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VIDEO: Landale: Cabinet reshuffle is 'unfair'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:29
James Landale on the reshuffle of Tory cabinet roles as white middle-aged men make way for front bench women.

BBC pundits picks: Best of Brazil 2014 World Cup

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:25
Best player, best goal, memorable moments and what went wrong for England? BBC pundits look back at the 2014 World Cup.

Libya in shock after airport attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:25
Libyans are stunned after two days of fighting between rival militias leaves the country's main international airport out of action.

VIDEO: Scorpion fighter jet goes on show

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:22
The Scorpion jet, which went from drawing board to first flight in 23 months, is on display at the Farnborough Airshow.

Soldier's mother inquiry bid denied

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:06
The mother of an army corporal who was killed by an armed mob in Iraq loses a High Court bid for an independent inquiry into his death.

GCHQ leak lists cyber-spies' hacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:06
A document that appears to list a wide variety of GCHQ's cyber-spy tools and techniques is leaked online.

PODCAST: Home Depot in 3D

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:00

First up, more on Janet Yellen's profile in the New Yorker. Plus, the week-long Farnborough International Airshow is in full swing. We take a look at how the sale of aircrafts is looking this time around. Also, with Home Depot making MakerBot 3-D Printers available in some of its stores, we explore the motivations behind offering the high tech hot item.

 

Hammer, lumber, 3-D printer? Home Depot sells it all

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:00

Starting this week, you can walk into one of twelve Home Depot stores and buy a MakerBot 3-D printer, a desk-top machine that can create small items from melted plastic. They’re heralded as the next big thing in everything from medicine to manufacturing, but this pilot is a step toward mainstream consumers.

Click the audio player above to hear more on the sale of MakerBot 3-d printers at Home Depot.

Here are the numbers behind Home Depot and MakerBot:

$1,375

Home Depot offers two models of MakerBot printers. The smaller printer is $1,375 while the larger model sells for $2,899.

$18

Most refill packs of plastic filament used to create objects cost $18 or $48, depending on their size and color.

$153.8 billion

Home improvement retail stores, like Home Depot, are expected to earn $153.8 billion in revenue in 2014, according to research firm IBISWorld, Inc.  

$1.4 billion

Companies that manufacture 3-D printers are expected to bring in $1.4 billion in revenue in 2014 from products, materials, and maintenance, according to IBISWorld.

18.4%

Stratasys Inc., which acquired MakerBot in 2013, has a 18.4 percent marketshare of the 3-D printing manufacturing industry, according to IBISWorld.

$550 billion

By 2025, the economic impact of 3-D printing could be as high as $550 billion a year, according to research by the McKinsey Global Institute. Moreover, it could save consumers 35-60 percent in costs per printed product. 

Israel Resumes Airstrikes On Gaza, As Cease-Fire Chance Slips Away

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:56

Israel initially agreed to an Egyptian-brokered deal to stop hostilities, but leaders of Hamas did not support the plan.

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VIDEO: Should 'jerk tech' apps exist?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:54
Backlash against Silicon Valley and tech culture

House price inflation hits 10.5%

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:52
Annual house price inflation hit 10.5% in May, the highest rate for four years, according to the Office for National Statistics.

National parks in mobile signal deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:48
National parks in England are getting improved mobile phone coverage, following an agreement with the four main UK network operators.

Inflation in sharp rise to 1.9%

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:47
UK consumer price inflation rose to 1.9% in June from 1.5% in May, driven by price rises in women's clothing and air fares, official figures show.

Man jailed for shaken baby violence

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:47
A Fife man who "violently" shook a three-month old baby, resulting in serious brain injuries, is jailed for 15 years.

Michael Gove - Down but not out

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:41
Michael Gove - down but not out

McIlroy form 'getting into his head'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:35
Rory McIlroy says his recent trend of following a low first round with a poor second is "getting into his head".

Ban on smoking in cars in Wales

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:27
Smoking in cars when children are present is to be banned in Wales, the first minister announces.

How many nurses short is the NHS?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:21
How many nurses short is the NHS?

Celtic qualifying 'stupid' - Deila

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:13
Manager Ronny Deila is unhappy that Celtic need to play three qualifiers to reach the Champions League group stage.

Police 'had just visited stab couple'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 02:01
A man and woman found stabbed at their home had been visited by officers 45 minutes before, it emerges.
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