We've heard stories about 3D printers being used for both good and evil, but we're not sure how to categorize a company in Japan offering pregnant women a 3D-printed model of their unborn fetuses. Gross. Other stories on today's podcast include a crowdsourced funding site for porn, Amazon accidentally shipping assault rifles, and a sealed first-gen iPhone hitting eBay for $10,000.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Japanese companies offer a 3D-printed model of your unborn child.
- DC resident orders TV on Amazon, gets assault rifle instead.
- Sealed first-gen iPhone hits eBay for $10,000.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Bane voice: What does the 'Dark Knight Rises' villain sound like?
- First 3D printed gun signals the end of gun control.
- Pornography in public takes the next seat.
SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Navy spends a fortune every year on energy, so for a ship to complete a deployment having burned through just half the cash it had available for fuel is a very good sign of things to come.
For some time, the Navy has been saying many of the right things about its plans to go green, starting with a major biofuels initiative. And though a recent Wired report claims that the servicewide efforts have lost steam, the performance of the USS Makin Island could well be a bright spot.
Skout suspended its 17-and-under community following reports of men posing as teenagers to prey on minors on the mobile social network.
The shutdown upset users who posted comments on the blog post, asking when the site will be back up. A Skout spokesperson said it will make a decision about reopening the teen community after it has concluded an evaluation and made the adjustments.
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Anomaly Warzone Earth takes a different tack with the tower defense genre by having you play as the invading force, completing missions on a (somewhat) fixed path against a number of deadly turrets. Your heavily armored squad of vehicles and units has guns of its own, but as with every tower defense game, the more turrets you're up against, the harder it will be to stay healthy and reach your goal.
Fortunately, as you progress through the game, you'll gain abilities that will repair your vehicles and make it harder for enemies to hit you. You'll be … Read more
You never know whom you are meeting on dating sites.
Now, one California woman is trying to get a court to declare that you actually should be told the bare minimum: whether your potential date is a convicted sex offender.
The woman, identified in legal papers as Jane Doe, is suing Match.com, according to ABC News.
Her attorney, Mark Webb, held a press conference this week to explain the philosophy behind the suit. He said his client had no reason to believe that the man she met through Match.com had previously been convicted of sexual battery.
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LAS VEGAS--With CES winding down, I'm still in Nevada--and I'm suddenly worried about the state's education system. Specifically, a school a few hours up the road in Carson City.The Associated Press solemnly informs me that six teenage girls at Carson Middle School have been arrested after one of them allegedly sent a Facebook invite to about 100 of her closest schoolmates.
The event to which they were invited--scheduled for yesterday and that 18 students cheerily agreed to attend--was called "Attack A Teacher Day."
Carson Middle School Principal Dan Sadler told the AP that the … Read more
The hacking group Anonymous is taking responsibility for a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the credit company's site in retaliation for MasterCard's decision on Monday to block donations and payments to WikiLeaks, which was first reported by CNET.MasterCard's main site was at times either offline or extremely slow to load this morning. Ping requests to the site also timed out, an indication that the site was unreachable.
Early this morning, the Anonymous group, which … Read more
Heavy Gunner 3D is a satisfying if repetitive sci-fi-themed arcade shooter with short, fast-paced levels and an RPG-style system for buying and upgrading weaponry.
Heavy Gunner 3D's most striking feature is its 3D-ness: from your fixed first-person perspective, you look down the barrels of your two guns (one on the left, one on the right, controlled with touch-screen thumb-joysticks), but you can tilt left or right to rotate your view 360 degrees, and you can tilt forward and back to look up and down. This makes for physically involving gameplay, as you rack up kills and chains on large … Read more