DL Certificate Maker allows you to create certificates for just about anything with your mobile device, and while there are some performance issues it generally works as advertised. While the app does not allow you to print or mail the certificates you create, it does streamline the process of creating digital certificates that can be shared with just about anyone on your contact list with ease.
After loading DL Certificate Maker, you can fill in the blanks to start creating your certificate. This includes things like your Organization name, the presenter, the awardee, and the award being presented. You can … Read more
Detroit, once known as the hotbed of auto manufacturing and the epicenter of soul music, is now the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy. But, some innovators are working to show that the city could find new livelihood in technology.
The city will be hosting a Maker Faire hackathon on July 27 and 28 sponsored by technology performance company Compuware. During the hackathon, 25 teams will compete to create new apps with information from The Henry Ford digital collection, which has artifacts from 300 years of American history. The idea is to encourage developers and designers to … Read more
Express Invoice Free Edition takes care of creating and automating invoices, reports, and quotes for your customers. However, the "free" is a bit misleading since this is actually a 14-day trial version.
During the installation the program tries to install an Internet toolbar and change your default search engine, which are the options you can easily opt out of. In addition, this program includes a number of add-on programs that integrate with it but their installation is also optional. Upon startup you will be asked to enter your business name and business details including address and contact phone, … Read more
Beat Maker enables users to create a detailed beat track and edit several different aspects of a beat pattern and save it for future listening. This app allows even the musically challenged to make a beat that is pleasant and original.
Beat Maker downloads as a small and stable application. It is less than 2MB and doesn't consume too many resources while running. The user interface offers a clean, modern design. It is divided into sections that allow the user to concentrate on one aspect of the beat at a time. The main screen is a large graph that … Read more
MakerBot, one of the most well-known desktop 3D printing companies, has been acquired by Stratasys, the companies said Wednesday.
In a release, the companies said it was a stock-for-stock transaction worth about $403 million, based on Stratasys' stock price as of Wednesday. Stratasys will exchange 4.76 million shares of its stock for 100 percent of MakerBot's outstanding stock. By agreeing to be acquired, MakerBot becomes part of one of the leading industrial 3D printing companies. The deal also allows the publicly-traded Stratasys to compete more directly at the consumer level with 3D Systems and that company's Cube … Read more
We've been hearing about the possibility of 3D-printed, full-size houses for some time. We may even get our first one sometime this year, thanks to the efforts of a couple of different architectural firms. Now you can get an idea of what it would take to create your own home from 3D-printed blocks.
Real estate blog Movoto has created a "3D Print your House" calculator to give you the daunting numbers involved with using a 3D printer to make your abode. The numbers are based on the time and cost of materials of using a MakerBot Replicator 2 to print out plastic bricks.… Read more
In addition to raising $5.4 million in Series A financing led by investors Voyager Capital and Crosslink Capital, Ayla Networks announced collaboration with the Chinese online media company, Sina, in creating the Wi-Fi Weather Station. The device is designed to deliver targeted weather information for wherever one of the devices is located. Sina customers will be able to access these personal weather reports through their smartphone or other device.
It's another step forward in the "Internet of Things."
Buzzwords aside, this is a real thing.
It doesn't matter what you call it, it is happening. … Read more
MakerBot, one of the biggest names in the personal 3D printer business, is in acquisition talks.
That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported Wednesday that the Brooklyn, N.Y., company is in discussions with possible buyers.
MakerBot, which produces the $2,200 Replicator 2, one of the most popular 3D printers of its kind, has been a leader in the industry for several years. Its CEO, Bre Pettis, has become a spokesperson of sorts for the 3D printing industry and was the opening keynote speaker at this year's South by Southwest Interactive festival.
The Journal reported … Read more
People who have lost fingers can try to get robotic hands that cost tens of thousands of dollars. Or they can try to 3D-print their own hand.
That's what Richard van As did after a woodworking accident in 2011 cost him four fingers. The South African carpenter decided to build his own fingers from hardware store parts but eventually turned to 3D printing.
Using a MakerBot Replicator 2 printer, he collaborated with Ivan Owen to create a prosthetic finger after much trial and error. They've since printed hands for four South African children who lack fingers. … Read more