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First 3D Printed Gun Sketches Released Publicly, United States Department of Defense Bans The Files, Pirate Bay Takes Over Distribution

As planned DEFCAD released the fully 3D printable gun sketches online which clocked up more than 100,000 downloads within its first two days of release. Soon after getting popular the United States Department of Defense kicked in and censored the file downloads claiming control of the information. However, 3D printable CAD files for the world's first 3D printable pistol named "Liberator" are still available for download on numerous other file-sharing portals and torrent websites like ThePirateBay.

The 3D Gun

It seems the censorship by United States Department of Defense, and the media coverage it resulted eventually lead to the issue and files getting more limelight and publicity. Resulting to this popularity, the full first page of ThePirateBay's 3D file section is now populated with various torrents of these files only.

Increasing iOS 7 web traffic confirms imminent release at WWDC 2013

Web-analytics can reveal a great detail of information about the user browsing a webpage, these stats also reveal the identity of web-browser and operating-system used by the user. While everybody is speculating the announcement of Apple iOS 7 in upcoming WWDC2013, the rumors got more weight as mobile site publishing company Onswipe is reporting big increase in iOS 7 traffic to the mobile-sites it monitors. According to Onswipe, traffic from Apple devices running iOS 7 increased significantly over the past few days, mostly from San Francisco and Cupertino, where Apple's HQ is located.

[Video] Enhanced Multitasking Concept For Apple iOS 7

iOS 7 Concept Logo

Apple iOS 7 is expected to get unveiled at upcoming WWDC 2013 set for June 10-14, 2013 along with Apple Mac OS X 10.9 Beta. While Apple fans and users are waiting for the announcement here is yet another excellent multitasking concept for the mobile OS from a third-party.

Make TP-Link MR3420 3G/4G Wireless N Router Work With BSNL ZTE AC8700 Evdo Modem

TP-Link TL-MR3420 is an beautiful 3G/4G Wireless N Router which allows sharing of high-speed 3G/4G CDMA/GSM data over WiFi and LAN, the router features an comprehensive list of supported USB data dongles and is plug-n-play compatible with majority of them. However, despite being shown supported the BSNL ZTE AC8700 EVDO modem refused to connect, even after using the latest official firmware from TP-Link's website it refused to connect while the modem get successfully identified. Finally, after getting the BETA firmware directly from TP-Link India's support desk it worked. Direct download link and process to flash this working beta firmware "mr3420v2_en_3_13_27_up_boot(121212)Beta.bin" is posted below.

TPLINK Router And EVDO Modem

Installing Raspi Config On Kali Linux

Kali Linux the new version of popular advanced penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution Backtrack is now available as an ready to flash official image for Raspberry Pi. The convergence of portable mini computing power of Raspberry Pi and 300+ open-source penetration testing tools provided by Kali Linux makes them a killer combination. We have already seen how raspi-config utility proves to be a must have tool for essential tweaks to Raspberry Pi, sadly installing and using the same on Kali Linux requires some extra bit of efforts as shown ahead.

Kali Linux

CaseTop - Turn Any Smartphone Into a Laptop, with 4 times the battery life, and only for $250

Users have always admired convergence of computing devices like Desktop, Laptop and Tablet like the RollTop concept shared earlier, and tech innovations are now trying to utilize the powerful computing muscle powers of your smartphone for full laptop/desktop grade computer usage. This niche is now getting more and more momentum as evident from concepts like NexPhone and realife products like Asus PadFone and Motorola Lapdock.

Unlike anyone of the above shared gadget or concept, CaseTop is a completely new way to exploit hardware of any smartphone that supports video output and Bluetooth to offer a big screen comfortable computing experience. The plan is to offer a laptop dock featuring a 11.1 inch 720p display (with future plans to have 1080p displays), a super-long 56 hr battery life, integrated stereo speakers, a USB port for charging other devices, and a 78-key keyboard for just $250 with Apple grade quality. Do watch the Kickstarter video and backup/pre-order the product using the link provided after the jump.

CaseTop

Samsung Galaxy S4 Bootloader Got Unlocked

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes equipped with some serious sensor's and hardware muscle power, and having the ability to sideload custom firmware to this hardware beauty is certainly a hacker's dream come true.

A Decade of iTunes Giveaway - Win iPod Transfer Software and $50 Gift Card

When opening email box, a set of 'Celebrating 10 Years of iTunes' and related news lit up my eyes and all memories about CDs, iPods and Music spurted out. I still remember in 2008 Coldplay’s "Viva la Vida" topped the list followed by Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love." One year later, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was the top song.

Let it be far back. 2004, we witness U2's album - "How to Dismantle An Atomic bomb" tops the chart and that's my first experience of download digital music, a full album. So who will miss out this celebration?

A good news is that iMobie (a developer of PhoneClean and PhoneTrans) arranged a promotional event to celebrate this iTunes 10th Anniversary. It's a mix of giveaway, discount offer and a chance of winning $100 iTunes Gift Card.

iTunes celbration

Video demonstration of touchscreen technology developed by fujitsu for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds

Gesture controlled user interfaces are without a doubt the next generation of communication channel between humans and machines. Fujitsu Laboratories, have now demonstrated their own next-generation interactive intuitive touch-and-gesture control technology which utilizes real-world objects as touchscreens bridging smart communication between real and virtual worlds.

PromiseUP now live on iOS to thwart broken/forgotten promises through gamification

PromiseUP has just launched on iOS with the goal of using social gamification to rid the world of broken (or forgotten) promises, one promise at a time. Funded by TDVF Investments and conceived of by a group of Russian developers who were sick and tired of having promises broken, PromiseUP is an novel concept which lets anyone on iOS make, track, record, and get rewarded for the promises they keep. In short: you make a promise with a friend (or yourself), set the ground rules (like when the promise needs to be completed), and set a wager (the app uses its own virtual currency that can be redeemed for a fast-growing list of tangible things). You complete the promise? You get the wager and are closer to cashing in for prizes. You don’t, and your currency is forfeited to the person you made the promise to.

PromiseUp

Broadly, the goal of PromiseUP is to make people accountable for their promises. We all make them. Most of us feel good when we do. Then we forget about them, don't do them, and either leave ourselves or others disappointed. PromiseUP wants people to actually follow through when they promise to call their mom, or to run 3 miles a day for a week. By adding a competitive, tracking (and intuitively designed) element to promises, the goal is really to improve relationships by encouraging people to follow through on what they say they'll do. PromiseUP free download link and "The World Of Broken Promises" infographic posted below.

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