3FXtrud High Resolution Dual And Single Extruder 3D Printers Unveiled

A new range of 3D printers called 3FXtrud, that are capable of printing high resolution pieces using multi-material feeds and equipped with advanced features and capable of printing FDA approved materials are unveiled.

There are two printers in the 3FXtrud range, the 3FXtrud 20 Uno and the 3FXtrud 25 Duo. As the names suggest the 3FXtrud 20 Uno is a single extruder 3D printer while the 25 Duo is a dual extruder system.

Thats has been constructed with features to make it user friendly and easy to setup and capable of reliable printing over and over again in a multitude of materials.

While the 3FXtrud 25 Duo is a dual extruder designed more for professional applications and a true free-form fabrication 3D printer Offering advanced features to allow 3D printing in the largest variety of engineering thermoplastic materials.

“Build functional objects in engineering thermoplastics with material properties matching your applications. High-strength, flexible, rubbery, renewable or dissolvable parts can all be 3D printed with our universal extruder system.

3FXtrud 20 Uno and 25 Duo are the next generation of multi-material capable, high resolution, fast, safe, commercial grade and easy to use 3D printers for your rapid prototyping needs.

The true potential of 3D printing technology can be reached only by accessing a variety of materials with properties matching given applications. We have designed 3FXtrud Uno with the intent of creating a versatile and reliable platform, ready to print in a large number of engineering and renewable thermoplastics. Thus, hard, flexible, and soft (compressible) thermoplastics can all be printed by one machine.”

Source: Kickstarter

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Razer Forge TV Game Console Now Available To Pre-Order

Earlier this month the Razer Forge TV bundle with a controller was made available to pre-order priced at $150, now Razer has made available just the Razer Forge TV set-top box for $100 without the controller.

Razer Forge TV games console hardware that was unveiled earlier this year during the CES 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where it won Best of CES awards and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor supported by 2GB of RAM and is fitted with 16GB of RAM.

Together with connectivity provided by Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless 802.11ac as well as offering the ability to stream media from services such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora to name just a few, with ports for Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0

“All this power and performance has been engineered into a sleek and compact design featuring a silent thermal solution. Hardcore gaming shouldn’t be confined to your desk. Make your living space your world of gaming with the Razer Forge TV and its accompanying range of gaming peripherals and technology.
Forge TV opens the gateway for next-level Android gaming that is designed for the serious gamer. Intense Full HD graphics combined with the Razer Serval controller provide the detail and precision that is needed to dominate the living room.”
Source: Liliputing : Razer

Apple's Watch App Store launches with 3,000 apps

The Apple Watch launches in a number of countries today and Apple has also launched a new Apple Watch App store.

The Apple Watch App Store has more than 3,000 apps at launch and this is expected to increase significantly over the next few months.

That means that the Apple Watch App Store has the same amount of Apps as Samsung has in their Samsung Gear app store and Samsung’s store has been around for 18 months.

You can see which apps are available for the Apple Watch buy opening the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and then going to the featured apps section of the application.

The Apple Watch launches in a number of countries today, although you wont actually be able to buy the device at Apple Stores, the device is not expected to be available in the company’s retail stores until June.

Source Cnet

Friday, April 24, 2015

Apple Watch Teardown by iFixit

The Apple Watch launches today, although you wont actually be able to buy one in an Apple Store today.

The guys from iFixit have already managed to get their hands on an Apple Watch Sport and have taken the device apart to find out what is inside, have a look at the photos below.

Inside the Apple Watch they found Apple’s custom designed Apple S1 SiP (System in Package) processor, there is also 8GB of built in storage in the smartwatch.

Also found inside the device is a pressure sensitive AMOLED touchscreen display and the device comes with NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth, plus a range of sensors which include Accelerometer + gyroscope + heart rate monitor, there is also a microphone and a speaker.

As we can see from the photos the components are tightly packed inside the Apple Watch, the guys from iFixit have yet to give the device a repair score as they are currently in the middle of taking the device apart.

Source iFixit

Xiaomi Mi 4i Smartphone Announced

Xiaomi has announced their latest smartphone the Xiaomi Mi 4i which will come with a 5 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The new Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with an octa core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and features 2GB of RAM.

Other specifications on the handset include 16GB of built in storage and a 3120 mAh battery, the handset also comes with a unibody design and it is made from polycarbonate.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i features front and rear facing cameras, the front camera is a 5 megapixel version and the rear camera is a 13 megapixel version with a two tone flash. The handset also comes with dual 4G SIM card slots, Bluetooth, WiFi, Android 5.0 and MIUI 6.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i will launch in India on the 30th of April and it will retail for 12,999 Rupees which is about $205 at the current exchange rate.

