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CreoPop 3D Pen hands-on: Freehand object sketching gets cool

CreoPop 3D Pen hands-on: Freehand object sketching gets cool

3D printing has segued from the niche lab to very nearly the mass market, and new startup CreoPop is hoping to tip it over the edge with its new 3D Pen. Built around an intriguing range of unusual "inks", as well as the promise of more child-friendly hardware, the CreoPop 3D Pen is hoping to follow in the illustrious footsteps of previous similar crowdfunding projects. I caught up with the team to try my hand and see what makes CreoPop different.

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Parrot Bebop Drone vs AR.Drone 2: What’s Changed?

Parrot Bebop Drone vs AR.Drone 2: What’s Changed?

Parrot's hanger of drones is getting bigger, with the new Bebop Drone joining rather than replacing the AR.Drone 2. The new model flies further, promises to shoot better quality video, and has a smarter autopilot on-board, but it's also going to cost more than the AR.Drone 2 it will sit alongside on store shelves. So, will it be worth the upgrade?

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Parrot Bebop Drone hands-on: Oculus Rift’s eye-in-the-sky

Parrot Bebop Drone hands-on: Oculus Rift’s eye-in-the-sky

Parrot is taking to the skies again with the Parrot Bebop Drone, focusing on high-definition video recording with no moving camera parts, unlike rivals like the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. Building on Parrot's two generations of AR.Drone, the new quadricopter is smaller, smarter, and more maneuverable than the drones that came before it; we grabbed some time at the controls - including using Oculus Rift integration to make you feel like you're riding along - to find out more.

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SlashGear’s April Fools’ 2014 round-up

SlashGear’s April Fools’ 2014 round-up

It’s the most nerve-racking day of the year for a technology publication editor. April Fools’ Day 2014, a day in which every story must be triple-checked (rather than just double-checked) for authenticity. This year we’re seeing not only jokes played on the public, but awkward copies of jokes made between companies, as well.

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Dyson outs second gen Air Multiplier fan

Dyson outs second gen Air Multiplier fan

Dyson is a name that most people probably associate with expensive vacuum cleaners. Way back in 2009 the company put out its very first fan called the Air Multiplier. The strangest part about this fan is that it has no moving blades and promised to be much quieter than your typical fan.

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RadioShack closing 1,100 stores at holiday breakdown

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores at holiday breakdown

It would appear that consumers are no longer headed to the tiny store of gadgets now that the internet and larger showroom stores have taken command. RadioShack has announced that they’ll be closing a cool 1,100 stores soon, now that the holiday season has had its way with the chain. This set of closings will leave the company with around 4,000 locations - including 900 dealer franchise locations.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/19/14: HTC One, Range Rover, Xbox One bug

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/19/14: HTC One, Range Rover, Xbox One bug

This morning we’re ramping up towards Mobile World Congress 2014 with chatter of a brand new LG G2 Mini. This device works with a (surprisingly large for a "mini") 4.7-inch display and Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box - as well as back-facing buttons, of course. Today also marks the first full day we’re having with the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer too.

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IBM scores DARPA contract to develop self-destructing VAPR

IBM scores DARPA contract to develop self-destructing VAPR

IBM has been in the news frequently this month, the latest of which involves a new contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- better known as DARPA -- to bring its Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) to reality, making self-destructing electronics a variable technology.

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SCOTTEVEST Q.U.E.S.T. Vest brings the pocket count to 42

SCOTTEVEST Q.U.E.S.T. Vest brings the pocket count to 42

SCOTTEVEST is known for making clothing for the gadget enthusiast. Simply put, the clothing, whether it be pants or shorts, a jacket, or one of the many other options -- all have lots of pockets for carrying your gear. Those checking out SCOTTEVEST gear will find pockets large and small, and there is even some options for interior cable routing. That having been said, the folks at SCOTTEVEST have recently unveiled a few new pieces, one of which has the pocket count closing in on 50.

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Changers offers redeemable credits for charging gadgets via solar power

Changers offers redeemable credits for charging gadgets via solar power

The market has no lack of solar chargers for small gadgets, such as smartphones and tablets, but they often take longer than a wall charger and are less convenient, needing full sunlight in most cases. Such negatives aren't much incentive for gadget owners to go green, but the startup Changers hopes to change that. Those who use the company's solar charger will earn credits that can be redeemed for goods.

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Withings Aura active smart sleep system wakes you to light

Withings Aura active smart sleep system wakes you to light

Withings has unveiled a new active sleep system device at CES 2014. The device promises to help the user track their sleep patterns and wake up and fall asleep faster and more comfortably. The device is called the Withings Aura and it can record all of your sleep patterns and uses light and sound programs that were scientifically validated.

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Apple forced to modify refund and repair policy in Australia

Apple forced to modify refund and repair policy in Australia

Apple has been in hot water with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its policies on refunds and replacements of faulty Apple gadgets. The ACCC has found that Apple misled its customers in Australia into thinking they were entitled to less recourse than consumer protection laws in Australia provide to buyers.

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