GitHub Announces Octokit, The Official Way To Build Using The GitHub API

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GitHub today announced Octokit, a new lineup of GitHub-maintained client libraries for the GitHub API.

Octokit comes in two flavors. It offers a kit for developing Ruby apps and another for Objective-C. The Ruby version is what the site describes as a simple wrapper for the GitHub API. The Objective-C version uses the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch framework “for interacting with the GitHub API, built using AFNetworking, Mantle and ReactiveCocoa.”

Both are collaborative efforts, built in large part by the GitHub community.

I am not a developer so I will never profess to know the details of  something like Octokit. But what I do find in these projects is people who use their skill sets to make things better. APIs are awesome but developers sure do talk a lot about their fragility and the intricacies that a developer has when building an app. Companies like Runscope are addressing the issue. Tasktop has launched the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) project, a service that I wrote about in March that “acts as a universal linked data message bus that allows for real-time synchronization between different tools so people can immediately discuss problems with the code as they surface.”

But it is the individuals who make the difference. Wynn Netherland created and over the years helped maintain the Octokit wrapper for the GitHub API. In an interview on the Treehug blog, Netherland said he has also helped maintain the Twitter Ruby Gem and the LinkedIn Gem for the LinkedIn API.

Octokit reflects years of work by the GitHub community and is a clear example of how bottom-up development has made it easier to work with APIs and integrate to create and maintain any variety of apps.

GitHub Announces Octokit, The Official Way To Build Using The GitHub API

octokit

GitHub officially announced Octokit today, a new lineup of GitHub-maintained client libraries for the GitHub API.

Octokit comes in two flavors. It offers a kit for developing Ruby apps and another for Objective-C. The Ruby version is what the site describes as a simple wrapper for the GitHub API. The Objective-C version uses the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch framework “for interacting with the GitHub API, built using AFNetworking, Mantle and ReactiveCocoa.”

Both are collaborative efforts, built in large part by the GitHub community.

I am not a developer so I will never profess to know the details of  something like Octokit. But what I do find in these projects is people who use their skill sets to make things better. APIs are awesome but developers sure do talk a lot about their fragility and the intricacies that a developer has when building an app. Companies like Runscope are addressing the issue. Tasktop has launched the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) project, a service that I wrote about in March that “acts as a universal linked data message bus that allows for real-time synchronization between different tools so people can immediately discuss problems with the code as they surface.”

But it is the individuals who make the difference. Wynn Netherland created and over the years helped maintain the Octokit wrapper for the GitHub API. In an interview on the Treehug blog, Netherland said he has also helped maintain the Twitter Ruby Gem and the LinkedIn Gem for the LinkedIn API.

Octokit reflects years of work by the GitHub community and is a clear example of how bottom-up development has made it easier to work with APIs and integrate to create and maintain any variety of apps.

GitHub Announces Octokit, The Official Way To Build Using The GitHub API

octokit

GitHub officially announced Octokit today, a new lineup of GitHub-maintained client libraries for the GitHub API.

Octokit comes in two flavors. It offers a kit for developing Ruby apps and another for Objective-C. The Ruby version is what the site describes as a simple wrapper for the GitHub API. The Objective-C version uses the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch framework “for interacting with the GitHub API, built using AFNetworking, Mantle and ReactiveCocoa.”

Both are collaborative efforts, built in large part by the GitHub community.

I am not a developer so I will never profess to know the details of  something like Octokit. But what I do find in these projects is people who use their skill sets to make things better. APIs are awesome but developers sure do talk a lot about their fragility and the intricacies that a developer has when building an app. Companies like Runscope are addressing the issue. Tasktop has launched the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) project, a service that I wrote about in March that “acts as a universal linked data message bus that allows for real-time synchronization between different tools so people can immediately discuss problems with the code as they surface.”

But it is the individuals who make the difference. Wynn Netherland created and over the years helped maintain the Octokit wrapper for the GitHub API. In an interview on the Treehug blog, Netherland said he has also helped maintain the Twitter Ruby Gem and the LinkedIn Gem for the LinkedIn API.

