The Environmental Impact of 3D Printers

We're very excited about 3D printers. Not only are they building everything from pizza to heart models, but they could also be the future of consumer printing around the world. That being said, we have also started to wonder some of the environmental impacts these printers have. The printers are notoriously slow to make products, taking several hours even for basic objects. How does this impact environmental sustainability? We wanted to use a recent study to give you the most up-to-date information.

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Creative St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Monday, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, which is definitely one of our favorite holidays of the year because it's so colorful! Who doesn't love bright green, gold, and rainbow accents? After that recent snowstorm, we're officially done with winter crafts, but we're certainly not done crafting altogether! We have a few new ideas that are sure to make anyone green with envy, celebrating everything we love about Ireland. All of them are good for kids in some way, which will help pass the time this upcoming weekend.

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Wikipedia Gets Printed

We all know and love Wikpedia as the one stop shop for random knowledge on the web. From their actual website to their offshoot apps, you can find virtually everything you want to know, and some unexpected things. (Imagine a search for a particular type of wine turning into a 15th century history lesson on an obscure region in France.) But you'd probably not expect to see the information physically printed, right?

Think again! PediaPress, a company specializing in printing customized books from Wikipedia content, wants to print out the entire English language content on the site. We'll delve a little bit more into the project itself, and why PediaPress wants to embark on such an ambitious, print-focused undertaking in this smartphone age.

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Get Productive For Springtime

20. February 2014 19:16 by Steve Leigh in Productivity  //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

As the temperatures are finally beginning to warm up, it means that spring will soon be here for most of us, both in the US and across the world. Rising temperatures means more time spent outside, and more time to get distracted from important work and other professional goals. But don't fret! We've got a new productivity tips, apps and gadgets to keep you focused in springtime (or any other season when distractions are at a maximum).

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Snow Day Crafts for All Ages

Okay, maybe your kids aren't actually off for the giant snowstorm today, but as the Northeast gets socked with a foot or more of snow, it's the perfect reminder that winter is far from being over. So, if your kids are around (or will be over the weekend), it's really not too late to get crafty for winter. Here are some new suggestions to make the most of the snowy weather, despite your own frustrations that this winter has gone on for too long.

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DropTask: An Ultimate Productivity Tool For Business

30. January 2014 13:20 by Steve Leigh in Productivity  //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

While we've focused a lot on individual productivity solutions before, we wanted to shift the focus a little bit to the business world. Why? Because we know how different tools are marketed directly toward small businesses, without many of them being properly vetted. We wanted to spend some time exploring DropTask, which is suited for everyone in the smallest companies to mid-size businesses.

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Spread the Love, DIY Style

It's hard to imagine that Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away! If you're like us, you might have a tendency to wait until the last minute, wondering how to show the special someone in your life just how much you love them. This ultimately means buying a store bought card, a pack of Disney cards for your kid's classroom, or a bouquet of flowers.

But how about making 2014 a little bit more special? These DIY ideas will help you (or your kid) stand out in a sea of mass produced tokens of affection.

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Pass the 3D Printed Pizza

Nope, you didn't read the title of this post wrong! 3D printing is finally getting into the food business, to much fanfare from the online and print media. While we've already told you about exciting developments coming to 3D printing in 2014, this food news was a surprise, even for us. Though 3D printed pizza is probably the tastiest idea of the bunch, chocolate and sugar sculptures are another major application of 3D printing. Here are some of the details on exactly what's being cooked up.

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Guide to Being Successful in 2014

10. January 2014 08:30 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It's not a surprise that we want to see you succeed at whatever you do. We've even offered some of our favorite tips to make those goals a reality. If you've started off 2014 with a list of resolutions, you might already feel a bit discouraged that some of your best intentions are falling by the wayside. But don't despair! Anything can be salvaged if you follow a few easy tips we've gathered across the Internet.

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What Kind of Year Will 3D Printing Have?

5. January 2014 18:49 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

 

In 2013, 3D printing was technology's darling. Seemingly every week yielded a new innovation and, for the first time in its history, companies like Amazon created dedicated 3D printing pages for consumers. But what exactly will 2014 bring for an industry that seems to be growing exponentially? Will prices finally lower so that 3D printers will become a household staple? What industries are new to cash in on 3D printing? Will the growth come to a halt? We wanted to provide the inside scoop. More...

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