3D Printing http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printing/news en-GB Fully Charged: Fitbit finally works with Windows Phone, smartphones to replace Hilton room keys, and Disney Infinity 2.0 adds big Marvel villains http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-fitbit-finally-works-windows-phone-smartphones-replace-hilton-room-keys-and-dis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drop into our latest morning roundup for a breezy blast of tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-flex.jpg?1406682181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit finally gets a Windows Phone app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Taking advantage of enhanced Bluetooth support in the Windows Phone 8.1 OS update, Fitbit has finally released an app for the platform, allowing its myriad fitness bands and trackers to work with Microsoft&rsquo;s mobile devices.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the first physical fitness tracker to support Windows Phone&mdash;another big milestone as the mobile platform proves that it can be an everyday smartphone, not just a good-looking but vapid alternative to iOS and Android. The Fitbit Flex band is currently <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wearable-tech/top-ten">our #2 top wearable tech</a> in the world, so congratulations Windows Phone users: you now have a pretty excellent option for tracking steps, sleep, and more.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/28/5943851/fitbit-windows-phone-app">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review">Fitbit Flex review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hilton making your phone your hotel room key </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International hotel leader Hilton yesterday announced a series of digital-minded initiatives, the most significant of which will be allowing guests to use their mobile devices as a room key. Rather than carry around a little card or old-fashioned key, you&rsquo;ll be able to use a compatible smartphone to unlock the door.</p> <p>Hilton will begin adding such capabilities to most of its 4,000+ worldwide hotels starting in 2015. Also on the horizon, but coming before the end of this year: the ability to book a particular room using a web or mobile app the day before your stay, as well as check in and out without having to stop by the front desk.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://news.hiltonworldwide.com/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/27192">Hilton</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/balluga-smart-bed-hands-wafting-you-sleep-cushion-air-cells/news">Balluga Smart Bed hands-on: wafting you to sleep on a cushion of air cells</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hilton Hotels" alt="Hilton Hotels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hilton-hotels.jpg?1406682181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disney Infinity 2.0 adds Marvel villains to the mix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As promised by its title, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes will introduce the storied comic company&rsquo;s biggest and brightest stars&mdash;but as revealed yesterday with a new trailer, the game will also allow players to take the role of some of its most notorious villains.</p> <p>The Green Goblin, Loki, and Ronan the Accuser (Guardians of the Galaxy) are all previewed in the latest trailer, and each will have a plastic figurine to purchase and use, of course. Infinity 2.0 is due out on 23 September for all current consoles, ranging from the Wii all the way up to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Even the Nintendo 3DS is getting in on the fun.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEpM67QFslg">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/disney-infinity-20-marvel-super-heroes/review">Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MEpM67QFslg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon US opens 3D printing store for customized items </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It seems that Amazon is getting in on the 3D printing craze. Sure, the online retailer has been selling makers and parts for some time, but now you can purchase and customize your very own items <a href="http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&amp;node=8323871011">direct from Amazon</a>, at least in the United States (to start).</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find a couple hundred items available in the store, but not all of them are fully tweakable. The 3D-printed bobblehead (priced at US$29.99; a bit less than &pound;18) is perhaps the best example of something you can make your own, with Mii-like facial characteristics you can swap in with ease. No word on this new storefront hitting the UK, but it&rsquo;s a promising first step for Amazon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news">Doodle your own drone with a 3D printing pen</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="687" title="Amazon 3D printing" alt="Amazon 3D printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-3dprint.png?1406682180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-fitbit-finally-works-windows-phone-smartphones-replace-hilton-room-keys-and-dis#comments 3D Printing Amazon Fitbit Gaming Windows Phone Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1443504 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Live-action Halo digital feature trailer, NASA drops 3D-printable models, and Comixology adds (some) DRM-free backups http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-live-action-halo-feature-trailer-nasa-drops-3d-printable-models-and-comixolo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ring in the end of the week with our latest quick-hit news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Halo: Nightfall" alt="Halo: Nightfall" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/halo-nightfall.jpg?1406356495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First Halo: Nightfall trailer released </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>San Diego Comic-Con is happening right now, which means we&rsquo;re getting our first look at a lot of the cool, geeky stuff coming down the pipeline later this year and beyond. One of the first is Halo: Nightfall, the live-action, five-part digital feature that ties into Microsoft&rsquo;s massive first-person shooter franchise.</p> <p>Produced by Ridley Scott, Nightfall stars a new character, Jameson Locke, who will be playable in next year&rsquo;s Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One, and thus the show serves as an essential stepping stone for series aficionados. From the trailer, Nightfall can&rsquo;t help but look like the Scott-directed Prometheus, albeit with the budget of something like the modern Battlestar Galactica.