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Bold Machines seeks to take 3D printing to the movies

Following in the steps of animation, claymation and CGI, a new “Innovation Workshop” appears to be shooting to bring 3D printing and the entertainment industry together, among other things.

Maker of Redbox and Coinstar kiosks rolls out ecoATM machines for e-recycling and reuse

Outerwall, the company behind those ubiquitous Redbox and Coinstar kiosks, announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Tenth Annual Meeting that it plans to collect at least two million pounds of mobile phones, tablets and other devices and accessories over the next three years. It’ll do so through its 1,100 new ecoATM recycling kiosks located in shopping malls and retailers.

JVC unveils four new sports headphones

Attention physically fit people, and those trying to get there: JVC has four new headphone options for you, all under $40.

STD and HIV test results delivered via an app? It’s happening with Healthvana

An app called Healthvana reports positive results for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV negative results. An HIV positive result, smartly, still requires the doctor to deliver the news personally.

MIT’s robotic cheetah project sprints forward, will blow your mind

Researchers at MIT are trying to simulate the cheetah’s performance by developing a robotic cheetah. And it seems to be coming along nicely. Check it out!

TAG Heuer to offer smartwatch, presumably not “too feminine”

Last week, luxury watchmaker Jean-Claude Biver, who heads up the popular TAG Heuer brand, lambasted the Apple Watch in an interview with German media. Now why would he say those awful things? Maybe because his TAG Heuer brand is developing its own smartwatch.

Disgrace: Houston school cops assault girl over smartphone use

News flash: Technology often makes people do stupid things. The latest in a long line of examples? This situation at Sam Houston High School in Houston.

CES founder Jack Wayman passes at age 92

There are the giants of industry and then there are the true pioneers. Jack Wayman was both of them.

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Starfish app lets parents know when they left their kid in the car

You hear it on the news way too often: A parent left his or her toddler locked in the car with the windows up on a broiling hot day, just so the parent can run into a bar or casino or supermarket. What if there were an app that reminded them that they are a terrible parent and they better fix the situation immediately? That’s where an ingenious new sensor/app combo, Starfish, comes in.

Jabra introduces workout earbuds with built-in biometric heart rate monitor

Jabra announced the availability of its Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds, claiming them to be the first stereo earbuds with a built-in biometric heart rate monitor and related app.

Plantronics says new BackBeat PRO wireless headphones offer 24 hours on a single charge

Plantronics today announced new wireless active noise-cancelling headphones with enhanced battery power. The over-the-ear BackBeat PRO Bluetooth headphones are available for $249.99 and promise 24 hours of listening time on a single charge.

VTech announces new children’s learning tablets

VTech today announced the availability of two new five-inch “fourth-generation” children’s learning tablets, the InnoTab 3S Plus and the InnoTab 3 Plus. Among their features are rechargeable battery power packs and access to more than 800 educator-endorsed, age- and stage-appropriate learning cartridges, software and apps available via VTech’s Learning Lodge app store.