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Kickstarter project David promises “next gen 3D printing”

  • 14/09/2014 at 19:43 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Kickstarter David 3D PrintingRight now, 3D printing, while not in its infancy any longer, is still somewhere around its toddler years. Despite that, a new Kickstarter project by the name of gaming is already promising its “next generation”.

What makes this 3D printer different from others is that it doesn’t rely on simple filament. Instead, it utilizes multiple pelletized materials, creating a new means of production that could potentially revolutionize this already exciting step in technology.

They call it Fused Layer Extrusion (FLEX), their response to a lack of any multiple material 3D printers on the market. According to them, the use of more materials means better prints, which means more applications to the technology. A sound argument, and a wonderful development if their prototypes are all they are hyping them to be.

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Is Apple Watch voice messaging feature a look at things to come?

  • 14/09/2014 at 16:21 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple Watch Voice Messaging FeatureI saw an interesting article on TheVerge this week about Apple Watch, and how it seems to be going back to the Press To Talk style of mobile communication. But is it really a trend of things to come, or just a fluke that will once again fade away?

For those whippersnappers too young to remember, PTT was a walkie-talkie style of mobile communication that was done between two phones within a short distance of one another. You pressed a button, talked and it came in through the frequency of another compatible phone in the area.

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The Apple Watch has finally be unveiled

  • 09/09/2014 at 23:45 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple WatchAlongside the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has finally unveiled their much anticipated Watch.

Surprisingly, it was called the Watch and not the iWatch, yet everyone is calling it that regardless. Rather than pack it full of features, they are instead focusing on customizing it to match the consumer who buys it, calling it a “new chapter in the relationship” between people and technology.

Unlike their other flagships, Apple is offering some variety for their Watch. They have the primary device, the Watch Sport, and the Watch Edition. Each is meant to match your personal style, with the first being silver or black stainless steel, the second silver or space grey, and third 18k yellow or rose gold with sapphire crystal. All come with a variety of bands you can choose from.

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Meet the new Motorola Moto X Smartphone and Moto 360 SmartWatch

Motorola Moto X 2014In a week, where IFA 2014 was the main topic, Motorola went further and decided to surprise everybody with the release of the new Moto X Smartphone, Moto 360 SmartWatch and a very cool wireless earbud called Moto Hint.

First stop, Moto X (2014). Motorola decided to continue with the same Moto X name and also the same feel and look, but with a bigger size and some cool improvements. If last year the Moto X version was cool and introduced the concept of design your own smartphone, now they even added leather or metal design variants. In terms of features the new Moto X smartphone comes with a higher resolution screen, a 4K capable camera and faster processor, but that’s not all.

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Apple iCloud security flaw may have allowed celeb nude photo leak

  • 02/09/2014 at 22:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
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NSA Spy ViewExperts now believe that a massive leak of celebrity nude photos taken with smartphones may have been caused by Apple iCloud.

The security flaw comes from the auto-update from to iCloud. A number of intimate photos of female celebrities, many of which they believed to have been deleted, were actually uploaded to the Apple backup service. But from there, it isn’t clear what might have occurred.

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Kickstarter project Noke offers padlocks for the future

  • 30/08/2014 at 17:04 by It's a Gadget Staff
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KickStarter Project Noke PadlockTired of padlocks with keys and combinations? FUZ Designs was, so they came up with a solution: Noke, the first Bluetooth activated lock that connects to your iPhone or Android devices.

According to the Kickstarter info, Noke works by connecting wirelessly to Bluetooth 4.0 available in either Apple or Android smartphones via their app. When you are within ten feet, you can click on the latch and it will open for you. If you are more than ten feet away, it will remain locked and you will get a push notification about the attempted breach.

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Google tests delivery drones after two year secret project

  • 29/08/2014 at 23:31 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Google Project Wing Delivery DronesAfter two years of secret development, Google has begun testing their patented drones as part of the Google X’s top secret “Project Wing”.

You may remember during their last Google I/O conference that a protester started shouting:  “You all work for a totalitarian company that builds machines that kill people!” He also ranted about “killer robots”.

There was no real context to that statement. Maybe a reference to the company’s interest in robotics? Perhaps a metaphor for the potential “killing power” of technology, ala the Android mascot? Or it could be a reference to Project Wings, a top secret (but still speculated about) effort of the mysterious Google X branch.

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