Experimental 3D printer uses laser holograms to crank out objects quickly

The process of 3D printing as we know it could be about to change. A new technique uses laser beams and special resins to fabricate 3D-printed structures in just a few seconds. Here's how it works.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:49

Best Mac apps: the best macOS apps for your Apple computer

When was the last time you took a look at the Mac App Store for its utilitarian selection of niceties? Probably a while back, right? The truth is that there isn’t much in the way of personalized curation in Apple’s own catalog, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best Mac apps around. 

That said, not all of the best Mac apps derive from the App Store. Others come from external sources on the web. In fact, you can download and install applications from anywhere on your Mac by simply tweaking your privacy settings in macOS. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 15:06

'Life is Strange' comes to iPhone and iPad December 14th

If you haven't had the chance to play 2014's Life is Strange or its recent sequel Before the Storm, now's your chance. The brilliant episodic narrative game revolves around teenaged Max and her ability to rewind time, returning to her hometown only t...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 15:22

How You Can Save a Few Hundred Dollars With a Screen Protector

It’s rare to purchase something that will actually increase the value of your smartphone, but there’s one item that offers more value per dollar than any insurance plan: a screen protector. The thin piece of plastic or glass could save your fancy-pants iPhone X from a fall that would leave it shattered into countless…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:45

What You Need to Know About the Link Between Birth Control and Cancer

A recent study confirmed a link between breast cancer and hormonal birth control (including pills but also the patch, implant, and some IUDs). Give yourself two seconds to freak out, then take a deep breath, and let’s discuss.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:15

Hulu brings picture-in-picture to its live TV service on the web

Last month, Hulu added a few new features to the web version of its Live TV service that improved browsing and made the user interface easier to navigate. Today Hulu adds to those improvements by bringing some of the more useful features available on...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 15:03

Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC's net neutrality vote

The FCC is set to vote this Thursday on its proposal to remove net neutrality protections put in place in 2015 and while it's all but certain that the commission will vote in favor of the proposal, some still haven't given up trying to convince the c...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:02

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game coming to Android and iOS in 2018

Harry Potter fans rejoice, as 2018 will be a hell of a year for the highly-acclaimed franchise. If you're rocking an Android or iOS device, you'll have even more reasons to be happy since there will be not one, but at least two Harry Potter games launched next year.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 22:06

What makes kosher wine kosher?

Amuse Our Bouche is The Takeout’s column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:20

Amazon Prime Video will stream in HDR10+ on Samsung TVs

One of the perpetual gripes about Samsung's newer TVs is that they don't support Dolby Vision for high dynamic range content, limiting you to basic HDR10 for most video. They do offer the more comparable HDR10+ format, but who's using it? As of now,...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 14:42

Fallout: The Board Game: The Kotaku Review

Fallout: The Board Game is as faithful an adaptation of the source material as you could possibly hope for.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:40

The Last Guardian's Bird Dog Looks Much Better In VR

Action RPGs like Fallout 4 and Skyrim have gotten VR versions, as has Doom, but The Last Guardian demo offers a completely different sandbox in which to test the technology. No guns or dragons, just some kid playing in some ruins with some really funky looking bird-dog-cat. It’s also free. If you have a PS VR headset…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:20

Under-display fingerprint reader arrives on 'major' phone in January

Under-the-screen fingerprint readers won't just be reserved for rough prototypes in the near future. Synaptics has sent word that a "major" smartphone manufacturer in the "top five" will unveil a phone using its Clear ID sensor at CES in January. I...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 15:41

The Best Advice for Saving as Much as You Can 

There’s one question I hear as a personal finance writer more than any other. It’s not how to game the stock market, or become a billionaire—it’s simply how to make a budget work while still saving enough to retire comfortably.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 14:51

Steam puts curator-recommended games right up front in its store

In October, Valve announced it was working on an overhaul of the Steam Curator program and for the past few weeks it has been testing some major changes with a small group of Curators. Those changes are now live and they're aimed at improving the sys...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:19

Star Wars, Meet Company Of Heroes

As we’ve established here on Kotaku.com, Company of Heroes was the perfect RTS. Making it even more perfect, then, is this upcoming Star Wars mod for the game.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 19:30

Make This Fudge Without a Candy Thermometer

There are candy makers, and there are candy eaters, and I am firmly in the latter camp. Though I don’t mind a cathartic candy-crafting sesh, my main goal—during the holidays especially—is to churn out the treats. This is why this fudge, which takes less than five minutes of your active time, gets made every single…


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 15:15

The Last Jedi Takes Star Wars to a Fantastic New Level

Days removed from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still can’t believe it’s a real movie. I can’t believe what writer-director Rian Johnson did: He took all of our preconceived notions of what a Star Wars movie is and evolved them. The movie is genuinely shocking at times—multiple times—but it also feels fully…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00

Samsung vs. Acer Mixed Reality headsets: Which handles VR best?

The big VR story this year isn't another headset from Oculus or HTC -- it's Microsoft's entry into the space with Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices. They promise to be cheaper and easier to use than the Rift or Vive, thanks to a bit of help from HoloL...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 13:30

Instagram's latest test adds recommended posts to your feed

Instagram is testing a new feature that would add posts you might like to your main feed. The Verge reports that this "Recommended for You" section would include posts that your friends have liked or posts that Instagram's algorithm thinks you might...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 14:21


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