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Pollen Pam 3D printer can use four materials in a single print

Pollen Pam 3D printer can use four materials in a single print

A relatively unknown 3D printer firm out of France called Pollen has unveiled a new 3D printer that has some very interesting features. The printer is called Pam, which naturally makes me think of Archer. Rather than being a tattooed drifter, this Pam is a large 3D printer that is aimed at businesses that need to be able to print with multiple materials. In fact, Pam can print with four different materials during a single process.

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Das Keyboard 5Q cloud-connected keyboard color controls keys over the internet

Das Keyboard 5Q cloud-connected keyboard color controls keys over the internet

The Das Keyboard has been around for a while now in different forms and as each new generation comes to market, it brings with it some cool new features. The next version called the Das keyboard 5Q has turned up on Kickstarter and its bit of new tech comes in the form of cloud connectivity along with an open API and RGB mechanical keys.

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Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator works with your smartphone

Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator works with your smartphone

Geeks with a penchant for the original Star Trek series with Kirk and Spock who carry a smartphone that has Bluetooth connectivity might as well get out their wallets. ThinkGeek has a very cool new product called the Star Trek: TOS Bluetooth Communicator. Just as the name implies, the communicator has Bluetooth connectivity to sync with your smartphone and allow you to talk over the communicator like you were on an away team with Kirk.

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Antarctic ozone layer hole shrinks by 4 million kilometers

Antarctic ozone layer hole shrinks by 4 million kilometers

Scientists at MIT and other locations have been eyeing the hole in the ozone layer since it came to the forefront in the '80s. The fear when the hole in the ozone layer was first discovered was that it might lead to harm for humans around the world since we need the ozone layer to protect us from all sorts of deadly things that come from space. The good news is that scientists have announced that the ozone layer hole has shrunk significantly since 2000.

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D-Link WiFi 720p cameras detect motion and sound

D-Link WiFi 720p cameras detect motion and sound

D-Link has unveiled a pair of new WiFi cameras that can let you see your home or office from afar without having to worry about wires. The cameras include the HD Wi-Fi Camera DCS-936L and the HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera DCS-5030L. Both of the cameras share some of the same features with wide viewing angles, motion and sound detection alerts, local recording, and 720p HD resolution.

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BlackBerry Mercury (Rome) renderings show slick physical keyboard

BlackBerry Mercury (Rome) renderings show slick physical keyboard

Things aren't going all that well over at BlackBerry in recent years. The company is struggling to design a relevant device that consumers actually want to own. In recent days, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been hinting that the company is working on some new mid-range phones. One of those phones has now turned up in some renderings and it looks pretty good.

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Crazy wheels and tires let car move in completely new ways

Crazy wheels and tires let car move in completely new ways

In some instances, parking your car can be a difficult thing to do. If you have ever parallel parked and then had someone pull so close to you in the front or back that you couldn't get out you know the frustration this brings. An inventor called William Liddiard has shown off a new set of wheels and tires that he came up with that allows a vehicle to move in incredible ways.

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Galaxy A9 Pro international version launching in Malaysia

Galaxy A9 Pro international version launching in Malaysia

Malaysian electronics purveyor Senheng has a new device on its website from Samsung that hasn’t been officially announced just yet. The device is an international version of the Galaxy A9 Pro that launched in China earlier in 2016. The specs that are listed on Senheng are the same as those from the Chinese device with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 6-inch screen, and large 5,000 mAh internal battery.

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Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book 1TB models slink into ten more markets

Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book 1TB models slink into ten more markets

Microsoft has announced that it has expanded availability for the 1TB Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 tablet to ten additional countries with additional countries gaining availability this summer. Previously these devices were available in the US and Canada. With the expansion of availability fans in Australia, Austria, China, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom can order both of these devices online via the Microsoft Store and via partners and resellers.

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Android Marshmallow update comes to T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Android Marshmallow update comes to T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

T-Mobile users who own the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge smartphones can now get their grubby little mitts on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for their devices. The new updates will add Android 6.0.1 baseband version N910TUVU2DPE3 or N910T3UVU1DPE3 to the Note 4 bringing with it some cool new features and capabilities.

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TomTom Via 52 and 62 nav units use smartphone for traffic info

TomTom Via 52 and 62 nav units use smartphone for traffic info

TomTom has unveiled a pair of new portable navigation devices called the Via 52 and Via 62 that both have smartphone connectivity. That connectivity with your smartphone means you can leave your phone in your pocket and still make or receive phone calls and have up to date traffic information. Each of the navigation devices can be used as hands free kits.

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ZTE Axon 7 launching in Europe as global rollout kicks off

ZTE Axon 7 launching in Europe as global rollout kicks off

European fans of the ZTE Axon 7 smartphone can now get their hands on the device as Europe becomes the first area outside of China to be able to purchase the smartphone. The Axon 7 launched in China at an event held on May 26. The Axon 7 can be pre-ordered via Amazon in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.

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