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Apple files for 5 new patents related to Liquidmetal, 3D printing

Apple has filed for 5 new patents regarding Liquidmetal Technologies that would likely be used to build their next generation products. This article on idownloadblog states that Liquidmetal alloys actually prove to be a stronger and harder substance based on its molecular structure compared to traditional alloys. The fact that 3D printing would be used opens a lot of possibilities in construction of such devices. “Apple suggests that this is quicker and less expensive than traditional machining.”

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http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/11/22/apple-liquidmetal-3d-print/

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HTC redefines opulence with an $8,000 phone trumpet

Yes, a phone trumpet. This acoustic device attaches solely to the HTC One smartphone. The product was endorsed by HTC as part of their “Here’s to Creativity” campaign. The HTC One is known for its unique feature of having two “BoomSound” speakers located on the front face of the device so that they face the user. Then “there’s a horn-like gramophone cone amplifying the sound of each BoomSound speaker”. As previously stated, it is acoustic, meaning no electronics are involved. It is also built by the method of 3D printing and is constructed out of a combination between stainless steel and copper. The shocking part about this equipment is its whopping price of $8,000 based on the materials used and the amount of work that must be done by hand to produce it.

 

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5080132/htc-redefines-opulence-with-an-8000-phone-trumpet