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Toshiba’s Humanoid Robot Will Now Greet Shoppers In Tokyo

04/20/2015, You might recall that last year during CEATEC, we reported that Toshiba was working on a humanoid robot called Aiko Chihira. Unlike most robots which look, well, robot-like, Aiko Chihira is very humanoid in its appearance which you can see for yourself in...

Kyocera Reveals Floating Solar Plant

04/20/2015, We first took a gander at Kyocera’s idea to come up with a mega solar plant in October last year at CEATEC 2014, and it certainly made plenty of sense. After all, close to two-thirds of the world’s surface is covered with water, and at the rate global...

Samsung Galaxy S6 In Japan Will Be Sold Without Its Logo

04/20/2015, Just like how the apple logo on the back of iOS and Mac devices lets everyone know you own an Apple product, the same can be said for just about any company, including Samsung who has placed their logos across their products. However in an interesting...

Star Wars Fans Will Be Thrilled By This R2-D2 Airplane

04/17/2015, Over in Japan, given how big their anime/manga culture is, there have been instances where a particular brand that is popular enough where it has been given its own plane. For example there exists the Hello Kitty plane and there is even a Pokemon-themed...

Amazon Japan Lets You Order A BMW i3

04/08/2015, While we are all aware that Amazon does offer a slew of items in its inventory for sale, so much so that it does get rather breathtaking trying to keep track of all of it. Well, if you happen to live in Japan, here is a tip – do you know that you...

ILY-A Electric Ride Sports 4 Modes

03/19/2015, The idea of a personal mobility device is definitely not new, and trust the Japanese to come up with their own iterations that are sure to garner attention – delivering the hallmarks of efficiency at the same time. Aisin Seiki Co Ltd and Chiba...

This Japanese Robot Will Feed You Tomatoes While You Run

02/22/2015, If you run marathons, chances are you might have tried a variety of supplements to help keep your energy levels up and to keep you hydrated, and while bananas are a great source of energy, Japanese juice and ketchup company Kagome is trying to promote the...

Japanese Hotel In Theme Park Will See Plenty Of Robot Staff

02/05/2015, The country of Japan and robots do seem to be inseparable – after all, they are the ones that brought us the likes of Macross and Gundam. Well, it is then not surprising to hear of a new Japanese theme park that will open later this July, where the...

New Infobar Smartphone From Au By KDDI

01/19/2015, If there is one thing that the Japanese love, it would be this – to be able to bring both form and function into a single device. Mobile carrier au by KDDI has been working on its fair amount of good looking handsets for a long time now, and in...

Sharp Aquos K Flip Phone Hits Japan

01/19/2015, Sharp has not exactly been all that active over in the US where new smartphones releases are concerned, but this does not mean that they have neglected their home market over in Japan. No sir, Sharp is pretty much alive and kicking in the Land of the...

Japanese Researchers Look Into Transparent Mice

12/18/2014, When we talk about a transparent mouse, chances are, one would think of that computer peripheral that manipulates the screen’s cursor. Not so with this particular group of Japanese researchers, where they have successfully discovered a method that will...

Japan Intends To Crank Up Robot Technology

11/23/2014, Japan used to be the world leader where robotic technology is concerned, but their grip on the crown looks set to be slipping, as their supremacy in this particular field is beginning to see cracks appear due to other rival robot producing countries that...

Japan’s NHK Demonstrates 8K 3D Video Demo

11/20/2014, At Inter Bee 2014, NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, which means “Japan Broadcasting Corporation”) has demonstrated a 8K 3D 4mn live action video. I know that 3D has somehow fallen out of grace of regular consumers, but I thought that 8K I would check this one...