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Arduino and Sharebot announce Materia 101 3D printer

Arduino opens a front in 3D printing. The open source hardware platform has combined with Sharebot to announce Materia 101.

It’s described as a precision 3D printer, designed and developed in Italy,” thanks to the collaboration of two companies working with a similar approach to technology”.

With the official…

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SAM has fun with Bluetooth plug-and-play electronics kit

Say hello to SAM, a very interesting Bluetooth plug-and-play electronics kit aimed at inventors, artists, and students.

The creators describe it as “The Ultimate Internet Connected Electronics Kit”, with each component having specific functions as either a “sensor” or an “actor”. Sensors detect and measure things, they say…

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Quadcopter art takes to the air, via Cirque du Soleil

There must be something in the air. It was only last week we covered Disney’s patent for UAVs in entertainment displays, and here also comes Cirque du Soleil.

Check out this creative use of the technology, and even more so, watch the video further below that goes “behind the…

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Arduino Wi-Fi Shield 101 targets IoT via secured Wi-Fi

One for those of the Arduino persuasion… Welcome the Arduino Wi-Fi Shield 101 and its support for secure Wi-Fi connectivity, designed for the prototyping of Internet of Things (IoT) applications based on the Arduino platform…

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Tearing down the iPhone 6

Good old iFixit. They don’t hang around to tear things down – it hasn’t taken much time to get to grips with Apple’s new iPhone 6 smartphone…

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Make your own Bluetooth Smart beacons with Estimote Stickers

This one caught my eye – relatively cheap stickers from Estimote that can act as Bluetooth Smart beacons.

“Nearables” is the phrase because they can push contextual data to apps running on a Bluetooth Smart Ready device, which means just about any smartphone nowadays…

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Picture of the Day: Apple Watch

“All watches tell time. This one helps you make the most of it.” This is the Apple line for its long-awaited, much rumoured entry into the wrist-based, wearables market…

Welcome the Watch (not iWatch!). Has Apple cracked the Watch display?

A picture tells a thousand words, and everyone…

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Gadget Watch: Sony Walkman NWZ-A17 Hi-Res Audio

It’s not so long ago we highlighted Neil Young’s resolutely high-end audio portable player, the KickStarter-funded PonoPlayer. Well, it’s now got competition from Sony.

Emerging under the Walkman branding, as you would expect, the NWZ-A17 is aimed at audiophiles and is described by Sony…

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