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Finally, 3D printers are becoming more noob-friendly

2014's crop of 3D printers are more plug-and-print then build-and-calibrate.

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MakerBot goes big (and small) with its new 3D printer lineup

There's something for everyone in MakerBot's new 3D printers.

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For the high-tech tinkerer, we pick 10 incredibly useful tools

If Santa had a high-tech workshop (and he probably does), he'd have these calipers, clamps, and other essentials.

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How to make an ugly, tech-centric holiday sweater

Because your usual design of Santa and kittens isn't enough to turn heads anymore.

How to rig up a photo booth for your holiday party

It's easier than you think, and your guests will absolutely love it.

Bring your Halloween jack-o'-lanterns to life with these tech hacks

If you really want to scare the crap out of the neighbor's kids, you need a pumpkin with batteries!

Behind the scenes at Shapeways, New York's 3D-printing marketplace

Shapeways churns out everything from designer gowns to iPhone cases, using nothing but a printer and some nylon powder.

Avoid common PC building mistakes

A few key details can trip up even seasoned geeks when assembling their own PC. Here's a handy guide to mistakes you can easily avoid.

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Celebrate the cassette tape's 50th birthday by repurposing them

The cassette tape turns 50 today. Here's ways to keep that box of old tapes in your mom's basement from going to waste.

How to solve the 10 most common tech support problems yourself

PC trouble? Try fixing the problem yourself with some advice from tech-support experts.

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Made in Oakland: How one city turned into an art and maker mecca

The Oakland maker scene is leading city-level change that will affect the future landscape of Oakland for industrial artists, small local businesses, and even the future of manufacturing in the Bay Area.