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A New Flexible Filament Lets You 3D-Print Custom Sneakers

David Smothers March 11, 2014

Are you tired of waiting for Nike to design the perfect sneakers for your tastes? Thanks to a new flexible filament from Recreus that can be used in standard 3D printers without clogging the nozzle, you can finally design and print your own kicks in a wide variety of colors. The only limiting factors are… Continue Reading »

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The Self-Powered Self-Balancing Skateboard, for Lazy Ass Tony Hawks

David Smothers September 13, 2013

The Segway is probably never going to change the world the way Dean Kamen had hoped, but at the least it encouraged humanity to dare to dream of a world where we’d never have to balance ourselves ever again. And keeping that dream alive and well is the S-Walker Board. It’s like you tossed a… Continue Reading »

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What Is High-Resolution Audio?

David Smothers September 6, 2013

This week, Sony unleashed a battery of expensive audio gear that claims to support “high-resolution audio” which, like “ultra high-definition” in the video world, sounds pretty snazzy. But what does high-resolution audio mean? And will HRA really make the music sound better? High-resolution audio is a new industry marketing term… On Tuesday, the Consumer Electronic… Continue Reading »

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The Terrifying Future is 3D Printed Weapons

David Smothers March 20, 2013

Trailer: Click. Print. Gun. Cody R. Wilson may not be 3D printing bongs and grinders, but his reimagining of arms manufacturing poses an equally, if not more disruptive blow to social interactions on both the so-called Dark Web and in flesh-and-blood. And it’s fuelling a growing chrous of criticism. Why? Wilson, a graduate student at the University… Continue Reading »

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Forest Whitaker’s Non-Profit Thinks Tech Will Bring Peace to Africa

David Smothers February 28, 2013

What defines something as “peaceful”? The absence of war, for one, is a pretty obvious element. Respect, generosity and open-mindedness make sense too. But it takes more than just understanding the definition to be a true advocate of peace, a just-launched non-profit says. PeaceEarth, a digital-first project, aims to create a network of “peace builders”… Continue Reading »

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What’s The Most You’ve Ever Over-Paid for a Gadget?

David Smothers February 23, 2013

The best gadgets are expensive, but so are plenty not-the-best ones too. And regardless of how “good” something is, its only worth as much as it does for you. The best useless machine is, well, useless. What’s the most you’ve paid for a gadget that just didn’t cut it, either because it was overpriced, underwhelming, or just… Continue Reading »

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Wearable Tech Is Nearing Nanosuit Proportions

David Smothers February 19, 2013

If you’ve ever found yourself ambling through, say, a TED talk on cyberbiology or just happened on the work of noted-futurist-slash-crazy-brilliant-person Ray Kurzweil at any point, you might’ve wondered, “Hey, aren’t we cyborgs yet? Come on, I wanna shoot lasers at things.” We understand your impatience. And the truth is, we’re not all that far off. Take the Nanosuit… Continue Reading »

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Transparent USB Memory Drive by Polytron Hands On & Demo

David Smothers February 18, 2013

Transparent usb memory drive http://mobilegeeks.com Polytron Technologies has produced a transparent USB memory stick that will come in 8, 16 & 32GB options. They are going to head into production after Chinese New Year, which is the end of February. The USB has an embedded LED so that you know that it is connected and working. No… Continue Reading »

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Samsung’s New Fridge Has a Built-In SodaStream Dispenser

David Smothers February 14, 2013

Samsung debuted a ridiculous fridge with Evernote that no one needs at CES this year. We can all agree that’s totally silly. Here’s something awesome from Samsung you actually might want—a fridge with a built-in SodaStream. The RF31FMESBSR turns 60L SodaStream cartridges into seltzer with three levels of fizziness right from the water dispenser. It comes out in… Continue Reading »

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This Film Can Turn Your Window Into a Mirror and Back Again

David Smothers February 12, 2013

Windows that can automatically adjust from transparent to opaque to keep out the sun can already be found in use all over, including Boeing’s new 787. But while they provide shade, the glass still absorbs and transmits heat to a room. So researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed an easy-to-apply transparent… Continue Reading »

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