3D Printing Enters The Atmosphere

25. September 2014 09:13 by Steve Leigh in Technology News  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

3D printing has exploded in popularity over the past year, but until now it hasn't made it to one particular destination: outer space. Just this week NASA launched the first 3D printer into space with hopes that it can be tested on the International Space Station. If successful, these tests could pave the way for a permanent 3D printer in space that would allow crew members to produce new parts on demand. We wanted to explore a little bit why NASA wanted to launch this program and what the challenges have been along the way.

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Crafts to Fall Into the Season

It's safe to say that fall is comfortably here. Many of us have already had to bust out the jackets and scarves, and some of you further west may have even experienced your first snowfall. Whatever your weather situation, there are other clear markers of fall: football season in full swing, an abundance of apples at your local farmer's market, and Halloween costume stores opening up. Here are a few crafts that'll help you fall into this season and take advantage of these cooler temperatures.

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Improving Your Work Experience

For many workers, summer is a time of vacations, Summer Fridays, or a general downturn in responsibilities. But now that Labor Day has passed and we're headed into the middle of September, operations are ramping up everywhere. You might feel overwhelmed by so many emails, uninspired and unable to get back into your routine, or generally unhappy with office politics. These three ideas might help you turn your disappointments into positives, helping you be more productive.

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Tech Savvy Printer Developments

4. September 2014 11:13 by Steve Leigh in Technology News  //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It seems like there are new developments every day when it comes to printing and printer design! Today we wanted to highlight two new innovations in the printing world. The first, courtesy of Samsung, brings office printers into the 21st century with large, colorful touchscreens and mobile-centric interfaces. The second, courtesy of HP, revolves around securing printers, which have become hotbeds for hackers, especially in business environments. No matter what innovation is taking place, we want to keep you informed and knowledgeable as a potential consumer.

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Back To School Printables

We've officially entered that back-to-school time of year! After a long and exciting summer, it's the right moment to hit the books. In order to make lessons more fun while adding extra learning experiences in both the classroom or home, we wanted to provide examples of the best printable worksheets and activities that would be suited for kids of all ages. Just because it's back-to-school time doesn't mean you still can't have fun!

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Teenagers Changing the World Through Technology

When you were 17 years old, you were probably thinking about finishing up high school, or finding the perfect date to prom. But there are some teens who are coming up with incredible inventions that have the power to change the world for many of those who are most disadvantaged. As we move out of the lull of summer, we wanted to highlight some projects that can inspire your creativity as we move into the fall season. (They might also serve as inspiration to your kids who are in middle school or high school.)

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Fun Applications for 3D Printing

There's no doubt that 3D printing is an amazing technology, considering everything from customizable prosthetics for dogs to NASA space cameras are being built. But what about some of the fun aspects of 3D printing? How is the technology being used to create objects that make us nostalgic about our past, that make us laugh, or otherwise entertain us? We wanted to highlight a couple examples of ways 3D printing is being used to inspire joy in our everyday lives.

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When Mobile Apps Get Big Makeovers

If you're like us, you have probably have dozens of apps on your phone. From social media platforms to maps to bank account access, we rely on mobile phones for pretty much everything! As you also know, these apps are changing constantly. Often times these changes are minor: stability tweaks to stop random crashes, or a subtle interface change. But sometimes these changes can be dramatic. We wanted to focus on a few of these changes from big companies to explore how the mobile experience continues to evolve.

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Late Summer Origami Fun

We've officially entered the height of summer! In order to stay indoors and beat the heat, why not try your hand at origami, the Japanese art of paper folding? If the thought of origami makes you cringe, don't worry! We won't be suggesting the pineapple below. Instead, we wanted to provide some basic advice and easy projects to get everyone in the family excited about a craft that goes all the way back to the 17th century and requires only paper (or glue, in some cases).

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The SMART Future for Samsung Printers

After the big news that Home Depot would start selling 3D printers in certain stories nationwide, we wanted to peruse the Internet for some of the lesser-known developments in the printing world. In our search, we came across news that Office Depot has added the Samsung SMART printers to their product line. For us, these Samsung printers are one of the most exciting examples of continued innovation in the printer industry! We wanted to explore some specifics of this new technology and why you should get in on it.

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