$300 3D printer lets kids design and print their own toys

It’s easy to assume that traditional kid’s toys are taking a beating due to the sky-high popularity of tablets and smartphones among the younger generation. But toy-maker Mattel is attempting to strike back with a concept that, honestly, sounds amazing: an affordable $300 3D printer designed to let your sprogs (or, let’s be honest, immature […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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WhatsApp will ditch its $1 per year subscription fee

WhatsApp will ditch the service’s annual subscription fees, after founder Jan Koum admitted that the $1 per year payment concept “doesn’t work that well.” As a result of ditching the payment model, Koum explained that WhatsApp will be looking at new ways that businesses can use the service to connect with individual users, although it’s […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Slowing handset sales triggers Samsung firing spree

You know the way that Apple’s heroically struggling to build a new “spaceship” HQ capable of housing its army of brilliant worker ants who design the iPhone? Well, Samsung has an easier solution for its phone division: just fire a load of people. New statistics published courtesy of Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service underline the degree […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Samsung is ripping off Apple again — this time with phone leasing program

Just days after being told to stop ripping off Apple’s designs, Samsung is reportedly getting ready to “borrow” another of Cupertino’s ideas — this time with a program for leasing its Galaxy handsets to U.S. customers, much like Apple announced two weeks back with its iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple introduced its leasing program at its […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Samsung wants to be king of the jungle with Gorilla Glass rival

Not content with making displays, memory chips, storage, and whatever else for rival handsets, Samsung is reportedly looking to take on Corning’s with a shatterproof Gorilla Glass alternative — currently code-named “Turtle.” According to the report, which appeared on Chinese social media, Samsung intends for the scratch-resistant glass to not just be used on smartphones […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Samsung must cut 10% of its workforce, and it’s iPhone’s fault

Samsung has been taking a beating from Apple as of late, and apparently it’s taking its toll. According to a new report, Samsung is responding to its diminishing smartphone sales not by fixing the root problem of its lack of originality and low quality reputation, but rather by sacking 10 percent of its workforce instead. […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Xiaomi’s MacBook ripoff could be a reality after all

Not content with competing with Apple in the smartphone and wearables category, noted ripoff artists Xiaomi are reportedly considering unveiling their very first notebook computer early in 2016. The notebook is reportedly planned for the first quarter of next year, and would be designed to compete directly with higher-end laptops like the MacBook Air and […]

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Video reminds us of how far iOS and Android have come

We’ve spent thousands of man-hours over the years debating whether Android is better than iOS, or vice versa. A new video series by YouTube video producers ColdfusTion explores that same premise, by talking through the history of both platforms and how they’ve evolved over the years. Whether you’re new to the world of mobile, or […]

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Popular developer Gameloft closing studio, laying off staff

Gameloft, a.k.a. one of the most important publishers in mobile gaming, has announced that it’s closing its NYC studio effective immediately. As the studio behind some of the best-selling games of the past decade-and-a-half, including the great Spider-Man Unlimited game,…Read more ›

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Amazon’s Echo is now available to all, all, all, all

Remember Echo, Amazon’s Siri-in-a-tube which was first announced back in November, but until now has only been available on an invitation-only basis? If the idea of getting hold of Jeff Bezos’ standalone virtual assistant appeals to you, today is your…Read more ›



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