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Niel writes about and studies games, media and music in all their 21st-century guises. Currently, he is a graduate student at Jay Rosen's Studio 20 Program at New York University. In the past, Niel has worked in Cape Town, where he was employed first as a music writer for Channel24 & Speakerbox.co.za, and later as the editor of News24 Games.
His perfect weekend is made of Arsenal, basil pesto and meme humour.
Bre Pettis, founder and CEO of 3D printing wündercompany Makerbot, recently unveiled a new product line that will allow people to scan objects in high fidelity 3D.
Shown as a prototype during his opening remarks at SxSW 2013, The Makerbot Digitizer uses a cheap combination of lasers and a webcam to translate the contours of any object into a printable 3D object. In other words: a 3D scanner.
We are experiencing a revolution in affordable, 3D printing for the desktop, but the ...
While it's fun to comment on which new shooter will capture the imagination of hardcore gamers this year, there are wider trends and factors which are impacting the gaming environement in 2011, making it one of the most innovative and exciting arenas of the digital landscape.
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