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2015 Roundup Of 3D Printing Market Forecasts And Estimates

Manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, aerospace, dental, discrete, high tech, and medical products are all actively piloting and using 3D printing technologies today. Prototyping continues to dominate the reasons why enterprises pursue 3D printing, with the …

Manufacturing

This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

Microsoft just made it easier to use OneDrive in mobile apps

Image copyright Microsoft.Not to be outdone by competing services such as iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and the like, Microsoft is pushing OneDrive …

Software

3D Systems Introduces ProJet 3510 DPPro All-in

The medical field is seeing rapid advancement in the use of 3D printing and, especially, the development of medical-specific 3D printers. 3D Systems …

3D Printing

A viral photo in China shows how to manipulate App Store rankings the hard way

A photo of a woman sitting in front of what appear to be dozens of iPhone 5Cs has gone viral in China. While few details about the photo’s origins …

Microsoft is slowly taking over my iPhone

I had Google for search and email. Yahoo for sports and weather. Facebook for social networking, photo sharing (Instagram), and messaging.<p>But last week Microsoft relaunched Outlook on iPhone and Android. The app was based on Acompli, an excellent email app Microsoft bought in December 2014 for a …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Long Term Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8

This is one of them posts where I don't know where to start. The 75 f/1.8 has been reviewed all over the internet, and I don't want to repeat what …

The 'Safest' Cars And Crossovers For 2015

Have today’s cars gotten safer or are automakers simply getting better at designing cars that do well in crash tests? That’s long been both a question and a concern among analysts and consumers, as each year brings a larger assortment of models to market that ace tests conduced by both the federal …

How A Site That Streams People Playing Video Games Became A Billion Dollar Business

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear wasn't born a leader, he became one almost by accident. And he now runs one of the most valuable video properties on the web, just purchased by Amazon.<p><b>The genesis of Twitch</b>, one of the most popular gaming-related Websites and applications in the world, can be traced to a few …

Delta’s iPad app now allows passengers to stream movies & TV shows during flights

Delta Air Lines has updated its Fly Delta iPad app to allow passengers to stream movies and TV shows from the onboard wifi network. Using wifi to stream movies to iPads was first trialled back in 2011 by Qantas, followed by Hawaiian Airlines almost a year ago and introduced as a standard service by …

Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB.<p>The Retina MacBook Pro update is …

Apple Now Officially Owns Beats

Apple's acquisition of headphone-maker Beats is official. The company announced the completion of the deal in a blog post on its website Friday. The post came complete with a "Welcome to the family" banner.<p>"Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with …

This startup allows you to buy almost anything from across 9 countries – at a far cheaper price

These days, you can buy literally everything and anything online. From praying mantis eggs to a flamethrower on Amazon, there seems to be no limit to …

Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers

Microsoft has long dominated the corporate-software market, and its new CEO Satya Nadella has set his sights on owning all things related to productivity and the cloud. But Google—fueled by its search-advertising business and consumer popularity—has been coming on strong for years with …

Under Attack

Apple acquired BookLamp startup for $10-15 million earlier this year (Update: confirmed)

Apple acquired a company called BookLamp earlier this year for somewhere between $10-15 million, according to information uncovered by TechCrunch.<p>The Idaho-based startup created what was referred to as “Pandora for books,” including a system known as the Book Genome Project that could recommend …

Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services.<p><b>[Update 6:45pm PST</b>: Apple has …

How-to: Safely delete or change an iCloud account from your Mac or iOS device

First off, before we begin and actually discuss how to safely delete or change an iCloud account, we should discuss the different scenarios as to why you might need to delete or change your iCloud account off of your device.<p>If you are using the same Apple ID as a family member for iCloud, your …

Kogan enters 3D printing space with sub-$700 model

Online retailer Kogan is making a play in the burgeoning 3D printer space with a new sub-$700 model that is set to challenge other retailers in the marketplace.<p>Online retailer Kogan is making a play in the burgeoning 3D printer space with a new sub-$700 model that is set to challenge other …

Google Is Reportedly Bringing Its Chromecast To Australia

Google’s Chromecast is reportedly launching in Australia later this year and possibly with content from Telstra’s BigPond media assets, according to The Australian (hat/tip Matthew Keys).<p>Australian telecom firm Telstra has been in talks with Google on various ways to get content from BigPond, …

Expedia Expands its Presence in Asia Pacific

US travel booking giant Expedia is expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region after announcing a deal to buy Australia-based online hotel and travel booking company Wotif Group for A$703 million (US$658 million).<p>The 13-year-old company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, has …

Chromecast turns one: why this small streaming stick became such a big deal

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Dan Kosmayer/Shutterstock<p>One year ago today, Google(S GOOG) surprised the world by announcing Chromecast, a small …

Microsoft Is Shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, but Halo TV Series Lives On

This is the kind of day Microsoft’s having: first, the company announced it was laying off 18,000 employees, most of those from the company’s …

Amazon's Cloud Is The Fastest Growing Software Business In History

No one doubts anymore that Amazon Web Services is a big deal. But few appreciate just how unprecedented its growth has been. In fact, no other software business in history has grown as fast past the billion-dollar mark as AWS, as Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance points out.<p>Such growth is particularly …

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs as part of its largest layoff ever

Microsoft today announced that it's cutting 18,000 jobs, the biggest round of layoffs in its history, as part of ongoing restructuring efforts. In a release, the company says that Nokia's Devices and Services business, which it acquired for $5 billion last year, will be most affected, with 12,500 …

Microsoft tests Live Tiles you can use without leaving the Start screen

Even Microsoft knows that Windows Live Tiles have so much potential to be a lot better, especially on touchscreen devices. In fact, a group of the company's researchers in Asia have apparently been working on making Live Tiles interactive. As you can see in the videos after the break, the …

Microsoft Announces Universal Windows Apps for PCs, Phones, Tablets

At its Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft announced universal Windows apps, which work across PCs, phones, tablets, and eventually the Xbox One. In other words, the Windows runtime in Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be available to Windows Phone developers.<p>This is a huge announcement for developers …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella points to Office for iPad’s early App Store success

Sure, you could argue that Microsoft’s shiny new Office apps for iPad are only ranking so well because they’re freemium apps since they’re listed for free but require a subscription to fully function, but they <i>are</i> taking up the top four spots nonetheless.<p>Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is apparently …

Microsoft makes MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code public

Microsoft believes the children are our future, and to prove it, it's teamed up with the Computer History Museum to make source code available for two groundbreaking programs: MS-DOS and Word for Windows. In a blog post that outlined the deal, Roy Levin, managing director of Microsoft Research, …

Intel bolsters its wearables team, acquires company behind the Basis fitness band

Intel made it clear during its keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year that it's taking fitness devices seriously, and now it has announced a move to back that up. The chipmaker confirmed today that it has acquired Basis Science, the company behind the Basis fitness band. The band …