</p> <p>Nightfall was luckily spared in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/microsoft-kills-nokia-android-and-feature-phones-xbox-entertainment-studios-amidst-mass-job-">last week&rsquo;s brutal Microsoft cuts</a> that extinguished most of the rest of the now-former Xbox Entertainment Studios&rsquo; <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/what-s-tv-halo-series-and-other-content-planned-xbox-originals-slate/news">future plans</a>. It will be released free to Xbox Live Gold members come November, as well as bundled along with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which collects and enhances Halo 1-4 for Xbox One.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw2oqtZoc8s">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/halo-5-guardians-confirmed-autumn-2015/news">Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Xbox One in Autumn 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Iw2oqtZoc8s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NASA releases 3D-printable asteroid and probe models </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>NASA&rsquo;s really getting into 3D printing, huh? Just last month, we heard about how the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news">first space-ready 3D printer</a> was cleared for installation on the International Space Station, and now the North American space agency is supporting terrestrial printing enthusiasts by releasing various miniature models.</p> <p>As spotted by CNET, the organization has released a total of 21 files ready for 3D printing, which are based on the like of the Mars Odyssey, Voyager, and Kepler spacecrafts, as well as a pair of asteroids and segments of the surfaces of the Moon and Mars, respectively.</p> <p>They&rsquo;re tiny little things, with the largest dimension reported to be 10cm, and NASA says that the files may need to be tweaked to work with the average consumer 3D printer. And if you think that you&rsquo;ve improved on the original file, you can send it back their way. Who needs to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-nasa-aims-capture-asteroid-2019-nest-acquires-dropcam-and-watch-crazy-gopro-fil">catch an asteroid</a>&nbsp;when we can just print model ships and swap emails with astrophysicists?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/models/printable">NASA </a>via <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/3d-print-space-probes-asteroids-courtesy-of-nasa/">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news">International Space Station is getting its first 3D printer &mdash; and also an espresso machine</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Made in Space 3D printer" alt="Made in Space 3D printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/space-3dprinter.jpg?1406356495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comixology adds DRM-free backups—for some books </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Digital comics leader Comixology took a beating in the public perception when&mdash;after <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-grabs-digital-comic-app-comixology/news">being acquired by Amazon</a> earlier this year&mdash;it <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-comixology-hobbles-its-ios-app-hp-s-android-notebook-ambitions-and-atari-s-buri">removed the in-app store</a> from its mobile apps and forced users to purchase all comics from the website. Luckily, the company might earn a little goodwill back with this move.</p> <p>At San Diego Comic-Con, the company announced that it now allows users to download DRM-free backups of any purchased comics from participating publishers, which are available in PDF and CBZ formats. However, only a handful of publishers are actually onboard right now, including Image and Top Shelf; Marvel and DC don&rsquo;t seem all that keen on it, at least for now.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://comixology.tumblr.com/post/92763758163/drm-free-backups-now-available">Comixology</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/six-best-comic-reader-apps/feature">Six of the best comic reader apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Comixology" alt="Comixology" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/comixology.jpg?1406356495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-live-action-halo-feature-trailer-nasa-drops-3d-printable-models-and-comixolo#comments 3D Printing Film and TV Microsoft Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1443244 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house http://www.stuff.tv/meet-minibuilders-drones-can-3d-print-house/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because nail guns, hammers, and chop saws are passé </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" alt="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/marble.jpg?1404348197" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Soon, you&#39;ll be able to 3D print your own house. With drones. Truly, we are living in the future.</p> <p>Before you grunt in disbelief, the concept of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3d-printing">3D printed&nbsp;</a>architecture isn&rsquo;t new. But the giant 3D printers needed for large-scale construction are somewhat impractical; adding drones to the mix makes 3D printed construction possible in much tighter spaces.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How it&#039;s made </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The liquid is forced through long tubes by a specialised team of three musketeer robots, using inflatable syringes. Even though it might sound like a medical experiment, the process has to start with a solid footing.</p> <p>A sensor-equipped Minibuilder follows lines marked on the ground, laying the foundation for the construction; and it&rsquo;s got its work cut out &ndash; like a potter, it positions the first 20 layers of material in a single endless, looping spiral.</p> <p>Finally, a human constructor (the most complex of things do require at least some form of human assembly) braces on another &ldquo;grip robot&rdquo; to the foundation that dispenses the material, durable enough to print roofs and other suspended constructions, to create a building.