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CNET editor Dong Ngo briefly explains 3D printing and lists a few recently reviewed printers for your consideration.

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Luxottica is well known as the company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and other popular eyewear brands. However, it’s about to take on its biggest challenge yet: Making Google Glass look cool. The Wall Street Journal reports that Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said on Friday that his company is working with Google to design the sequel to Google Glass and that the new device would be out soon. RELATED: Google admits its fatal mistake with Google Glass The status of where Google Glass stands has been in question ever since Google announced it was discontinuing sales of the first-generation device earlier this year. Google shifted responsibility for the computerized handset over to Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who is well known for his design chops. However,

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There has to be irony in the fact that Apple designers Jony Ive and Marc Newsom — the minds behind the only credible threat to the watch-making world — are both avid mechanical watch collectors. At the Conde Nast International Luxury Conference earlier this week, Ive and Newsom shared some of their thoughts on designing the Apple Watch and declared it shouldn't be compared to mechanical watches given the vast differences between the two products. "When we started work on the iPhone, the motivation there was we all pretty much couldn’t stand our phones, and we wanted a better phone," Ive said. Both Marc and I have collected mechanical watches for many years." Ive said that Apple didn't create the Watch because it believes it could do a better job than current watchmakers and instead pointed to the wrist as the next great spot for technology.

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The Backyard Flat Top Grill offers a nice alternative to open-flame cooking. The flat cooking surface is designed to make everything from breakfast to dinner.

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Since its first day on the job, Hubble has made more than 1.2 million observations and its findings have been published in more than 12,800 scientific papers, according to NASA, making it one of the most successful scientific instruments ever built. Whizzing around Earth at 17,000 mph, Hubble has racked up more than 3 billion miles in flight, according to NASA.

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Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. DON’T MISS: The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps As 9to5Mac reports, Apple will do a visual inspection of the Watch when it’s returned for servicing, at which point it’ll determine whether it’ll cover

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Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. DON’T MISS: The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps As 9to5Mac reports, Apple will do a visual inspection of the Watch when it’s returned for servicing, at which point it’ll determine whether it’ll cover

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The "Man At Arms: Reforged" team makes their own Chitauri scepter, aka Loki's Staff, with metal and blue glass.

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App designers and developers must master a new kind of mobile moment.

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I'm used to the idea that someone on the internet has compiled an obsessive record of every single element of modern life. Every appearance of Knuckles the Echidna in a Sonic the Hedgehog property? Fine. The distinguishing features of 22 separate variations of a single IBM keyboard model? An invaluable resource. This does not come close to explaining the fact that in the depths of Wikia, there is a massive, almost frighteningly comprehensive collection of every single anti-piracy warning ever displayed alongside a motion picture.

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Yep, you knew it had to go there. Adult Swim's "Too Many Cooks" parody has been pulled into the dark world of HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones." Like GoT, this video is NSFW. Also, spoilers.

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After spending a good amount of time with my new Apple Watch, I have not been able to find the one defining feature that would make it a must-have device for everyone. In fact, I couldn’t even explain to some of my friends why it made sense for me to buy the device. All that said, I am starting to see what this tiny device could bring me: More free time. DON’T MISS: How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick? The more I figure out how to use the Apple Watch, the more I’ll get used to it and its features, the more I should become less prone to check the iPhone on a ridiculously constant basis. Plus,

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Yep, you knew it had to go there. Adult Swim's "Too Many Cooks" parody has been pulled into the dark world of HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones." Like GoT, this video is NSFW. Also, spoilers.

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The Pentagon just closed out a two-day tour to win the hearts, minds, and technical talent of Silicon Valley. At a lecture at Stanford yesterday, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter discussed plans to recruit engineers to the Pentagon’s new cybersecurity force, invest in startups, and establish a Defense Department outpost here in the hoodie of innovation. Next he dropped by Facebook to meet with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Today, Carter power-brunched at Andreessen Horowitz’s headquarters, where he met Peter Thiel and Ben Horowitz, as well as CEOs from security startups in the firm’s portfolio.

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A call to action for IT security marketers: be a positive influence by creating ads that include women and people of colour.

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Every single time a post runs on BGR that includes the image above, I get at least a dozen emails from people asking if I would mind sending them the wallpaper pictured on the iPhone’s screen. I’m always happy to oblige — here you go, enjoy — but it goes to show you how many people are constantly on the lookout for nice wallpapers. We’ve shared a few different wallpaper collections in the past, and they look terrific on iPhones or any other smartphone. Now, it’s time to offer up some new options that will ensure your smartphone looks as slick as possible. DON’T MISS: The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z’s Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant Via Reddit, we’re

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With the Apple Watch now rolling out worldwide, let’s take a moment to really look back and evaluate just what we need our phones to actively tell us at all hours day and night. Not every iPhone notification has to be mirrored on the Apple Watch (more on that later), but cleaning up your phone’s notifications helps lay a good foundation. Everyone with an iPhone should do this — and if you don’t have an iPhone, that’s okay (albeit a bit perplexing why you’ve read this far, but hey, you do you). I can’t tell you what to do here, but I can strongly suggest to err on the side of turning off notifications — and for the ones you keep, take a moment to get granular with settings like sounds, lock screen placement, and badge app icons.

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By Foo Yun Chee and Eric Auchard BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from official complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list of complainants in the European Commission's charge sheet, which includes companies not directly involved in the charges around Google's shopping service, would make it easier for the regulator to expand the case beyond its preliminary focus on price-comparison shopping sites. Being an official party to the case gives the companies an insider track on the regulatory proceedings as they will be able to get a copy of the detailed EU charge sheet and argue their case at a hearing of competition experts should Google ask for one. While around 30 firms have since gone public with their complaints, to date no one other than the EU enforcer and Google knows exactly which parties have been included as official complainants on the charge sheet.

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Every month or so, an app comes along that captures the imagination of the Internet. We saw it with Words with Friends, Draw Something and Flappy Bird, but nothing had caused quite as big a stir as any of those apps in a while. At least, that was the case until everyone stumbled across the free Chinese app My Idol earlier this week. DON’T MISS: 8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time My Idol is an app that turns your selfies into digital avatars — avatars which you can dress up and force to perform a variety of strange tasks. The most common (and most eerie) is, of course, the pole dance, which is probably what you’ve seen

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Ford, like the entirety of the auto industry, is in a cycle of rapid change: The planet is getting hotter. Tinskey is Ford's global director of electrification and infrastructure — that is to say, it's on him to make sure electric cars and hybrids get into customers' hands and work well for them. He's also heavily involved with some of Ford's future mobility projects — the suite of forward-looking ideas cast by Ford CEO Mark Fields at CES earlier this year — which means he's got a very full schedule, indeed. Mike Tinskey: Yeah, so, I like to describe my role as a bit of the clean tech.

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