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Matthew Mensley

Matthew Mensley is not a big fan of writing about himself in the third person. He is, though, a fan of writing, punning (the lowest, and most excellent form of wit) and all things tech.

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Hela Good Prints Nov 13, 2017
Prop Studio 3D Prints Stunning Headdress from Thor: Ragnarok

Ironhead Studio uses 3D printing to fabricate wearable pieces for Hollywood. Its latest creation? Villain Hela's headdress in Thor: Ragnarok.

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I'm a What? Nov 9, 2017
Pokémon Go Creator to Launch Harry Potter AR Game

Niantic, maker of the phenomenon AR game Pokémon Go, has teamed with Warner Bros. to make a spiritual successor - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

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Home AR-Drone Nov 8, 2017
Epson Partners with DJI to Release AR Drone Simulator

Epson collaborates with DJI to bring a virtual drone to your home. All you need are Moverio BT-300 glasses and a DJI drone control pad.

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Through the Loving Glass Nov 7, 2017
Formlabs 3D Prints Huge Lens for Times Square Valentine Heart

Each year a specially selected artwork graces Times Square for the month of February. For 2018, a huge 3D printed Fresnel lens has that honor.

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Brushed Steel Nov 6, 2017
Oral Hygiene for the 1%: Zare 3D Prints Bespoke Metal Toothbrush

Prototyping lab Zare collab with designer Christophe Nussbaumer creates the Mio toothbrush, possibly the first 3D printed luxury consumable.

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Ten Thousand Small Feats Nov 6, 2017
Record-Breaking Warcraft Diorama Features 10,000 3D Printed Characters

Warcraft creator Blizzard celebrates the game's latest expansion with a diorama featuring 10,000 3D printed figurines of players' characters.

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Too Cool For Spool Nov 3, 2017
Use Leftover Filament Spools as Tool Drawers with this Nifty Hack

Empty filament spools are a nuisance. Hacking objects is not. With 3D printing you can turn a spent spool into a handy storage solution.

Featured image of This Concept Plans to Rebuild Mosul with 3D Printing Bots and Drones
Reconstructing Mosul Nov 3, 2017
This Concept Plans to Rebuild Mosul with 3D Printing Bots and Drones

The Five Farming Bridges project posits thousands of clean energy homes and farms, possible thanks to spiders 3D printing the city's rubble.

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Organizing the Virtual World's Information Nov 2, 2017
Google Launches Poly, a Full-Color 3D Model Library

Internet giant Google has opened a 3D asset library. Called Poly, the repository teems with everyday and exotic objects for VR/AR creation.

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Pinching Virtual Pennies Nov 1, 2017
Hackaday User Builds Budget Stereoscopic 3D VR Camera

Hackaday user Colin Pate has built his own 3D VR camera. Detailed across an in-depth Hackaday project, you can too.

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So Metal Nov 1, 2017
LLNL Researchers Develop Process to Print Stronger Steel

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed a metal 3D printing process that yields stronger steel than current methods.

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Smartphones, Smarter VR Nov 1, 2017
Furion Software Could Bring High Quality VR to Your Smartphone

Researchers at Perdue University have outlined a new software solution to the limitations of underpowered smartphone-driven VR.

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Pixel Power Oct 31, 2017
Pimax 8K VR Headset Kickstarter Projected to Pass $3.5-Million

Promising a VR future with peripheral vision and no motion sickness, proven Kickstarter campaigner Pimax is set to trounce its $200,000 goal.

Featured image of Keep Trick-or-Treaters at Bay with a 3D Printed Candy Corn Launcher
Corn of the Dead Oct 31, 2017
Keep Trick-or-Treaters at Bay with a 3D Printed Candy Corn Launcher

Halloween is here, and that means the minions of darkness are not far behind. Protect yourself with this 3D printed candy corn launcher.

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New Bones Oct 30, 2017
Doctors Plan to 3D Print Bone Implants Mid-Surgery

Surgeons in Australia are researching the use of 3D printing and robotics. They hope to make bone implants mid-surgery to help treat cancer.

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Old Masters, New Tech Oct 27, 2017
Old Masters Artworks Digitized for VR Museum Experience

A 70 large collection of 17th-century Dutch Old Masters artworks have been digitized and housed in a specially commissioned VR museum.

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Data-Driven Art Oct 27, 2017
White Noise AR Art Shows Us We’re All Terrible People

Art installation White Noise pits consumption vs. conservation against each other on Twitter to determine the fate of an AR coral reef.

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STEM Sells Oct 26, 2017
Catalan Start-up Introduces Educational Drone Kit to Teach STEM

BonaDrone offers up the new Mosquito 150, an educational drone kit that includes plans to wire, assemble and 3D print parts.

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Long Live the Kinect Oct 26, 2017
The Kinect is Dead: Microsoft Discontinues Xbox Motion Sensor

Microsoft ceases production of its Kinect motion tracking sensor for the Xbox. Herald of a gaming future that was never to be, it lives on as an cheap and efficient scanning tool. So grab one quick.

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It's No Wicket Oct 25, 2017
3D Print Your Own Star Wars Porg

A new Star Wars trailer has been out weeks, and already the 'net has nailed a 3D printable model of the trilogy's Ewok equivalent, the Porg.

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