Octokit reflects years of work by the GitHub community and is a clear example of how bottom-up development has made it easier to work with APIs and integrate to create and maintain any variety of apps.

The Daily Roundup for 05.31.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

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Prenda buys a $100,000 bond, while former lawyer Gibbs pleads for leniency

Ricardo (Kadinho) Villela

A San Francisco hearing scheduled in a case involving copyright trolling firm Prenda Law was cancelled this morning. Another Prenda case has also been tossed out, dismissed with prejudice by US District Judge Samuel Conti. Like some other Northern California judges, Conti had ordered Prenda to post a sizeable bond ($50,000 in this case) if it wanted to proceed with it claims against the defendant, Andrew Magsumbol.

The reason for the bond is so that defendants would have some assurance that they could recoup at least some costs if they prevailed in case. As in every case where Prenda was asked to post a bond to proceed, Prenda decided it wasn’t worth it. It didn’t actually want to sue the defendant with the charges it had originally outlined, of illegally downloading porn off BitTorrent.

“More than thirty days have passed since the Court required Plaintiff to post an undertaking, and Plaintiff has not complied,” wrote Conti in his order. “Nor does it express any intention or desire to do so. Indeed, Plaintiff’s attorneys ‘anticipate this case will be dismissed in the near future for failure to post this amount.’ They are right. Plaintiff’s refusal to post the undertaking is grounds for dismissal.”

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Prenda buys a $100,000 bond, while former lawyer Gibbs pleads for leniency

Ricardo (Kadinho) Villela

A San Francisco hearing scheduled in a case involving copyright trolling firm Prenda Law was cancelled this morning. Another Prenda case has also been tossed out, dismissed with prejudice by US District Judge Samuel Conti. Like some other Northern California judges, Conti had ordered Prenda to post a sizeable bond ($50,000 in this case) if it wanted to proceed with it claims against the defendant, Andrew Magsumbol.

The reason for the bond is so that defendants would have some assurance that they could recoup at least some costs if they prevailed in case. As in every case where Prenda was asked to post a bond to proceed, Prenda decided it wasn’t worth it. It didn’t actually want to sue the defendant with the charges it had originally outlined, of illegally downloading porn off BitTorrent.

“More than thirty days have passed since the Court required Plaintiff to post an undertaking, and Plaintiff has not complied,” wrote Conti in his order. “Nor does it express any intention or desire to do so. Indeed, Plaintiff’s attorneys ‘anticipate this case will be dismissed in the near future for failure to post this amount.’ They are right. Plaintiff’s refusal to post the undertaking is grounds for dismissal.”

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Prenda buys a $100,000 bond, while former lawyer Gibbs pleads for leniency

Ricardo (Kadinho) Villela

A San Francisco hearing scheduled in a case involving copyright trolling firm Prenda Law was cancelled this morning. Another Prenda case has also been tossed out, dismissed with prejudice by US District Judge Samuel Conti. Like some other Northern California judges, Conti had ordered Prenda to post a sizeable bond ($50,000 in this case) if it wanted to proceed with it claims against the defendant, Andrew Magsumbol.

The reason for the bond is so that defendants would have some assurance that they could recoup at least some costs if they prevailed in case. As in every case where Prenda was asked to post a bond to proceed, Prenda decided it wasn’t worth it. It didn’t actually want to sue the defendant with the charges it had originally outlined, of illegally downloading porn off BitTorrent.

“More than thirty days have passed since the Court required Plaintiff to post an undertaking, and Plaintiff has not complied,” wrote Conti in his order. “Nor does it express any intention or desire to do so. Indeed, Plaintiff’s attorneys ‘anticipate this case will be dismissed in the near future for failure to post this amount.’ They are right. Plaintiff’s refusal to post the undertaking is grounds for dismissal.”

