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May 3, 2013, 11:05 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun  —  The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the “Liberator.”  Click to enlarge.  (Credit: Michael Thad Carter for Forbes)  —  Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world's first entirely 3D-printable handgun.  —  Now he has.
FierceWireless:
AT&T planning June launch of ‘All In One’ prepaid brand  —  AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is planning to launch new prepaid services under the “All In One” brand June 15, according to people familiar with the matter.  The carrier will likely offer a $35 per month service for feature phones and a $50 per month service for smartphones.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Maybe the Low-End iPhone Is Really a Mid-End iPhone  —  What if Apple's long-rumored low-end iPhone isn't targeted at the smartphone market's lower reaches?  What if it's targeted at the middle?  —  What if it isn't low-end at all, but simply mainstream?  Not a $150 phone or even a $200 one, but a $350 one?
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Glass Will Soon Also Let iPhone Users Access Navigation And Text Messages  —  To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones.  This will change very soon, however …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple's U.S. Smartphone Usage Share Approaches 40%  —  comScore today released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the January-March period, showing that Apple's smartphone market share rose 2.7 points from December to March, from 36.3% of total U.S. smartphone platform …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Acer announces Aspire P3, 'the world's first ultrabook convertible' (hands-on)  —  Acer's making a big Windows 8 play at its event today in New York city, announcing a handful of unique devices including the new Aspire P3.  Acer calls the P3 an “ultrabook convertible,” and that's a fairly apt description …
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook settles Timelines trademark suit  —  Facebook and Timelines Inc. have reached a settlement in the trademark case against the social network, according to a document Facebook filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  Timelines Inc. operates Timelines.com …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Square sets its sights on check-ins: ‘We can do something better’  —  Data on what you buy and where you bought it could be the holy grail of ad targeting  —  Square is using its trove of payment data to build an engine for making local recommendations, a move that could upend the conventional wisdom …
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Cube 3D Printer goes retail at Staples for $1,299  —  Summary: Staples will be among the first major retailers to offer a 3D printer.  To date, 3D printers have been the focus of hobbyists.  —  Staples will begin selling 3D Systems' Cube 3D printer in select stores and online for $1,299 at the end of June.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify Takes a Page From the Twitter Playbook, Buys Music Discovery App Tunigo  —  Last fall, Twitter bought We Are Hunted, a “music discovery” startup that made a popular app for Spotify.  —  Apparently Spotify is paying attention: It just bought Tunigo, another music discovery startup with a popular Spotify app.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Fullscreen BEAM: The first YouTube app for Google Glass comes with public or private sharing  —  I picked up my Google Glass this week, and one of my first instincts was to share one of the cool POV videos out to YouTube and blast a tweet to my followers.  I'm not always the most ‘on it’ when it comes …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Wikimedia's small-screen future  —  The office is silent when our small film crew arrives at Wikimedia's San Francisco headquarters.  There's none of the newsroom buzz one might associate with the operators of one of the world's largest sites.  Hell, the day I started at AOL, there was a bulldog skateboarding through the halls.
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Bombing Pressures Technology Providers to Aid Police  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), Twitter Inc. and even Silicon Valley startups are confronting calls by law enforcement following the Boston Marathon bombings to make their products more easily used for surveillance.

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