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Robot 3D prints steel bridge on location

Robot 3D prints steel bridge on location

There are so many uses for a 3D printer today in business and prototyping that the use of the devices will continue to grow. A new type of 3D printer has been created that is designed to print much larger projects that the typical 3D printer in a lab or business can handle. Typically, we think of a 3D printer as only making small components. The 3D printing robotic arms created by Autodesk and MX3D can print bridges.

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Japan’s Takram develops paper-based input for projected display

Japan’s Takram develops paper-based input for projected display

The idea of collaborating with coworkers in person while using a tablet the size of a table-top has always sounded cool — it was Microsoft's first vision for the Surface, after all — but it's still likely to be a long ways off. However, Japanese design firm Takram has come up with an idea for an interactive digital table that is just as cool, but even more elegant in execution. It's completely based on paper, or rather "On the Fly Paper," and it developed for Intel's Japanese Collaboration Center.

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Audi’s S3 super limited edition will come in 5 colors

Audi’s S3 super limited edition will come in 5 colors

Remember the Audi S3 that we took out for a drive last year? We noted that the sedan delivered its promised of performance that won't fight you, albeit with a rather playful streak. We also noted, however, that the design, while distinctive, was more low key. But now true fans of the car have a chance to make them shout, with a splash of color and a stitch of luxury inside. Audi has just confirmed an extremely limited exclusive edition of the S3 that will come in five striking colors.

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“Virtually borderless” ZTE nubia Z9 coming to the US in Q3

“Virtually borderless” ZTE nubia Z9 coming to the US in Q3

ZTE is definitely proud of its newest flagship which is why, unlike its usual procedure, it is wasting no time to bring the nubia Z9 to the US. Making a rather bold but perhaps totally appropriate statement with a large ad at New York's Time Square, which ZTE claims to be the world's fashion capital, the ZTE nubia Z9 boasts not of not just an intriguing and stylish "virtually borderless" design, but also an intriguing new way to use your smartphone, utilizing the edges of the device to launch commonly used apps or actions.

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Apple designer Marc Newson: more tech woven into garments soon

Apple designer Marc Newson: more tech woven into garments soon

Marc Newson just joined Apple last year, but the renowned designer and Jony Ive buddy has a lot of experience and clout in the field. So when he says something is coming, people try to glean something from it for the future. And when he starts talking about how wearables, not just smartwatches, and smart cars will be even more en vogue in the future, some will consider this to be prophetic vision, if not already a hint at the direction that Apple might take in the very near future.

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Google highlights, awards best Material Design apps

Google highlights, awards best Material Design apps

Like it or not, and some definitely do not, Material Design is going to be what Google will be talking about for a long time, at least in terms of design. And rightly so, considering it is poised to unify Google's visual identity not just on Android but across its other software products as well. And while some are still scampering to implement its tenets, a handful few Android apps have managed to use it almost to perfection. At least according to the eye of the beholder, which, in this case, is Google.

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Jony Ive made Apple’s first-ever Chief Design Officer

Jony Ive made Apple’s first-ever Chief Design Officer

Apple designer Jony Ive has been promoted to Chief Design Officer, adding the aesthetic of the company's near-iconic retail stores to his responsibilities. As of July 1st, Ive will step up from his current position as Senior Vice President of Design, and become Apple's first ever Chief Design Officer. The new title will comes with a juggling of staff beneath Ive, as his central position in the company adjusts to both take on more tasks while at the same time trimming some of the minutiae he notoriously dislikes.

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Handmade 2-Stroke engine shows off the combustion process

Handmade 2-Stroke engine shows off the combustion process

The engine in your car and most motorcycles today are 4-stroke units that keep lubrication and fuel for combustion as separate parts. The 2-Stroke engine on the other hand requires the mixing of fuel and oil so that the fuel for combustion handles lubrication for the piston. The 2-stroke engine is very common in lawn equipment today and some off-road motorcycles still use this sort of engine. A person named Huib Visser built this fantastic bit of engineering you see here.

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LG G4 ready to take on Samsung with leather, batteries, curves

LG G4 ready to take on Samsung with leather, batteries, curves

Next week, LG will finally be unveiling its star contender for this year and it undoubtedly believes it has a winning formula. Truly, the LG G4 would have the best of the best components around, but, as Apple and now Samsung have proven, design can go a long way when it comes to drumming up hype, interests, and hopefully sales. In that regard, the G4 does have a few tricks up its sleeves leaning towards "design", with some of them seemingly taking a jab at its biggest rival, Samsung.

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BMW apollo streamliner motorcycle concept

BMW apollo streamliner motorcycle concept

A new concept motorcycle has debuted from a designer named Mehmet Doruk Erdem. The concept is called the BMW apollo streamliner concept and one glimpse at it and you can tell it's more for top speed than daily riding to and from work. The concept looks like something that would be running the salt flats.

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