Cyberspace isn't the Wild West, but if anything gets close, it's 3D-printed guns. The weapons, made at home by people with both a desire for a firearm and access to a printing machine, are themselves untraceable, circumventing most gun regulations by being made at home. James R. Patrick's 3D printed revolver is very much part of the same, a deadlier evolution of the same concept.
Apps and gadgets have made many of us obsessed with quantifying our health. And while there's good reason to keep that information away from prying corporate eyes, pharmacies are finding new ways to incentivize customers to share that valuable data. This month, Walgreens has become the latest pharmacy chain to launch an app that gives customers small discounts in exchange for access to their digital health trackers (CVS has a similar program). And while this might be tempting especially for low-income patients, the information these companies are asking for is far too valuable to share for just a couple of dollars off, as Stat reports today.
New Balance announced yesterday that it plans to launch a new running shoe for 2016 that would include a 3D printed midsole. The shoemaker known for its running gear hopes that this method will cut down on the overall cost of the shoe, and will allow users to customize their shoes to fit their athletic needs. The sneaker, which is still unnamed, is set to be available in select stores starting in April of next year.
The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show had lots of new SUVs and crossover vehicles – it was even declared the year of the SUV at the Mercedes-Benz press conference. Some SUVs were big, like the new Mercedes GL; some were introduced by Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live (that's the redesigned Ford Escape); and some were topless. Range Rover Evoque, we're all looking at you.
Apple Watch buyers wealthy enough to splurge on the $15,000 Edition version were lucky enough to have a jewelry case-style charging dock included with their purchase. The rest of the unwashed masses that own Apple Watches had to settle for an undignified magnetic USB charging cable, but now they will be able to make use of a new official magnetic charging dock.
If you've ever wondered why the sound you hear through your laptop's headphone jack is wildly different from the sound that comes through your stereo system, the short answer is that your laptop is missing one of the key steps to make sound out of numbers: digital to analog conversion.