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First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

Aug 5, 2015

First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has approved the first drug made with a 3-D printer — pills for treating epilepsy. The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said ...

Jul 28, 2015

Android flaw gives hackers access with a text message

Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. “Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted ...

Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

Jul 28, 2015

Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and ...

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

Jul 25, 2015

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

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Shuhei Yoshida, the bespectacled president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, didn’t attend the BitSummit independent game festival in Kyoto on July 11 simply to deliver a speech and reaffirm Sony’s commitment to indie developers — he wanted to try out some games. And ...

The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

Jul 24, 2015

The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

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On Friday, two SIM card vending machines were launched at Narita International Airport aimed at making travel easier for Japan’s increasing number of inbound tourists. After featuring a story on the new machines in The Japan Times, feedback indicated that readers wanted to know ...

Showroom offers taste of what living with a robot will be like

Jul 24, 2015

Showroom offers taste of what living with a robot will be like

What will it be like living with a humanoid robot that can read human emotions and exchange conversations with them? SoftBank Group Corp. began displaying its popular Pepper robots at a house-viewing event in Osaka on Friday to give visitors a taste of such ...