A German company showed off a new technology last week that allows for ultra fast and ultra tiny 3D printing. Small micrometer structures can be built in seconds with Nanoscribe's Photonic Professional GT laser lithography machine. And a Hellcat V is the star of their demo animation! Wing Commander is famous, again! This story also appeared on Wired and io9 - thanks to Howard Day, Sam Dickinson, Gegin Schein, Craig Bidstrup, Michael Mullins, Gavinfoxx, NinjaLA and other fans that sent this in! If you see a potential WC news story, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
VUDU has announced a new beta program that allows Disc to Digital from your personal computer. The company currently has a partnership with Walmart that allows DVD owners to bring a disc into a store and have it converted to a digital copy. Obviously, this requires several potentially annoying steps, such as reminding the person at the Walmart Customer Service counter that they offer this service, so being able to do this in the convenience of your on home is a huge bonus. Wing Commander fans also have the option of simply purchasing the VUDU copy of Wing Commander for $14, but for current DVD owners, the benefit here is that an HD conversion costs just $5. In addition to being able to play the new digital copy on VUDU-compatible devices (such as newer TVs, iPads, the XBox 360, Playstation 3, etc), they are also now UltraViolet-compatible, which opens up even more options.
Pictured last: LOAF braves the Walmart photo lab/restroom/VUDU conversion studio.