3D PRINTING

3D PRINTING MakerBot has fixed some major issues and upgraded some key aspects of its technology with the latest version of its flagship desktop 3D printer, the Replicator+. The company claims the MakerBot Replicator+ prints 30% faster than its predecessor and that it has a 25% larger build volume — an area of 11.6-in. x 7.6-in x 6.5-in. The machine’s gantry and z-stage rails, on which the print head moves back and forth and side to side, were also redesigned for greater precision and reliability, according to MakerBot. The Replicator+’s gantry…

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CAR TECH

CAR TECH Intel has announced Intel GO In-Vehicle Development Platforms for Automated Driving, which is specifically tailored for the self-driving technology market in that it’s highly scalable and designed to meet the high compute demands of the fully autonomous driving industry.Credit: Intel BMW Group, Intel and computer vision maker Mobileye today announced they will collaborate to create a fleet of about 40 autonomous BMW vehicles that will hit U.S. and European roads by the second half of 2017. The pilot project is aimed at demonstrating advances the three companies have…

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SPACE TECH

SPACE TECH In Space Tech, a launch has to be more specific. After a hiatus from rocket launches following the explosion of its Falcon 9 rocket in September, SpaceX has determined the reason for the accident and is finally planning new launches. In IT Blogwatch, we start the countdown. So what is happening? JC Torres has the details: What should have been a glorious end to SpaceX‘s 2016 ended up in a blaze when, on 1st September, its Falcon 9 exploded…before it could get off the ground, taking Facebook’s first satellite…

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ROBOTICS

ROBOTICS Hyundai is getting into the business of producing exoskeletons, claiming that it can make Iron Man-like suits much less expensive than other exoskeleton brands priced between $80,000 and $40,000. The H-Mex model in particular is meant to give paraplegics a way to walk, so hopefully Hyundai’s exoskeletons will be downright cheap; then it might be able to accomplish the goal of helping people walk by being affordable for folks on very limited budgets who need it. The crutches used along with the robot-legs have controls like a game controller….

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Art inspires life, right? Or maybe it is the other way around. Either way, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has taken a page from Tony Stark’s book and created his own home-based A.I., called Jarvis, just like Tony Stark’s is. So what was Zuckerberg able to accomplish, and what did he learn? In IT Blogwatch, we wait for Zuck to become Iron Man. So what is going on? Parker Wilhelm has the background: Putting our goals of reading…books or running a half-marathon in perspective, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s…challenge…

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EMERGING TECH

EMERGING TECH Emerging Technology news, trends, analysis and practical advice Lexmark Invoice Capture Service for Microsoft Dynamics NAV If your invoice processes begin with manual data entry, you stand to gain efficiency and control by turning on the new Invoice Capture Service, available directly inside of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. We’ve seen complete AP automation Insider Threats in Cyber Security—More Than Just Human Error No matter how you look at it, companies can no longer afford to suffer such high volumes of insider threats on an annual basis. ‘Hey Siri, why…

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