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Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

eCommerce

Kinect is kaput as Microsoft stops production

Kinect has been diskintinued. Microsoft has stopped making the movement-sensing Xbox accessory.<p>Although yours will continue to work, there'll be no new ones sold once current stocks disappear.<p>The news was revealed by Microsoft's Alex Kipman, creator of the Kinect, and Matthew Lapsen, general …

Kinect

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

There's a new internet-privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean 'Facebook won't be free'

Tennessee Congresswoman Martha Blackburn says she wants to give consumers control of their internet experience.<p>She's introduced a bill — the "BROWSER Act" — that would require internet users to actively opt in to say yes to any sort of ad tracking or online-data collection.<p>To the online-advertising …

Disney Files Patent Application for "Anti

While consumers use 3D printers for a wide variety of reasons, one thing that many people love to do is to 3D print figurines of characters from …

3D Printer Automatic Build Plater Conveyor (video)

A new automatic 3D printer build plate conveyor has been created by Opencreators allowing small production runs to be accomplished from an affordable …

Novel 3D printer puts continuous printing on the table

Currently the subject of a Kickstarter funding campaign, the BlackBelt has been 3 years in development – going for CAD-modeled concept to prototype …

Fidget spinners, ranked by design

In this strange new world, there are those who fidget spin and there are those who wish this toy trend would run its course already, oh my god.<p>For …

Shopping

Maker Me… Welcome to the Maker Economy

A recent Forbes Article caught my eye: 3D Printing In-Stores Is Very Close and Retailers Need to Address It. I have been writing and thinking about …

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

Do this right now to save your Autodesk 123D designs from shutdown oblivion

Warning: You must download your 123D designs from the cloud before April 1. After that, they're all gone.<p>Let's get the most important detail out …

Universe, a mobile-only website builder, lets you create pages in ‘under a minute’

The business of platforms for developing websites and publishing online is a crowded one, with established players like WordPress, Wix, Zoho, Weebly, Duda Mobile and Squarespace competing against newer entrants like Medium and the likes of LinkedIn. Now make way for another one: Universe, a startup …

This bizarre image-translation tool turns drawings into photographs

Or at least it tries to.<p>A new machine learning-based image generator, called the Image-to-Image Demo, is getting attention for the bizarre creations it produces.<p>The interactive image-translation demo uses inputted outlines, or “edges,” to produce a complete photographic image, based on a body of …

Holographic 3D printer uses lasers to print thousands of times faster than its rivals

Fed up with the world-weary, jaded expressions of your additive manufacturing friends, who think they’ve seen it all when it comes to 3D printers?<p>If …

3D Printing

Beginners' 3D Printing Made Easy With the Micro 3D

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>Considering 3D Printing as a hobby can be daunting. The biggest challenges for most include a steep learning curve, space, …

10 must-have apps to be more productive as an entrepreneur

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+15<p>Shares 79<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

Fastest and most scalable 3D printing service Voodoo Manufacturing opens doors in New York

Oct 6, 2015 | By Alec<p>As the birthplace of MakerBot, it is hardly surprising that New York is home to a lot of 3D printing innovation. While there are …

Voodoo

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PAX Labs unveils the PAX Era, a new oil vaporizer

These days, it’s not uncommon to see folks using oil pens instead of lighting up a good old-fashioned joint. PAX Labs, the makers of the Pax vaporizer line and the JUUL e-cig, are today answering the call.<p>Meet the PAX Era.<p>Built in the likeness of the Juul, the PAX Era is a high-quality, …

3 must-see Lenovo devices you can't buy yet

Lenovo has a few ideas about how the future should look: phones that wrap around your wrist like a slap bracelet, light-up shoes that track your calories and modular phones accessories so brilliant they're worth $1 million.<p>In addition to announcing the first phone with Project Tango (from now on …

Mobile Technology

Blue Origin will live stream its next rocket launch for the first time

The test flight will also include an intentional crash landing<p>Private spaceflight company Blue Origin will attempt to launch and land its New Shepard rocket for the fourth time this weekend — and this time, we’ll get to watch the test flight live. After announcing earlier this week that the launch …

Lenovo’s new flexible phone prototype can be worn like a smartwatch

Framed as a way to reduce the number of devices a person needs to carry, Lenovo showed off a pair of devices with foldable and flexible screens at Tech World 2016. The first is a phone that bends into a wearable bracelet and the second is a tablet that folds in half and converts into a phone. Both …

Samsung's Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatch Let You Leave The Phone Behind

The IconX earbuds and Gear Fit 2 are truly wireless fitness gadgets<p>When fitness and technology team up, it's rarely elegant —the standard is a smartphone strapped to your arm, and a pair of wired earbuds.<p>To build out its ecosystem of smartphone peripherals, Samsung has released two new fitness …

ASUS ROG unveils Avalon, a hassle-free approach to a DIY PC

If you're a serious enough gamer, you've likely looked into building your own PC for the ultimate gaming experience. But the process can be a little tedious, especially if you're new to figuring out where all the different components fit. ASUS's ROG (short for Republic of Gamers) division has …

ASUS

Jawbone's Hail Mary product is a clinical wearable it hasn't yet released

Another wearable is intended for release later this year<p>It's been a rough Friday for Jawbone — a Friday before a holiday weekend, at that! — with two different reports stating that the tech company is trying to sell its audio business <i>and</i> has stopped production of its Up fitness trackers.<p><i>The Verge</i> …