MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis says his 3D printing company is working on a desktop 3D scanner called the Digitizer, to help ease the process of translating real-world objects into a 3D-printable software file.… Read more
For those who need custom disc labels, native programs may not have enough options. Fortunately, there are plenty of other programs to chose from. While functional, CD/DVD Disc Label Maker for Mac's price tag may not be justifiable for all but the heaviest users.
The free trial version of CD/DVD Disc Label Maker for Mac adds a mark to every disc printed while the full, unrestricted version requires a $29.99 payment. The program is nearly 100MB and has no native installer. While the program loaded quickly, the user is immediately prompted to enter, register, and pay … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Makerbong? 3D printing is getting stoned.
- Bloomberg's next ban may be loud headphones.
- A petition to change the national anthem to R. Kelly's 2003 hit "Ignition (Remix)."
- 404 Archive News: 404 Redditor fanbanlo posted a link to download 1,217 archived episodes of the show. Canoy took care of a search for all 404 episodes on CNET.… Read more
The latest release of Corel Studio focuses on building up its consumer-level video-editing and production suite. Version X6 of VideoStudio is essentially Corel's response to the rise of HD content on affordable consumer gadgets. Corel has diligently kept up with consumers' pace when it comes to supporting such file types.
Using VideoStudio Pro as a primary editing program was a mixed bag; as someone who frequently produces videos on both a casual and professional basis, I had trouble envisioning the audience that Corel is targeting with VideoStudio. But first let's cover the core features.
Editing videos clips in … Read more
Ringtone makers are a pretty typical application that most smartphone users want. These apps give you a chance display part of your personality to anyone within earshot. Ringtone Maker is a pretty good application for those who are looking for a simple application to get them started.
Fast installation makes getting into the fun pretty easy. Right away from a simple main menu the user can edit already-downloaded sounds or look up music on Amazon. The download function will incur extra charges depending on the tunes downloaded. It should also be noted that the application only recognizes sounds that are … Read more
Market researcher Canalys has again put Apple in top spot among PC makers with an overwhelming 20 percent market share.
Apple shipped 27 million units in the fourth quarter, while HP and Lenovo both shipped around 15 million (HP slightly more than Lenovo), putting them in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.
Samsung is also on the rise: it made an appearance in the top five for the first time, pushing Dell out of fourth place.
All of this is possible because Canalys counts "pads," i.e., tablets, as PCs -- not a ludicrous concept considering … Read more
With the vast amount of functionality that comes with an advanced smartphone, users enjoy customizable options. With Ringtone Maker Pro the user can edit any MP3 file that is on their device and select a specific section for the ringtone. The finished ringtone can then be assigned to a contact. If customization is important to the user, then this app is definitely worth the time to explore.
Download and installation of Ringtone Maker Pro go smooth enough. Once the program has been installed, the user is permitted to begin a project immediately. The main menu is modern, concise and easy … Read more
Market research firm DisplaySearch said the reduction in shipments of displays for the iPhone 5 -- which reflect shipments of the phone itself -- is real but that it doesn't necessarily mean the device's popularity is suffering.
"We started hearing indications of cutbacks before the new year," Paul Semenza, senior vice president, analyst services, at DisplaySearch, told CNET today.
That said, he doesn't exactly have a negative take on demand for the iPhone 5.
"It was a very quick ramp up. The Q4 [estimate] was originally about 61 million displays [for the iPhone 5]...… Read more
LAS VEGAS--No 3D printer vendor had a cavernous booth at CES. Only MakerBot held a press conference, but it was only a low-key presentation on the show floor, not some over-produced auditorium-filler.
And yet, every time I walked by a booth owned by a 3D printer manufacturer, the crowds were there in force. People are clearly excited by 3D printing here, and they had a variety of examples to learn about at the show.
I checked in on all of the major 3D printing vendors here at the show. Here's what I saw.
3D Systems 3D Systems had a … Read more
It's a little late for Christmas presents, but if you throw a little time-machine action into the mix, this might be the perfect gift for the hacker kid in your life: Circuit Playground plushies.
The plushies are the newest product from Adafruit Industries, a leader in the open-source hardware world and the maker of a wide range of products for hackers young and old. Led by Entrepreneur magazine's entrepreneur of the year Limor Fried, Adafruit has a long history of promoting the do-it-yourself movement, and giving those who play and work in it the tools they need. … Read more