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3D printers help save lives from virus in Italy

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:18 AM

Engineering startup Isinnova successfully makes replacement valves for respirator machines in Italy

3D-PRINTED. Pictured are 3D-printed respirator valves by Italian engineering and design startup Isinnova for emergency respiratory masks. Handout/ Isinnova/AFP

Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:28 PM

(UPDATED) Nintendo's network outage, which affected its online games but also its e-shop, is over

NETWORK TROUBLE. In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 people wait in a line to sample Nintendo Switch games at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California.File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Philippine startup opens first 3D printing kiosk in Batangas

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Kezar 3D Printing Services' kiosk in Lipa City features a built-in 3D printing system that can recieve, evaluate, quote, and print 3D models on-site

KEZAR. Kezar's 3D printer in its enclosure. Photo contributed by Karljapz

Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor uses ultrasound for fingerprint security

Dec 05, 2018 - 6:56 PM

'This is the only mobile solution that can accurately detect fingerprints through numerous contaminants,' Qualcomm says of its new fingerprint sensor

'Penis bones': An evolutionary puzzle explained using innovative 3D scanning

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:30 AM

It has always been a bit of mystery as to why some species of male mammals evolved bones in their penises

3D finite element models of carnivore penis bones - from top to bottom: tiger, brown bear, wolf, polecat. Not to scale. Hot colours indicate regions bone areas that are highly stressed. Cool colors indicate bones that are less stressed (more robust). Charlotte A. Brassey, Author provided

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Cody Wilson – who advocates 3D-printed weapons – is currently in Taiwan according to the island's authorities. He is wanted in the US for having sex with a 16-year-old, according to police.

CODY WILSON. In this file photo Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator", in his factory in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2018. Photo by Kelly West/AFP

Texan begins selling 3D-printed gun plans despite judge's order

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Seattle-based US District Judge Robert Lasnik says in his Monday ruling that free speech rights were 'dwarfed' by the harm Cody Wilson's actions could cause

3D-PRINTED GUNS. In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. File photo by Robert Macpherson/AFP

Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

The social network adds it is working out the range of website links or gun-printing content that will be removed

3D PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

U.S. 'crypto-anarchist' sees 3D-printed guns as fundamental right

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, says 3D gun printing defends the U.S. Constitution's first and second amendments – the rights to free speech and to bear arms

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. The Liberator is the first gun that can be made entirely with parts from a 3D printer and computer-aided design (CAD) files downloaded from the Internet.  A US gun rights activist and entrepreneur vowed on July 31, 2018, to fight attempts to block his free publication of blueprints for 3D-printed firearms, as US President Donald Trump signaled he was skeptical about whether the plans should be readily available. / AFP PHOTO / Robert MACPHERSON

U.S. judge blocks release of 3D gun blueprints amid uproar

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:55 PM

US District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle, Washington grants the motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the release of the digital plans, and schedules a hearing for August 10

'LIBERATOR.' In this file photo taken on July 11, 2013, software engineer Travis Lerol takes aim with an unloaded Liberator handgun in the backyard of his home in Hanover, Maryland. File photo by Robert Macpherson/AFP

Trump 'looking into' rules on printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The technology presents Trump with tough questions about protecting the public, the limits of gun ownership rights and his own political fortunes

TRUMP AND PRINTED GUNS. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

8 U.S. states craft Trump lawsuit on 3D-printed guns

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Democratic Party attorney generals of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia join the petition, to be filed in federal court

3D-PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

IISA: Danao, Dancel, and Dumas take on a bigger stage

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas play another concert at a jampacked KIA Theater

3D. Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas return for another concert on a bigger stage this time. All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:50 PM

3D are coming to Rappler HQ

Apple developing curved screens, touchless controls for future iPhones - report

Apr 05, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The company is reportedly exploring new technology to help its top-selling product stand out from a market becoming more crowded with competition

FUTURE IPHONE TECH? This file photo taken on September 07, 2016 shows  the Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

LOOK: Adidas’ 3D printed running shoes are a thing of alien beauty

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The sports company is releasing their tech-forward Futurecraft 4D sneaker this week