</p> <p>By the looks of it, we&rsquo;ll be able to soon expect a world where drones such as these give constructors and bricklayers a run for their money. </p><p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/watch-robotic-drones-make-sweet-music-together/news">Watch robotic drones make sweet music together&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/06/these-drones-could-3-d-print-your-next-house/#x" target="_blank">Wired</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/G1iT8_QyP0M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" alt="Meet the Minibuilders: Drones that can 3D print a house" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dronehome.jpg?1404348197" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-minibuilders-drones-can-3d-print-house/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/meet-minibuilders-drones-can-3d-print-house/news#comments 3D Printing Drones Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:29:21 +0000 Stephen Graves 1440629 at http://www.stuff.tv Welcome to the future of transport - the 3D-printed car http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And the good news is, it looks amazing... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Local Motors&#039; 3D-printed Strati car" alt="The 3D-printed Strati car" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3b.jpg?1403273349" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-football-turns-3d-printing-world-cup-gear/news">World Cup gear</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video-imakr-printing-robots-made-easy-demand-3d-printing-service/video">robots</a>&nbsp;and from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-print-your-own-makeup/news">m</a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The project began with a&nbsp;<a href="https://localmotors.com/AlexFi/the-3d-printed-car-aka-direct-digital-manufacturing/" target="_blank">competition h</a><a href="https://localmotors.com/AlexFi/the-3d-printed-car-aka-direct-digital-manufacturing/" target="_blank">eld by&nbsp;</a><a href="https://localmotors.com/AlexFi/the-3d-printed-car-aka-direct-digital-manufacturing/" target="_blank">Local Motors</a>, which crowdsources its&nbsp;designs from its community of enthusiasts, back in May.</p> <p>The winning entry was picked for its retractable roof and &quot;excellent balance between innovation, complexity and practicality&quot;, while six further designs were named runners up. Elements from the runners-up may find their way into the final design.</p> <p>But while a 3D-printed car is undeniably cool, we&#39;re personally holding out for the first 3D-printed hoverboard. Come on, inventor types, make the future happen!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/william-s-eco-friendly-3d-printer-runs-recycled-coca-cola-bottles/news">Will.i.am&#39;s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca Cola bottles</a></p> <p>[Source and image:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/19/5825582/3d-printed-car-being-made-based-on-insane-concept-designs" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lQqcfSjabVE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/welcome-future-transport-3d-printed-car/news#comments 3D Printing Cars Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:08:17 +0000 Marc McLaren 1439649 at http://www.stuff.tv Will.i.am’s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca-Cola bottles http://www.stuff.tv/william-s-eco-friendly-3d-printer-runs-recycled-coca-cola-bottles/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The tech-obsessed Black Eyed Peas frontman wants to make 3D printing and sustainability “cool” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Will.i.am’s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca-Cola bottles" alt="Will.i.am’s eco-friendly 3D printer runs on recycled Coca-Cola bottles" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/william-ekocycle.jpg?1403056387" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Will.i.am just won&rsquo;t stop poking his fingers into as many tech pies as possible. The Black Eyed Peas de facto leader has already been involved with Intel, started a car company, shown off his own phonecall-making smartwatch on TV and launched an ill-advised camera add-on for the iPhone &ndash; and now he&rsquo;s turned his gaze on 3D printing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Ekocycle Cube 3D printer will use filament cartridges that are 25 percent recycled plastic &ndash; there&rsquo;s around three 500ml Coke bottles in each one &ndash; and can produce objects that are up to 6in square. Colours available at launch will be red, black, white and transparent (yes, the colours associated with Coke bottles) and anyone who buys the Cube printer will get free access to 25 designs for objects including phone cases, vases and shoes. The designs, of course, come from Will.i.am himself.</p> <p>The Cube will be sold for US$1,119 (around &pound;700) and will be available at some point in the second half of 2014.</p> <p>Will.i.am said the aim of the Cube is to reduce waste in a way that resonates with with the public: &ldquo;We will make it cool to recycle, and we will make it cool to make products using recycled materials. This is the beginning of a more sustainable 3D-printed lifestyle. Waste is only waste if we waste it.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/17/coca-cola-will-i-am-ekocycle-3d-printer">The Guardian</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-most-ridiculous-celebrity-tech-endorsements/news">5 of the most ridiculous celebrity tech endorsements</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WwsOy3SP8ek" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/william-s-eco-friendly-3d-printer-runs-recycled-coca-cola-bottles/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:17:55 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439382 at http://www.stuff.tv International Space Station is getting its first 3D printer — and also an espresso machine http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The former could serve an integral purpose for future missions; the latter’s a fun addition, at least </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Made in Space 3D printer" alt="Made in Space 3D printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/space-3dprinter.jpg?1402981219" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The next time a spacecraft needs an essential tool, might it just 3D-print the item on demand? That seems all the more likely with the news that the International Space Station (ISS) will get the first space-ready 3D printer in August.</p> <p>Designed by Made in Space, a company with both 3D printing and space experts focused on the task, the 3D printer will travel to the ISS via the SpaceX CRS-4 later this summer. It passed certification ahead of schedule, and has been tested in microgravity flights.