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 •  January 6, 2014

Everybody knows what a book looks like. Even as e-books become more popular, the basic idea is the same as it’s been for centuries: a rectangular block. And Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea is no exception—on the inside, at least. On the outside, however, the novel is something entirely new.
The book will be available Jan. 7 in limited edition ...

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 •  June 4, 2013

“I don’t have the willpower to go on a diet, so this was the only way,” says Yomaira Jaspe, a Venezuelan woman whose eating decisions are currently dictated by a plastic patch sewn onto her tongue. A new form of extreme diet, the supposed “miracle” tongue patch has become popular amongst Venezuelans since it became available in Caracas clinics ...

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 •  April 22, 2013

If ever you needed a sign that 3D printing has hit the mainstream, look no further than SkyMall.
Everyone’s favorite way to pass the 15 minutes between when you’re told to turn off your electronic devices and when you’re allowed to turn them back on, the venerable seat-back catalog is now selling the $1,300 Cube 3D Printer, which is capable of ...

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 •  April 11, 2013

The U.S. economy continues to struggle, and the weak March jobs report — just 88,000 positions were added — briefly spooked the market. But step back and you’ll see a bright spot, perhaps the best economic news the U.S. has witnessed since the rise of Silicon Valley: Made in the USA is making a comeback. Climbing out of the recession, the U.S. has ...

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 •  March 28, 2013

U.S. manufacturing is back. That’s been the conventional economic wisdom now for several months, and there’s plenty of proof to back it up – rising factory output, strong manufacturing production gains, and lower labor costs that make American workers more attractive. Couple that with the natural gas boom underway in the U.S., which many experts ...

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 •  January 9, 2013

For all the guilt-tripping about dead trees, we still can’t live without paper. But some day, we may be able to use flexible sheets of digital ink instead.
At the Consumer Electronics Show, U.K.-based Plastic Logic demonstrated an E-Ink “tablet” dubbed the PaperTab, which was little more than a thick, floppy sheet of plastic, connected to a high ...