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Google's modular Project Ara smartphone is all about customization, but that creates a challenge: how are manufacturers supposed to build so many uncommon (and possibly unique) parts? The crew at 3D Systems is more than happy to tell you -- it just outlined the 3D printing techniques it's using to

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First it sold select 3D printers in stores, then it sold print-by-mail services in Europe -- now Staples is offering US customers a chance to print objects on-demand and on-site. The company's launch event is focusing on the fun side of 3D printing, serving up action figures and personalized Starf

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You may no longer have to settle for getting your chocolate in teardrop, bar or seasonal-bunny form. The Hershey Company has signed an agreement to develop printable treats with 3D Systems, which announced its own chocolate-equipped printer at CES last week. That yet-to-be-released machine will fa

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We were skeptical, too. The trend of gadget manufacturers putting rockstars on the payroll in figurehead \"creative director\" roles has gotten a bit out of hand in recent years. Again, if Alicia Keys and BlackBerry taught us anything, it's that all the piano playing in the world can't help right th

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If Alicia Keys and BlackBerry have taught us anything, it's that music stars aren't always the best equipped to become the creative director of a tech company. In spite of her songwriting prowess, the \"Girl on Fire\" singer couldn't do much to reverse the phonemaker's eroding fortunes. We'll say th

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That new consumer 3D scanner we told you about a little while ago? Here it is. Well, sort of. This iSense is actually a prototype, as you can probably tell from the 3D printed mold behind the camera. We asked CEO Avi Reichental if there was any possibility that the company might 3D print the casin

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The company that helped invent rapid prototyping has been in the 3D printing game for nearly three decades. In recent years, 3D Systems has been making an aggressive play at the consumer market with products like the Cube, CubeX and Sense as one of the driving forces in the desktop 3D printing rev

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Could 3D printing be the future of office supply stores? Staples, for one, has been dipping its toes in those rising waters, offering a limited selection of devices on its site. Office Depot's following suit, making the seemingly logical move of including the third dimension in its printing offeri

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You might say that, in addition to the whole 3D printing thing, 3D Systems is in the acquisition game. The company's spent much of the past few years snapping up smaller brands like there's no tomorrow. And while a number of those buys have tended to fall a bit out of our purview, this latest is p

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on

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