On the third episode of The TechRepublic Podcast we take a sober look at some over-hyped technologies — virtual reality, 3D printing, and tablets — and do an honest assessment of what they can do for businesses and society.

In this episode, Bill Detwiler and I are joined by TechRepublic staff writers Erin Carson and Lyndsey Gilpin.

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