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3D printing still years away for most consumers -- Gartner

Although the popularity of 3D printing is growing in certain niches, mainstream consumer adoption is five to 10 years away, says research firm Gartner.

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Thalmic announces smart glass compatibility with Myo gesture control arm band

Thalmic Labs has partnered with Google Glass, Recon Jet, Epson Moverio, and software companies to bring gesture control to smart glasses via the Myo arm band.

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Google Cardboard does work with iPhones, provided you have the right apps.

Use the Google Cardboard VR headset with an iPhone

A few tantalizing apps show that Google's DIY VR exercise doesn't have to be limited to Android devices.

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Reasons you shouldn't buy a drone

Remote controlled drones look like a lot of fun, but there are some good reasons to leave this hobby alone.

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Turn any bike electric with the Barak e-bike kit

E-bike expert Micah Toll has created a DIY kit that allows anyone to turn any bike electric.

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Firefighters testing new technology after Hot Shot deaths

Technology previously used by the military could give fire crews an edge as they battle wildfires. The Wave Relay system, which uses Android devices, enables two-way, real-time voice and video communications, even in remote areas. As CNET's Sumi Das reports, the Prescott, Ariz., fire department, which lost 19 Hot Shot firefighters last year, is testing the technology.

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MorpHex transforming robot is more than meets the eye

A rolling orb robot transforms into a walking hexapod, complete with flashing LEDs.

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iFixit's Oculus Rift teardown finds Samsung display, 40 LEDs

The repair-guide website uncovers a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display inside the second-generation virtual-reality headset prototype.

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Slice, cover, and repeat with the Boska cheese board

The Boska Petit Paris Cheese Board features an integrated wire cutter. The cheese serving platter also comes with a lid.

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Amazon selling customizable, 3D-printed products

The products, which range from jewelry and toys to home decor and tech accessories, can be personalized with choices of material, size, style, color, text, and images.

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Unlock your phone with Motorola's 'digital tattoo'

Motorola unveils a near-field communication security sticker for your wrist, Sony's high-priced Walkman gets buzz, and the cute Jibo robot wants to be part of the family.

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Spin the (spice) bottle

The Joseph Joseph SpiceStore Carousel offers a convenient method for spice storage. The set has 10 glass jars that are stacked on a rotating base.

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