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MakerBot’s Bre Pettis Launches Bold Machines, A Workshop For 3D-Printed Stuffview story

http://techcrunch.com –  After a slightly surprising move away from a managerial role at MakerBot, former CEO Bre Pettis has finally announced what he’s working on: Bold Machines, an “Innovation Workshop” for MakerBot parent company Stratasys. (IT news)

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Tiggly, An iPad Learning Toy For Babies And Toddlers, Raises Series Aview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Tiggly, an educational app designed for iPad’s youngest users – babies! (oh, and toddlers, too) – has raised a Series A round of funding led by Habermaass GmbH, a Germany-based early play and learning company, and owners of the toy brand HABA, which is now entering the U.S. edtech market. (IT news)

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Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Musicview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music it acquired in May, according to five sources, including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats. Many engineers from Beats Music have already been moved off the product and onto other projects at Apple, including iTunes. (IT news)

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When The Funding Bubble Bursts It Doesn’t Have To Mean Disasterview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Hold tight. Wait till the party’s over Hold tight. We’re in for nasty weather ~Talking Heads, Burning Down The House One law of economic physics always holds true: what goes up must come down. Last week, my pal Alex Wilhelm pointed out that winter’s coming to Silicon Valley, not in the form of snow of course, but metaphorically. (IT news)

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This Robot Tastes Better Than A Wine Criticview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Robots might be unseating the cherry job of wine critics soon. Researchers in Denmark have created an artificial tongue to find out whether expensive wine actually tastes any better than the cheap stuff. The research, first published in ACS Nano, claims that an optical nanosensor based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) can discern how you experience the sensation of dryness in wine. (IT news)

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Xiaomi Redmi Note successor to pack a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core chipsetview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – According to a report published in China this weekend, Xiaomi is getting ready to launch a high-end Redmi Note successor which it hopes will take on Meizu’s recently-announced MX4. The device is set to pack a 5.5-inch display, be powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 chipset with four 2.2GHz Cortex-A17 and four 1.7GHz Cortex A-7 cores, include 3GB of RAM, incorporate a 20.7-megapixel rear-facin (IT news)

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Goat Simulator Is A Gloriously Weird Tribute To The Old ‘Tony Hawk’ Gamesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  While the free section of Apple’s App Store can sometimes make it seem like we’re living in an Idiocracy, some weird stuff occasionally finds a way to take off on the paid charts as well. The latest such oddity is Goat Simulator, a game that gives you a small town to wreak havoc in as the titular farm animal. Read More (IT news)

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Launcher Adds Shortcuts To Favorite Apps And Common Actions To iOS 8’s Notification Centerview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A new iOS application called Launcher is taking advantage of iOS 8’s expanded feature set in a unique way. With the updated version of Apple’s mobile operating system, developers can now create interactive widgets that sit in iOS 8’s Notifications Center. But currently, most apps that have rolled out widget support are offering support for their own applications alone. (IT news)

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New $15M Global XPrize Focuses On Bringing Basic Literacy to 250M Children Globallyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  XPRIZE, a long-running non-profit that runs competitions to stimulate technologists toward building products that improve humankind, is dipping its toes into basic education. They’re launching a $15 million educational tech challenge that is looking for a free, open-source and scalable software solution that will enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic (IT news)

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Now You Can Quickly Share The Best Parts Of Your GoPro Videos With BrightSky Labs’ App ’10’view story

http://techcrunch.com –  A few months ago, we told you about BrightSky Labs, a startup that hoped to unlock videos recorded on GoPro cameras and other wearable devices and make them ultra-easy to edit and share. Today, the company is releasing the first version of its video-sharing app 10, which is designed to do just that. Read More (IT news)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Tech Companies Should Accept No Compromises On Climate Change Issuesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres today at Climate Week NYC to discuss Apple’s concerns when it comes to climate change, and what the company is doing to address the situation. (IT news)

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Up Close With The Biggest Joystick In The World (That We Know Of)view story

http://techcrunch.com –  The Italian creator of the Udoo Raspberry Pi board, Michelangelo Guarise, was at the Maker Faire in New York this weekend with a special treat: something that appears to be one of the biggest working joysticks in the world. (IT news)