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The Legal Ambiguity of the 3D Printer That Builds Guns

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You know the old saying gun control advocates use when someone suggests the world would be better off if firearms were completely outlawed? It usually goes something like: “If owning a gun is illegal, then only criminals will have guns.” Well, pretty soon that might change to: “If owning a gun is illegal, then everyone… Read more »


20 Tech Pioneers to Celebrate Instead of Christopher Columbus

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Happy Columbus Day! Or not. I don’t know. That really depends on your opinion of the holiday and Christopher Columbus himself. Today is designated to be a day for celebrating the anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. The man – as we’ve all surely been told in our primary school days – was responsible for… Read more »


UNLV Awarded the Use of Intel’s World-Class Supercomputer Cherry Creek

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Collaboration is one of the foundational precepts of any successful entrepreneurial venture. We’ve seen it in action dozens of times, and we even see initiatives like The Downtown Project cleave to it as part of a personal philosophy, driving them towards major success. We might wager that part of what makes collaboration so important to entrepreneurs is… Read more »



First Trailer of Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’

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Want to get a behind the scenes look at the Edward Snowden story? There is a documentary film titled Citizenfour that follows National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden and his release of classified documents and information to various media outlets. The documentary was directed by filmmaker Laura Poitras, who helped break the news of the NSA’s surveillance programs. Steven Soderbergh was the executive… Read more »



Hawk Attacks Drone: Caught On Film

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Christopher Schmidt found out just what can happen when technology and nature meet. On October 8th, Schmidt was taking his drone for a spin on Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts to capture some film footage of the beautiful fall leaves and foliage. His drone encountered a patrolling hawk and it decided to introduce the drone to the… Read more »


5 Ways to Design Your Site for Conversions

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Website design is more than just putting together a snazzy new layout, or impressing people with your animation skills. A great website not only inspires, but also evokes trust and interest from a targeted audience. In fact, great designing is about conversions. That only happens when you have the right elements in your website. 5… Read more »



Tips on the Y Combinator Application and 12 Other Things We Learned from Sam Altman’s Reddit AMA

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Over a week ago, Y Combinator President Sam Altman went on Reddit to give an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”). Given Altman’s recent investment in the community news-sharing forum/website, many of the questions focused on the $50 million in new financing and what it means for the Reddit community. And, I mean, it’s certainly a significant topic… Read more »