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Google shows that at least 10 million users ditched Android for iPhone

We may never find out exactly how many Android users switched to the iPhone 7. Apple keeps telling us that many iPhone buyers come from the dark …

Pour Your Pellets Into The Sculptify David For Some 3D Printing

Most home 3D printing systems use a few basic tools to build objects. First you have a build plate and an extruder. A motor pulls plastic filament through a heated nozzle and squeezes it out, slowly but surely creating layer after layer until you have a 3D-printed Pokemon knock-off. But specialized …

TouchPico – Android powered pico projector puts a touchscreen anywhere

Every once in a while a truly great and innovative campaign lands on the crowd funding websites. This time out we find a pico projector on IndieGogo. The project is called TouchPico and it is no ordinary projector; aside from being almost completely wireless in operation and housing its own full …

Gear & Gadgets

Parallels' new remote desktop apps let you control your PC like a phone

Remote desktop apps have an easier time working on tablets, where you have a lot of display area to work with, but they're frequently awkward on smartphones. Wouldn't it be nice if you could control a PC at home like it was just another phone app? Parallels is tackling that challenge head-on with …

This Amazing Accessory Turns Your iPad Into a 3-D Scanner

When most people play with a Kinect, the best they can hope for is a high score in <i>Dance Central</i>. When Occipital CEO Jeff Powers saw Microsoft's …

How HP could reshape itself and the 3D printing market

In the basement of HP’s Palo Alto research lab, there’s a five-foot-tall machine that will soon evolve into the company’s first real product for the …

MakerBot unveils the Replicator Mini and Z18, its biggest and smallest 3D printers yet

The 3D-printing company also debuted new apps and an online store for objects<p>This is the fifth year Makerbot has been to CES, and the company has moved from a 10-by-10 booth to a jam-packed press conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The company has now sold more than 44,000 units and …

The Stalactite 3D Printer Uses A Projector To Produce High Quality Objects

The Stalactite, like the Form 1 before it, is a resin-based, light-cured 3D printing system that “extrudes” objects out of a bath of liquid. Unlike the Form 1’s large laser, however, this printer uses an ingenious workaround to the problem of getting a bright enough light source into a small …

Gadget lets you create your own 3D-printing filament

3D printing has such a wide range of applications, and it's certainly becoming more accessible, but there's one thing it has in common with its inkjet sibling: print material ain't exactly cheap. So wouldn't it be great if you could make your own?<p>There are solutions out there for the home use, but …

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

Google reportedly planning major overhaul of its Android and web apps

Yesterday we reported on a leaked set of screenshots that reportedly come from a yet-to-be-released version of Gmail. The new images not only show off a much more colorful and flatter look than we’ve seen with Gmail up until now, the app also had several new categories for better organization and a …

8 Super-Specific Steps To Dealing With Gmail Overload

Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with important memos from my boss? If you answered yes, you're probably wasting valuable time sifting through junk to get to the information you really …

HP: We have solved 3D printing’s biggest problems. Just wait until June (update: October)

HP will issue a major update later this year on its first 3D printer, which will supposedly print faster and at a higher quality than current …

Samsung teases a site dedicated to its design philosophy and latest concepts (video)

Samsung has gone to pains to try to explain the consideration and thought processes that go into its design -- especially with its Galaxy smartphones -- even if a lot of us still have beef with some of its material choices. Here's a renewed effort, then, with the electronics maker teasing a new …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …