TECHNOLOGY - Deltaprintr: a quick, tall 3D printer for under $700 (video)
The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The result comes in $685, preassembled. Not too shabby, .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/20/deltaprintr/?ncid=rss_tru


TECHNOLOGY - FCC approves two TV station group mergers
The Federal Communications Commission has approved two multi-billion-dollar mergers involving the consolidation of major TV station groups .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-fcc-tv-station-group-mergers.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video
If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ members. The social network is now using Auto .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/20/google-plus-auto-awesome-


TECHNOLOGY - Japan researcher builds device to 'transmit force'
A Japanese researcher on Friday unveiled an invention that instantly and wirelessly transmits force between two devices, in a development that could allow physical therapists to treat patients remotely .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-japan-device-transmit.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Jet-propelled wastewater treatment
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have developed a new method for the active degradation of organic pollutants in solution by using swimming microengines. The mobile microcleaners consist of an outer iron and an inner platinum layer, thereby combining two functionalities. Hydrogen peroxide, which must be added to the contaminated solution, acts as fuel for the platinum micromotors and as reagent for de ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-jet-propelled-wastewater-treatm


TECHNOLOGY - Meet Cubli, a motorized box that balances perfectly on ONE CORNER
Cubli is a clever little cube that uses reaction wheels to jump, balance and "walk" across stationary and dynamic surfaces alike. It reminds us a lot of MIT's M-Blocks, only bigger, and... well... more balance-y.
Meet Cubli, a motorized box that balances perfectly on ONE CORNER
http://io9.com/meet-cubli-the-remarkable-balancing-box-14873


TECHNOLOGY - Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation
Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate control, creating the Learning Thermostat, an .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/20/nest-protect-review/?ncid


TECHNOLOGY - Oppo N1 CyanogenMod phone launches December 24th with Google's blessing
Oppo's announcement of a CyanogenMod custom Android version of the N1 was great news for performance phone fans, but who wants to sideload, right? Luckily, the new handset and CyanogenMod 10.2 combo has just cleared Google's compatibility test suite .
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/20/oppo-n1-cyanogenmod-certi


TECHNOLOGY - Supercomputers capture turbulence in the solar wind
As inhabitants of Earth, our lives are dominated by weather. Not just in the form of rain and snow from atmospheric clouds, but also a sea of charged particles and magnetic fields generated by a star sitting 93 million miles away—our Sun. This phenomenon is called solar wind .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-supercomputers-capture-turbulen


TECHNOLOGY - Technique makes it possible to measure the intrinsic properties of quantum dot transistors
Transistors are one of the most important devices in electronics and lie at the heart of modern computing. The progressive miniaturization of transistors is rapidly approaching the atomic scale, where even the tiniest imperfection can have a significant effect on performance. Keiji Ono and colleagues from the RIKEN Low Temperature Physics Laboratory have now developed a method for measuring the operational characteristics of single-atom 'quantum ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-technique-intrinsic-properties-


TECHNOLOGY - The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts
It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-season-weirdest-wackiest-tech-g


TECHNOLOGY - The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts
It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2013-12-season-weirdest-wackiest-tech-g


TECHNOLOGY - YotaPhone review: LCD on the front, E Ink on the back, unique all over
We've long pondered the possibility of an e-ink phone. One that offers enough battery life to get us to the end of the day, or maybe even the End of Days, simply by being less reliant on the power-draining frivolity of an LCD or AMOLED panel.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/20/yotaphone-dual-display-re


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