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3D printing is a technology that has been, interminably perhaps, in search of two elusive features: a killer app and low price. Portabee, tapping the entrepreneurial energies of an open source movement, has got a handle on the latter. It has put together the Portabee 3D Printer that sells for less than $500, cheaper than many regular printers.
Poor Myspace. It's been on its last air-guitar-riffing, crowd-surf-groping, drug-fuelled stagger for several years now. Indeed, the only thing that has kept its face from plunging into the vomit-filled toilet bowl of obscurity has been the way musicians have used the platform to self-promote... until now.
When I first heard the term, crowdsourcing seemed to be just another in a long line of combined words the technology industry just love to smugly smush together because they adore acknowledging their own intelligence. I might sound bitter. And you would too if your professional life was governed by editors who happily employ bat-wielding goons to work anyone over if caught attempting such invention.
Wired.com editor Dylon Tweney reviews the world's freakiest and geekiest running shoe, the Vibram FiveFingers.