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A taste of space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last week&rsquo;s announcement of an ISS-bound espresso machine seems comparatively silly now, but surely some homesick&mdash;and exhausted&mdash;astronauts will appreciate the incoming addition.</p> <p>Developed jointly by Italian engineering company Argotec and coffee brand Lavazza, the ISSpresso will go up to space in November as part of the Italian Space Agency&rsquo;s Futura Mission, which will also shepherd the first Italian female astronaut into space.</p> <p>Lavazza claims that it will &ldquo;deliver a perfect espresso in [the] weightless environment,&rdquo; with the hefty 20kg machine using a capsule system that allows it to brew espresso, tea, and broth, and rehydrate foods. Whatever keeps our spacefaring compatriots happy and alert, right?</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.madeinspace.us/3d-printer-headed-space-station-ready-launch">Made in Space</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/16/3d-printer-iss/">Engadget</a>;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lavazza.com/en/media-center/pressreleasedetail/58dae66d-f246-11e3-b615-c90c8a507add/">Lavazza</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/la-fenice-worlds-first-electromagnetic-induction-coffee-maker/news">La Fenice is the world&#39;s first electromagnetic induction coffee maker</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cx45rg8Q-Cw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/first-3d-printer-espresso-machine-headed-international-space-station/news#comments 3D Printing Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:01:16 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439291 at http://www.stuff.tv Nike Football turns to 3D printing for World Cup gear http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-football-turns-3d-printing-world-cup-gear/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo will be toting Nike’s new shin pads and bags in Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike Football Rebento bag with 3D printed base" alt="Nike Football Rebento bag with 3D printed base" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nike-rebaro-bag-main.jpg?1402483703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I don&#39;t normally care much for bags, but that bag is my kind of bag.</strong><br />Presumably you&#39;re a professional soccer star, then. Nike Football has unveiled two hi-tech pieces of gear that&rsquo;ll be used by a handful of the world&rsquo;s top players in soccer&rsquo;s premier showcase: the Rebento duffle bag and Mercurial FlyLite shin guard.</p> <p><strong>Hi-tech how?</strong><br />Well, for starters both come with 3D printed elements. The bag has a 3D-printed plastic base (with leather forming the bulk of the actual bag) and the shin pad has a webbed shock absorption system that replaces the foam you&rsquo;d usually see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news">Nike unveils knitted Magista boots ahead of World Cup</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does that help, though?</strong><br />Well, in the case of the bag the cocoon-like base structure is both lightweight and supportive of whatever a ludicrously rich footballer might want to carry in it. With the shin guards, the structure provides more consistent impact protection than standard foam and flexes more easily, which means it can wrap more tightly around the lower leg. It breathes better than foam too.</p> <p><strong>Can I buy them?</strong><br />Not yet. In fact, there are only three Rebento bags in existence, and they&rsquo;ll be toted by Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo (assuming he shakes off his injury) at the World Cup. The Mercurial FlyLite, on the other hand, will be available at nike.com from 1st July (price to be confirmed).</p> <p>Alternatively, if you&rsquo;ve got a 3D printer you can have a go at designing your own &ndash; although we make no guarantee that your homemade shin pads will protect you from a crunching challenge next time you&rsquo;re playing five-a-side.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://nikeinc.com/news/nike-launches-summer-2014-football-equipment-innovations#/inline/29991">Nike</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">MORE HOT STUFF STORIES</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Mercurial FlyLite shin pad features a 3D printed structure" alt="The Mercurial FlyLite shin pad features a 3D printed structure" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-flylite-shin-pads.jpg?1402483703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The 3D printed base of the Rebento bag" alt="The 3D printed base of the Rebento bag" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-rebaro-bag-detail.jpg?1402483703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D Printing Nike Sport World Cup 2014 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:15:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1438818 at http://www.stuff.tv Doodle your own drone with a 3D printing pen http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTuber creates a quadcopter using the tool of the future </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="YouTuber &quot;Questpact&quot; shows how to draw a drone with a 3D printing pen" alt="YouTuber &quot;Questpact&quot; shows how to draw a drone with a 3D printing pen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printed-drone.jpg?1401773324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing pens like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review" target="_blank">3Doodler</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lix-pen-brit-made-3d-printing-pen-puts-3doodler-shade/news" target="_blank">Lix Pen</a> are entertaining toys &ndash; but you could never make anything practical with them, right?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The mechanical parts, including the rotors, weren&#39;t created using the 3D printing pen; instead, they&#39;re off-the-shelf drone parts from an <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.redrockethobbies.com%2FRc-Eye-One-Quadcopter-p%2Frcl88003rc.htm&amp;redir_token=DkyXO_UC7WAH9YXV9rTmKuiVr4V8MTQwMDg1NDg4OUAxNDAwNzY4NDg5" target="_blank">Eye One</a> micro quadcopter. While the end result is &ndash; unsurprisingly &ndash; a little scrappier-looking than a professional kit, it seems to fly perfectly well, and is stable in the air.