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3D print goes mainstream
Virgina Tech University has launched the “DreamVendor”, an interactive 3D printing station. Users simply need to bring a SD-media card containing the data for the 3D print out to the self-serve shop.
Why it matters
3D printing has featured in the news considerably in the past year, but it’s often considered as a tool that DIY-geeks, scientists or designers would have access to. This will change dramatically with 3D print shops popping up soon. To which extent will retail and production merge? And how will brands deal with this legally - now that even any solid object can be copied?
The start-up slowbizz.com is a new music social network, which aims to bring together music fans willing to host small concerts in their homes with talented artist willing to perform in such settings. The artists receive 150 Euro, free accommodation, a meal and will also be driven to their next gig.
Google, in combination with Twitter and its recently acquired SayNow engineers, has released a service for tweeting without an Internet connection. Speak to Tweet allows anyone with a voice connection to dial three international numbers and have their voice messages sent out as tweets. Speak to tweet has been created in an effort to help the Egyptian & Libyan protesters to tweet without actually being connected to the internet.