24
Apr
2016

PolySmooth and Polysher take the edge(s) off 3D printing

A spool of PolySmooth, and an item printed with it going through the Polysher

While people are understandably pretty excited about what can be done with consumer 3D printers, one thing has to be admitted – the objects created by most of those printers tend to have a fairly rough, layered look to them. Polishing them by hand is one option, but Chinese startup Polymaker is now offering an alternative: a new printing material that essentially "self-polishes" when placed in an accompanying machine.

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Category: 3D Printing

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24
Apr
2016

Daily Deals: 42-inch 4K TV for $225, $20 off Twelve South HiRise Deluxe, and more

Hello! Welcome to iDB’s new exploratory ‘Daily Deals’ post. Here you will find a roundup of some of our favorite deals of the day on tech and tech-related products such as smartphones, tablets, accessories, connected devices, and even video games and consoles. This is an experiment of sorts, born out of our love for tech and discounts. So we’re going to do a little trial […]

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24
Apr
2016

Zaha Hadid’s first posthumous project inaugurated

The Salerno Maritime Terminal is the first of four posthumous works due for completion this year

It's always poignant when an artist's work is released posthumously, and the official completion of Zaha Hadid Architects' first project since its founder's recent death is no exception. Some 16 years in the making, the oyster-like Salerno Maritime Terminal was inaugurated today by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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Category: Architecture

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24
Apr
2016

Crush Your Enemies boils down RTS to its barest, most enjoyable form

Where's the keyboard?

That was the first thought I had when I sat down to play Crush Your Enemies, a real-time strategy game from two of the developers who worked on This War of Mine, at PAX East over the weekend.

Grzegorz Mazur, one of the founders of Vile Monarch, said I won't need one, just a mouse.

The idea behind the barbarian RTS was to strep away all of the excess of traditionally lengthy strategy games and deliver just the heart of the action and planning.

"It's a tiny RTS game with really fast and short battles," said Mazur. "We wanted to take old RTS games like Warcraft and make it into something with short battles for people who don't have two hours to play one game.

"We wanted the same strategy but to be able to play it...

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