3D printing is set to shake up the manufacturing world, and electronics retailer Maplin is clearly keen to get in early on the action, offering the Velleman K8200 3D printer for just £700. The relatively low cost could make it a popular model with small design shops, educational establishments and individual hobbyists.
Also popular with V3 readers last week was the news that Google had fixed a security vulnerability affecting 99 percent of all Android devices, although the web giant noted that it had yet to see any evidence suggesting the flaw has been actively exploited by cyber criminals.
The government unveiled its overhauled computing curriculum last Monday, which will see children as young as five taught about programming and algorithms, while basics like how to use Microsoft Word will no longer be a requisite.
Elsewhere, Microsoft is pushing its upcoming Xbox model as a business tool, while Sony has finally accepted a £250,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office over hackers accessing data on thousands of PlayStation users.
Maplin brings Velleman K8200 3D printer to the UK for £699
Low-cost device makes 3D printing affordable for small businesses, colleges and individuals
Google plugs 'Master Key' security flaw afflicting 99 percent of Android users
Tech giant releases emergency patch
Five-year-olds to learn programming and algorithms in major computing curriculum shake-up
Re-written curriculum takes a stronger stance on teaching programming, shuns more traditional ICT syllabus
Microsoft pushes Xbox One as business machine
Games console could double up as PC replacement, according to Microsoft
Sony gives up £250,000 fine appeal after PlayStation hacks
Firm decides to take the financial hit after 2011 hacks
Apple MacBook Air 11in review (2013 model)
Ultra-thin and lightweight laptop gets a battery boost at the same price point
MoD data stolen in cyber espionage attack
Thirty government departments also hit in web attack as UK faces serious cyber threats
Amazon latest to cut tablet price as Kindle Fire HD slashed to £139
Price war hots up in the 7in tablet sector
Feds asked to avoid Def Con hacking conference after PRISM scandal
A little 'time out' needed, claims organiser Jeff Moss
Maplin's £699 3D printer demo in pictures
We took a look at the £699 3D printer that's coming to the UK high street
Spitzer Space Telescope could not spot Oumuamua, suggesting that it is actually pretty small
Greenland crater one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth
This long-sought progenitor star was identified in an image captured by Hubble in 2007