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What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun.

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' wants to reboot his classic show, but isn't sure it makes sense

Bill Nye co-hosting The 2014 White House Science Fair livestream Bill Nye -- known to most as "The Science Guy" -- doesn't get paid for his regular appearances at The White House.

T-Mobile Test Drive lets you borrow an iPhone 5s for a week

T-Mobile clearly wants you to become a customer -- the company's "UnCarrier 5.0" move will get you an iPhone 5s to try out for a full seven days.

The Fire phone is Amazon's ultimate hardware weapon

Amazon's first phone is finally here. But what makes it such a curious little device isn't all that (lackluster) 3D, head-tracking stuff; it's Firefly, the company's new visual search engine.

Amazon's Fire phone has average looks and high aspirations (hands-on)

It was only a matter of time before Amazon launched a smartphone. In the past 10 years, the company's extended its reach from the online realm into physical hardware, and after the addition of the Fire TV recently, the smartphone was the last major device genre it hadn't explored.

This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal.

Facebook's Slingshot is a Snapchat competitor that wants you to snap back

After accidentally releasing it to the world last week, Facebook has now officially unveiled Slingshot, a curious new app to come out of the company's Creative Labs division.

What you need to know about laser-cut clothing

You know the intricate, elegant, classic pattern found on your grandma's doilies? Imagine that design as an item of clothing.

Inside Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals

San Antonio is known for a few things: the Alamo, the River Walk and the Spurs. In 2014, as was the case last year, the NBA Finals saw the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs battle it out for basketball glory, though this time, the team from Texas had the benefit of home-court advantage.

Tokyo Toy Show 2014: Robot pets, maglev toys and more!

It's our first year touring Japan's premier toy show, and we'd be happy to do it again. Among traditional wooden blocks, tricycles, action figures and card games (so many card games!) there's a plenty of toys with a suprisingly high level of technology -- like maglev toy trains.

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