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3D printing in the kitchen gives new meaning to fast food

3D printing comes to the kitchen, as developers experiment with printing meals to please palates and combat food waste.

MakeVR puts you in control of designing 3D objects

Take the familiarity of a joystick control and blend it with a a pro-caliber CAD engine: You'll wind up with MakeVR, which helps non-designers build complex models.

Where 3D printing is headed

What does the future hold for 3D printing? At the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, we saw a 3D printed guitar, 3D printing with sugar, and a full color 3D printer that uses paper.

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3Doodler gadget makes handheld 3D modeling possible

The 3Doodler, a sort of handheld 3D modeler, extrudes heated plastic that can be shapped into a variety of objects

3Doodler puts 3D printing in your hand

3Doodler extrudes heated plastic, similar to a glue gun, allowing users to make a variety of objects.

New 3D printing DRM copies Netflix's moves to blockade physical pirates

Now that 3D printing's becoming more popular, the rush to curtail copyright infringement begins.

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Microsoft details 3D printing in Windows 8.1

Window's new 3D printing integrations points to Microsoft betting that 3D printers will become a ubiquitous desktop accessory.

MakerBot 3D printers expand to more Microsoft Stores

After showing off 3D printing capabilities at three Microsoft locations, demos of MakerBot's device are expanding to 15 other stores around the U.S. It's part of an effort to show off the 3D printer support coming with Windows 8.1.

The top tech products of 2013 (so far)

It's all here: New chips, great phones, innovative hardware. And the year's far from over yet.

Running Nose

That nifty 3D printer may be slowly poisoning you

It's only one study, but perhaps you should use your fancy new toy in a well ventilated environment.

New Samsung color laser printers have NFC built-in

Samsung announced today two small-office color-laser products that will have near-field communication built-in for printing from mobile devices.

The great printer in the sky: Google Cloud Print comes to Windows desktop apps

Google's new Cloud Print driver for Windows lets any program play nice with the company's stellar print-anywhere service.

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Father of Microsoft's tabletop Surface moves to 3D ID tags

Microsoft researchers are developing ways to hide embedded tags within 3D printed objects, as a way of identifying them. Meet "InfraStructs".

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3D-printed guns show breadth of 3D printing, CEO says

The 3D-printed gun has done the 3D-printing industry a service by demonstrating the broad promise of the technology, says Avi Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems.

Scientists create liquid metal structures with a 3D printer

University scientists have developed a way to use 3D printing to create structures and wires made from liquid metal.

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NFC in a printer? The Brother MFC-J870dw lets you touch and print

Brother's MFC-J870dw looks like any other mid-priced color inkjet multifunction, but it has a hidden, unique feature: near-field connectivity, for touch-and-go printing with NFC-equipped mobile devices.