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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 magazine TV-Movie recently published a limited edition issue with a built-in solar powered led light. By pressing a button, Jack Sparrow’s jewellery shines with energy previously stored by the solar cells on the magazine cover.
Since social networking site Twitter was unblocked by UAE authorities in August, keen users have been signing up for the site in their masses. So much so that Dubai hosted its first “Twestival” earlier this year. The festival has been widely viewed as an important step for local users to feel part of a global Twitter movement and to further promote use of the site.