Don’t Worry: You Can’t 3D Print A Machine Gun

 Prepare yourself for an onslaught media panic because the Ghost Gunner, essentially a kit that lets you print your own AR-15 lower receiver, is ready to ship and getting press attention again. The Ghost Gunner comes to us from Defense Distributed, the creator of the...
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Startup Step-By-Step: Raising

 I’m taking a last look around the room. It’s five in the morning and the black car is idling outside. The driver has already called me and I quietly whispered that I was coming down. My wife, my long-limbed and tangled in sheets, is asleep....
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Hands-on review: Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800

Remote working, globalisation and multi-site operations all mean that modern businesses rely heavily on conference calls to hold virtual meetings. To do this effectively you need something a bit more sophisticated than a simple speaker phone and there are an increasing number of specialist solutions...
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Down The Hype Cycle: A 3D Printer In Every Home?

 When he famously said “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home” in 1977, Ken Olson, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, certainly wasn’t expecting a reality like the one we live in today. Although Olson’s might have been one of the...
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Transcending Borders Through Technology

 As is clear from the front pages of newspapers recently, we are living in a world where open democratic values are under attack. Paris, Bamako, San Bernardino, Jakarta and Ouagadougou have all been targeted by terrorists. At the same time, we are in the midst...
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Apple Reports 1 Billion “Active” Devices

 In Apple’s Q1 ’16 “Earnings Supplemental Material” – documentation added to today’s earnings primarily to highlight how foreign exchange rates are impacting revenue – there was another notable figure revealed: Apple says now its “active” install base has reached 1 billion devices. (Actually, it has...
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