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  • The Jaquet Droz Signing Machine Signs Papers Mechanically So You Don’t Have To

    The Jaquet Droz Signing Machine Signs Papers Mechanically So You Don’t Have To

    High above a scorched Earth, in a sleek yacht tethered to the tip of the Terra Two spindle, Chancellor Herman Worthy was doing paperwork. His cleaner bots were all asleep and his assistant, a lithe android build to look like a long-dead 2000s era actress, was in her charging case. It was good to be alone. Read More

  • Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine

    I actually checked to see if today was April Fool’s but, seeing as how it wasn’t and seeing as how it would be quite simple to recreate this cool piece of hardware, I figured we could check it out. Basically it’s a DIY tattoo machine that uses a Makerbot base with a needle attached to the extruder. To use it you simply strap your arm to the platform (!!!) and wait for the… Read More

  • BlackBerry Sued An Executive Who Defected To Apple

    BlackBerry Sued An Executive Who Defected To Apple

    The story goes BlackBerry senior vice president for software Sebastian Marineau-Mes resigned from his post in late December 2013 after Apple offered him a position as vice president of Core OS. But BlackBerry wouldn’t let him go and sued for breach of contract. Marineau-Mes alleged his contract is not a valid and enforceable one. Read More

  • If You Look At One Picture Of 3D-Printed Chicken Today, Make It This One

    If You Look At One Picture Of 3D-Printed Chicken Today, Make It This One

    You like chicken. You like 3D printed stuff. Why not slam them together to make the ultimate in 3D printable model food? How does that sound? Cool, right? I thought so. So what’s going on here: some designers at iJet in Yokohama, Japan wanted to surprise the staff of Lifehacker. They grabbed a tasty KFC drumstick, scanned it using a high-resolution laser scanner, and then printed it in… Read More

  • Bitcoiners, Police Yourselves

    Bitcoiners, Police Yourselves

    This is a short post because it’s important but not worth belaboring. This morning, CryptocoinsNews posted a piece on Leah McGrath Goodman. Goodman posted a Facebook update essentially telling her friends that she is in the mountains where she is practicing shooting firearms at night. She said of Bitcoin fans who were harassing her that “They will see this in a different light… Read More

  • TSA Reportedly Demands To Inspect Man’s Luggage For Bitcoin [Updated]

    TSA Reportedly Demands To Inspect Man’s Luggage For Bitcoin [Updated]

    Davi Baker wasn’t quite sure how to comply with the TSA’s demands to inspect his bags for Bitcoin. Baker had found himself in a testy exchange with airport security personnel during an enhanced screening, and they wanted an additional search of his belongings. Read More

  • Wearables Attack! Huawei Announces A Fitness Band That’s Also A Bluetooth Headset

    Wearables Attack! Huawei Announces A Fitness Band That’s Also A Bluetooth Headset

    Your fitness band got into my bluetooth headset! No, your bluetooth headset got into my fitness band! Stop! You’re both right! In what I suspect will be a minor blip in the interstitial wearable world, China’s Huawei has announced a Bluetooth sports band complete with pedometer and calorie counter called the TalkBand B1. Why is it called the TalkBand? You can remove the… Read More

  • What Happens To California If Silicon Valley Became A State, In 7 Charts

    What Happens To California If Silicon Valley Became A State, In 7 Charts

    At least one wealthy tech investor wants to encourage California’s latent separatist tendencies and slice California into six different states, including one State of Silicon Valley. Per California law, no matter unlikely or odd a proposed ballot proposition is the Secretary of State releases a report to voters on a bill’s potential economic impacts [PDF]. Usually, ballot… Read More

  • Now The Rich Can 3D Print Their Own Cup Holders For The Tesla Model S

    Now The Rich Can 3D Print Their Own Cup Holders For The Tesla Model S

    As you whiz down the highway from LA to Las Vegas in your Tesla Model S, your Bluetooth humming, your Google Glass flashing messages from VCs trying to get into your next round, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to reach down and grab a refreshing cup of ice-cold Kombucha? Well now you can 3D print your very own custom center console designed to hold your fermented teas, fair trade lip… Read More

  • Conan Goes Extreme With His GoPro Cameras

    Conan Goes Extreme With His GoPro Cameras

    In honor of CES and just because, here’s a cute video for you. It’s not quite Citizen Kane but in this exciting video Conan O’Brien attaches GoPro cameras to objects around his studio… with some craaaazy results! Oh, Coco, you had me at “trombone.” Read More