When life gives you a 3D printer, make a house

Russia now has its very first 3D-printed house. The ‘construction’ process only took about 24 hours and came in around $10,000.  The structure is only 38 square meters (about 400 square feet) and includes a kitchen, living room and bathroom. On its website, Apis Cor claims that this is the first house to be printed…

Trump’s revised travel ban may still hurt tech

President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, released Monday, ensures that H-1B visa workers from banned countries won’t have problems as long as they stay in the U.S. But if they take a trip abroad, they could have trouble returning. The changes unveiled today are technical, and immigration attorneys will be waiting for the U.S. State…

MapR and Outscale partner on big data PaaS

At the Big Data Paris event in Paris, France, today, MapR Technologies and French enterprise-class cloud provider Outscale announced that they have joined forces to provide a big data platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering built on the MapR Converged Data Platform. Outscale will provide the new premium cloud service in Europe, North America and Asia and says…

Amazon Echo adds Office 365 calendar integration

Amazon’s Alexa added a new productivity skill to its tool set after we inadvertently discovered in mid-February. The smart assistant—embedded in the Echo line of smart speakers, as well as many other devices—now works with Office 365 business accounts, officially. That means anyone using Office 365 for work can now get their calendar updates from their smart…