• Evolution of Glass over two years.

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  • The German engineering firm showed off the Genesis design concept at the Geneva Motor Show as proof that additive manufacturing–EDAG’s fancy term for 3-D printing–can be used to make full-size car components. It’s on an entirely different scale than the tiny, 3-D printed creations coming out of a desktop Makerbot, but it’s also just a frame–a stylized chassis that’s more art than reality.

    Before settling on 3-D printing, EDAG tried a few different acronym-heavy options, including selective laser sintering ( SLS ), selective laser melting ( SLM ), and stereolithography ( SLA ). But after extensive tinkering, the final process they used was a modified version of fused-deposition modeling, or FDM .

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  • Google is officially getting into wearables. The company has announced Android Wear, a version of the operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. To start with, the system is made for smartwatches, and Google is moving aggressively to make itself the key name in wearables.

    The company has released two videos that show off what the watch interface will look like, and from what we've seen, it's very impressive. In addition, Motorola and LG have already revealed their first Android Wear smartwatches , which look more attractive than any smartwatches we've seen to date. Motorola's first device is featured in the picture above and the videos below.

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  • Formlabs is disrupting 3D printing.

    Our reason for starting this project is simple: there are no low-cost 3D printers that meet the quality standards of the professional designer. As researchers at the MIT Media Lab, we were lucky to experience the best and most expensive fabrication equipment in the world. But, we became frustrated by the fact that all the professional-quality 3D printers were ridiculously expensive (read: tens of thousands of dollars) and were so complex to use. In 2011, we decided to build a solution to this problem ourselves, and we are now ready to share it with the world.

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  • Der chinesische Designer Jet Ong hat eine ganz eigene Interpretation eines Qwerty Windows Phone erschaffen, das Sleek Smart Flip Phone. Wenn es nach dem Designer ginge, würde das Smartphone einen Touchscreen und das von Windows bekannte Touch Cover besitzen. Auf der einen Seite schützt das Touch Cover den Bildschirm. Umgeklappt wird es aber zur Tastatur für das Smartphone.

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  • As the purveyor of smart phones, TVs, fridges, ovens, and even kitchen sinks , Samsung couldn't possibly let the opportunity to create smart glasses pass it by. A new report from the Korea Times cites unnamed Samsung officials who claim the company is presently developing a competitor to Google's Glass — tentatively named Galaxy Glass — which could make its debut at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. One of the officials is quoted as saying that "wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets."

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  • " Airtame is a surprisingly intuitive and refreshing solution for wireless PC screen-mirroring. It's easy to set up and responsive, and the software (available for Linux, Windows and OS X) even supports beaming one PC to multiple screens. It's a Miracast dongle on steroids. "

    - Richard Lai, Senior Editor, Engadget

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  • Announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Intel has developed a tiny computer that’s the same size and form factor of an SD card. Edison, as the bite-sized PC is dubbed, houses Intel’s previously announced Quark processor . The unveiling made quite a bit of noise at the show, and the product itself seems poised to make waves in the burgeoning wearables industry, once it’s available this summer.

    What’s special about Edison — in addition to its size — is the power it packs. As mentioned, it houses a dual-core Quark SOC, which was designed for ultra-small and power-sensitive devices. In addition, Edison runs Linux and comes with an array of connectivity and I/O capabilities, including built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE.

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  • here are life hacks that you can use to make your 2014 a lot better

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  • Project Christine is basically a very cool-looking rack into which gamers can slot any combination of modules including GPU, CPU, memory, and more, which will automatically sync. These modules have built-in liquid cooling and noise cancellation and require no cables. The modules could potentially be sold by Razer or third parties, but the company hasn't planned that far. The computer can also run multiple operating systems.

    If gamers respond well, Razer will start working on bringing Project Christine to market. Min-Liang has no idea when that might be. But based on Razer's past, we could be looking at a product release before too long.

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  • There’s something fishy about the cover of our January issue: We fronted a big story about wearable tech, but you’ve never seen the smartwatch and glasses on the cover. That’s because they’re concepts that we commissioned just for the issue.

    In doing so, we wanted to explore a few big questions hanging over the development of wearable devices: For one, should a smartwatch really be, basically, a phone on your wrist? Is there any reason we’d actually want smart glasses? What should an internet-connected device on your wrist and face look like?

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  • how upgradable and repairable is the machine? For years, the Mac Pro line has remained one of the rare Apple products that allows the user to actively upgrade and switch out components. Some professional users worried that switching from the large, expandable workstation case to a small, cylindrical powerhouse would hamper its expandability.

    If the teardowns from iFixit and Mac shop Other World Computing (OWC) are anything to go by, the new Mac Pro is a bit more modular than one might initially expect.

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  • Robot will Compete to Handle Future Disasters

    Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent that they decide to take over the world because humans are deemed inferior. In real life, however, they might not choose to do that. Robots might follow rules such as Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, that will prevent them from doing so. When the Singularity happens, robots will be indistinguishable from human beings and some people may become Cyborgs: half man and half machine.

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  • If the only thing stopping you from riding around town on a Segway is, well, looking like someone riding around town on a Segway, this enhanced version might make you a little less hesitant about being seen in public on one. And it's all thanks to a handful of Vespa scooters that had to sacrifice their lives for this creation.

    For just under $4,000 this custom hand-made creation can be yours.

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  • According to sources cited by South Korean site Asiae, Samsung will opt for the name 'Galaxy Round', which we’re guessing alludes to the curved effect of the display.

    The report, which puts the phone's asking price at $900, also claims that it's spec sheet will closely resemble the Galaxy Note 3 and that it will be made in very limited quantities.

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  • Image: Amazon.com

    Amazon’s announcement of Prime Air , the drone-based delivery system currently in development, is the latest example of innovation at work. To call it an audacious leap would be an understatement.

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