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Rapid prototype shoe for women is perfect for squares

Rapid prototype shoe for women is perfect for squares

I bet there are a bunch of geeky gals out there that read SlashGear; this one is just for you. Objet Ltd is showing off a new item that it has made using 3D printing for rapid prototyping. The new product is high-heeled shoe that is made with interchangeable parts that can be replaced when needed. The shoe is very square and seems ugly to me. I don’t see my wife wearing these.

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Dell 7-inch QWERTY-slider tablet spotted; Dell Streak 10 Pro promised to China first

Dell 7-inch QWERTY-slider tablet spotted; Dell Streak 10 Pro promised to China first

Two slabs of Dell tablet news this morning, as a hitherto-unseen QWERTY prototype breaks cover and the company confirms that the 10-inch Dell Streak 10 Pro will make its official debut in China first, rather than the US or Europe. Dell VP and mobility manager John Thode told CNET that Android's immaturity and US carrier control were the main reasons for the staggered launch of the Streak 10 Pro, which will have a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display, 5-megapixel rear camera, and run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor.

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Qualcomm mirasol phone concept demo’d; Converged ereader incoming

Qualcomm mirasol phone concept demo’d; Converged ereader incoming

Qualcomm's mirasol display technology may not be on the market in any meaningful form yet, but the company sure knows how to put a mockup together. Fresh for SID 2011 this week is this 4.1-inch WVGA smartphone concept Engadget spotted, pairing the transflective color e-paper panel with what looks to be the intelligent front lighting system shown last week. Meanwhile, Qualcomm also had a new timescale for when, exactly, mirasol-toting hardware might actually go up for sale.

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World’s smallest 3D printer is the size of a milk carton

World’s smallest 3D printer is the size of a milk carton

One of the coolest inventions in the tech world is the 3D printer. This is so cool because it can take any design you can dream up in your favorite drafting application and then print it in the real world for you to touch and use for whatever you need. Generally, these 3D printers are very large devices that take up lots of space. A team of researchers at Vienna University of Technology has announced that it has built the world's smallest 3D printer.

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Qualcomm mirasol gets intelligent LED lighting; in ereaders this fall

Qualcomm mirasol gets intelligent LED lighting; in ereaders this fall

Adding illumination to e-paper screens seems pretty counter-intuitive - after all, what makes the display technology special is that it looks like paper and doesn't need backlighting - but that's just what Qualcomm has done with its latest mirasol prototype. It makes sense, too, The Digital Reader discovered when Qualcomm whipped out the ereader mock-up at CES On The Hill this week; rather than backlighting the display, the new mirasol model actually has an embedded front light.

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