</p> <p>We look forward to amassing our own army of 3D printed drones, just as soon as we&#39;ve worked out how to produce more than an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hands-3doodler-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen-seriously-giddy-fun-sketching-three-dimensions/news" target="_blank">abstract swirl</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.suasnews.com/2014/05/29312/3d-pen-doodled-quadcopter/" target="_blank">sUAS News</a> via <a href="http://www.dvice.com/2014-5-21/doodle-drones-reality-your-own-3d-printing-pen" target="_blank">Dvice</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler-21st-centurys-newest-tool-your-toolbox/news" target="_blank">3Doodler is &quot;the 21st century&#39;s newest tool for your toolbox&quot;</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aMuOdisewAc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doodle your own drone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/doodle-your-own-drone-3d-printing-pen/news#comments 3D Printing Geek accessories Thu, 22 May 2014 14:39:19 +0000 Stephen Graves 1437645 at http://www.stuff.tv 3D-printed braille mobile phone now on sale http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printed-braille-mobile-phone-now-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OwnFone’s handset can be customized with four saved numbers for blind users </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OwnFone" alt="OwnFone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ownfone-braille.jpg?1400549189" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most modern smartphones include accessibility features designed to help those with disabilities and impairments, but now there&rsquo;s a streamlined phone custom-designed for blind users.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field 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http://www.stuff.tv/sony/fully-charged-sony-s-4k-alpha-7s-camera-out-july-npower-s-nest-thermostat-initiative-and-3d-pri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snap out of your morning haze by catching up on the hottest tidbits of tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Alpha 7s" alt="Sony Alpha 7s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-alpha7s.jpg?1400237625" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony’s 4K-capable Alpha 7s releases in July for US$2,500 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re not far removed from the release of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alpha/hands-sonys-a7-and-a7r-are-nex-sized-full-frame-snappers-your-camera-bags-crying-out/news">the A7 and A7r cameras</a>, but Sony&rsquo;s ready to move onward and upward with the release of the new Alpha 7s. Now we finally know when we&rsquo;ll be able to get our hands on the hugely promising device and for how much: it&rsquo;ll launch in July, and for the mighty sum of US$2,500 (almost &pound;1,500) for the body only.</p> <p>Why so pricey? Well, the compact, mirrorless A7s offers 4K video output via a third-party recorder (full HD footage without it) and includes the option to switch between full-frame and APS-C shooting. It also offers wireless transfers via Wi-Fi or NFC, and you can utilize a Dual Record feature to snag both 50Mbps XAVC S and 720p streams simultaneously. Guess it&#39;s time to start searching the couch cushions for coins.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/16/sony-alpha-a7s/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sonys-new-alpha-7s-gets-4k-video-output/news">Sony&#39;s new Alpha 7s gets 4K video output</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> nPower offers Nest thermostat and fixed rates ’til 2017 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Feeling pinched by your heating bills? nPower hopes to help by setting you up with a Nest Learning Thermostat&mdash;installed for much less than the standard price&mdash;and fixed price rates until April 2017, albeit at a slightly higher rate than standard as of now.</p> <p>Homeowners with direct debit billing for dual fuel are eligible for the plan, which gets you the Nest installed for just &pound;99&mdash;down from &pound;279 outside of this deal&mdash;and the fixed rate runs just &pound;12 per year more than today&rsquo;s standard rate. While that means paying a chunk of change upfront and a bit more on the rates in the short term, the Nest (if used properly) should save you quite a bit more in the long run.</p> <p>While available in the States since 2011, Nest just launched its UK efforts last month, and nPower&rsquo;s promotion seems like a shot at British Gas, which has <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/british-gas-announces-smart-thermostat/news">its own Hive smart thermostat</a> system available for &pound;199. Smarter gas consumption and lower prices in the end? We&rsquo;re all for a little competition.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/british-gas/nest-learning-thermostat-launches-uk/news">Nest Learning Thermostat comes to the UK</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nest Learning Thermostat" alt="Nest Learning Thermostat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest_0.jpg?1400237625" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Nescafé cap is a 3D printed alarm clock—for some reason </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8ZohB3q7rJo" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>As part of an apparent rebranding effort, Nescafé commissioned a series of 3D printed alarm clock caps for its instant coffee jars. At the appropriate time, the cap lights up and makes one of seven sounds in an effort to coax you out of bed&mdash;and the only way to turn it off, naturally, is to twist the cap and take in the scent of minced, freeze-dried coffee beans.</p> <p>Curiously, it doesn&rsquo;t sound like these limited caps are available for sale&mdash;a <a href="http://www.notcot.com/archives/2014/05/nescafe-alarm-cap.php">post by maker NOTCOT</a> notes that 200 units were made for press kits, and that may be the end of it. Just a fun publicity stunt, then? Odd, but it got us all talking about it, so&hellip; mission accomplished.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://design-milk.com/wake-better-nescafe-alarm-cap/">Design Milk</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alarming-clocks-mechanical-woodpecker-makes-alarm-out-anything/news">The Alarming Clock&#39;s mechanical woodpecker makes an alarm out of anything</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Assassin’s Creed Unity being developed by 10 studios </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Need a quick encapsulation of how large and complex top-tier video games have become in 2014? Here it is: Assassin&rsquo;s Creed Unity, the first entry in the open-world action series to release solely for new-gen consoles and PC, is being developed by 10 different studios at Ubisoft. Its Montreal home base is leading the charge, as it has for all core series entries, but it&rsquo;s being flanked this time by the Annecy, Bucharest, Chengdu, Kiev, Montpellier, Quebec, Shanghai, Singapore, and Toronto studios.