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Waiting for the EVO 4G LTE to ship turned out to be much less of an exercise in Godot-like interminability than many subscribers once thought. That handset’s now firmly in the hands of pre-order customers and to thank them for their (presumed) patience, Sprint’s bundling a thank you gift with every parcel. As shown above, that make-good comes in the form of a smartphone case — a Superman-colored one at that — although we would’ve much preferred an extended battery. See, folks? You stand by your carrier and you get rewarded. That two-year contract had to be good for something.
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Robot Hanako, the Japanese dental patient simulator we have shown you last year, just got an upgrade: Hanako 2 still behaves, in many ways, like a human patient, and she still lets dentists practice “real-life” procedures on her before they do the same on human patients. But the new version has been improved.
Maker Tmsuk points out Hanako 2 can sneeze, roll with her eyes and blink, open and close her mouth, cough and even simulate a gag reflex now. Tmsuk also says the new robot boasts better speech recognition – that’s right, Hanako 2 can discuss her condition with the dentist.
What’s also interesting is that Tmsuk cooperated with a maker of “love dolls” (they made this one, for example) to change Hanako’s skin from PVC to silicone, and to form the tongue and cheek linings in one piece (the head also moves in a more natural way now).
Our friends over at Diginfonews in Tokyo went out and shot a video that shows Hanako 2 in action (in English). It’s embedded below:
You’d think that the recent spate of high-profile cyberattacks would’ve deterred the healthcare industry from sending patient records to the cloud — but you’d be wrong. Beginning next month, all data on patients at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will be stored in a centralized database, accessible from any computer, smartphone or tablet. Under the National Health Service’s pilot program, known as E-Health Cloud, patients will be able to decide which doctors, nurses or family members can view their records, allowing them to easily share their data with other specialists. Flexiant, the Scottish software company that developed the platform, hopes to eventually expand it to other treatment phases, including assisted living, and insists that its system will help the NHS save money in the long-term. Security, however, will likely prove critical to the program’s success. Users will have to pass multiple ID checkpoints to access the database, but privacy-wary Londoners might demand protection a bit more robust than an automated bouncer. You won’t need to adhere to a dress code to view the full PR, available after the break.
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Good things come to those who wait. If you bought the dual-booting ViewSonic ViewPad 10, Android 1.6 be damned, we have some good news — the tablet’s getting an upgrade to Android 2.2. Just to refresh your memories, that leap from Donut to Froyo means ViewPad 10 owners will now get updated Gmail, Calendar, Google Maps, Gallery, and YouTube apps, a refined onscreen keyboard, compatabilty with newer applications, and a healthy dose of sorely needed eye candy. New customers can choose one that also runs Windows 7 Home Premium and has 16GB of flash storage ($ 599) or one with Win 7 Professional and 32GB of space ($ 679). As for those of you chomping at the bit to upgrade, ViewSonic is keeping things interesting by compelling you to download Froyo onto a thumb drive, and then plug both it and a USB keyboard into the ViewPad to install the update. Then again, something tells us the kind of person who would opt for the ViewPad 10 over other ViewSonic tablets might actually enjoy the challenge.
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Japan unveils always-willing dental patient — a robot (4)
&$ &$ A dental patient robot is displayed at its unveiling ceremony at Showa University in Tokyo March 25, 2010. The humanoid female robot was developed to give practical experience for dental students and can be used for examination purposes. The 157 cm tall robot displays autonomous action of physiological phenomenon such as eye and tongue movement and can be controlled by either original …