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Another dimension for 3D printing

Another dimension

It all began in 1984 when Charles Hull (Chuck to his mates) created the first 3D printer. In the thirty years since we’ve seen toys, bikes, cars, prosthetic limbs and replacement hips run off the 3D production line. Someone’s even created a 3D printer that prints 3D printers.

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Sticking to the brand love

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Mmm, Apple. Just when you thought the brand mogul couldn’t get any stickier, they give us Homer Simpson. And he isn’t the only star popping up in this clever new commercial for its MacBook Air…

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Turn up the beats

There was a time when Andre Romelle Young was better known for his ‘mild frustration’ with the Greater Los Angeles Police department. But in more recent years Young (aka Dr Dre) has transformed himself thanks to Beats – his range of headphones that became a range of speakers that have now launched a new digital music service. (Word to Jamie C.)
 

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Clickety-boo

While nearly everybody uses a computer, the idea of building one would terrify most of us. All those cables; all that circuitry.

KANO wants to change the game, with a $119 kit allowing anyone, of any age to build their first computer. The kit includes everything you need, including Wi-Fi power up and a HDMI cable to display your code.

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The anti-social network

Earlier this year (April to be precise) a story hit the UK’s headlines of a 4-year-old girl who was ‘addicted’ to her iPad. Whilst many of us may have scoffed and thought ‘I’d never let that happen to my child’, it turns out that in Japan they’re taking the problem incredibly seriously.
 

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The anti-social network

Earlier this year (April to be precise) a story hit the UK’s headlines of a 4-year-old girl who was ‘addicted’ to her iPad. Whilst many of us may have scoffed and thought ‘I’d never let that happen to my child’, it turns out that in Japan they’re taking the problem incredibly seriously.
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The circle of life

Do you tweet over dinner? Check Facebook in bed? Reach for Candy Crush when conversation gets boring? Circle is a new app that monitors and manages your online behaviour, helping you strike the right balance between real and digital life.

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DIY camera

Forget building a tower of plastic bricks. Or even cobbling together your own Tracy Island out of toilet rolls. With Bigshot Camera, children as young as eight can now build their own digital camera from scratch.

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Travel brilliantly

“Nice hotel, but the mini shampoo wasn’t up to much.” If you’ve ever stayed somewhere and moaned about what could be better, Marriott International’s new campaign is for you.

Travel Brilliantly invites people to put forward suggestions for the hotels of the future – and your ideas can be as weird and wonderful as your imagination (current suggestions include a personalised mini-bar and a luggage finder app).

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