FUTURECRAFT 4D. Adidas is set to release the futuristic shoe on January 18. Photo from adidas.com

FOTO: Menikmati lukisan tiga dimensi di Kampung 3D Kota Depok

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Mereka menyulap jalan sepanjang kurang lebih 500 meter menjadi hamparan ‘kanvas’ dengan berbagai lukisan 3D

Siswi Sekolah dasar berdiri di lukisan zebra cross tiga dimensi di Danau Tondano, Kelurahan Sukma Jaya, Depok, Rabu (22/11). Foto oleh Agung Fatma Putra/Rappler

Microsoft's old Paint program is saying goodbye

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Paint will be going away alongside Microsoft s Reader application Reading list app and Outlook Express

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

[E3 2017] Short and sweet Nintendo Spotlight packs 2017 with Switch games

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Nintendo Spotlight also brings exciting news on the development of a Pokemon RPG for the Switch

Nintendo announces new Pokemon-related titles for Switch, 3DS

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Nintendo brings Pokken Tournament DX to the Switch while the 3DS gets Ultra versions of Pokemon Sun and Moon as well as virtual console releases of Pokemon Gold and Silver

POKKEN TOURNAMENT DX. The deluxe version of Pokken Tournament is coming to the Switch! Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

3D printing as a means to generate income

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The nascent technology has the potential to democratize the manufacturing industry giving rise to independent home based and potentially profitable enterprises

The Year In Tech: Tech toys we wanted in 2016

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:25 PM

These cool gears and gadgets made the trying year a far more colorful place

Microsoft reveals Creators Update for Windows 10

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Creators Update for Windows 10 is set to come out in early 2017

CREATORS UPDATE. Screen shot from Livestream.

Auto, aerospace industries warm up to 3D printing

Aug 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The technology has not always lived up to sky high hype but leading manufacturers remain bullish over its potential to shake up the factory floor

FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING? In this file photo, 3D printers and some of the items that are manufactured from them sit on display at 'New Lab', an advanced manufacturing hub in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on May 9, 2013 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Airbus presents 3D-printed mini aircraft

Jun 05, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The 46 pound Thor is a test of what s possible with 3D printing technology

The prototype of the 3D printed plane THOR aircraft is pictured at the boot of Airbus at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Schoenefeld near Berlin, on June 01, 2016. The Aerospace Exhibition at Schoenefeld Airport near Berlin takes place from June 1 till 4. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas

Jun 01, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Stream the mini show live on Facebook and YouTube Watch Ebe Dancel Bullet Dumas and Johnoy Danao live on Rappler

First 3D image of Zika virus could speed vaccine hunt – study

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Zika s particular characteristics may be what allows it to attach to certain molecules and infect certain human cells

3D. This image obtained March 31, 2016 shows a representation of a near-atomic level map of Zika virus showing its structure. Handout photo by Purdue University/Kuhn and Rossmann research groups/AFP

Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon to head to 3DS this year

Feb 27, 2016 - 1:58 PM

The new titles are slated for late 2016 and will come with Pokemon Bank functionality

SUN AND MOON. The logos of the two new upcoming Pokemon games. Screen shot from YouTube

Mattel's ThingMaker lets you 3D print your own toys

Feb 16, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The ThingMaker a brand name from the 1960s is revived with the latest technology

MATTEL'S THINGMAKER. Build your own toys with this kid-friendly 3D printer. Image from Mattel.

New industrial revolution to usher in age of Pinoy micro-entrepreneurs

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The biggest economic change in a generation will upend most – if not all – industries and hand power to entrepreneurs who understand its implications says PLDT s Winston Damarillo

Google to produce Project Tango 3D phone with Lenovo

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Lenovo and Google say the device will definitely launch in mid 2016

PROJECT TANGO. A woman from the Project Tango plays the game, Jenga, by Schell Games, which appears to be stacked on a piece of furniture where no stack exists at a off-site event on January 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada during the CES 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Tech visionaries on the world of today and tomorrow

Oct 14, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The innovators behind Facebook Infosys and Baidu among others share their views on emerging tech trends and highlight the human factor that shapes them

