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New Super-Fast 3D Printer Builds Objects In 6 Minutes

Last week, Carbon3D announced a 3D printing system that’s 25 times faster than traditional 3D printers. Now, a company called Gizmo 3D has revealed that it’s developing a system that can also achieve incredible speeds.


A Key-Sized Pebble Watch Charger You'll Never Forget At Home

The Pebble smartwatch boasts vastly superior battery life to Apple’s upcoming wearable, but that doesn’t mean you still don’t have to regularly keep it charged. So following up on its key-sized smartphone chargers, Nomad is introducing the tiny NomadKey Pebble that includes a magnetic connector for attaching to and charging the smartwatch. It’s small enough to keep in your pocket with your keys, so you’ll never be without it.


What Would Happen If You Put A Mirror In A Scanner?

Let’s find out, shall we? I took this fairly large round mirror and scanned it using my Canon flatbed. The result was… let’s say, not very mirror-like at all. In fact, the glass area was almost black.


DIY Etch A Sketch Creates Tiny Zen Gardens Instead Of Crappy Drawings

Using the Etch A Sketch for drawing or doodling is exactly what the toy was designed for — and it’s also what it’s completely terrible at. You might as well be tying your hands behind your back when you trade a pencil for a pair of knobs, but Jonathan Odom has found a way to turn the Etch A Sketch’s weaknesses into strengths with a tiny zen garden you groom with a similar pair of hand-cranked dials.


Light Your Maze Of A Bedroom With A Glowing Pac-Man Ghost

The maze that Pac-Man has to navigate in his quest to gobble up all those pellets is nothing compared to the laundry-covered floor that most of us have to tip-toe through on our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And while the ghosts in Pac-Man serve as a hindrance, this colour-changing pixelated lamp will actually help you get around in the dark.


A Stroller Trailer Lets You Run With A Kid In Tow

Kids are already a pretty fantastic workout since they require constant attention, but if you find your fitness routine hindered by having to deal with a cumbersome stroller, you’ll probably be intrigued by the KidRunner. It’s a new take on the stroller that’s pulled instead of pushed, letting you easily bring your kids along for a run or a jog by strapping a mini U-Haul trailer to your belt.


This Is What A Li-On Electrode Looks Like As It Drains And Charges

Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous — as is their gradual degradation over the lifetime of a gadget. Now, using a new imaging technique, a team of researchers shows what happens deep within li-on cells as they charge and discharge.


You Should Go Get Your Free 8GB Of SXSW Music

South-by-South-West, the back-patting tech conference masquerading as a music festival, is currently wrapping up in Austin, Texas. In among the press conferences, there’s been time for some actual bands to play — and for those of us unable to be there in person, the festival has released 8.42 gigabytes of DRM-free MP3s for your listening pleasure.


'Post Modern Skateboard' Has No Board Whatsoever

We’re well into the 21st century, so perhaps it’s not surprising that somebody finally decided to render the tried-and-true skateboard a major update. Enter the Post Modern Skateboard — at least, that’s how it’s being marketed. Thing is, this contraption has no board to speak of.


This Simple Smartwatch Claims A 30-Day Battery Life

If all the talk of weak battery life has left you lukewarm about the idea of a smartwatch, or if you’re interested but still prefer the look of an analogue timepiece, you’ll want to keep an eye on Vector, the company that swooped onto the smartwatch scene out of nowhere this week.