Source MIUI

New Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 Teaser Trailer Released

A big reveal of Black Ops 3 will be taking place over the weekend on April 26th during which another trailer is expected and plenty of in-game details should be announced.

Including a launch date that is expected to be sometimes during November 2015, for the major consoles and PC versions of the game, that are currently being developed by Treyarch. The last Black Ops 3 trailer follows on from the previous release earlier this month.

“In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the first title for next-gen hardware in the critically acclaimed Black Ops series. Developed by Treyarch, the award-winning creator of the two most-played games in Call of Duty history.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 deploys players into a dark, twisted future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the technology we created to stay ahead, in a world where cutting-edge military robotics define warfare.
With three unique game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies, providing fans with the deepest and most ambitious Call of Duty ever.”

Source: CoD

Google Chromebooks To Receive Box Cloud Storage Support And More

This week during a Google for Work webcast the search giant unveiled plans to open up its Chromebook laptops to let other services and integrate more tightly with them.

The first of which will be the Box cloud storage solution, enabling Chromebook users to be able to access any files they have made and stored within the Box cloud directly from the Chromebook devices, as easily as they would any Google owned cloud network.

Watch the video below to learn more about the new additions Google will be rolling out to its Google for Work and its Chromebook systems including enhancing its Chromebox video conferencing system.

Chrome box hardware pan-tilt cameras for use within conference rooms, and Google is currently in talks with computer manufactures such as HP, Dell and Acer to deliver the video conferencing system to customers.

Source: PC World

New Sinterit SLS 3D Printer Created By Ex-Google Exployees

A new SLS 3D printer has been unveiled this week by company Sinterit, that has been founded by three ex-Google employees, Paul Szczurek, Konrad Glowacki, and Mike Grymala-Moszczynski.

The Sinterit SLS 3D printer has been designed to be both affordable and provide the best quality possible for the $5000 asking price.

Features of the new SLS 3D printer include a build volume of 130 x 170 x 130mm together with a scan speed of 500mm/second, with SLS printing material costing $100 per KG. Sinterit explains a little more about the new SLS 3D printer:

“A challenging aspect of creating a new SLS printer is the requirement of slicing software and firmware,”-“In order to produce a printer of high quality the software should be written from scratch. While it is possible to modify existing (open source) software the quality or strength of the printer is likely to suffer. Good software is key.
Unlike FDM or SLA, when starting up SLS is relatively power hungry. The whole printer has to be heated up, not only the small flat bed. Moreover, SLS printers have to be properly designed to avoid drawing too much current from the outlet during this initial stage.
Big professional printers require 3 phase outlets to operate, and they draw more that 5KW during printing, we optimized this aspect and our printer is much less power hungry.”

For more information on the new Sinterit 3D printer jump over to the official Sinterit website for details and order registration.

Source: 3DP

Oomi Smart Home Automation And Security System

Oomi is a new smart home automation and security system that has launched over on the Indiegogo website this month, and has already raised over $350,000 in just two days since launch.

The unique home automation system doesn’t require any mobile device or companion application, and comes supplied with its own 7 inch touchscreen universal remote control, that can be programmed to suit your needs, requirements and home automation hardware.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Oomi home automation and security system direct from its creator, and jump over to the Indiegogo website to make a pledge from $389 for a limited time.

“Oomi Touch is the ultimate controller. “No more of this ‘smartphone control makes everything super amazing’ nonsense.” (thanks, Slashgear) Oomi Touch is stunning. It is encased edge-to-edge in glass with a fully capacitive display and tactile buttons for quick control of your entertainment. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Oomi Cube is packed with 8 environment sensors, a night vision camera, and a bit more. Having sensors inside of Cube allows it to know more about your home. When your Oomi Cube knows more it can do more for you. For example, because Oomi Cube already has a light sensor in it, your home can brighten your lighting when a room gets darker automatically.
MultiSensor gives you more insight into what is going on inside of your home by detecting motion, temperature, light, UV rays, vibrations, and humidity. It can notify you if something suspicious happens or turn on your lights when you enter a room.”

Source: Indiegogo

Solpro Solar Charging iPhone 6 Battery Pack Hits Kickstarter

The Solpro Snap 6 Case with Solar Folio for iPhone 6 has been designed by Bill Pike and 1 hours charging in the sun will provide you with 120 of extra talk time or 90 minutes of extra surfing time on the Internet.

The iPhone 6 battery case is available with either a 50 percent extra batter of 100 percent extra battery and is available to purchase from $64 complete with removable solar panel.

“The folio cover is reversible so you can still use your phone while the solar panel is charging it. When the panel is receiving enough energy to charge the battery the orange indicator light will glow.
The folio cover also includes a minimalist wallet so you can bring along just what you need. Ok, so it’s really a small sleeve and not much of a wallet, but you get the idea.
The folio cover is also removable. Whenever you don’t need the solar panel or folio cover simply detach it. This is great if you’re going out for the evening and want to slim down your phone.
Insert your phone and it starts charging. Want to save the battery for later? Simply press and hold the charge indicator button. The Solpro Snap is available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can select a reward that includes the Snap Case & Solar Folio Cover or just the Snap Case. You can select the Snap 6 Slim with 50% battery, the Snap 6 with 100% battery, or the Snap 6 Plus with 60% battery.”

Source: Kickstarter

Total War Warhammer Game Officially Announced With First Trailer

Warhammer fans are sure to be excited to learn that the highly anticipated new Total War Warhammer game has finally been officially announced by Sega and developer Creative Assembly following on from leaked details earlier this year.

Total War Warhammer game will be available to play on Mac, PC and SteamOS although no official release date has been announced as yet by its publisher.

In total there will be three Warhammer games being released in the Total War series and will include two additional standalone games together with additional content packs. Sega explains :

“The valiant Karl Franz marshals the men of the Empire, seeking to unite the fractured elector counts under a banner of strength against their common enemies. Hungry for the vicious brutality of combat, the Greenskins flock to the tribe of Grimgor Ironhide; Orcs and Goblins alike filled with an insatiable thirst for carnóage.
High King Thorgrim orders the stoic Dwarfs forth from their mountain strongholds, marching to vengefully right the grave injustices dealt to them over the millennia. Yet the motives of the Vampire Counts under Mannfred von Carstien are shrouded in murderous secrecy, his armies raised from the rotting ranks of the dead.
And while the Old World becomes torn by betrayal, war and the unleashing of unfathomable power, a greater threat still whispers in the winds from the north. The fabric of reality itself begins to rend and buckle…”

Source: TotalWar/Youtube

Solartab starts mass production of the premium solar charger

The small startup company Solartab Limited was founded in 2014 with the goal of launching a new breed of super powerful portable solar chargers for mobile devices. After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, the grateful and excited team found themselves in a position where they had envisioned their dream product and collected the funds to make it a reality.

The coming year however gave the startup a number of lessons about what it means to be a tiny company in a big and highly competitive market. Overcoming a number of challenges, they have now finally started assembly of the Solartab solar chargers, soon to be shipped out to hundreds of backers all over the world. As a delayed, but ultimately improved, product.

(Solartab Limited, April 22, 2015) Originally conceived by three students, the idea for the Solartab solar charger was simply a result of traveling as backpackers in areas without power outlets, combined with a disappointment about current solar charger products on the market. When they discovered that current products simply weren’t able to efficiently charge their phone or tablet directly through sunlight, they decided they wanted to create their own charger. One that would truly match their own off-the-grid charging needs.

With a large 5.5W solar panel and a high-capacity 13 000 mAh internal battery and two 2.1A USB outputs, Solartab became the dream product tech enthusiasts like themselves had always wanted — a solar charger powerful enough to charge modern smartphones and tablets directly from the sun. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the team wrapped Solartab’s powerful hardware in highly appealing design and equipped it with an innovative charging-enhancing cover. The result is the most sophisticated and appealing portable solar product on the market.

More powerful and better looking than competing products, the Solartab solar charger became a huge hit on crowd funding platform kickstarter.com last year, and is now finally being manufactured. From a humble start with just three students, a great idea and a prototype, this team has indeed come far. Much thanks to 519 supportive backers!

"We raised $61 419 USD in just four weeks on Kickstarter, much more than we expected", explains CEO and co-founder Simon Methi. "I mean, we were confident that people like us would respond well to the idea, but we actually reached over 200% of our funding goal! It felt incredible."

The small team of tech enthusiasts wanted to deliver Kickstarter reward Solartabs to all their 519 backers before fall hit last year, and with Simon working close with the manufacturer on the ground in Shenzhen, China, they were able to closely follow all parts of the operation on-site. Unfortunately, a number of unexpected challenges along the way prevented them from reaching their ambitious goal of delivering just a few months after the Kickstarter campaign.

"I still believe delivering Kickstarter rewards in the summer was a realistic goal for us at the time we set it, before the Kickstarter campaign was launched” Simon reflects. “Actually, we started the manufacturing process more than 6 months before the campaign, but unfortunately, we ran into unexpected problems with our battery supplier, which again affected our manufacturer in the months after the Kickstarter campaign."

One of the many challenges a small, new company faces.

"Our pockets were completely empty before our more than five hundred fantastic Kickstarter backers gave the whole project a gigantic lift in funds" , Simon explains, "so placing the order to secure the batteries before the Kickstarter campaign was never an option for us. And when a sudden surge in demand for the batteries we'd designed our product around suddenly made them unavailable - completely - there was no way we could have planned for that."

