From Siri and SSD to augmented reality and Ice Cream Sandwich, here are 10 technology game-changers
The 3D printer may never be as ubiquitous as a conventional laser or inkjet, but its value to businesses will increase significantly in the coming years. A developing technology, 3D printing allows engineers, scientists, artists, hobbyists, and even criminals to quickly construct three-dimensional prototypes. Plastic is usually the material of choice for these creations, but 3D printers can use a variety of other substances, including stainless steel, Styrofoam, and (yuck) even human tissue. Some researchers believe that 3D printers may eventually create replacement body parts. (Don't try this at home).