Jieling Zhang

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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

Apple reportedly 'aggressively' hiring talent for iWatch project

The gadget maker may have brought in new employees to tackle design issues, sources tell The Financial Times.<p>Apple has gone on a hiring spree for its iWatch effort, suggesting it needs additional expertise to address design issues, The Financial Times reported Sunday.<p>The gadget maker has been …

Wearable Tech

Ecuador Says NSA Leaker Has Asked For Asylum

(<b>This story was last updated at 5:17 p.m. ET</b>)<p>Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor accused of leaking classified surveillance information, has asked Ecuador for asylum, the country's foreign minister says.<p>Snowden left Hong Kong earlier Sunday bound for a "third country," the government in the …

How a restaurant with no cash registers and no prices makes money

A Panera Cares Café looks just like any one of the other 1,600 Panera locations around the United States: the same striped awnings, the same comfortable booths, the same ridiculously tasty Cobblestone Rolls that will add 10 pounds if you so much as look at them.<p>But look closer and you’ll notice …

Customers

The new Haagen Dazs advert

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view<p>We're at a posh society drinks do, and in a sad look into the life of someone hot, famous and in the …

'Man Of Steel' Is Going To Have One Of The Biggest Box-Office Weekends Of The Year

The film currently sits at an unimpressive 57% on film review site Rotten Tomatoes, but it's soaring at theaters.<p>Friday midnight showings of the Zack Snyder directed film accounted for $9 million in ticket sales. Another $12 million from 7 p.m. Thursday evening screenings through advanced Wal-Mart …

Box Office