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You Don't Know Jack coming to OUYA June 11th

You Don't Know Jack coming to OUYA June 11th

If you so much as touched a computer in the 1990s, we’d wager that the mere mention of You Don’t Know Jack will bring back a flood of memories. Jellyvision’s irreverent trivia game has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, with its presence expanding to Facebook, iOS and Android, and the Jack Attack isn’t stopping there: beginning June 11th, you can “Screw Your Neighbor” on the OUYA game console. You’ll be able to get a trial 11-question episode for free or upgrade to get a full set of 20 games. Cleverly, this version includes a new feature called Party Play which lets up to three additional players compete against you by turning iOS and Android devices into external controllers. Not a bad addition for OUYA users eager to answer questions like the one you see above (and if you’re curious, we’re pretty sure the answer is “The Keebler Elves”).

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You Don't Know Jack coming to OUYA June 11th

You Don't Know Jack coming to OUYA June 11th

If you so much as touched a computer in the 1990s, we’d wager that the mere mention of You Don’t Know Jack will bring back a flood of memories. Jellyvision’s irreverent trivia game has seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, with its presence expanding to Facebook, iOS and Android, and the Jack Attack isn’t stopping there: beginning June 11th, you can “Screw Your Neighbor” on the OUYA game console. You’ll be able to get a trial 11-question episode for free or upgrade to get a full set of 20 games. Cleverly, this version includes a new feature called Party Play which lets up to three additional players compete against you by turning iOS and Android devices into external controllers. Not a bad addition for OUYA users eager to answer questions like the one you see above (and if you’re curious, we’re pretty sure the answer is “The Keebler Elves”).

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Stilly Is A One-Button GIF Maker For iPhone That's Even Easier Than Vine

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Like GIFs? Tumblr? Got an iPhone? $2.00? Okay, good, then you’ll probably like this new app called Stilly, which is either the most ridiculous thing ever or the most fun you’re going to have all weekend. The app, in a nutshell, turns anything you capture with your iPhone’s camera into a jiggling, wiggly, color-flashing GIF.

Well, you know, kind of!

Because it seems primarily designed for use with Tumblr for now, the company promoted it on its official blog today, saying just “this is addictive.”

And it is.

The app is dead simple to use. It has only one button to create the GIF, and another toggle to turn “Colors” on. The end results aren’t exactly the same kind of professional GIFs (oh wow, I’m writing that?) that you might find elsewhere on Tumblr, however, but it will do in a pinch.

Tumblr is already filling up with people posting using the pre-populated #stilly tag, which probably needs some sort of seizure warning.

The app is kind of reminiscent of Vine, but Vine was getting too high-brow for us anyway, what with its movie trailers, short films, comedic experiments and all. I mean really, Vine for filmmakers? C’mon. Can’t we just have a stupid toy every now and then?

Stilly will do.

The app was created by longtime Tumblr user Ian Broyles, who has been on the site since 2007 and loves GIFs and photography.

“I have been making GIFs in some form since 1995 and got my first digital camera the same year. I love playing with images, and moving ones are even better,” he explains.

“When I was 19, I made a site with my brother, David Broyles, that got a blurb in Time Magazine and was mentioned on the Today Show during the Bush/Gore tie up. It was based on funny GIFs I made out of candidates’ heads on dancing bodies from TV/film. It was shared all over the web before social networking via send-a-friend forms. I made a decent chunk of money for a teenager and moved out to Los Angeles to work in film as I didn’t care for school. GIFs have been good to me.”

Broyles says he starting working on Stilly in December 2012, before he had heard of Vine and before it was released. He doesn’t think the two apps are all that similar, not only because of the creations’ length, but also because Vines are harder to make and send to friends.

Stillies, though, can be sent via iMessage, SMS or Tumblr for now, with more sharing options in the works along with a few other features. However, the core experience will remain very basic. And now that the app is launched and people seem to be enjoying it, Broyles says he will work on building an Android version, too.

Stilly is $1.99 here in the Apple App Store.

Engadget Podcast 346 - 05.31.13

Engadget Podcast 343 - 05.10.13

We weren’t able to make into the studio again, but a week without a new episode of the Engadget Podcast is hardly a week at all, right? Tim’s still a traveling man, but he finally picked up a PlayStation Vita for entertainment on the move. Tune in to find out if he likes it and get a recap of the week’s tech news, including the tastiest tidbits from D11. Stream the audio below and find the video version embedded past the break.

