The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 39.17

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Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee, and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

Philippe Starck: Bezel-less Phones Are The End of Smartphone Design

You’d have to be pretty deep under a rock to have not heard about the latest iPhones by now. And while early performance tests are calling the iPhone 8 (nevermind about the more advanced, soon to be released iPhone X) the most powerful smartphone ever made (it’s not even close), the continuation of the same iPhone style over three models now, paired with the introduction of a new bezel-less design for the iPhone X, have some wondering if this could be the end of smartphone design altogether.

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This Physical Time-Tracking Device Could Save Your Freelance Career

Despite a long list of benefits, working from home is also not without its fair share of downsides. For those that depend on billing clients for regular hours, digital time tracking can be a major pain—particularly when you’re constantly bouncing back and forth between tasks.

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Fusion 360 Courses Provide Everything You Need to Get Started

I’ve been going over What’s New in Fusion 360 and realized there are few things I need to know more about. Working on a model recently, seeing what people have created using Fusion 360 and a backlog of Instructables projects, pushed me to explore a more efficient ways to fill my braincase with Fusion 360 know-how.

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Atari Aims to Take Over Your Living Room Once Again with the $250 Ataribox

While video game consoles are becoming increasingly more advanced and powerful, it’s only natural for there to be a growing interest in retro consoles that hark back to simpler times—as evidenced by the massive demand for Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles alone.

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Minimal MFD Mechanical Pencil/ Stylus Is Designed to Last a Lifetime

Even if their initial purpose is to replace the consumable pencil (or extend the life of a pencil), you can spend a lot of money on a mechanical pencil. Especially a plastic version that, once the lead is finished or the eraser is turned into a useless nub, ends up in the trash to make way for a new one.

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SelfCAD Is a New, Must See Online 3D Model, Sculpt, 3D Print Tool

There’s a new online 3D CAD player in town and they’ve been gaining steam over the past year since announcing beta and opening up registration. SelfCAD describe themselves as an online browser-based 3D model, sculpt, print platform with a mission to “make 3D designing and printing accessible to everyone, including professional designers, as well as hobbyists and students who have little to no prior expertise using CAD/CAM software.”

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