Apple vende le Ultimaker 2+ nei suoi negozi in Europa

La decisione di Apple è degna di interesse, perchè rappresenta il primo passo concreto, tangibile, verso la stampa 3D.

Fino ad oggi la casa di Cupertino ha fatto raccolta di brevetti per questa tecnologia: ne abbiamo parlato lo scorso dicembre QUI. Ora passa alla vendita al dettaglio.

Le Ultimaker 2+ sono acquistabili a 2.299 euro in Austria, Repubblica Ceca, Danimarca, Finlandia, Italia, Norvegia, Polonia, Portogallo, Svizzera, Spagna, Svezia e Ungheria.

Il nuovo iPhone7 Plus potrebbe permettere agli utenti di effettuare scan 3D degli oggetti per poi stamparli in 3D con una stampante Ultimaker 2+

leggi di piu…

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160413-ultimaker-2-now-available-in-apple-webstores-in-19-european-countries.html

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2016/04/12/apple-sells-ultimaker-3d-printers-in-europe/

Watch out Telcos! Google confirms it wants to be a wireless carrier – via Mashable

Following nearly a year of rumors, Google confirmed on Monday that it plans to offer talk and data plans to customers. Sundar Pichai, senior VP at Google, said on stage at Mobile World Congress during a presentation that the company is working on a wireless service on a “small scale.”

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Google is also getting closer to officially launching its solar-powered drone program Project Titan and will send its first fleet into the sky sometime this year.

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Project Loon, which involves sending balloons into the sky to serve as floating cell towers to distribute Internet access across a large area.

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How Google works: Lessons in Creative Output from Eric Schmidt

Technology is transforming every business sector, a premise we can all agree on, I suspect. In this environment, power has shifted to consumers who do vote with their ratings and reviews and with their wallets. Organizations should learn to maximize freedom and speed to work on both — making their products better and making their audiences, users, customers rock.

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Amazon’s first smartphone revealed in leaked photos – via @verge

Amazon’s long-awaited smartphone is apparently right around the corner, and today images of what looks to be an early prototype have been leaked by BGR. Unfortunately the pictured device is surrounded by a protective, screwed-on case that conceals the phone’s true physical design. BGR claims the phone’s screen measures 4.7 inches, which would make it noticeably smaller than the latest flagships from Samsung and HTC. It’s also said to be a 720p display, which falls a bit short of the now-standard 1080p resolution found on the Galaxy S5 and HTC One. Amazon’s smartphone is reportedly powered by an unspecified Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM.

Interestingly, the shots reveal a total of five front-facing cameras. One will presumably used for pictures, video chat, and interacting with Amazon customer support via the company’s signature Mayday service. But the four cameras located at each corner are more interesting, as they’re the secret behind Amazon’s “3D” experience.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/15/5616820/amazon-smartphone-revealed-in-leaked-photos

Facebook Adds Free Voice Calls to Messenger App

Interestingly, the design of the in-call screens in Messenger, and the rumored screen in WhatsApp, are nearly identical to the in-call screen of iOS 7 itself

via Facebook Adds Free Voice Calls to Messenger App.

Google as a mobile carrier, revisited: Here’s what its network could look like

Gigaom

Every year or so we see a report emerge claiming Google(s goog) is contemplating life as a mobile carrier, pitting itself against Verizon(s vz) and AT&T(s t) with its own voice and mobile data plans. So far nothing has come of them, but on Thursday a new report published on The Information (subscription required) maintains Google is once again bandying the idea about, though as per usual the sources are all unnamed.

I’m still very skeptical that Google really wants to deal with the expense and grief of being a mobile operator; when was the last time you had a positive thing to say about your operator? But in the last few years Google has demonstrated that it views connectivity as a crucial element to its business.

As is the case with Google Fiber, Project Loon, its work with white spaces broadband and even its investment in satellite…

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