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I defeated a long-broken fridge and became a household hero through 3D printing 

As more local libraries get 3D printers, you too can become a design god for ~$3.

When I walked into my local library and saw their new 3D printer available for patron use, I felt a wave of geeky excitement wash over me. 1,131 more words


Gigabit Internet with no data caps may be coming to rural America | Ars Technica

FCC has $2 billion for rural broadband, including “Gigabit performance tier.”

The Federal Communications Commission is making another $2.15 billion available for rural broadband projects, and it’s trying to direct at least some of that money toward building services with gigabit download speeds and unlimited data. 659 more words


For this gadgethead, the HTC Vive may force my Oculus Rift to collect dust 

After one month—and a lot of Elite: Dangerous—I know which one’s better for me.

My name is Lee and I’m a hardware-a-holic.

(Hi, Lee.)

In walking the long path to VR on the PC, I’ve built a new gaming computer from scratch, bought peripherals out the wazoo, and, of course, pre-ordered both an Oculus Rift and an HTC Vive so I wouldn’t have to choose between the two. 1,209 more words


Samsung Electronics’ Curved Monitors Earn Performance Validation from Harvard Medical School Research Study | Samsung Newsroom

Samsung Electronics and its cutting-edge SE790C curved monitor deliver a more comfortable and less strenuous user viewing experience than comparable flat-screen alternatives offer, according to the results of a recently-completed Harvard Medical School study. 399 more words


Smart UX Center Software Development Kit’s Latest Update Makes it Mobile Compatible | Samsung Newsroom

Samsung Printing Solutions has released the V.1.5.0 update for its Smart UX Center Software Development Kit (SDK), adding new features including mobile compatibility to its versatile software tools. 313 more words


A girl’s survival guide to a tech conference

I’ve just returned from The Next Web conference in Amsterdam and I was planning on writing a summary article about the event. Then I thought I could give it a more practical spin for the benefit of the other girls out there that, like me, enjoy showing up at technology events for reasons other than parading their pretty faces to the predominantly male audiences. 574 more words


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - Camera Shots and Further Thoughts from the Weekend

Over the weekend I decided to use take the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL on a hike with my 3 labradors across Dartmoor.

I would learn how to use the camera as I walked through the rugged terrain of Dartmoor. 271 more words

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