The Solartab enclosure and internal plastics all had to be completely re-designed, and manufacturing got postponed. The team didn't let such a minor hurdle break their spirits though, and went back to the drawing board with an eagerness to deliver a product even better than the one their 519 supportive backers had pledged for. “We decided to jump straight to version 2 of the product, since the re-design gave us more time for testing the PCB, and we managed to fit in a more efficient solar panel than we initially planned”, says Simon.

They succeeded, but the road from re-designed sample to the final, mass produced Solartab was longer than they had expected.

"We simply learned a lot about what it means to be a tiny company in a big and highly competitive market", Eskil Vestre, the startup’s head of marketing and communication, points out. "While our manufacturer has done a fantastic job all along the way, it certainly wasn't easy to make them prioritize Solartab over bigger, more profitable projects they worked on at the same time. This meant that we in periods simply had to wait patiently in line".

For "GreenTech" evangelists on a mission to make the world a little greener and a whole lot more mobile, however, these are just the hard facts they had to accept. Thankfully, their backers were like-minded enthusiasts who were patient and dedicated enough to wait through further delays.

"Keeping communication going with our thousands of supporters on Kickstarter, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms, I felt it was important to involve them in every part of the process", Eskil explains. Numerous updates were posted to keep fans informed about the latest developments - good or bad.

And on April 20, 2015, he finally conveyed the great news to all fans on Kickstarter.com: Assembly for the first batch of Solartabs has now started, and the finished products will soon be ready for shipping!

"It feels amazing", says Eskil and Simon. "It was a long and somewhat bumpy road, where we and our fans learned a lot along the way, but we are now mass producing a dream solar charger that exceeds all our initial expectations, and it's on its way to people all over the planet!"

A limited number of Solartab units are currently available for immediate order on the startup's own website www.mysolartab.com, and more units will follow as Solartab Limited scales their production. For an "early supporter price" of only 109 USD, one of the first units of the game changing product can be grabbed right now. One thing's for sure: This summer will be solar charged, and the future looks bright and sunny for the enthusiastic Solartab team!

Source: Solartab

LG G4 Gets Official Video

LG has released another video and this one actually features the new G4 smartphone.

The video below is from LG Mobile in Korea and it confirms that the LG G4 will come with the option of a leather back.

The LG G4 will come with a 5.5 inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and the handset is rumored to be powered by an octa core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.

The handset will feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of included storage, plus a microSD card slot that will support 2TB cards. The handset will come with Android Lollipop an a new version of LG’s custom user interface, LG UX 4.0.

Other specifications on the handset include a new 16 megapixel camera with an f/1.8 lens, the camera is apparently designed to produce improved photos in low light consditions.

LG will make the device official on the 28th of April and the handset will launch in South Korea on the 29th of April, we also just heard some details on the LG G4 prices.

Source LG / YouTube, Phone Arena

World's Most Accurate Clock Won't Lose A Second For 15 Billion Years

The incredibly complex looking device that you see in the image above is the world’s most accurate clock. The clock just took that record from another atomic clock by being accurate enough to not lose or gain a second in 15 billion years. To put that in perspective, some scientist believes that the universe itself is only 15 billion years old.

The optical lattice clock uses strontium atoms and is three times more accurate than the previous record holder. The developers of the clock hope that it might one day replace the current gold standard in time keeping, the caesium fountain clock that is used currently to set Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). UTC is the official world time.

Precise time keeping is required for things like satellite navigation systems, mobile phones, and digital TV. Not to mention that military maneuvers have to be highly synchronized on a global scale. Since 1967, the second has been determined by the vibration frequency of a caesium 133 atom and that clock is able to keep time to within one second every 100 million years. The new clock is so accurate it can detect differences in the passage of time at different altitudes, something Einstein predicted decades ago.

via The Guardian

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60fps PC Gameplay Footage

As the official launch date for the new The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt game edges ever closer to May 19th 2015 new footage has been published by Microsoft revealing nine minutes of gameplay.

Even though the video below has an Xbox tag in the bottom left-hand corner the footage has been clarified as taken from the PC version of the game which enables players to enjoy 60 frames per second.

Unfortunately the console version of the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt game will only support 30 frames per second and will be available to play on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on release.

Earlier this month the games developer CD Projekt Red made the new game available to pre-download and purchase via digital pre-order. Expansion details and prices were also released earlier this month.

Minimum Witcher 3 PC Requirements:

- Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
- AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
- Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
- AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
- OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
- Direct X 11
- HDD Space 40 GB

Recommended Witcher 3 PC Requirements :

- Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
- AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
- Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
- AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
- OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
- Direct X 11
- HDD Space 40 GB

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