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August 17th, 2014 at 8:18 am

Shapeways launches new full color 3D printable plastic material

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The leader when it comes to on-demand 3D printing services is Shapeways. They lead in both, total business, as well as the variety of products and printing materials they offer to consumers. The company seems to be on a road of continued improvements, making sure they stay well ahead of the competition.

 

 

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August 16th, 2014 at 8:25 am

A swarm of 1,000 mini-robots assemble into shapes (Video)

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Mike Rubenstein of Harvard University and his colleagues have created the world’s largest robotic swarm using small, simple bots. For the first time, an army of more than 1000 robots has autonomously formed complex 2D shapes like stars or letters of the alphabet. (Video)

 

 

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August 16th, 2014 at 8:15 am

Aloft Hotel in California to test ‘Botlr,’ a robotic bellhop

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A.L.O. the Botlr

Starwood brand, Aloft, aims to deliver a fresh approach to the traditional hotel landscape, offering a tech-forward experience and modern style for the next generation of traveler. They recently announced a new member of its Cupertino team, A.L.O., the hotel brand’s first Botlr (robotic butler). This cyber associate will perform both front and back of house duties at the hotel, assisting staff in delivering amenities to guest rooms and other tasks.

 

 

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August 16th, 2014 at 8:08 am

17 year-old student invents device that produces clean energy and fresh water

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Cynthia Sin Nga Lam and the H2Pro

The lineup of finalists in this year’s Google Science Fair is impressive. Among the 15 inventions designed to make the world a better place, Cynthia Sin Nga Lam’s submission is definitely a major standout. Concerned about the millions of people living without energy and water, the 17-year-old student scientist from Australia built H2Pro – a Portable Photocatalytic Electricity Generation and Water Purification Unit that produces both clean energy and fresh water at the same time.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:55 am

Public libraries are shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces

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Dozens of reading rooms have been reincarnated as de facto coworking spaces.

By Anita Hamilton: Jonathan Marino has just arrived at his tech startup in D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood at 9:45 on a Monday morning. Marino is a 30-year-old director of content for Map Story which aims to be the Wikipedia of interactive maps. He greets his two interns with a huge smile, joins them at an open table tucked inside a glass-walled pod, and fires up his laptop. Hunched over their computers, the group looks like any other early-stage startup, with one key distinction–their “office” is merely a meeting area inside Washington, D.C.’s main public library.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:45 am

10 reasons drones are a disruptive technology

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What happens in the next 10 years when drones are 1000x better?

Today’s drones are rally interesting but you haven’t seen nothing yet. Drones are in their deceptive phase, about to go disruptive. Check out where they’re going…

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:42 am

Google and Facebook go beyond social

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It’s important to start back in the fall of 2010 if you want to understand the strange but spectacularly profitable world of Google and Facebook today.  Facebook was a rising start four years ago. They had built the ultimate social walled garden — almost a separate alternative to the Internet at large.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:34 am

Qnovo develops smarter software that can speed up smartphone charging

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Qnovo bets it can improve the battery that’s already in your smartphone.

Smartphones can be frustrating and one of the most frustrating things about them is how long they take to recharge. But they could soon be one-third as frustrating. A startup called Qnovo, based in Newark, California, uses a technology that constantly checks and adjusts the flow of power during recharging to charge batteries faster and increase their lifespans.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:26 am

Momentum Machines burger robot is poised to disrupt the fast food industry

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Momentum burger-bot

Momentum Machines is cooking up burgers with a robot and they’re serious about fast food productivity. “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient,” cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas has said. “It’s meant to completely obviate them.”

 

 

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August 14th, 2014 at 9:00 am

The latest crazy prediction for the future by MIT Media Lab founder

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Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab.

In 1984, Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, delivered his first TED talk and, “with surprising accuracy,” made five predictions for the future. Of course, 30 years ago, naysayers argued sensory computing wasn’t the future; people would never use their fingers as some alternative stylus. (Video)

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