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Weekly Wrap-Up: Obama Shuts Down Reddit, 3D Printing And The Gun Debate, Next Month's Mobile Announcement Madness

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President Obama takes to Reddit in a social media first, the strange world of 3D printing and the gun debate, and next month's mobile announcement madness. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Obama Shuts Down Reddit, 3D Printing And The Gun Debate, Next Month's Mobile Announcement Madness
Yes, a US Senator just said games are a bigger problem than guns

Just How Hard Is It To Get And Use A 3D Printer?

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3D printing seems to be everywhere these days, used to create everything from handguns to headphones. But what does it really take to get started: How much does it cost, how difficult is it to use, and how do you actually get your hands on a 3D printer? Last...
Just How Hard Is It To Get And Use A 3D Printer?

Disruptions: Smart-Guns Don't Kill the Wrong People

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Technology exists that would make guns safer. But the possibility of preventing or at least limiting deaths this way is missing from the gun-control debate....
Disruptions: Smart-Guns Don't Kill the Wrong People
New York newspaper posts map with names and addresses of handgun permit owners

Joe Biden hosts Google+ 'fireside chat' to discuss Obama gun control effort

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Vice-president says administration's proposals are 'not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people'Vice-president Joe Biden hosted the 21st-century version of the fireside chats made famous by Franklin Roosevelt on Thursday afternoon, taking part in a Google+ discussion of president Barack Obama's initiative for increased gun control. Biden...
Joe Biden hosts Google+ 'fireside chat' to discuss Obama gun control effort

MakerBot Boots 3D Printed Gun Parts from Thingiverse

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(Photo: MakerBot) After the events in Newtown, the gun control debate has taken on a new urgency. Suddenly 3D-printed firearms look a lot less like a thought-provoking experiment and more like a danger to the public–and Makerbot wants nothing to do with that. CNET reports that just yesterday, it was...
MakerBot Boots 3D Printed Gun Parts from Thingiverse

"Not a single person at the Aurora, Colorado theater shot back..."

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"Not a single person at the Aurora, Colorado theater shot back...": I just quoted Roger Ebert's excellent New York Times op-ed about the Aurora shooting, but really, you should read the whole thing. The entire thing is quote-worthy.  Another key excerpt: Should this young man -- whose nature was apparently so...
"Not a single person at the Aurora, Colorado theater shot back..."
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Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

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Artist tweets picture of glasses worn by singer when he was shot dead in 1980, and says US has become like 'war zone'Better known among her nearly 3.7 million Twitter followers for more gnomic 140-character missives - "You are water. I'm water. We're all water in different containers. That's why...
Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

What Angry Internet Comments Do To Our Mental Health

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With a presidential campaign, health care and the gun control debate in the news these days, one can't help getting sucked into the flame wars that are Internet comment threads. But psychologists say this addictive form of vitriolic back and forth should be avoided--or simply censored by online media outlets--because...
What Angry Internet Comments Do To Our Mental Health

New Technology Helps Cops See Hidden Guns From Far Away

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The New York Police Department is testing new technology that can detect concealed guns from afar.  The device is small enough to fit inside a police car or on a street corner where gun violence is common, Rocco Parascandola of The NY Daily News reports. It works by testing for...
New Technology Helps Cops See Hidden Guns From Far Away

How 3D Printing Is Inflaming The Gun Control Debate

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If you think the gun debate in the United States is heated now, technological advances are about to make it a whole lot more intense. Last week, Forbes highlighted a project called Wiki Weapon that wants to prototype the world's first fully printable gun.  In the same way that the...
How 3D Printing Is Inflaming The Gun Control Debate
US Government Suspects 3D Gunmaker Of Being An International Arms Dealer

This Technology Could Save Lives And End The Gun Control Debate Right Now

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Gun control has become an increasingly debated topic in the wake of the recent shootings in Newtown, Conn.  But as Nick Bilton of The New York Times reports, utilizing biometrics and grip pattern detection could help prevent guns from ending up in the wrong hands. For example, the Mossberg Group's...
This Technology Could Save Lives And End The Gun Control Debate Right Now
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