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This beautiful 3D printer belongs on a spaceship

3D printing has got pretty boring now, but 3D printers still manage to be cool. This new combination 3D printer, laser engraver, and CNC milling machine from Polish company ZMorph, for example, wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of Interstellar or The Martian. It’s business-like and practical, with …

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Facebook Messenger's David Marcus on the rocky rollout of bots

The search for the killer bot is well underway in Silicon Valley — but it’s off to a rocky start. Microsoft’s big push into artificial intelligence began with Tay, the teen-mimicking chatbot that Twitter users turned into a crazy racist in record time. Facebook’s introduction of bot-building platform this week at its …

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Gene-edited mushroom doesn’t need USDA approval for you to eat it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it doesn’t need to regulate the cultivation and sale of a genetically modified mushroom because the organism in question doesn’t contain any foreign DNA. The decision is the first of its kind regarding an organism modified using CRISPR — a relatively new gene-editing …

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Ford's autonomous Fusion can see in the dark without headlights

This article, Ford’s autonomous Fusion can see in the dark without headlights, originally appeared on CNET.com. Ford Autonomous Fusion Night VisionMore People are giving a rightful amount of guff to the current status of self-driving cars, as many early autonomous vehicles have a hard time in weather that isn’t gin-clear. …

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GoPro announces new VR app and pricing for its Omni camera rig

GoPro continues to flesh out its virtual reality ecosystem, announcing a new VR video platform along with pricing for its smaller, VR camera rig. The six-camera Omni set-up, unveiled last week, will sell for $5,000 — a sticker price that puts it out of reach of most amateurs, but that’s more accessible …

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Australia's postal service is testing drone deliveries

Following the example set by Amazon, Google, and Danish shipping giant Maersk, Australia’s national postal service is planning to use drones to make deliveries. Australia Post is currently in the midst of a two-week test — with the blessing of the country’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority — that, if successful, could see some customers …

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