Hosts: Tim Stevens, Peter Rojas

Producer: Joe Pollicino

Hear the podcast:

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Engadget Podcast 346 – 05.31.13

Engadget Podcast 343 - 05.10.13

We weren’t able to make into the studio again, but a week without a new episode of the Engadget Podcast is hardly a week at all, right? Tim’s still a traveling man, but he finally picked up a PlayStation Vita for entertainment on the move. Tune in to find out if he likes it and get a recap of the week’s tech news, including the tastiest tidbits from D11. Stream the audio below and find the video version embedded past the break.

Hosts: Tim Stevens, Peter Rojas

Producer: Joe Pollicino

Hear the podcast:

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Ask A VC: Freestyle's Dave Samuel On The Secrets To A Great Co-Founder Partnership And More

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In this week’s Ask A VC episode, Freestyle Capital’s Dave Samuel joined us in the studio to discuss his investment philosophies and more.

Samuel also talked about how and why his co-founder relationship with Josh Felser has been so successful. The duo co-founded Spinner (acquired by AOL for $320 million), and Grouper (acquired by Sony for $65 million). In 2011, Fesler and Samuel formally launched Freestyle Capital, which makes investments in early-stage startups.

Check out the video above for more!

PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

Earlier this year a device code-named DA220HQL was introduced to the world – silently – this being the same device appearing along technology newslines being reported as brand new, and coming soon with Haswell inside. What’s actually happened here is a bit of a mistaken identity – the device in question is, indeed, already on the market – and it comes with a dual-core Texas Instruments processor inside.

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This machine is what Acer calls a “Smart Display”, working with a kickstand in the back, a full touch display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich inside. This machine works with the dual-core TI OMAP 4430 inside and is available in Europe right now for right around $450 USD, depending on where you’re picking it up from. Resellers, according to CNET, had as recently as earlier today been listing the device as coming with a next-generation Intel Haswell processor under the hood.

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While the device won’t be busting up the next-generation charts with that particular bit of Intel technology, it will be continuing its odd placement in the market with a 21.5-inch multi-touch display at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution – across that much display space, it’s not exactly as sharp as some of the top smartphones on the market, but is more than enough to get you through the day as a media center.

Inside is 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, microHDMI out, microUSB (one of them), and included in the box you’ll get both a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse. This system is very similar to what appeared at the ViewSonic stand earlier this year at CES 2013. ViewSonic showed off their own “Smart Display” by the name of VSD240 – basically the same concept, but ringing in at a slightly more hefty $675 USD (MSRP). While that system did boast an NVIDIA Tegra processor, the style sticks with Acer.

These systems show the continued experimentation being done with Android as its versatility expands. Android notebooks like the HP SlateBook X2 have popped up alongside cross-breeds like this – and Android is inside Google Glass, too, mind you. Expect this trend to keep tapping.

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PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell is written by Chris Burns & originally posted on SlashGear.
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PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

Earlier this year a device code-named DA220HQL was introduced to the world – silently – this being the same device appearing along technology newslines being reported as brand new, and coming soon with Haswell inside. What’s actually happened here is a bit of a mistaken identity – the device in question is, indeed, already on the market – and it comes with a dual-core Texas Instruments processor inside.

fafa

This machine is what Acer calls a “Smart Display”, working with a kickstand in the back, a full touch display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich inside. This machine works with the dual-core TI OMAP 4430 inside and is available in Europe right now for right around $450 USD, depending on where you’re picking it up from. Resellers, according to CNET, had as recently as earlier today been listing the device as coming with a next-generation Intel Haswell processor under the hood.

wewe

While the device won’t be busting up the next-generation charts with that particular bit of Intel technology, it will be continuing its odd placement in the market with a 21.5-inch multi-touch display at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution – across that much display space, it’s not exactly as sharp as some of the top smartphones on the market, but is more than enough to get you through the day as a media center.

Inside is 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, microHDMI out, microUSB (one of them), and included in the box you’ll get both a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse. This system is very similar to what appeared at the ViewSonic stand earlier this year at CES 2013. ViewSonic showed off their own “Smart Display” by the name of VSD240 – basically the same concept, but ringing in at a slightly more hefty $675 USD (MSRP). While that system did boast an NVIDIA Tegra processor, the style sticks with Acer.