</p> <p>Last year&rsquo;s Assassin&rsquo;s Creed IV: Black Flag featured work from nine studios, and it&rsquo;s how Ubisoft has been able to continue pumping out an open-world game with a completely new setting each and every fall. And that philosophy is spreading to the publisher&rsquo;s other games, as we found out yesterday that Far Cry 4 will <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ubisoft/far-cry-4-scales-himalayas-and-drops-november/news">feature the work</a> of five different studios. But when these games ultimately sell several million copies apiece, we imagine the mass headcount and logistical headaches will all be worth it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/15/5721832/assassins-creed-unity-developers-10-ubisoft-studios">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/detaiuls-next-assassins-creed-game-have-leaked-and-its-called-unity/news">Details of the next Assassin&#39;s Creed game have leaked, and it&#39;s called Unity</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Assassin&#039;s Creed Unity" alt="Assassin&#039;s Creed Unity" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/assassinscreedunity.jpg?1400237625" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/fully-charged-sony-s-4k-alpha-7s-camera-out-july-npower-s-nest-thermostat-initiative-and-3d-pri#comments 3D Printing Cameras Console games Sony Ubisoft Fri, 16 May 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437310 at http://www.stuff.tv Be a fashion rebel and print your own makeup with Mink http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-3d-print-your-own-makeup/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mink printer can produce makeup in any shade without killing your bank account. Bye bye, cosmetics industry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Be a fashion rebel and print your own makeup with Mink" alt="Be a fashion rebel and print your own makeup with Mink" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mink%20stuff.jpg?1399657119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The beauty industry is big business, but its days are numbered thanks to Mink.</p> <p>Canny&nbsp;inventor&nbsp;Grace Choi has created <a href="http://gracemink.com/" target="_blank">Mink</a>, a printer that lets you sample any colour on a screen and print it out as makeup.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Any shade can be yours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mink works on the&nbsp;same principle as an inkjet printer; mixing substrates and ink, it can print out lipsticks, powders, creams and foundations.</p> <p>With Mink plugged into your PC, you&#39;ll be able to simply go online, sample any colour you want on the screen,&nbsp;send the hex code to your Mink, and print it out.</p> <p>The makeup produced is created from the same FDA-approved substrates used by major makeup brands, and Choi&#39;s demo at the Disrupt convention in New York showed how easily powder eyeshadow was created just by taking the shade from a YouTube video.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can easily sample a shade from photographs, videos, or swatches. The Internet then becomes your online shopping store without actually having to shop for products, just the colour.</p> <p>Choi states that makeup margins (as high as 38%) are the highest compared to all other products. Mink, as it doesn&#39;t have to actually produce the makeup, has much lower margins, which is great news for consumers.</p> <p>Mink is expected to be priced around US$300 when it launches, likely later this year. Head on over to the Mink website and&nbsp;<a href="http://gracemink.com/" target="_blank">request an invite</a>&nbsp;for when the printer goes on sale.&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/05/mink-is-a-3d-printer-for-makeup/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/revolution-will-be-3d-printed/news" target="_blank">The revolution will be 3D printed</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cBZHFUQiP8Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Print your own makeup with Mink </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-3d-print-your-own-makeup/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/be-fashion-rebel-3d-print-your-own-makeup/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Thu, 08 May 2014 10:38:26 +0000 Stephen Graves 1436691 at http://www.stuff.tv Ready, teddy, go! Disney Research invents 3D-printed soft toys http://www.stuff.tv/ready-teddy-go-disney-research-3d-prints-soft-toys-and-interactive-speakers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And as well as customised cuddly toys, the research paves the way for interactive speakers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="682" title="3D printed speaker" alt="3D printed speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Project_3DPrintedSpeakers_CHI14_3DBearFront-1024x682.jpg?1399095689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Think of 3D printing and you probably imagine squiggles of plastic eventually turning into something you or someone else has modelled on a computer. Well Disney wants to tear up the rulebook.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KNIT OF ALRIGHT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rather than plastic or metal being used to fashion a precise, hard object, Disney Research&rsquo;s project works with felt, essentially knitting a toy that can have &ldquo;fairly arbitrary geometry&rdquo; and that feels &ldquo;somewhat reminiscent in character to hand knitted materials&rdquo;.</p> <p>As well as speeding up the prototyping process, the project would make it easier to both customise toys and also embed&nbsp;&ldquo;electronic components for sensing and display, as well as motors and mechanisms for actuation within the material&rdquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qc-tGbMN9Ms" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SPEAKER ABLE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And there&#39;s more. The Disney Research team has been working on a second 3D printing project with benefits for the toy world. &nbsp;</p> <p>The 3D Printed Interactive Speakers paper explores turning any 3D object into a speaker, from an abstract spiral to a rubber duck. This potentially enables omnidirectional sound output, resulting in a more impressive experience for the user - you could have sound only coming from a toy&#39;s mouth, for instance, or from over the entire object. Essentially, the toy would become the speaker.&nbsp;</p> <p>The method involves printing the body of the toy using standard 3D printing technology, then adding a conductive spray paint, which becomes an &ldquo;inner electrode layer where the audio signal [is] injected&rdquo;.