Ultimate Star Trek gadget: scanner copies and creates almost any item using a 3D printer

A British has inventor has unveiled the ultimate Star Trek gadget - a £650 (approximately $1,000) handheld scanner that could be used to copy almost any item.The Fuel3D scanner, originally developed at Oxford University, can capture everything from a flower’s petals to the contours of human skin.The Fuel3D ...

Man has Amazon package stolen, goes nuclear for justice

Tim Lake happens to have a video surveillance system at his house. So when he saw a woman allegedly steal an Amazon package, he created a campaign to shame her.She hadn't come to borrow sugar nor to discuss some errant dog droppings. No, his video surveillance system showed ...

$100 Supercomputer with a credit card footprint

A new $100 computer module aims to foster a wealth of compute-intensive applications for medical, automotive, and industrial control, machine vision and other applications. Built around the Epiphany low-power multicore SoC and the Zynq programmable SoC from Xilinx, the Parallella computer boasts supercomputer performance in a credit-card footprint.The ...

Serveball develops throwable camera systems for a unique look on life

Photographers know how difficult it can be to get those perfect shots. More so if there trying to capture images during extreme conditions such as fires, foreign insurgent uprisings or ejecting out of a fighter plane traveling at over 400 knots (ok maybe not so much that last ...

Bitcoin Startup ArtaBit Working On Cheaper Alternative To Western Union

Every summer job I ever held before I turned twenty was in or around a kitchen. I did it all—scrubbed dishes, garnished dishes, grilled, baked, waited and frialated. And during that time, I worked closely with many Central and South Americans, all of whom shared one thing in ...

We're so excited and just can't hide it! - new IKEA App has Metaio inside

““Our customers want to be able to test out whether the products they’ve been inspired by in our catalog will work in their own homes – particularly when it comes to larger pieces of furniture. Offering a way of using mobile technology to enable to test products means ...

How to Turn an Old iPod Into a Recovery Drive for Your Mac

If you have an old iPod sitting around collecting dust, you might as well get some use out of it. One way to do that is to turn it into a bootable drive where you can troubleshoot, test out other operating systems, or just run a few quick ...

We Can Rebuild Him: David Duffy's Exploration into Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection

Thirty years after the release of Blade Runner, with a remake of Total Recall on the horizon, the work of Philip K. Dick continues to find its way into our cinemas and minds. How did the visions of a paranoid loner become the most relevant science fiction of ...

Apple Wants to Hop on Crowded 3D Printing Train

Considering the recent trends in the whole 3D printing phenomenon, Apple thinks it will hit it big by putting its foot through the door with its own products in this particular market segment. As Apple has its eye on the 3D ball, other companies are putting efforts into ...

Japanese Fashion Designer Literally Flexes Muscles with 3D Printing

The “Yuima Nakazato 2014 Collection,” which premiered on July 25 in Minami-Aoyama Tokyo, Japan, features unique neo-futuristic bibs that were 3D printed with the Stratasys Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer.Yuima Nakazato is a 28 year old Japanese fashion designer who graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine ...

Crowdsourced Marketplace Lets 3D-Printers Bid On Buyers’ Designs

CowFab is a new online bidding platform that allows users without their own printers to post their designs on the site and have 3D printing companies (or individuals) bid on the jobs. Users can upload their design, select a printer, and browse rates enabling competition to drive down ...

What does Sculpteo, Pacific Rim, Warner Bros and MNSTR have in common?

Lately Hollywood seems to be fund of 3D printing. After the replica of the Aston Martin in the latest James Bond movie and the recent 3D scanning work in World War Z, the french communication agency MNSTR partnered with Sculpteo to promote the new Guillermo del Toro movie ...

Freakin' Sweet Knots

Freakin' Sweet Knots allows you to design woven jewelryso you can have it 3D printed on demand. It can create atype of knot called a Turk's head in many differentconfigurations. With just a few clicks you can create aunique ring perfectly sized to your finger. All 3D printing is ...

3D printing breathes new life into old inventions

The US Patent and Trademark Office may be the key battleground in today's high-tech lawsuits, but it's also home to a trove of inventions that have fallen into the public domain. Now patent lawyer Martin Galese is trying to bring some 21st century tech to the charming ideas ...

Japanese super-computer mimics brain cell network, reaches 1% of brain capacity

Using a Japanese super-computer, a team of scientists have carried out the largest ever imitation of the way a brain's cells connect with each other. This will pave the way for a better understanding of the extremely complex human brain, they say. Researchers from the RIKEN,

Custom 3D printed glasses from Protos Eyewear

When a few makers started printing their own glasses frames, I made a comment about a future service offering custom glasses frames based on taking pictures of our faces with smartphones. We now have that service, or at least we soon will. Protos Eyewear is currently being crowdfunded,

ARM: IBM Power licensing is "validation" of IP model

Following the news that IBM is seeking to claw back more market share with its Power chips by adopting an ARM-style attitude to licencing, ARM's CMO and EVP business development has told TechEye the adoption of this model serves as a validation to its approach.In an interview, Drew ...

Want to be more productive? Clean your desk. More creative? Trash it

A neat, orderly workspace may encourage generosity and generally “good” behavior, but a messy desk will foster your creativity. While it’s no surprise that keeping your pens lined up will make you a more efficient worker, a new study may be the first research to show that disorder ...

Here’s What Happens Inside You When a Mosquito Bites

The video above shows a brown needle that looks like it’s trying to bury itself among some ice-cubes. It is, in fact, the snout of a mosquito, searching for blood vessels in the flesh of a mouse.This footage was captured by Valerie Choumet and colleagues from the Pasteur ...

Cyberscare: Ex-NSA chief calls transparency groups, hackers next terrorists

The cyberscare, like the redscare or the greenscare of the ’90′s, is already under way. We’ve seen it take root with the fierce federal persecution of Aaron Swartz, the hefty charges and prison sentence facing LulzSec hacktivist Jeremy Hammond and the three-year jail sentence handed down to Andrew ...