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3D printing is an amazing new technology that has so much power to change the world! For example, the medical industry is using 3d printing technology to create organs and body parts. People are making edible food like pizza and chocolate with 3d printers. (Can 3d printing stop world hunger?) The fashion industry is creating clothing and jewelry with 3d printers. The possibilities seem endless!

If you’re not yet familiar with 3D printing technology, Mashable.com has an awesome article and video with all the basics you need to know.

3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know in 2 Minutes [mashable.com]
3D printing is changing the way we produce objects, from tools and toys, to clothing, and even body parts. Recently, giant 3D printers in China were able to produce ten houses in just one day, and at a cost of less than $5,000 per house, proving just how time and cost efficient 3D printing can be.

Read the original article here.

randiplakecopyThe Center for New Media at MxCC is your source for all news on emerging technology and communication trends. This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

Could the questions and answers app Jelly be the next new thing in social media? Jelly launched just over a month ago and was created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. So now when people have questions, they don’t have to use a search engine–they can ask their friends!

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Because the app is so new (and none of my friends have it yet so it’s been a little lonely for me), users are still figuring out which questions to ask their friends. Well, this article from Mashable.com describes 12 creative ways that you can use Jelly, from playing I Spy with friends to translating languages to fundraising.

12 Creative Uses for Jelly, the Hot New Q&A App [mashable.com]
For those confused, this is not an article about grape spread. Jelly, the new questions and answers app helmed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is still, for the most part, a fringe app for the social media-obsessed.

Read the original article here.

Have you tried the Jelly app? Can you think of any another way to use this app?

randiplakecopyThe Center for New Media at MxCC is your source for all news on emerging technology and communication trends. This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

 

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I can’t think of two things I love more than Pinterest and GIFs. And today Pinterest announced that that all users can now pin GIFs to their boards! This functionality should be available on mobile devices soon.

Pinterest: ‘We Now Support GIFs in All Their Animated Glory’ [mashable.com]

All Pinterest users can now play and pause GIFs within pinboards, a feature previously unavailable.When users come across a GIF within Pinterest, it will now show a small “play” button in the lower lefthand corner where users can start and pause the GIF.

Read the original article here.

The Center for New Media at MxCC is your source for all news on emerging technology and communication trends. This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.


The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.


We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.


Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at www.mxcc.edu/cnm.


This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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