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We're all about to start taking 3D printed drugs

<i>Aprecia Pharmaceuticals announced that its epilepsy drug SPRITAM was the first drug approved by the FDA that is manufactured with 3-D printing technologies. (Image Credit: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals)</i><p>“By combining 3D printing technology with a highly-prescribed epilepsy treatment, SPRITAM is designed …

How to make your own Google Cardboard headset

Ever since the launch of Google Cardboard back in 2014, virtual reality has slowly been making its way to the masses. Not only are more and more manufacturers producing higher-end headsets such as the Samsung Gear VR and the Oculus Rift, there are also a slew of super affordable options available …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft's HoloLens is no joke: My reality augmented with Skype, Minecraft

REDMOND, Wash. -- In the bowels of Building 92, hidden underneath the company's public visitor center in a secret series of labs, Microsoft let a few people try out what may be the most ambitious Windows device ever made: a holographic headset that aims to rival the most advanced virtual reality …

The Future of HealthTech - Ambulance Drones

In December 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos caused quite a stir with the announcement of his company’s plans to offer 30-minute product deliveries via unmanned aerial vehicles (more commonly referred to as “drones”). Drones have been deployed by the U.S. military since the 1970s, for purposes ranging …

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dr. Michael Patton is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Medical Innovation Labs.</i><p>The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical …

Saying Epic is a ‘closed’ health records system is an oversimplification

As health care reform has focused on the digitization of health information, one Wisconsin company, Epic Systems, has quietly, and reluctantly, moved into the public eye.<p>The company’s computer systems — in use at thousands of clinics and hospitals across the country — store the electronic health …

Google's latest tool makes building Android apps even easier

In early 2013, Google announced Android Studio, a WYSIWYG environment that'd help you create Android applications with a lot less hassle. Now, the company is finally ready to put Version 1.0 into the hands of would-be creators across the world. The package comes with plenty of helpful templates for …

This Gadget Reveals Exactly Where Veins Are, So Nurses Don’t Stab You Blindly

Even the lowliest medical trainee can find a vein with a new device piloted by the Australian Red Cross.<p>For people with hard-to-find veins, giving a simple blood sample can mean getting stuck like a pin cushion as the nurse or doctor roots around for the target. The Australian Red Cross Blood …

Moto X (2014) Review: Motorola outdoes itself again

The Bottom Line<p>The Moto X is already a good phone, but it becomes great when you make it exactly what you want it to be<p>Pros<p>Updates to design make it even better<br>Ability to customize the design to exactly suit your style<br>Screen bumped up to 5.2-inches<br>Hardware package continues to be really …

Phones

A 19-Year-Old's Face-Tracking Software Will Change The Way People With Autism Recognize Emotions

By the time he was 15, Catalin Voss produced the No. 1 podcast on the Germany iTunes stores and commuted back and forth between his native Heidelberg and Silicon Valley to work for Steve Capps, one of the designers of the original Macintosh Apple computer.<p>During freshman year at Stanford …

Autism

Android customization – create a custom weather warning system with Zooper Widget

Over the last few weeks our Android customization series has provided some great ideas and tricks to manage and reduce power consumption. We would like to take a little break from battery life tools this week to focus on the weather.<p>With it being that time of year for us northerners, leaves are …

Android News

80% off Android Programming for beginners course

If you’ve been tinkering with the thought of getting into programming, or toying with a neat idea for a mobile app, now’s the time to take it to the next level. We’ve got a great deal on an Android App Programming training course, that will have you building out your own apps in no time! When …

Apps

3D-print your own lightsaber with these free files

Star Wars Day was Sunday, but the celebration is never over. Keep your fan passion going by making your own lightsaber using Ultimaker's free 3D-printed lightsaber source files, released in honor of May the 4th. The design is modeled after one of Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsabers, so you know you'll be …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Google Street View Now Lets You Visit Cambodia's Angkor Wat

Google is continuing to map Asia’s most recognizable landmarks after it added 360-degree panoramic images of Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat to its Street View service, a site populated by over 50 Khmer temples which the Lonely Planet guide calls “heaven on earth”.<p>Google has already taken Street View …

Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library

Cartophiles rejoice — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use. The library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division created an entire website called Map Warper where users can create an account and access all the maps, which are …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Google's First Android Smart Watches To Be Made By Motorola, LG

Two of Google's most successful hardware partners of late are also the first to unveil their latest collaborations with the Mountain View monolith — this time on their respective debut smart watches running the just-announced Android Wear platform.<p>LG announced its upcoming G Watch and Motorola …

Doctors testing Google Glass to get real-time patient data

While the general public appears to still be making up its mind about Google Glass and the idea of wearing a face computer, in some fields of work the wearable could be a helpful asset.<p>One such field is medicine. By using Glass, doctors won't have to use their hands to dig through files, search …

Game designer will turn a skyscraper into the world’s largest Tetris game

Frank Lee likes to level up. So on April 4, the Drexel University game design professor will turn a Philadelphia skyscraper into a giant game of Tetris. Observers at the upcoming Philly Tech Week event will be able to play a working version of the famous Nintendo block-puzzle game through a …

Google is Capturing Underwater Street View Photos Around Sydney

Google has already taken its Street View photography to the Great Barrier Reef, but it’s not finished with Australia’s frequently stunning underwater geography just yet.<p>Today, it announced plans to capture the sub-aquatic landscape close to Sydney, stretching along the city’s iconic coastline …

Motorola plans to launch a smartwatch later this year

Motorola is planning to jump back into the wearables market later this year, according to senior vice president Rick Osterloh. The company will launch a smartwatch that Osterloh claims will address "consumer issues like style and battery life." The news was revealed at a panel discussion at Mobile …

13 Pointed Flats That'll Sharpen Your Shoe Game

No longer your high heels’ sad little sister, these spring flats are on point and holding their own against even the sexiest stilettos. Re-imagined …

The Latest Hair, Makeup, And Beauty Trends

Google Science Fair 2014 Launches to Find Bright Young Scientists

Google has kicked off Google Science Fair 2014, its annual online competition for bright, creative and ambitious teenagers who want to change the world with science.<p>While the project is led by Google, it also has the backing of Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson’s commercial space – the Lego Group …

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Roundup: The Best Pho In Philadelphia — Where To Get A Bowl Of Piping Hot Pho In Philly

A photo posted by Visit Philly (@visitphilly) on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:14am PST<p>After publishing a roundup of our top picks for ramen in Philadelphia, …

Engagement Rings For The Subtle Bride

When it comes to accessorizing, the idea of "go big or go home" has lost its allure. Dainty jewelry and those itsy-bitsy, wear-forever pieces that go …

Samsung launches its official Winter Olympics app

Image source: Olympics 2010<p>With just 24 days left to go until the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Samsung has launched its official Sochi 2014 WOW (Wireless Olympics Works) app.<p>Despite the odd name, Sohci WOW contains all the content you’ll need to keep up with the games, and …