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Markforged announces two 3D printers that produce items as strong as steel

Markforged, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Boston, has just announced two new models — the X3 and the X5. Both of these printers are designed to create carbon fiber-infused objects using a standard filament printing system and both can ...

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Crunch Report | Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

Today’s Stories  Weeks after launching the Surface Laptop, Microsoft announces its new Surface Pro laptop replacement Apple and Nokia bury patent hatchet Uber says it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for ...

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Microsoft announces its own motion controllers for mixed reality

Microsoft doubled down on its commitment to what it called “mixed reality” today at its Build developer conference, revealing motion controllers that work closely with VR headsets from Acer. With a $ 399 bundle containing all you need coming later ...

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Nintendo Announces New 2DS XL, Returns to Clamshell Design

A few years back, Nintendo launched a low-cost follow-up to its 3DS. The 2DS was a slate instead of a clamshell, and it dropped the 3D capabilities Nintendo built into the 3DS, all while selling for a lower price ($ ...

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Vice announces its first slate of short, scripted videos

Vice Media is moving into scripted video programming, thanks to a partnership with digital media studio Blackpills. Until now, Vice’s videos (whether online and on its daily news show for HBO), have been news- or documentary-focused. These new shows, on ...

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Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Five years ago, in 2012, Valve announced Steam Greenlight — a new attempt to surface content on Steam and allow users to vote on which games should be featured. Unfortunately, Greenlight proved to be a disaster. There was far too ...

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Facebook announces paid family sick leave and new bereavement benefits for employees

On her personal Facebook account Tuesday, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced an update to the company’s employee benefits, which are newly enhanced to ease the lives of new parents and grieving employees alike. Sandberg noted that the decision intends to lead the charge ...

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Nvidia announces GeForce Now streaming service for PCs with pay-per-minute gaming

Nvidia’s GeForce Now service started life as GRID, a free beta service that could stream high-end PC games to Nvidia’s Shield mobile devices. In late 2015, the service was launched as GeForce Now, a Netflix-style subscription service for streaming games ...

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Nintendo announces Nvidia-powered Switch hybrid game console

The long wait for details on Nintendo’s next console is finally over. The upcoming Switch (previously known as the Nintendo NX) was officially announced today with a three-minute gameplay video that focused on the system’s portability, upcoming game library, and ...

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Philips Hue announces a $40 motion sensor to automagically turn your lights on

Philips Hue is expanding its line up of smart light devices with a motion sensor. This one is pretty straightforward — when you walk in front of the sensor, your Hue lights will turn on. What’s different from other motion ...

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