Markforged announces a cheaper 3D printer that can spit out end-use parts

impeller_in_car In a surprising move 3D printer maker Markforged has announced they are going to release the $ 3,499 Onyx One, a Carbon Fiber 3D printer for entry-level makers and hobbyists that prints “end-use” parts using carbon-fiber infused materials. The printer uses Onyx, a nylon and micro-carbon fiber material that has a high durability and heat resistance and looks almost like a finished… Read More

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Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper

iPadProside Apple hasn’t mentioned the iPad during its press conference, but it doesn’t mean that the company has no news for the device. The iPhone 7 finally starts with 32GB of storage, and the iPad is also receiving a storage bump. The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros already start at 32GB, so only old iPad models are getting more gigs. In particular, the $ 399 iPad Air 2 now has 32GB instead… Read More

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Amazon Releases Jolly Candy Fire HDs In Tangerine And Blue Along With A Cheaper Fire

Fire HD 8_Colors Amazon has announced a number of interesting improvements to their Fire HD and tablet line today, improvements that bump the processor speed and tweak the styling of the Fire HD 8- and 10.1-inch line and adds a new device, the Fire, priced at $ 49 (or a six-pack for $ 250).
The Fire HD tablets have long had high-resolution screens and solid processors. Now, however, the company has moved even… Read More

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Philips Launches Cheaper Hue Smart Light Bulb Kit

hue-wdk-hand-and-switch The Philips Hue product line is great, but it’s also very expensive with some starter kits costing $ 200. But if you really want to be able to control multiple light bulbs at a time, Philips has something new for you — the new $ 40 wireless dimming kit. In order to bring the price down, Philips had to remove a bunch of features, starting with the ability to control your lights from… Read More

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Microsoft Announces Surface 3, A Cheaper, Thinner, Slower Surface Pro 3

surface3-outline Microsoft announced the Surface 3 today, a new edition to its Surface lineup of tablet-hybrids. The Surface 3 is best described as a  thinner, smaller, lighter, and less-powerful Surface Pro 3.
The Surface 3 also costs less, starting at $ 499, sports a smaller, 10.8 inch screen, a claimed 10 hours of video playback on a single charge, and runs a full build of Windows that comes with a… Read More

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