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Japanese Man Goes to Jail for Making 3D-printed Guns

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In what is likely the first imprisonment related to 3D printing, a Japanese man was sent to jail on Monday for making guns with a 3D printer. According to, 28-year-old Yoshitomo Imura was found guilty of making two guns at home with a printer and then publishing a video online showing people how they could to the same – a crime for which he will spend two years in jail.

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The World’s First Working Hoverboard is Finally Here

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When it comes to hoverboards, we’re beginning to feel a bit jaded: we’ve been promised so much and yet we still don’t have a single working board to show for it. Nevertheless, the technology seems to be steadily moving in the right direction, so we can’t help but keep dreaming the hover dream. Now, one California couple says the the wait is over – the future is here. Jill and Greg Henderson say they have developed a working hoverboard.

San Francisco’s The Bold Italic Launches The Sum Conference

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San Francisco-based The Bold Italic, a web publication, events producer, online shop, and creative services studio, is presenting The Sum, its first annual two-day creative conference, on November 6th and 7th, 2014. The Sum will bring together people from a variety of industries and disciplines to cultivate their collective creativity and re-imagine possibilities for themselves and their cities. If you are going to be in the Bay Area on those dates, The Bold Italic is offering Inhabitat readers a discount on conference fees, read on for details.