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Adaptalux is a modular lighting system for macro photography

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by Edgar Alvarez 2015-04-17 19:14:00

Every now and then, there are projects on Kickstarter designed for a niche group of people. Adaptalux is one of those: it's a modular, flexible and nearly pocket-sized lighting studio for macro photography and videography. The team behind Adaptalux c...

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Japanese maglev train breaks its own world speed record

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by Andrew Tarantola 2015-04-17 16:32:00

The Central Japan Railway company reports that its magnetic levitation bullet train topped 366 miles per hour on Thursday during a test run along a length of test track in the Yamanashi prefecture. This was enough to break its own 12-year-old, 361 mp...

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MakerBot lays off one-fifth of its workforce

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by Nicole Lee 2015-04-17 18:27:00

MakerBot is perhaps the most well-known consumer 3D printer company on the market, having sold tens of thousands of Replicators since its start in 2009. It's a large part of why Stratasys, an industrial 3D printer and manufacturer, decided to acquire...

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The first look at 'Star Wars Battlefront,' a familiar multiplayer feast

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by Xav de Matos 2015-04-17 13:05:00

With a new film on the horizon, there's a wave of excitement attached to the Star Wars franchise that hasn't been felt since the months leading up to the release of Episode I. Part of Disney's new plan for the $4 billion series includes a slate of ne...

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Disney Research has a 3D printer that can sew bunnies for you

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by Mona Lalwani 2015-04-17 16:08:00

3D printing has resulted in solid solutions like cartilages, organ replicas and even tortoise shells. But Disney Research now has a printer that can create soft, bendable objects - think 3D printing stuffed toys. The mechanics of the printer are simi...

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The slow, unsettling burn of Owl Cave's indie horror

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-04-17 17:30:00

Owl Cave popped onto the indie scene in 2013 with a macabre, witty point-and-click adventure called Richard & Alice, which received a slew of rave reviews. Studio co-founder Nina White specializes in crafting vaguely horrific stories packed with tens...

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Chrome OS gets a new launcher and more Material Design

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by Edgar Alvarez 2015-04-17 14:48:00

Early adopters have had access to a redesigned Chrome OS launcher since last month. Now, Google is making that feature available to all users of its web-based operating system. Today's fresh, stable update to Chrome OS also comes packed with a number...

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Cooking with Watson: Turkish Bruschetta with carrot pearls

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by Terrence O'Brien 2015-04-17 15:00:00

'Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson' is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe from the book until we've made all of them. Wish us...

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Jay Z is calling Tidal users to personally thank them for signing up

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by Billy Steele 2015-04-17 14:14:00

In addition to signing on a roster of big name artists to help lure new subscribers, Jay Z is handling some of the customer service duties as well. Mr. Carter is calling folks who signed up for Tidal's music streaming service to personally thank them...

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Frederick's of Hollywood closes stores in shift to web-only sales

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by Billy Steele 2015-04-17 15:34:00

One of the big names in bedroom wear is closing all of it's retail stores and moving forward on the web. Frederick's of Hollywood announced this week that it plans to close all of it's physical shops and transition to an online-only business. The nam...

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