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Dr. Mark Dean helped design the first PC during his career at IBM and shares his thoughts on the future of the desktop computer. Meanwhile, Katy Perry's lawyers go after Left Shark impostors and students in Singapore make a 3D-printed solar powered car. Get all of today's top stories in the Daily Roundup.

Mark Dean designed the first IBM PC while breaking racial barriers

Dr. Mark Dean, an African-American computer scientist and engineer, was chief engineer of the 12-person team that designed the original IBM PC in the early '80s.

3D-printed Left Shark lands artist in hot water with Katy Perry's lawyers

After watching the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, artist Fernado Sosa uploaded a 3D-printable model of the now infamous Left Shark to Shapeways. Katy Perry's lawyers took exception to this and demanded the model be removed from the website.

Singapore students 'print' solar-powered city car

Engineering students from Nanyang Technological University have built a 3D-printed solar electric car prototype. The cockpit of the vehicle was constructed from 150 different parts and is Asia's first 3D-printed concept car.

The first Ubuntu phone arrives next week, but there's a catch

Canonical is almost ready to release its first Ubuntu phone. The company teamed up with Meizu and BQ last year and will be bringing a repurposed Aquaris E4.5 to market.

Canon's 5Ds and 5Ds R have whopping 50.6-megapixel sensors

Canon announced two new flagship DSLR cameras. The 5Ds and 5Ds R each have 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensors and are intended for landscape and studio photographers.

Test for HIV in just 15 minutes with this $34 smartphone dongle

A dongle created by Columbia University researchers can turn any smartphone into an HIV and syphilis tester. Even better, it only takes 15 minutes and a tiny drop of blood to get a result.

Surprise! People don't like Keurig's DRM-protected coffeemakers

Keurig's latest coffee makers employ DRM, making sure that its customers are forced to buy expensive coffee pods directly from them. Some third-party companies have found ways to get around this unpopular feature.

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