Summer releases: bring your A-game

| May 21, 2017

Summer releases: bring your A-game

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Stuff they don't teach at school It's May and it's virtually summer — the perfect time to play "Summer Lesson: The Hikari Miyamoto Collection," in which you tutor and hang out with schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. This game was released as a download last October, but ...

Tokyo IT firm taps 3-D technology to offer perfect-fitting shoes

/ Apr 14, 2017

Tokyo IT firm taps 3-D technology to offer perfect-fitting shoes

It's every shoe lover's dream: Footwear perfectly made for their feet. Tokyo-based information technology firm Flickfit Inc. is developing just that — a service that virtually fits shoes to a person's feet using 3-D scans. The service, which would enable customers to search for a large ...

3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

Nov 18, 2016

3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

A three-dimensional optical illusion artwork designed to encourage people to think about the Syrian civil war was unveiled in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Thursday. The artwork, depicting a devastated cityscape in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, was shown at Meiji University's Surugadai campus. By looking ...

3-D printers may make human organs

/ Mar 8, 2014

3-D printers may make human organs

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Three-dimensional printing used to construct everything from art to toys to spare parts for space stations may one day produce human organs at a hospital near you. The 20-year-old technology uses liquid materials that become hard as they print out 3-D objects in layers, based ...

Hatsune Miku goes highbrow

Dec 21, 2012

Hatsune Miku goes highbrow

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On her own, Japanese pop superstar Hatsune Miku can't sing. Nor can she rap, dance or DJ. She is drug- and alcohol-free because she can't indulge in either, and she can't have affairs or engage in offstage shenanigans fit for YouTube scandals or tabloid ...