Microsoft’s Xbox One Costs $90 More to Build Than Sony’s PS4, Teardown Shows

Another unprofitable gaming system hits the shelves.
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

A tiny profit margin and maybe even a loss.
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With MakerBot Academy, the 3-D Printing Movement Aims for Schools

A mini manufacturing plant for every classroom?
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Don’t Get Too Excited About GlobalFoundries and Apple — At Least, Not Just Yet

A subcontracting deal may be in the offing.
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Apple Will Pump $11 Billion Into Capital Expenditures Next Year

Apple has budgeted $11 billion in capital expenditures for fiscal 2014.
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Big Data and the Soles of Your Shoes

Small data represents the constant dripping faucet of information you generate every day.
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ATD Week in Review: The Brin-Wojcicki Split and Apple’s iPhone Trade-In

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Chip Sales Grew in May at Fastest Rate in Three Years

A metric that doesn’t lie.
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News Byte

Highway1 Incubator Will Help Hardware Startups Get “China Ready”

Highway1 launches today as a San Francisco-based incubator for hardware startups to get engineering help, access to a $3 million machine shop, mentorship and a two-week trip to Shenzhen to get their products “China ready” for manufacturing. The four-month program, one of a growing group of hardware startup accelerators, comes from the product development company PCH International, which already provides supply chain services in exchange for equity for startups like LittleBits and Lark.

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How Ford, GE and Mattel Use 3-D Printers

Companies such as General Electric Co., Ford Motor Co. and Mattel Inc.are pushing 3-D printing further into the mainstream than most people realize.

Apple’s Getting Bigger in Texas