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Plans for 3D-printed gun downloaded 100,000 times; State Department in contact with Defense Distributed

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Plans for the 3D-printed gun developed by Defense Distributed have been downloaded 100,000 times, reports Forbes's Andy Greenberg. The State Department, Greenberg also reports, has sent the company a letter, calling for them to take down the computer-aided design, or CAD, files, citing a potential violation of export control laws....
Plans for 3D-printed gun downloaded 100,000 times; State Department in contact with Defense Distributed

Duo Is A DIY 3D Motion Sensing Controller

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The Duo is a 3D motion sensing controller, much like the Leap Motion Controller and the Kinect – but with a DIY twist. Whereas the Leap Motion Controller comes in a small and elegant package, the Duo is meant to be tinkered with. A $20 contribution on their Kickstarter page...
Duo Is A DIY 3D Motion Sensing Controller

Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are

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We recently had an article about how intellectual property makes people pretend to be stupid, by forcing us to pretend that digital works act in the same way as physical products do, even though we know that they don't. This seems silly, but it goes beyond just copyright. There's been...
Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are
Two Makers Come Together To Make A Robotic Hand For A Boy In South Africa

Apple boosts fourth-generation iPad to 128GB for $799

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Apple's iPad line has topped out at 64GB since it was born. That ceiling has been smashed: the company is hiking the capacity of the fourth-generation iPad to a whopping 128GB. The hardware hasn't otherwise changed and preserves both the performance and dimensions that we already know. The WiFi...
Apple boosts fourth-generation iPad to 128GB for $799

GigaOM teams up with Facebook for a June Open Compute hardware hackathon

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Data center hardware nerds, where are you going to be on June 18 at noon? You may not be sure right now, but keep reading, because Facebook and the Open Compute Project are holding a hardware hackathon at Facebook headquarters that Tuesday. The winners will get time onstage to present to...
GigaOM teams up with Facebook for a June Open Compute hardware hackathon
Startups: GrabCAD Is Building Community in 3-D

The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol

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The Liberator’s 3D-printed parts By now, you have probably heard about the Liberator, a 3D printed plastic gun designed, assembled, and test-fired by Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. Is it legal? Last week, the State Department’s arms export office demanded that Defense Distributed remove CAD files for the Liberator from...
The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol
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MakerBot 'Levels Up' with the Replicator 2: a Sleeker 3D Printer with 'Brooklyn Swagger'

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(Photo: MakerBot) “We leveled up to bring you this today,” MakerBot CEO Bret Pettis told the crowd at the company’s press conference in Brooklyn this afternoon. The startup responsible for bringing 3D printing to the mainstream–with a nudge from Stephen Colbert, of course–announced a breakthrough: the four-generation of MarkerBot’s 3D...
MakerBot 'Levels Up' with the Replicator 2: a Sleeker 3D Printer with 'Brooklyn Swagger'

New NYC bill would require 3D printed guns to be registered with police

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The components of the Liberator pistol, including plastic springs and barrel. Metal nail firing pin visible at center. Defense Distributed On Wednesday, the New York city council introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to use a 3D printer "to create any firearm, rifle, shotgun, or any...
New NYC bill would require 3D printed guns to be registered with police

MyCadbox Is A Dropbox For CAD Files, But With Evernote-Style Ambitions

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The idea of offering a cloud-based service for designers, engineers and stakeholders to share and collaborate on CAD files isn’t a new one. GrabCAD, which is VC-backed to the tune of $14 million, springs to mind. There’s also Sunglass, a company that made its private beta debut at TechCrunch Disrupt...
MyCadbox Is A Dropbox For CAD Files, But With Evernote-Style Ambitions

Introducing The 'iPad Pro' (AAPL)

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The new iPad, the one with a whopping 128 GB of storage, is only $70 cheaper than the cheapest Macbook. To some people, that seems insane. Macbooks, with their USB ports, keyboards, and mouses can do a lot more than an iPad. Partly because of this tiny gap in price,...
Introducing The 'iPad Pro' (AAPL)

Meet Moddler, the two-man 3D printing shop with a $250,000 printer (video)

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This post is brought to you by Volvo. At Volvo, we design luxury cars around you the drivers. We design around safety. Visit Volvocars.com/us to learn more. Check out more design content via @VolvoCarsUS on Twitter. 3D printing is fast becoming a profitable industry, not to mention a fascinating...
Meet Moddler, the two-man 3D printing shop with a $250,000 printer (video)
Will Apple's iPad 'Pro' work for you?

Defense Distributed Dudes Celebrate Their 3D-Printed Death Machine With Ridiculous Video

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You pretty bad, huh. (Photo: screencap) Last week, Defense Distributed announced the development of the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun. You can now download the CAD files and, theoretically, print your own. Now, the Daily Dot reports, the libertarian upstarts have released a video to mark this historic occasion. And...
Defense Distributed Dudes Celebrate Their 3D-Printed Death Machine With Ridiculous Video

Alternatives to email for sending large files | Ask Jack

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Bill has run into the common problem that his email service won't accept large files, but there are plenty of better optionsI run a home office using Webfusion for web and mail on a shared server basis. I can only send emails up to 6MB in size, but I need...
Alternatives to email for sending large files | Ask Jack

The Liberator: The first downloadable 3D-printed gun gets test fired

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The world's first 3D-printed gun, the Liberator, has been printed, assembled, successfully test-fired -- and now the 3D CAD files are available to download, if you wish to create your own gun. A video of the Wiki Weapon being fired by Defense Distributed is embedded below, for your awe-stricken, panic-ridden...
The Liberator: The first downloadable 3D-printed gun gets test fired

Teenage Engineering: If Our Parts Are Too Expensive, Here's How To Print Your Own

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There's plenty of breathless writing about the imminent 3D-printing revolution, but realistically, what is it likely to mean for most people? They probably won't all be printing out their own planes, but they may well be printing out small replacement parts for goods they own. Here's an early example of...
Teenage Engineering: If Our Parts Are Too Expensive, Here's How To Print Your Own
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