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Hanna Watkin

Hanna is a freelance journalist and writer from a dead-end county in deepest England who has come to Berlin to seek her fortune and write about the future (see:3D printing). Avid internet enthusiast and night owl.

By Hanna Watkin

May 15, 2018
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"Factory of the Future"
3DPrinterOS Partners with Microsoft to Make Adopting 3D Printing Easier

3DPrinterOS is working with Microsoft to scale its "factory of the future" 3D printing cloud platform. The idea is to use Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service to make its own cloud platform more powerful and scalable.

May 14, 2018
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Augmented Humans
Youbionic Develops New Version of 3D Printed Bionic Hand

Italian startup Youbionic has developed a new 3D printed bionic hand which they claim can perform all movements that a biological hand can. However, it costs €1,499 to buy.

May 14, 2018
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Fresh Air?
3D Print Air Quality Study Reveals Health Risks with Certain Filaments

Is your 3D printer slowly killing you? DIY3DTech.com did an air quality study for 3D printers to find out. After publishing a bunch of episodes of YouTube, Joseph Campbell has now has the results.

May 13, 2018
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Not Just Surround-Sound
South Korea Develops Virtual Reality Movies for Cinema-Goers

Virtual Reality is making it to cinemas in South Korea with film tech labs and visual effects houses rapidly creating popular content. Cinema-goers are fully immersed with both VR and 4DX which brings feel, touch and smell to the experience.

May 12, 2018
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Non-Furry Friends
Google Maps to Improve Walking Navigation with AR Fox and Giant Arrows

At Google's I/O Developers conference this week, the company's Vice President, Aparna Chennapragada, demonstrated how AR could be used to improve navigation using Google Maps. The result is a cute AR fox and huge arrows to point you in the right direction. 

May 10, 2018
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VR Makes it to Art Galleries Down Under
Terminus Exhibit at the National Gallery of Australia Blends VR with Physical Art

Two New Zealand artists collaborated to create Terminus, a "five-part immersive experience" at the National Gallery of Australia. Their work blends art with virtual reality and creates some interesting results. 

May 9, 2018
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Point-and-Shoot in VR
Lenovo’s $300 VR-Camera “Mirage” is Available Now

Lenovo and Google collaborated to create the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset for $399 and the Lenovo Mirage Camera for $299. Both are now available to buy.

May 8, 2018
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Loyalty Test
China’s Communist Party Measures Member’s Loyalty with VR Test

Members of China's Communist Party (CPC) in Qingyang town, Binzhou city, in East China's Shandong Province are the first to undergo a virtual reality (VR) loyalty test. 

May 8, 2018
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I am no Jedi!
“Star Wars: Jedi Challenges” AR Lightsaber Duels are now Two-Player

Disney and Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges set offers you the chance to battle it out against your friends in two-player mode using their AR headset toy, lightsaber and your phone.

May 7, 2018
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Interview Rahima Benhabbour from AnelleO
3D Printed Intravaginal Rings to Help Protect Women from HIV Infection and Unintended Pregnancy

Rahima Benhabbour is a woman on an amazing mission. Not only is she a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy University department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she's also founder of AnnelleO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

May 6, 2018
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Reinventing the Wheel Prototype
BigRep Prototypes Big with a 3D Printed Wheel Rim

Product Designer Marco Mattia Cristofori from BigRep turned to the custom wheel rim for a development challenge, creating a prototype virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. 

May 4, 2018
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12ft Bird Bones
Giant 3D Printed Bones Help Students Learn About Extinct Moa Birds

Mindkits is a "family run and kiwi-owned" tech company whose latest project brings 3D scanned extinct New Zealand moa bones to classrooms so teachers and students can prep and print them in full size.

May 3, 2018
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Driving Innovation
Audi Partners with EOS and SLM Solutions to Implement 3D Printing

Audi is pairing up with EOS who will help implement 3D printing technology into automobile manufacturing. However, the German car manufacturer is also working with SLM and using their selective laser melting processes. 

May 1, 2018
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Smokin’
3D Print With Improved Hemp Filament

Save the planet and 3D print with hemp. 3Dfuel is now offering Entwined hemp filament v2 with some "pretty big" changes from their v1 first release of the material. 

May 1, 2018
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Pia-Pia-Piano
Blogger Reverse Engineers Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards with 3D Printing

Create your own Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards for the piano by using a 3D printer and following blogger Hunter Irving's reverse engineered post so you can add extra sounds to your cardboard keyboard.