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Texas firm makes world’s first 3D-printed metal gun

Depending on who you are, where you hail from, and where you stand on guns, 3D printing and related issues, this bit of news will either thrill and astound you, terrify you, or compel you to say “meh.”<p>But here goes: A company by the name of Solid Concepts has made the world’s first metal gun using …

'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom

Google hopes a little browser tool will help change the world.<p>The company that revolutionized Internet search is now unveiling a sort of online underground tunnel — a way for people in restrictive countries like Iran and Syria to get around digital censorship and surveillance.<p>The idea behind the …

Sqrrl gets $5.2M to give you easy access to a data-processor created by the NSA

Sqrrl wants to help regular private-sector enterprises take advantage of the majorly scalable and powerful NoSQL database created by the National Security Agency.<p>The company, which was created by contributors to that NSA database project, received $5.2 million in funding today.<p>The NSA database was …

Nintendo stops selling Wii consoles in Japan

That was quick. Just a few weeks after it became clear that Nintendo would stop manufacturing the Wii for Japan, the company has quietly listed the console as "discontinued" (upper right) on its Japanese website. From now on, local gamers wanting a Wii fix will either have to pick up the …

Report: Microsoft shows Halo 4 running on PC, Windows Phone streaming from cloud

<i>Halo 4</i> — and possibly other Xbox games — may be coming to your PC and smartphone. According to a report from The Verge, Microsoft demonstrated cloud-based streaming technology at a company meeting today that showed 343 Industries' <i>Halo 4</i> running on Windows PC and Windows Phone.<p>The Verge's report …

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Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

After 30 years, lost 'Steve Jobs Time Capsule' finally recovered

Buried, and lost, in an Aspen field in 1983, the 13-foot-long tube contained, among other things, the mouse from Jobs' Lisa computer. Now, thanks to the TV show "Diggers," it's been found.<p>We can assume that Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse is in good condition. But what about the six pack of beer?<p>In …

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New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes …

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Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats and guides: everything you need to beat GTA on PS4, Xbox One and PC

We all know Grand Theft Auto 5 is huge, and even though it's been around since 2013 (what?!) there are still plenty of players out there who haven't …

Korea Will Soon Be Home To The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The world will soon have its first "invisible" skyscraper.<p>There's no construction date yet for the planned 1,476-foot tower, called Tower Infinity. But its architects have just been granted a construction permit to begin building outside of Seoul, South Korea near Incheon International Airport.<p>The …

The Hackathon Hackers Code Straight On ‘Til Morning

The TC Disrupt Hackathon is just as much about the journey as it is the destination.<p>More than 1,200 coders showed up to the SF Design Center to build something awesome, make some new friends, and present their wares to a panel of amazing judges.<p>They coded through the night, fighting sleepy eyes, …

Recent dive at site of 1717 pirate ship wreck off Cape Cod points to more sunken treasure

Fog was swallowing his ship's bow, the winds were picking up and undersea explorer Barry Clifford figured he needed to leave within an hour to beat the weather back to port.<p>It was time enough, he decided, for a final dive of the season over the wreck of the treasure-laden pirate ship, Whydah, off …

Make better use of your site's favicon with Favicon.js

Just a quick heads up to Favico.js, a fantastic JS library that lets you do all sorts of awesome stuff with your site’s favicon.<p>You may have noticed a number of popular web services like Gmail and Facebook have this already to notify you of new messages and such. Now you can add it your site too …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

FABtotum Is A Hybrid 3D Printer, 3D Scanner, Cutter, Miller, Engraver Maker’s Machine In One

FABtotum is an all-in-one 3D printer, cutting, milling and engraving box of tricks which supports additive and subtractive manufacturing processes so you can both print and cut to create design prototypes/objects. It also incorporates a 3D scanner function for cloning real-world items to duplicate …

GameSprout offers anyone the opportunity to make games

GameSprout offers chance for everyone to make games<p>Game development can be an intimidating field, especially for those who have no experience with it. But if someone really wants to make a game, not being able to program, animate or draw should not deter them from giving it a go, according to game …

How David Cage hopes to make your grandparents gamers

As games continue to focus more and more on compelling narratives and unique storytelling techniques, a new type of consumer is becoming common: The passive observer; someone who doesn't touch the controller, but instead watches the player make decisions — or helps make those decisions for them …

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Domestic Technology

Take a snapshot of the entire internet in just 44 minutes with ZMap scanner

Surveying every IP address on the internet isn’t an easy task, and if you don’t have the luxury of a botnet, a single scan can take months. Luckily, some researchers at the University of Michigan have created an open source alternative called ZMap that can cut the total time to under 45 minutes on …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

Doctor ordered to demolish 'mountain' built atop penthouse apartment in Beijing

BEIJING – A doctor who spent six years and $130,000 transforming his penthouse apartment into a mountain retreat has been told to tear it down by officials who said the work was done without permission.<p>Zhang Biqing, who founded a chain of Chinese medicine clinics, bought the 26th-floor dwelling and …

Researchers invent wireless Morse code for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: University of Washington<p>One of the biggest challenges for the internet of things is batteries. As in, to communicate, …

U.S. filmmaker repeatedly detained at border

Laura Poitras makes award-winning controversial films, and is targeted by the U.S. government as a result<p>Glenn Greenwald<p>April 8, 2012 10:37am (UTC)<p>One of the more extreme government abuses of the post-9/11 era targets U.S. citizens re-entering their own country, and it has received far too little …

Black Ops 2 developer threatened over weapon changes

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i> design director David Vonderhaar is receiving death threats over the game's latest update, which tweaks the firing rate of several weapons in multiplayer mode, according to a post from Activision's Dan Amrich on One of Swords.<p>The title update's patch notes state three …

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