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Having Windows 95 running is a bit of a hallmark, similar to getting an emulated version of Doom running on various bits of hardware. Just two year ago an astute modder was able to run Windows 95 on a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch. And why? Simply because it has never been done before, and because they could!
So that means that soon we'll have instructions on how to run an emulated version of Windows 95 on your 3DS or 3DSXL. But like all great efforts in the beginning, this doesn't have much functionality yet. The touchscreen doesn't work and no other programs can be run after getting to the desktop. Once the touchscreen issue is taken care of and the controller is functional, we might just see Doom running on it too.
Someone has created a working lightsaber using laser-light as it's basis. Well, it's not quite a light-saber, but just a really bright and powerful 7W blue-diode laser that doesn't really resemble a lightsaber at all. But he's calling it one, so there's that I suppose.
In reality the individual in the video, styropyro, actually built his own laser using a rather 7W Nichia made GaN diode that runs at a maximum of 4.6A. His design uses a wavelength that just happens to be highly visible to the human eye. This laser definitely can cut, though slowly, through a variety of materials. Just don't expect it to be able to lop off limbs.
The great thing is that all of the parts used to make this pseudo-saber are actually publicly available in most regions. You can theoretically make a very powerful laser all on your own, well beyond the 7W power-envelope of the one in the video. But just be very safe if you do, and always wear eye-protection when playing with lasers.
Adidas has partnered with its environmental group Parley for the Oceans to design a 3D-printed shoe created in part with garbage found in the ocean.
As of now, it's in the concept stage and comprises an upper made with plastic sourced from the ocean, and a 3D-printed midsole made with recycled polyester and gillnets (specialized nets used to catch fish and sometimes left in the ocean).
If you're thinking about making, downloading or tinkering with a 3D-printed gun file, you might want to think again. Reports have come to light stating that the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) doesn't take to this kindly, offering hefty jail time to anyone who might want a gun file of their own.
Last week, the NSW Government passed its Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, with one section stating that simply owning a 3D blueprint of a firearm can land you up to 14 years in jail.
With incarceration also extended to owning plans for "electric milling machines," this new legislation marks further action against illegal real-life weaponry, offering up harsher penalties to those with stolen guns or others who are keen on making illegal firearm modifications.
Reddit user "mechgingeneer" has applied a custom matte-like Windows logo-themed skin to his Surface 3, and it's strikingly well done, enough so that it's a wonder Microsoft hasn't come out with something like this by itself by now.
Electrical engineer Allen Pan aka YouTube's Sufficiently Advanced has taken it upon himself to create a real-world version of Thor's hammer Mjolnir of Marvel fame. That is, the hammer that can only be wielded by "the worthy."
Pan utilized the power of magnets to make his version of Mjolnir impossible to lift when placed on a magnetic surface by anyone but himself. The exception is courtesy of a fingerprint scanner which, in combination with other hardware, deactivates the magnetic field effect when it detects his fingerprint.
Now, watch hapless citizens try to lift it in the video below. Most fail to catch onto why Pan can lift it but not them, but one clever fellow manages to, while another figures out a workaround.
During the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, Intel spent a lot of time promoting the "Maker" craze in the current world. Intel corporate strategy officer Genevieve Bell believes it's a great time in the maker movement, with Intel interested in supporting new technology ecosystems created by developers.
Intel is a supporter of the Maker Faire and of Make magazine, with growing popularity in the print publication and global maker events.
"It's never been a more exciting and accessible time to invent the future," Bell said during IDF. "It's about changing the world, in small ways and big ways. It's about breaking the rules. Possibilities and disruption. Hard work. Solitary or collaborative. It's not always clear what you are doing. It involves curiosity. It certainly involves failures. It is exhilarating. Sometimes people resist it. To me, that is making."
Sony's purported codenamed S70+ is shaping up to be a monster, with the Xperia Z5+ said to feature a 4K display. This would have Sony being the first smartphone on the market with a 4K display.
The Xperia Z5+ looks pretty much identical to the Xperia Z3+ in the design department, as its design is already pretty slick. We should see it offered in gold and chrome options, with a fingerprint scanner included. Inside, the Xperia Z5+ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, with its 4K resolution splashed onto a 5.5-inch display.
Any parent will admit that seeing their child through an ultrasound is one of the most amazing points of their lives, but what if you were blind? A blind mom-to-be got the chance to 'see' her son thanks to the molding of two technologies: 3D printing, and an ultrasound.
Tatiana Guerra is expecting her son in the near future, where she was given a 3D printed version of her son's face along with the words "I am your son" spelled out in braille. Guerra lost her sight at 17, and now at 30 years old, technology has given her the chance to 'see' her son. Guerra worked with ad agency Mood, to produce the short film you see above.
The film is called "Huggies Presents: Meeting Murilo", and is part of an ad campaign from Huggies Brazil, with 3DPrint.com reporting that the 3D printing was done by The Goodfellas, a digital design firm. Photographers Lucas Tintori, Roridgo Westphal Galego, and Fábio Kenji captured the teary moment on film.
We just stumbled upon this amazing video on Facebook showing a demonstration of a model remote controlled aircraft flying around a display room in Hong Kong in tune to "Adiemus" by Enya. It's really quite amazing.
Some commenters questioned how the model aircraft could stay in the air given its speed. We're not sure on the exact speed its traveling, but it wouldn't be much more than 5 - 10 KM/h at a guess. Possibly the model is filled with helium to help keep it afloat in flight. As for what's powering the plane, we're not sure on that either, but various commenters suggest that they are in fact tiny jet powered engines.