3D printers are definitely catching on in popularity as they become more and more affordable to the masses, where we have seen the likes of a 3D printed bionic ear, 3D printed dresses, and now, shoes. Wait a minute, did we type this down correctly – shoes?! Yes sir, and don’t you get the notion that this is going to be the most uncomfortable pair of shoes that you’re going to wear, ever, no thanks to the rock-hard plastic filaments that are used by 3D printers. After all, it would be a new kind of elastic filament that will be used to create the Sneakerbot II. The Sneakerbot II happens to be a 3D-printed sneaker that has been inspired by popular ’80s sci-fi movies including Back to the Future and Star Wars.
The company set up by former Oppo executives, OnePlus, is set to release its first smartphone later this year. Over the past few weeks they’ve been trying to create hype for the device despite the fact that they haven’t shown us anything at all as yet. The company is slowly releasing details about the OnePlus One, and today it confirms that this smartphone will have a 5.5 inch 1080p display with “400+ PPI.” The display will be provided by JDI, a joint venture by Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, writes OnePlus executive Pete Lau on the company’s official forum.