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First 3D-printed vertebrae is here, and it's been implanted into a 12-year-old boy

First 3D-printed vertebrae is here, and it's been implanted into a 12-year-old boy

By 26 August 2014

Peking University has implanted the first 3D-printed vertebrae into a 12-year-old boy who had a malignant tumor in his spinal cord. According to Forbes, Peking University began a 3D-printed program in 2009 and moved to animal trials in 2010, followed... >>

Two satellites for Europe’s version of American GPS go into wrong orbit, causing setback

Two satellites for Europe’s version of American GPS go into wrong orbit, causing setback

By 25 August 2014

Two satellites for Europe's planned Galileo network have lost their way. The European Space Agency and the European Union have long been developing their own version of American GPS, a space-based satellite navigation system. The European network is a... >>

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

By 25 August 2014

Amazon is apparently about to acquire Twitch out from under Google's nose. Update: Amazon has bought Twitch for $970 million (£585 million). In a statement, Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon, said: “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently,... >>

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

By 25 August 2014

Google Street View will let you do everything from virtual time travel to spot the The Stig on Top Gear's test track. But now you can experience the panoramic Google Maps feature in true 3D, thanks to a third-party company that has provided an extra layer... >>

Twitter and Stripe might launch 'buy' button this year, so you can shop from tweets

Twitter and Stripe might launch 'buy' button this year, so you can shop from tweets

By 23 August 2014

Twitter has been working with Stripe to kick off an ecommerce initiative, it's claimed. Now that Twitter is a public company, it has to increase revenue and keep shareholders happy. That said, ever since last winter, reports have claimed the company is... >>

Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

By 22 August 2014

Google plans to acquire Gecko Design, a product-design startup that has worked on everything from Fitbit to HP devices. According to Bloomberg, California-based Gecko Design will join Google X, though terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. Google X... >>

BUBL will stop you having a flat beer or coke ever again

BUBL will stop you having a flat beer or coke ever again

By 22 August 2014

Kickstarter is full of weird and wonderful projects, with many brilliant ideas finding their feet on the site and the latest to catch our eye is BUBL, which is not only bringing some sparkle to Kickstarter but could become the future of fizzy drinks with... >>

Game of Thrones video edit uses old gaming sounds to hilarious effect

Game of Thrones video edit uses old gaming sounds to hilarious effect

By 22 August 2014

If you've not seen the fourth series of Game of Thrones then you'd best leave this page now. For those of you up to speed on the show, you're in for a video treat. Video editor and general joker Ozzy Man has uploaded a Game of Thrones edit that replaces... >>

Website of the day: Wonder How To

Website of the day: Wonder How To

By 22 August 2014

Hackers. They're the dark forces that the media loves to portray as lurking behind the bedroom curtains of suburban houses, subverting corporate greed and plotting the downfall of civilisation as we know it. Or, if you prefer, they’re people who just... >>

Website of the day: NomadLIst

Website of the day: NomadLIst

By 21 August 2014

The cost of living. That’s a phrase that the mainstream media has become almost obsessed with, as they trot out the horror stories about the housing market, unemployment figures, and the price of milk. It’s a scientific formula; a group of set measures... >>