Cutting the Ribbon at MakerBot’s new Sunset Park facility New Tech City gets new managing editor WNYC announced yesterday that Manoush Zomorodi will become managing editor of New Tech City, the weekly tech podcast and segment on Morning Edition. According to the press release, Ms. Zomorodi—who co-created and currently hosts the program—“will oversee a new phase of New Tech City, in which WNYC plans to expand the weekly segment into…a digital media enterprise with videos, live events and other components that break from traditional radio programming.” Keep your eyes and ears peeled, folks! Google Glass gets Fancy Oh you fancy, huh?
Kyle and Liz von Hasseln aren’t your typical designers. Initially focused on architecture, the pair stumbled upon an interesting business idea when they wanted to make a special cake for a friend’s birthday: the Sugar Lab . “It was our friend Chelsea’s birthday, and we didn’t have an oven to bake her a cake, so we decided to try to 3D print a cake for her, instead.
The recent development of 3D printed weapons has caused others to strive for more peaceful uses of the technology.Michigan Technological University, a.k.a, Michigan Tech, has launched a new competition: 3D Printers for Peace.
Buy it in a store, laser-scan it at home, upload it to the web, print it anywhere. 3D printing is poised for the mainstream, but what happens when one person’s finely hand-crafted designs can be pirated and reproduced by anyone? Will 3D-printing-piracy social networks arise?
3D printing is all the rave in the tech world right now. Printers made by companies like Makerbot bring consumer’s ideas to life by crafting clothespins in a pinch, jewelery for a night out, or even an iPhone case.
Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur . His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College . Please follow him on Twitter @jaltucher .