Briefly: E3 Postmortem, 50% Off Acer Iconia Tablet, Makerbot Factory Tour

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Get 50 per cent off the Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet, two Australians get Google PhD Fellowship gongs, take a video tour of a 3D printer factory.

  • Two Australians have been recognised as part of our global Google PhD Fellowship program, which supports outstanding PhD students pursuing work in computer science, related disciplines or promising research areas. The recipients were Tor Lattimore from the Australian National University for his project entitled ‘Theory of General Reinforcement Learning’, and Yiran Shen from the University of New South Wales for his research in Object Tracking in Camera Networks via Compressive Sensing. You can read more about the projects and Google PhD Fellowship program at the company's official blog.
  • The Electronic Entertainment Expo has come and gone for another year, with the biggest highlight being the next-gen battle between Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4. Kotaku editor Mark Serrel was there in the thick of things and he's turned in an interesting report summarising how the big three console manufacturers fared. You can read his overview here.
  • Acer has 50 Iconia A1-810 tablets up for grabs for just $124.50 -- 50 per cent off the normal RRP. The tablet comes with an eight-inch display, a quad core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a Micro SD card slot and inbuilt Wi-Fi. The offer begins tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June) and will only be available between 12 and 1pm. [Via OzBargain]
  • 3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has released a video of its huge new factory where Replicator printers are made. What's interesting is that the Replicators are made by hand -- watch the video here.


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