</p> <p>A sound-producing diaphragm is then 3D printed, painted, and inserted into the toy. When exposed to a current, the plates vibrate and make sound. As printable conductive printing material becomes available, the speakers will be simplified further, since the paint will become superfluous.</p> <p>No, we don&#39;t necessarily understand all of that either, but there&#39;s a video above.</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyResearchHub" target="_blank">DisneyResearchHub</a> via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dvice.com/2014-5-1/disney-softens-3d-printing-new-toy-tech" target="_blank">DVICE</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news">The Micro is an easy-to-use 3D printer designed for everyone</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zralu3wYUTU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ready-teddy-go-disney-research-3d-prints-soft-toys-and-interactive-speakers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ready-teddy-go-disney-research-3d-prints-soft-toys-and-interactive-speakers/news#comments 3D Printing Fri, 02 May 2014 16:10:11 +0000 Craig Grannell 1436517 at http://www.stuff.tv Lix Pen: the Brit-made 3D printing pen that puts 3Doodler in the shade http://www.stuff.tv/lix-pen-brit-made-3d-printing-pen-puts-3doodler-shade/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The smallest, smartest 3D pen we’ve seen so far has smashed through its Kickstarter target in two hours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lix Pen: the Brit-made 3D printing pen that puts 3Doodler in the shade" alt="Lix Pen: the Brit-made 3D printing pen that puts 3Doodler in the shade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lix-pen-main.jpg?1399020386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>We&rsquo;ve seen 3D printing pens before</strong><br />Yes, we have &ndash; most notably the 3Doodler &ndash; but the Lix is something a little bit more refined.</p> <p><strong>How so?</strong><br />Well, for starters it&rsquo;s smaller, sleeker (just 14mm wide) and lighter (40g). Made of aluminium, it&rsquo;s really no bigger than a fountain pen. And unlike the 3Doodler, it doesn&rsquo;t need to be hooked up to a power socket on the wall: it can draw power from a USB 3.0 port on your PC.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3doodler/review">3Doodler review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It looks a little more professional&hellip;</strong><br />That&rsquo;s the idea. Its makers claim the Lix is not merely a toy but instead something that artists, architects and designers can use in a professional capacity. There&rsquo;s a nice measure of control on offer, thanks to two speeds of plastic extrusion.</p> <p><strong>What kind of plastic does it use?</strong><br />Filaments of ABS/PLA plastic, which can be loaded in 10in strips. Lix&rsquo;s makers say that one 10in cartridge will give the user around five minutes of sketching time, so you&rsquo;ll need 15 or so for an hour of use. It&rsquo;s estimated that that&rsquo;ll cost approximately US$10 (&pound;7) for a pack of 30 strips.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lix comes in black matte and grey matte finishes" alt="Lix comes in black matte and grey matte finishes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lix-pens.jpg?1399020386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How do I get one?</strong><br />Well, Lix&rsquo;s London-based founders were seeking &pound;30,000 on Kickstarter, but with 29 days left at the time of writing they&rsquo;ve already exceeded that by a huge margin, racking up &pound;115,000 in pledges. You&rsquo;ll currently need to pledge &pound;82 or more to get one, with delivery estimated for December 2014. Early bird pledgers (all these spots have gone, sadly) could have received one by October.</p> <p>[<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lix3d/lix-the-smallest-3d-printing-pen-in-the-world">Kickstarter</a> via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/30/lix-a-more-precise-3d-printing-pen-passes-its-kickstarter-goal-in-2-hours/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> <p><em><strong>Correction:</strong> The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the 3Doodler had one extrusion speed. It has two.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">SEE MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Precise, intricate models can be created" alt="Precise, intricate models can be created" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lix-pen-statue.jpg?1399020386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D Printing Hot Stuff Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:05:06 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436403 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Another (massive) smartwatch emerges, and new Call of Duty confirmed http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-another-smartwatch-emerges-and-new-call-duty-confirmed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time to kick back and soak up a morning’s worth of tech news in our daily round-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rufus Cuff Wrist Communicator" alt="Rufus Cuff Wrist Communicator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rufus-cuff_0.jpg?1397896409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet Rufus Cuff, the smartwatch with a bigger screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smartwatches are usually designed to be as small as is physically possible, but no so the Rufus Cuff. The wearable &ndash; which makers Rufus Labs call a &ldquo;wrist communicator&rdquo; rather than a smartwatch &ndash; has a 3in widescreen and the full version of Android on board, meaning it can run pretty much any app.</p> <p>While primarily designed for use with an Android or Apple smartphone, connecting via Bluetooth 4.0, it also comes with Wi-Fi and can therefore work independently.</p> <p>It looks a lot bulkier than the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review">Samsung Gear 2 </a>and upcoming Android Wear devices, but Rufus Labs is clearly banking on its larger screen and tough build quality (it&rsquo;s splash-proof) being enough to attract a different audience. They&rsquo;re currently seeking funding <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-rufus-cuff-more-than-a-smartwatch-a-wrist-communicator#home">via Indiegogo</a> and look set to reach their goal of $200,000.