Jennifer Patchen

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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

QR code-enabled virtual stores support merchants’ mobile shopping strategies | Retail Dive

Retailers such as Walmart and Peapod continue to embrace QR codes to support virtual stores that highlight how easy it is for on-the-go consumers to …

How Social Media Moves Consumers From 'Sharing' To 'Purchase'

Vision Critical’s recently published study, <i>From Social to Sale</i> provides some answers to exactly how a company’s social media strategy could be tailored to drive sales. Using interviews from almost 6,000 participants, the company evaluated social media purchasing against participation in Twitter, …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

FBI hair analysis may have falsely convicted thousands, including some on death row

Over 2,000 cases up for review in 'unprecedented' internal investigation<p>The FBI will examine hair sample evidence from more than 2,000 cases dating as far back as 1985. <i>McClatchy</i> reports that under the initiative the bureau will investigate cases in which hair samples helped secure convictions, …

Batman v Superman: who would be the best superhero?

It is surely the ultimate superhero question, the last Top Trump smackdown.<p>Godzilla and King Kong had their face-off; so did Alien and Predator. Now …

Some SIM cards can be hacked 'in about two minutes' with a pair of text messages

Every GSM phone needs a SIM card, and you'd think such a ubiquitous standard would be immune to any hijack attempts. Evidently not, as Karsten Nohl of Security Research Labs -- who found a hole in GSM call encryption several years ago -- has uncovered a flaw that allows some SIM cards to be hacked …