Meet Strati, the World’s First 3D-Printed Car

This is at least in keeping with the name of my blog! A glimpse of the future I reckon. I think there’ll be a time when cars and, well most things, will be ‘printable’! Amazing really!!

TIME

Local Motors, a tech company based in Phoenix, Ariz., may have given us our first glimpse of the future of automobile manufacturing.

This week at the Detroit auto show, the company 3D-printed a car called the Strati. The two-seater is made of plastic components and can go up to 25 miles per hour.

The car — which Local plans to sell later this year — takes about 44 hours to print, and is then outfitted with an electric car battery, motor and suspension from French automaker Renault, according to the Associated Press. Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers told the AP the Strati is the first of three vehicles he plans to sell. The Strati will cost between $18,000 and $30,000, he added.

Local Motors plans to create a microfactory at the National Harbor, a shopping and entertainment area in Maryland. The microfactory — a center where cars are designed, manufactured…

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The Interview Expands Video-on-Demand Access

LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures Entertainment says it is expanding the digital availability of “The Interview” to top cable, satellite and telecom services, beginning Wednesday and increasing through the weekend. Starting Thursday, the movie will also be available on PlayStation Network. In a statement, Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Michael Lynton thanked the new partners […]

http://time.com/3651356/the-interview-streaming-on-demand/

I was in New York City about 3 weeks ago and everywhere I went, on buses, on the subway there were posters for this film.
Had it not been for North Korea, I would not have been in the slightest bit interested in seeing it, but now? You bet!
I wonder when we can expect to see it in the UK?

Gilmore Girls Actor Edward Herrmann Dies at 71

The Emmy-winning actor played Richard Gilmore on the show

http://time.com/3651350/edward-herrmann-dead-gilmore-girls/

Being something of a closet fan of The Gilmore Girls, I was very sorry to read of the passing of Edward Herrman. My wife and I were only talking about him the other day when he appeared as a lawyer in The Good Wife (we’re catching up a few years late via Netflix!).
He was one of those actors who popped up from time to time and was always watchable. RIP Richard Gilmore!

TIME Remembers the Artists Who Died in 2014

I always feel a little melancholy at the changing of a year; perhaps this is why? The feeling of time marching relentlessly on does it to me every time!
Hey ho! That’s the way it goes.
Anyway, some good words written about interesting people by interesting people…
Happy New Year!

TIME

Since the very first issue of TIME, the Milestones section has marked important moments of the week and celebrated the lives of those who died recently. Staffers, critics and those who knew the late, great figures share what made those people special. Here are a few of 2014’s most notable Milestones obituaries for the people who made our culture what it is today.

Lev Grossman on Maya Angelou: “In her first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou, who died May 28 at 86, tells the story of her life up to the age of 17. She describes herself as “a too-big Negro girl, with nappy black hair, broad feet and a space between her teeth that would hold a number-two pencil.” Although the book has been assigned to countless high school students, its unsparing account of black life in the South during the Depression and of…

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