May 10 2013
Friday News:3D Gun made;Teenage lady coder solves everyone’s Twitter problems; MS may want to buy Nook Media
Some of you thought this was so far off as to not be a concern. But last week, a 3D gun aficionado showed off his 3D printed gun. Only the firing mechanism was not printed. And now the 3D plans are being downloaded and probably refined as we read this article. One thing you probably can’t 3D print is gunpowder.
There is a way to require all explosive materials be tagged through a chemical fingerprint but that isn’t the law in the US. If this isn’t making its way into a suspense book, I’ll be very disappointed. (On the IRL side, I find this pretty terrifying)
So despite some errors in TC’s writeup, the basis of the write up is spot on. The leaked documents also affirm what Mike Cane surmised last month and that is that BN is phasing out the Android tablets altogether. Nook Media, if enfolded into MS, will be a content platform that MS will market and, as paidContent speculates, a way to compete against Amazon, Apple, and Google. TechCrunch