TREND SPOTTING. Tech titans discuss how technology will shape the world's future on the 2nd day of the  Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015 (From left): Zhang Ya-Qin, Vishal Sikka, Eduardo Saverin, Gary Rieschel, Forrest Li, Rich Karlgaard. Photo by Alecs Ongca/Rappler

Apple Event 2015: Apple unveils the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

Sep 10, 2015 - 2:36 AM

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus will have the same pricing as the iPhone 6 line before it starting at 199 for a 16GB iPhone 6S up to 499 for a 128GB iPhone 6S Plus

Intel, Micron reveal new 3D XPoint memory technology

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:15 AM

The 3D XPoint technology is 1 000 times faster and has 1 000 times more endurance than NAND memory It is also 10 times denser than NAND memory allowing an individual die to store 128 Gb of data

3D XPOINT. 3D XPoint technology wafers are currently running in production lines at Intel Micron Flash Technologies fab. Image from Intel and Micron.

Nintendo celebrates 30 years of Super Mario at E3

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:10 AM

Aside from a number of Super Mario Bros related games Nintendo reveals a slew of trailers for everything from Star Fox Zero to The Legend of Zelda

NINTENDO PUPPETS AT E3. Screen shot from YouTube.

The new Phantom 3, Google on spoilers, Apple Watch | SciTech4u

Apr 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

A fully loaded drone Google s move on spoilers the Apple Watch and more in this week s episode

Art in Island: 3D paintings from floor to ceiling

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

It s a museum with visually stunning 3D artworks you can interact with and be part of

Great video games for summer

Apr 05, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Here are some console video games you may want to check out

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair

Nintendo, DeNA, team up for mobile games

Mar 17, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Nintendo and DeNA s alliance lets the two make new original games optimized for smart devices using Nintendo s intellectual properties

IN PHOTOS: At this 3D art museum in Cubao, you're part of the artwork

Feb 14, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Have some crazy fun at this unique museum

WATCH: Horrors at home in new 'Poltergeist' trailer

Feb 08, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Who are you talking to?

HAUNT. The central character of the film is really Madison, who gets caught by an evil entity. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

How 3D printing could revolutionize war and foreign policy

Jan 05, 2015 - 11:27 AM

With key patents running out this year new printers that use metal wood and fabric are set to become much more widely available – putting the engineering world on the cusp of major historical change

A visitor looks at a 3D printer printing an object, during 'Inside 3D Printing' conference and exhibition in New York, April 22, 2013. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

ISS crew gets new ratchet – over email

Dec 21, 2014 - 7:54 AM

The tool a ratchet was designed by Made in Space the California company that created the 3D printer on board the orbiting space lab

PRINTED IN SPACE. ISS Commander Barry Wilmore poses with the 3D printed ratchet. Photo from NASA

Photos: Snoopy, Charlie Brown in ‘The Peanuts Movie’

Nov 18, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Charles M Schulz’s classic hits cinemas on November 2015

WATCH: Woman invents 3D printer for makeup!

May 08, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Can Grace Choi succeed in transforming the internet into an endless beauty aisle for women all over the world?

Build me a face in 3D: British man's life 'transformed'

Mar 12, 2014 - 11:45 PM

A British man who suffered horrific facial injuries in a motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to rebuild his face using 3D printed parts

RECONSRTUCTED. A combination of undated handout images released by ABMU Health Board shows a portrait of British man Stephen Power (L) before having facial reconstruction surgery following a motorcycle accident and then after the surgery (R) that rebuilt his face using 3D printed parts at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Photo from AFP.

Nintendo to discontinue Wii and DS WiFi services

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Nintendo will shut down most online services for the Wii DS and DSi line of game machines beginning May 20

GOING OFFLINE. The Wii and DS will get most of its online functionality turned off by May 20. Background photos from Evan-Amos on Wikipedia

Things to do: February 28 to March 6

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Catch a play learn more about other cultures or shop till you drop

Google unveils 'Project Tango' 3D smartphone platform

Feb 21, 2014 - 6:20 AM

Project Tango aaims to give mobile devices a human scale understanding of space and motion

PROJECT TANGO. Prototypes will be given to outside developers to encourage development of new apps. Screen shot from YouTube video