These systems show the continued experimentation being done with Android as its versatility expands. Android notebooks like the HP SlateBook X2 have popped up alongside cross-breeds like this – and Android is inside Google Glass, too, mind you. Expect this trend to keep tapping.

hsererer


PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell is written by Chris Burns & originally posted on SlashGear.
© 2005 – 2012, SlashGear. All right reserved.

Zoho announces Zoho Vault, provides a hub for businesses to manage passwords

Zoho announces Zoho Vault, provides a hub for businesses to manage passwords

Zoho’s more commonly known around the interwebs for its document editing tools, but today the service is launching a product that’s a little more business-oriented than its Office suite. With the newly introduced Zoho Vault, the company’s hoping to give business owners a centralized repository where they can easily manage their passwords online — something slightly similar to what LastPass offers. Of course, security will likely be very important for potential customers, and Zoho says it’ll be able to keep a rigorous lockdown by implementing things such as Host-Proof Hosting, a measure which encrypts passwords at the browser and stores only encrypted data on the server. The Personal Edition of Zoho Vault is available now for free and can be accessed by one person, while the Enterprise Edition costs a mere $1 per month, offers an iPhone app and supports unlimited users.

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Someday you may ditch your two-factor authenticator for an electronic tattoo

Electronic “tattoos” and pills that turn your body into an authenticator are two next-steps in password protection that Motorola is working on, as described at a session Wednesday at AllThingsD’s D11 conference. Regina Dugan, senior vice president of the Advanced Technology and Projects group at Motorola Mobility, showed off two “wearable computing” oriented methods that remove the security tokens from the two-factor equation.

The electronic tattoos described must strike a balance between the “mechanical mismatch” of hard, rigid machines and soft, pliable humans, Dugan said. The “tattoo” Dugan wore, which appeared to be more like a sticker on her left wrist, uses “islands of high-performance silicon connected by accordion-like structures” that allow the tattoo to flex and move with her skin to stay on and remain functional. Presumably, the silicon and wires would eventually be embedded into the skin to make the user a proper bionic human.

The pill, on the other hand, turns one’s entire body into an authenticator. Dugan described the pill as a vitamin “reverse potato battery” that uses stomach acid as the electrolyte to power a switch. As the switch pulses on and off, it “creates an 18-bit EKG-like symbol in your body, and your body becomes the authenticator,” Dugan said.

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3D printing gets squishy with new materials from Materialise and Shapeways

Two different groups have announced their own unique kind of 3D printing material today, one of them from Materialise, the other from Shapeways. While the Materialise material is a bit more of a bendable material the company suggests could be made into such objects as purses and flexible piggy banks, Shapeways material is much more of a “squishy” sort of situation. While the difference between the two may seen slight to those who’ve not had the chance to experience either, we can’t stop our brains from pouring out the possibilities – squishy, squishy possibilities.

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Shapeways Elasto Plastic material

The Shapeways company is one that generally has users create and order models – they have you send in a model or create one with their tools, they print it, and you get it shipped to you. Creators of these objects can also sell their items through Shapeways Shops.

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With the release of this Elasto Plastic material, Shapeways is working with “makers” – people who design 3D objects for 3D printing – to test in “one big, global 3D Printing R&D team.” Elasto Plastic is being shown and experimented here on purely pre-release terms, noting that they’re not at a final point for properties, this including both finish and color.

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The material presents a unique new platform where creators of 3D objects can get a bit more wobbly with their experiments.

“The new, improved Elasto Plastic is a great option for Makers as it is an incredibly durable material with a lot of really interesting properties such as high impact resistance, flexibility and compression (depending on the geometry), along with a high level of static friction because of the surface texture. Though not strictly water-tight, it can hold liquids, but it does not like high temperatures or fire … and it is not so good for very small things.” – Shapeways

How about a little set of squishy toys for the ol’ Pokemon collection? Have a peek at Shapways’ video for this material and see what you make of it.

