, HTC, Motorola – that have almost bankrupted themselves trying to make a hit smartphone is long, but this week Amazon became the latest tech company to take on the challenge.<p>Jeff Bezos stepped on stage in Seattle on Wednesday to unveil his Fire Phone. …

Barack Obama Is First President to Be 3D Printed

Barack Obama can add this to his list of firsts: Being the first U.S. president to have himself scanned and 3D printed.<p>Obama's 3D-printed bust and …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Verizon Wireless looking to buy Dish Network's spectrum - NY Post

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc unit Verizon Wireless is looking to buy satellite-TV operator Dish Network Corp’s spectrum to improve wireless internet speeds, the New York Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.<p>A sign of Verizon Wireless is seen at its store in Westminster, …

Google extends its connected home play in $555M Dropcam buy

After much speculation, Google-owned Nest has officially acquired connected-camera company Dropcam.<p>The company announced the deal in a blog post today; it comes out to $555 million in cash, Re/code reported>.<p>Dropcam will remain independent until the deal closes, and it will then proceed to …

Apple’s iWatch Could Be The Next Big Sports Fashion Accessory

Sports sells gatorade, and sports sells sneakers, and sports sells clothing and hats and TV trays and bottle openers and anything that has enough surface area to hold a logo. But can sports sell the concept of the smartwatch? That’s what Apple might find out beginning in October, the rumored launch …