Posts Tagged Consumer electronics

Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky ’3-D pen’

A 3Doodler pen and a packet of plastic sticks are arranged for a photo, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in New York. A plastic stick goes in one end of the glue gun-like device and comes out, melted, at the tip. As you move your hand, it leaves a thin trail of cooling, solidifying plastic. Move it around with a plan, laying down string upon string, and things start taking shape.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It’s a cool technology, but it’s not exactly a hands-on way to make things.

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Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

This product image provided by AsusTek Computer Inc. shows The Asus Padfone X. (AP Photo/AsusTek Computer Inc.)

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies often blend old products to give you something new.

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UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

In this July 17, 2014 photo, an original mouthpiece for a 19th-century saxophone built by Adolphe Sax, second from top left, sits among 3D copies on at the University of Connecticut's Depot campus in Mansfiled, Conn. UConn researchers are using CT scans and 3D printing to help study and restore antique musical instruments. (AP Photo/ Pat Eaton-Robb)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.

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