Materialise Rubber-Like Material [TPU 92A-1]

The “Rubber-Like” material from Materialise being shown this week was originally created for a dress. This dress was shown off earlier this year by Iris van Herpen while the material was, as Materialise calls it: “the first fully-functional flexible material for 3D printing.” This material is being re-shown this week because it will here, for the first time, be offered for testing by the public.

Like the Shapeways material above, this material is part of Materialise’s own 3D printing service, and wont be available for purchase outside of their setup. This material works for shock absorption, rigid-yet-bendable applications, and of course, creating a bouncy ball of sorts. The company has made it clear that this material is not as strong as rubber, but has many similar properties.

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SOURCE: 3D Printing Industry


3D printing gets squishy with new materials from Materialise and Shapeways is written by Chris Burns & originally posted on SlashGear.
© 2005 – 2012, SlashGear. All right reserved.

3D printing gets squishy with new materials from Materialise and Shapeways

Two different groups have announced their own unique kind of 3D printing material today, one of them from Materialise, the other from Shapeways. While the Materialise material is a bit more of a bendable material the company suggests could be made into such objects as purses and flexible piggy banks, Shapeways material is much more of a “squishy” sort of situation. While the difference between the two may seen slight to those who’ve not had the chance to experience either, we can’t stop our brains from pouring out the possibilities – squishy, squishy possibilities.

squish

Shapeways Elasto Plastic material

The Shapeways company is one that generally has users create and order models – they have you send in a model or create one with their tools, they print it, and you get it shipped to you. Creators of these objects can also sell their items through Shapeways Shops.

Shapeways_elasto_plastic_3D_printing_32

With the release of this Elasto Plastic material, Shapeways is working with “makers” – people who design 3D objects for 3D printing – to test in “one big, global 3D Printing R&D team.” Elasto Plastic is being shown and experimented here on purely pre-release terms, noting that they’re not at a final point for properties, this including both finish and color.

squishy

The material presents a unique new platform where creators of 3D objects can get a bit more wobbly with their experiments.

“The new, improved Elasto Plastic is a great option for Makers as it is an incredibly durable material with a lot of really interesting properties such as high impact resistance, flexibility and compression (depending on the geometry), along with a high level of static friction because of the surface texture. Though not strictly water-tight, it can hold liquids, but it does not like high temperatures or fire … and it is not so good for very small things.” – Shapeways

How about a little set of squishy toys for the ol’ Pokemon collection? Have a peek at Shapways’ video for this material and see what you make of it.

Materialise Rubber-Like Material [TPU 92A-1]

The “Rubber-Like” material from Materialise being shown this week was originally created for a dress. This dress was shown off earlier this year by Iris van Herpen while the material was, as Materialise calls it: “the first fully-functional flexible material for 3D printing.” This material is being re-shown this week because it will here, for the first time, be offered for testing by the public.

Like the Shapeways material above, this material is part of Materialise’s own 3D printing service, and wont be available for purchase outside of their setup. This material works for shock absorption, rigid-yet-bendable applications, and of course, creating a bouncy ball of sorts. The company has made it clear that this material is not as strong as rubber, but has many similar properties.

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300635_10152861647095302_738098666_n
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VIA: TechCrunch
SOURCE: 3D Printing Industry


3D printing gets squishy with new materials from Materialise and Shapeways is written by Chris Burns & originally posted on SlashGear.
© 2005 – 2012, SlashGear. All right reserved.

DirecTV reportedly one of three $1 billion-plus bidders for Hulu

DirecTV reportedly bidding $1 billion for Hulu

And then there were three. Bloomberg is reporting that a trio of companies are hoping to fork out over one billion dollars for the privilege of taking online video service Hulu under their wing, and DirecTV is one of them. While we’re not quite sure which other companies are involved in the process, we’ve been told that Yahoo, Time Warner Cable and a few others have at least thrown out offers, with no confirmation on how much they were willing to spend. Although those “people with knowledge of the bid” could include a few hoping to encourage more $1b+ offers, those extra large checks increase the odds Hulu will actually sell this time. We’re quietly hoping that this potential bidding war will be resolved through an arm wrestling match, though DirecTV’s legal team likely wouldn’t approve.

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Source: Bloomberg