XYZprinting’s new 3D printer is designed for the classroom — TechCrunch

Likely best known for its low cost 3D printing/scanning all-in-ones, hardware maker XYZprinting is making its first focused play in the education space with the da Vinci miniMaker, a $229 device designed to offer up entry-level desktop 3D printing to K-12 STEM classes. The inexpensive 3D printer is designed for ease of use, featuring push-button…

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The Pleurobot robo-salamander crawls and swims like a real amphibian — TechCrunch

The mad roboticists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have produced another biomimetic mechanoid — this one based on the lithe locomotion of the salamander. “Pleurobot” imitates the amphibian’s ambulation with its own articulated vertebrae, allowing it to slither along on land or at sea. Read More

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Autodesk looks to future with investments in 3D robotic drones and IoT as a service — TechCrunch

When you think of Autodesk, you probably think of desktop software and traditional manufacturing, but the company is trying hard to change that perception, and today it announced the first three investment from its $100 million Force Fund, which includes a 3D robotics drone company, an on-demand machine shop service and a platform for building smart…

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Sketch to Colored Vector using Adobe Illustrator

Today is a boring day and I wonder how will I make my time a little bit exciting.Then, it just came into my mind why not make this day an “AI day”.A week ago I was amazed after reading articles about graphics and design particularly Adobe Illustrator and I was in-loved by its capabilities and functions to create beautiful piece of  artworks.

So I made this sketch turn it into colored vector artwork using Adobe Illustrator. I am new to AI and still needs to learn and work. But it’s a little bit easy since I am already using Adobe Photoshop. So if you have used Adobe Photoshop then Illustrator won’t be hard to learn 🙂

 

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Colored Vector From the Sketch Using Adobe Illustrator

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Output Colored Vector Image UsingAI

Colored Vector From the Sketch Using Adobe Illustrator

 

 

 

 

Facebook Messenger bug allowed researchers to change conversation history — TechCrunch

Security researchers discovered a bug in Facebook Messenger that would allow an attacker to modify or remove text, pictures, links, and other data from chats in the Messenger Android app and in desktop Facebook chat — opening up some of Messenger’s 900 million users to potential fraud. The bug could be used to alter conversations and spread malware,…

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Warcraft director Duncan Jones: “I wanted to make a great film” — TechCrunch

Oh God, another video game movie? Well, Duncan Jones knows the track record here. “I would struggle to think of any other video game movie that can be described as a great movie,” he told me. “That’s what I wanted to do … I wanted to make a great film that just happened to be…

via Warcraft director Duncan Jones: “I wanted to make a great film” — TechCrunch

Researchers find a way to snoop on you through your phone’s vibration motor — TechCrunch

Cover up your webcam, disable microphone access, and put on your tinfoil hat — but it won’t make any difference, because the Illuminati can get at you through your phone’s vibration motor now. Well, kind of, anyway. Your best defense? Talk in a high voice. Read More

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Breaking News: The AP makes it Official and Hillary is the ONE! — Sky Dancing

The AP has jumped in front of the last full day of primaries to declare Hillary Rodham Clinton the presumptive 2016 Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Enough delegates have confirmed that they will be supporting her at the Convention that she’s reached the magic number. Hillary Clinton has earned enough delegates to become the […]

via Breaking News: The AP makes it Official and Hillary is the ONE! — Sky Dancing

Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services — TechCrunch

Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company today launched a number of Spark-based services out of preview and announced that the on-premises version of R Server for Hadoop (which uses the increasingly popular open…

via Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services — TechCrunch