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Local Motors recently held a contest to build a roadworthy car using (mostly) 3D-printing techniques, and the winner, crowned in July, is the vehicle you see above. We now know that it'll be called... the LM3D Swim and cost $53,000, with pre-sales lau...
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Plex launches on the new AppleDefinitely good news for anyone that's picking up one of the new Apple TV set-top boxes, an official Plex app is available for download in the App Store. This app gives users the ability to stream... local, stored media. The post Plex launches on the new Apple TV, streams your local media appeared first on Digital Trends.
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From 'Candy Crush' To 'BubbleActivision has just paid an absolutely ludicrous sum of money to become one of the biggest players in the mobile games genre overnight. They’ve shelled out $5.9 billion to purchase King, parent... company of games like Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga, which have been mobile staples for years now, and absolutely enormous revenue generators for the company.
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Leaked roadmap suggests newThis year, if a leaked product roadmap is to be believed, Lenovo plans to expand its X1 PC family with two additional varieties, these being a 12-inch tablet and a 14-inch convertible. The post Leaked... roadmap suggests new ThinkPad X1 lineup from Lenovo appeared first on Digital Trends.
Realistic scrotum backpackSome people wear their heart on their sleeves, but if you've ever wanted to wear your balls on your back, one Indiegogo campaign is going to give you that ability, for the low, low price of $69. The... ball bag, appropriately named the Scrote'n'Tote: The Satchel of Life, is the brainchild of Daniel Bitton. Last year, a picture of Bitton wearing his sac received some attention online, sparking thousands of like-minded individuals to think, "Hey, I really need a backpack that looks like a hairy nut sack." See also: Woman accidentally buys dress covered in giant vaginas Bitton is attempting to raise $33,000 to fund production of the testicular pack, and he created this odd and creepy video to convince anyone with the cash to burn to donate to his cause. "Although the video may suggest otherwise,...
Honda's hybrid CR-Z gets aHonda has updated the slow-selling CR-Z coupe for the 2016 model year. The hybrid gains a revised front fascia, a better-finished interior and a new range-topping trim level called EX-L that brings... features such as navigation and leather upholstery. The post Honda’s hybrid CR-Z gets a revised look and range-topping trim for 2016 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Okta forges ahead with newIdentity management company Okta has announced a bundle of updates for its enterprise-facing products, trying to attract new business customers ahead of a planned public stock offering next year.... First off, Okta Mobility Management is getting support for Android for Work, which will help the product better manage devices running Google's mobile operating system. While the service already works with Android and iOS, this new capability lets IT departments create one profile for Android devices, and keep personal and company information separated on employees' smartphones and tablets.
Promises of rain to come withstanding, California is still smack in the middle of a long, punishing drought. So what does it look like when a top agricultural state undergoes years of drought? Not... good, friends.
New 3-D printing methodBioengineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method of 3-D printing that allows production of complex micro-scale objects smaller than the... width of a human hair. The technique, using patterned ultraviolet light and a custom-shaped flow of polymer material, creates 3-D objects that can be first designed with software and could be used in a variety of biomedical and industrial applications.
Two years on, Apple'sHow time flies! This month marks two years since ground broke on Apple’s futuristic new “spaceship” campus, and — despite the odd hitch along the way — things are looking... impressively together. To show just how together the pieces all are, drone videographer Duncan Sinfield recently flew his DJI Inspire 1 drone over the building site to […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
This Is the New Apple TV'sSiri on the Apple TV is helpful for more than just finding content quickly.

Leather Kickstand Wallet Case from FistCase

The Gadget Flow - 3 Nov 2015 08:59
Leather Kickstand Wallet CaseNever forget a thing and watch your media anywhere with the Leather Kickstand Wallet Case from FistCase. Made of high quality leather, this case not only holds all of your items, but a flipping card... slot tab also balances and serves as a kickstand. Your phone can be steadied while you watch a film, TV show, or video, all with no hands. With fourteen card slots, you'll always have access to your ID, train tickets, and all of your credit,...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Might SportSamsung wants its next flagship, the Galaxy S7, to come equipped with an even more powerful camera. The company is reportedly interested with the camera sensor found in the Xperia Z5 of Sony and is... looking for ways to bring it to its own flagship.
'Mass Effect' Limited EditionBioware has partnered with Loot Crate to bring the 'Mass Effect' N7 Limited Edition Crate to fans of the game. The $75 box will contain eight exclusive collectibles valued at more than $150.

What is Google Project Wing?

Pocket-lint - 3 Nov 2015 13:55
What is Google Project Wing?Google is planning on launching a service, literally, that will deliver items via flying drones. It is calling this Project Wing. Technically this project will be run by the newly named holding... company for Google, Alphabet. Amazon is also working on a...

Wamaw Wallet - The Minimalist Card Holder

The Gadget Flow - 3 Nov 2015 09:00
Wamaw Wallet - The MinimalistCarry only what you need with the Wamaw Wallet, the minimalist card holder. Made with luxurious vegetable tanned, full grain leather, this handmade wallet is only 6mm thin. The Wamaw Wallet encourages... you to reconsider all of the unneeded items in your wallet and only take what you truly require; a few cards, some bills, a couple train tickets. With a thick dual elastic band, your stuff is safe and secure no matter how much or how little is in...
FCC hits Hilton with fine overThe Federal Communications Commission has proposed that Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. be hit with a $25,000 fine for reportedly obstructing a probe into whether it was jamming guests' WiFi hotspots.... In addition, the FCC has ordered Hilton to "immediately provide essential information" detailing its WiFI practices, and has threatened to increase the penalties if the company delays or obstructs the …
Tackling cancer research fromGraduate student Tushar Kamath takes an interdisciplinary approach to cancer research.
Avast's 2016 securityPC users who don't want to pay for a security solution have become used to stitching together various parts: antivirus here, antispyware there, and so on. Avast 2016 combines many of those into a... single, free package. And, if that's not enough, Avast's Avast Mobile Security has also taken many of its formerly premium features and made them free. Avast 2016 ships in four configurations: Free, Pro, Internet Security, and Premier, ranging in price from $39 to $79 per year, for five devices. The bulk of the free features are available in the free version, with an improved SafeLine VPN service and a better SafeZone browser reserved for the Pro version; the integrated firewall for the Internet Security version; and a secure "data shredder" for the Premier edition.
It could soon be illegal for police to deploy stingray surveillance technology, which sweeps up cell phone metadata and voice information, without a warrant. A new House of Representatives bill would... make any violations to that policy punishable with up to 10 years in prison.
Drive-by malware attacks: they're not just for porn sites anymore.
Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a new study finds.
2016 Chevy Silverado SpecialChevrolet has some trucks in its booth at SEMA 2015 and among them is this very sexy 2016 Silverado Special Ops edition truck. The concept vehicle is based on the Silverado 1500 Z71 truck with its new... front end and new tech on the inside. Chevy execs say that the concept is meant to highlight the multipurpose nature of the …
Google Apps For Work AnnouncesA day after Microsoft limited its OneDrive storage, Google Apps for Work announced eight initial apps in a recommended partner program, a smart reply for Inbox feature, and its two-millionth paid... customer.
Teenagers In The U.S. SpendCommon Sense Media just released The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens. The study aims to “offer a comprehensive picture of the use of media by young people in the U.S.”