Most desktop 3D solutions we've seen lately have been printers, stacking material layer by layer to create the desired form. The Carvey 3D Carving Machine does the opposite. Using a color-coded system of bits and either the included Easel software for "2.5D" designs or CAD, CAM, and machine control software for true 3D, it creates quality objects out of a variety of different materials — including wood, metal, and plastic — with the click of a button. The machine's automatically calibrated, so there's little to no setup, the case design makes for quiet operation, and LED lighting lets you see the work in action. It'd make a great addition to any tinkerer's workshop.
When you're editing high-resolution photos or video, it helps to have all the pixels you can. And you're not going to find more pixels than you will on the Apple iMac with Retina Display. Sporting an insane 5120 x 2880 resolution, the new all-in-one allows you to edit pixel-for-pixel 4K video with room left over, while improving contrast ratio and reducing power consumption. Other features include a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, speedy Fusion Drive storage, dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, the fastest graphics ever offered on an iMac, and a sleek aluminum body that's just 5mm thick at the edges.