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Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

Engadget on Twitter: "The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner http://t.co/SA9Z2ondra #CES2014 http://t.co/wNJ9zqpxdv"

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Sinister gamepad hopes to replace PC gamers' keyboards, leaves the mouse (hands-on)

Putting aside arguments over platform exclusives, graphical output and the convenience of gaming from the couch, one element separates console and PC gamers more than any other: control. Those parked in front of a television have an all-in-one gamepad with analog nubs, clicky buttons and smooth …

Visualize your music tastes with Spotify's Year in Review 2013

As Christmas gets closer, it's something of an annual tech tradition for every company to summarize the past year. All these posts will show you what's been trending over the past year, but with its Year in Review 2013, Spotify has done things a little differently. Its page shows you all the most …

What Might It Look Like if Siri Drove a Car? Meet Steeri.

While Google is still working on its self-driving car, a new YouTube video offers a humorous look at what life might be like if Apple’s Siri were …

Microsoft's 'Project Spark' beta arrives on Windows 8.1, lets you create an Xbox One game

Microsoft is launching a beta version of <i>Project Spark</i> today, its game-maker project for Windows 8.1, Xbox 360, and the new Xbox One console. <i>Project Spark</i> is essentially a tool to allow developers, enthusiasts, and gamers to build a game within a game. Players can build custom worlds, characters, …

Meet the designers behind Bill Gates's super-condom

Photograph: Apex Medical Technologies<p>Beef with your condom? … Reconstituted collagen film from beef tendon, which could be used for condoms. Photograph: Apex Medical …

Grand Theft Auto V dominates list of most-played games of October

Based on its gamer social network metrics, Raptr said today that Grand Theft Auto V dominated gamers’ time during the month of October, commanding the No. 1 spot for the second month in a row.<p>The most-played list shows that the open-world action-adventure game accounted for 20.5 percent of all game …

Funny Illustrations of Pop Culture's Most Notorious Baldies

Ready for today's pop culture quiz? Brazilian illustrator Mr. Peruca has created a fun set of illustrations that shows iconic characters' bald heads. From television and movie characters to a real-life leader, these men aren't just known for their lack of hair, they're famous for their distinct …

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Xbox One controller vs. the PS4 controller

New consoles don't come around every day, but these past two weeks have certainly been a "when it rains, it pours" situation. And what could be more important about a console's launch than its controller?<p>We already put the PS4's controller through its paces. Next up: The Xbox One's controller. Is …

This is the only PlayStation 4 video you need to watch

This is it: The dawning of a new generation of PlayStation. The launch of the PlayStation 4 kicked off at midnight Friday morning with this singularly magnificent video.<p>The video gives viewers a taste of the games, the controller, the players behind the PS4 and it's definitely worth a watch.<p>If it …

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Nvidia launches new high-end graphics card for playing PC games in 4K

Nvidia is once again launching what it calls the “best gaming GPU on the planet.” In short, it’s the company’s fastest graphics card using its fastest available graphics chip.<p>The new card will be able to play games like Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag at a resolution of …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Microsoft Builds 27-Foot Surface 2 In Trafalgar Square (PICTURES)

Microsoft really seems to believe in its new Surface tablets - even if its pitch occasionally goes a bit over the top. And they're also a fan of very …

Woojer Is A Wearable Audio Accessory For Bass Junkies Who Want To Feel The Noise

Woojer is a wearable mobile accessory designed to allow its wearer to feel what they’re listening to on their mobile device — via the medium of haptic feedback — rather than simply having banging tunes inserted into their earholes. It’s also being aimed at gamers who want a more immersive in-game …

Logo Design: More Foxes

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Graphic Design

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …

UltraHaptics May Be The Next Revolution In Touchscreen Phones

Compared to the haptic feedback from the motors in games controllers like Sony’s SixAxis ones, they seem even less capable. But if some brand-new …

Call of Duty: Ghosts needs 6GB RAM and 50GB installation on PC

Call of Duty: Ghosts will require 50GB of hard drive space, Nvidia has said on its website.<p>The requirements for this year's Call of Duty, which runs on an engine updated for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, are far more demanding than last year's Black Ops II, which required 4GB RAM and an Nvidia …

The Sleeping Genre: Cthulhu's Time Has Come

Let's move on from zombies and embrace Cthulhu.<p>Are you sick to death of the dead? The mewling, loping cannon fodder that couldn’t even die right.<p>They …

Myst co-creator developing new project on Kickstarter with Cyan Worlds

<i>Myst</i> co-creator Rand Miller is currently working along developer Cyan Worlds on a "larger project" that will take advantage of the opportunities made available through Kickstarter, he announced during this year's Indiecade attended by PC World.<p>In the lead up to a larger announcement, an alternate …

21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic]

That sort of painful, sort of bittersweet, sort of wistful feeling you get looking out the window or driving at night or listening to a far-off train whistle? There's a word for that in Japanese.<p>Few of us use all--or even most--of the 3,000 English-language words available to us for describing our …

A Powerful Particle Accelerator The Size Of A Speck Of Glitter

On the way to tabletop particle accelerators<p>This little chip may be hardly the size of a speck of glitter, but don't underestimate what it can do. It's actually a particle accelerator that is able to boost electrons at a rate 10 times greater than a conventional accelerator, all in a …

Trippy Video: A Train Ride Recorded With A Handheld 3-D Scanner

Probably one of the top five weirdest things you will associate with public transportation.<p>Artist Chris Coleman rides the Denver Light Rail, and one day, started to record the train and its stations with a handheld 3-D scanner and laptop. (Sure. Why not. Probably a long ride.) He then digitally …

Flying Wizard is Actually a Tricky Remote-Controlled Plane

RC hobbyist Otto Dieffenbach of Flyguy Promotions tricks people into thinking that wizards and witches are flying on broomsticks through the air with his craftily constructed, remote-controlled cutouts. Two of Dieffenbach's latest RC designs, part of his <i>Broom Flyer</i> series, were created specially, …

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Tim Biskup - The Fox Is Black

One of the absolute, very first wallpapers ever done for The Desktop Wallpaper Project was by my friend and artistic hero, Tim Biskup. At the time I …