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  • Why Dropbox left Amazon's cloud and built its own from scratch

    One in two Australian Internet users in Australia use Dropbox. Worldwide, more than 1.2 billion files are saved to the cloud storage service every 24 hours. And until recently, all those files were sitting in Amazon Web Services’ public cloud.

    28 June 16 10:30 Written by George Nott
  • Samsung Pay launches in Australia

    ​Samsung Pay launched today in Australia allowing Amex and Citibank card holders to make in-store purchases with their Samsung smartphones.

    15 June 16 14:26 Written by George Nott
  • Salt bath could sooth electric vehicle 'range anxiety'

    CSIRO scientists, working with RMIT University and Queensland University of Technology, have now found a way to extend the life of lithium batteries, potentially removing the ‘range anxiety’ surrounding electric cars.

    14 June 16 15:32 Written by George Nott
  • Canon aims to make impact in 3D printer market

    Forget waiting overnight for your 3D printer to finish: Canon has a job on the go that may take it a couple of years -- building its own 3D printer.

    15 Oct. 15 22:30 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Review: The Nobel 1.0 -- stereolithographic 3D printing on the cheap

    When I unboxed <a href="http://us.xyzprinting.com/us_en/Product/Nobel-1.0">XYZPrinting's Nobel 1.0 stereolithographic (SLA) 3D printer</a>, I'd just finished shipping off another top-rated and remarkably accurate SLA machine, the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2922719/3d-printing/review-formlabs-form-1-3d-printer-offers-mind-blowing-precision.html">Formlabs Form 1+</a>.

    21 July 15 20:23 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • U.S. State Department moves to block 3D-printed gun plans online

    U.S. State Department <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-03/pdf/2015-12844.pdf">announced new proposed rules</a> that would effectively make it illegal to post blueprints for 3D-printed guns online.

    08 July 15 02:36 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • How 3D printers made a motorcycle, skis and snowboard

    When it comes to 3D printing, the general public is likely unaware how far the technology has come from the days when making figurines and trinkets was about all many believed the machines could do.

    22 May 15 02:09 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Organs may someday be printed inside people

    LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Today, much of the research around 3D bioprinting tissue and organs revolves around laying down enough cells in an abiotic substrate outside a living body, so they can culture and then be implanted where needed.

    21 May 15 20:39 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing

    LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- While patent litigation has been on the rise for a number of years, it hasn't been between competing companies but from patent trolls who seek to buy up patent portfolios in order to <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2502588/it-management-why-tech-vendors-fund-patent-trolls.html">sue industry players</a> for infringement.

    20 May 15 23:47 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Dell aims new printers at the Cloud

    Dell is taking its printers to the Cloud as people increasingly use smartphones and tablets to access remote documents.

    19 May 15 23:02 Written by Agam Shah
  • GE 3D prints a working RC jet engine

    General Electric <a href="http://www.gereports.com/post/118394013625/these-engineers-3d-printed-a-mini-jet-engine-then">this week revealed</a> that it has completed a multi-year project to print a working jet engine.

    13 May 15 04:18 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Rocket maker for NASA and the Air Force to begin 3D printing parts

    <a href="http://www.ulalaunch.com/">United Launch Alliance</a> (ULA), the company that makes rockets for NASA and the U.S. Air Force, plans to 3D print more than 100 flight-ready components for its next-gen model of rocket.

    21 April 15 06:24 Written by Lucas Mearian

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