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8uva1xb7DRo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D printing produces the smoothest stop motion animation ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Bears on Stairs&rdquo; is a new project that shows how 3D printing can help produce incredibly smooth stop motion animations. London creative agency DBLG created the video by 3D printing around 40 models of a bear climbing a staircase &ndash; one for each &ldquo;frame&rdquo; of the animation. Then they were filmed by DSLR in a repeating sequence to create a moving image that looks like computer animation rather than a real-world object. Impressive stuff.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://petapixel.com/2014/04/15/bears-stairs-ridiculously-smooth-stop-motion-animated-video/">PetaPixel</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SlGsj47EBIU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next Call of Duty game coming this year from Sledgehammer Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some very unsurprising news has just been confirmed: Activision is to release a new <em>Call of Duty</em> game later this year, and it won&rsquo;t be developed by Infinity Ward.</p> <p>The news comes courtesy of an Activision investor call, which also revealed that the development studio for the as-yet-unnamed title won&rsquo;t be Treyarch but Sledgehammer (a relatively new studio which contributed to the development of <em>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</em>). Treyarch, however, will likely make the 2015 <em>Call of Duty</em> title, meaning Activision now has three separate studios working on games in the series at all times.</p> <p>Going forward, that&rsquo;ll give each studio three years to develop their game &ndash; and hopefully that&rsquo;ll mean better single-player experiences. While multi-player modes have remained solid, single-player campaigns have been noticeably dropping in length and quality over the past few <em>CoD</em> releases.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/call-duty-2014-confirmed-new-lead-developer-new-development-cycle/#!EAdCh">Digital Trends</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/call-duty-ghosts/review">Call of Duty: Ghosts review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Call of Duty: Ghosts" alt="Call of Duty: Ghosts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4372COD_Ghosts_Maniac_Blindside_1.jpg?1397896409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RunKeeper launches Breeze, an iPhone 5s-only step-tracking app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="299" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/91934781?portrait=0&amp;color=70cfd6" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="532"></iframe></p> <p>Aimed at those to prefer to walk rather than jog, RunKeeper&rsquo;s new Breeze app has just launched on iTunes. The app, which is only compatible with the iPhone 5s and its M7 motion coprocessor, is always tracking your steps in the background and therefore able to tell you exactly how far you&rsquo;ve walked on any given day.</p> <p>With plenty of competition, Breeze aims to set itself apart from its competition through an attractive, simple UI and its notifications, which keep you up to date with how far you&rsquo;ve gone towards completning your daily step goal.</p> <p>Breeze will eventually integrate with RunKeeper, as well as roll out to other phone models. You can download it for iPhone <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id826697005">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/17/5622014/runkeeper-launches-breeze-step-tracking-app">The Verge</a>]</strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 3D Printing Gaming iOS apps Wearable tech Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:25 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435676 at http://www.stuff.tv The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This could very well be your first jump into the wondrous world of 3D printing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Brains with looks to match" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/the-micro-hot-stuff.jpg?1398271379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printers have been around for quite some time now, but like 4K TVs, we&#39;ve yet to see them invade our homes.</p> <p>The Micro is looking to change that with its affordable US$300 price tag and user-friendly design.</p> <p>Easy on the eyes, The Micro offers plenty of design tweaks to ensure a less stressful printing experience.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the actual 3D printing side of things, The Micro features a motion chip for automatic levelling and calibration, along with self-lubricating carbon fibre rods and a ceramic heater for rapidly heating up.</p> <p>It also claims to be the quietest 3D printer ever made with the lowest power consumption to boot, and it supports replaceable nozzles for tinkerers who want to take things further.</p> <p>The greatest specs in the world mean nothing without the software to back it up, and The Micro creator M3D LLC has designed the 3D printing software to be as easy to use as possible.</p> <p>It supports touch screen controls and has a simple interface, while an in-built search function lets you scour the web for objects which you can then watch come to life in front of your very eyes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Advanced users have the option to enable expert settings which serve up more options for tweaking models and it&#39;s compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux-based systems.</p> <p>If all that sounds promising to you then head on over to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/m3d/the-micro-the-first-truly-consumer-3d-printer" target="_blank">The Micro&#39;s Kickstarter page&nbsp;</a>where you can slap down US$300 to pre-order one today to be delivered in August.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/man-hacks-3d-printer-beastly-air-hockey-robot/news" target="_blank">Man hacks 3D printer into an unstoppable air hockey robot</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="601" height="451" title="Plastic filament spool" alt="The Micro is an easy to use US$300 3D printer designed for everyone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-micro-spool.jpg?1398271379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield 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class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Micro: a £180 3D printer for everyone </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/micro-easy-use-u300-3d-printer-designed-everyone/news#comments 3D printers 3D Printing Crowdfunding Geek accessories Hot Stuff Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:37:30 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434989 at http://www.stuff.tv