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Slim your chin with this crazy device from Japan

01/20/2012, While Japan must be commended for coming up with some of the crazier inventions, and having this resilient mindset that allows them to bounce back from hardship and disaster easily, they do, too, come up with their fair share of quirky (read: useless)...

Samsung Galaxy S2 WiMAX announced for Japan

01/17/2012, It feels like Samsung isn’t ever going to run out of Galaxy S2 phones to make. The company has announced just announced a new variant of the Galaxy S2, this time it’s headed for Japan’s KDDI au and it features WiMAX radios. The phone...

Sony Xperia arco HD and Xperia NX announced for Japan

01/12/2012, In addition to the new phones announced at CES 2012 this week, Sony has announced two new devices for the Japanese market as well. Called the Xperia arco HD, it will be the follow up to the original Xperia arco (Xperia arc with additional features for...

PlayStation Vita prices expected to drop?

01/04/2012, The PlayStation Vita definitely is an impressive piece of hardware, but despite all the new bells and whistles that the console brings, it isn’t selling like hot cakes in Japan. The device has only been in sale for two weeks now, but it’s been...

Robot says no problem to walking through sand

01/03/2012, If you are still hugely impressed by the Asimo robot from Honda or the PETMAN project that seemingly cannot be toppled over no matter how hard of a kick you give it, then you might wonder whether the former is able to walk through miles of sand, just like...

Robots wrestlers make entertaining fights

12/28/2011, It will be many years before we get giant-sized robot battles like those in the movie Real Steel, but if you’re looking for something on a smaller scale, you won’t have to look very far. The folks over in Japan recently had a “Robot Pro...

Vending machine in Japan dispenses drinks and WiFi

12/28/2011, Vending machines typically dispense foodstuff, such as drinks and snacks, but what about one that dispenses WiFi? Well, technically it does not actually dispense WiFi, but Tokyo-based Asahi Soft Drinks recently took the wraps off a new vending machine...

Japan’s top 3 mobile carriers to support global NFC standard

12/22/2011, As of late, there has been a lot of talk about NFC technology making their way into our smartphones, but until some sort of standard has been established, it will be hard to encourage adoption by users. So much so that Japan’s top three carriers –...

Car seats that can prevent grand theft auto

12/21/2011, If you think that the current slew of car security systems fail to impress you, this new car security system from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo might just do the trick. Some researchers have come up with a special seat that can...

PlayStation Vita doesn’t sell out in Japan

12/20/2011, Ouch: it looks like sales of the PlayStation Vita from Sony hasn’t gone as well as expected. While no official numbers have been released, it has been reported that Sony hasn’t managed to sell off its estimated initial shipment of 700,000...

Sharp announces the AQUOS IS14SH for KDDI

12/19/2011, Sharp has been putting out some pretty interesting Android handsets in their AQUOS series of Android smartphones. Their offerings usually go beyond the standard full touch screen and they usually incorporate feature phone-like designs, such as sliders and...

Toshiba Japan unveils USB 3.0 TransMemory-EX flash drive

12/16/2011, If you’re in the market for a new USB 3.0 flash drive, Toshiba may have something for you in the form of the TransMemory-EX, a new USB 3.0 developed by the Japanese company with read and write speeds of up to 220MB/s and 94MB/s respectively, or so...

Buffalo Kukuyo’s speakers works both vertically and horizontally

12/15/2011, Most speakers purchased for your computer usually arrive in the upright position due to the way their tweeters are placed. They are usually arranged from top to bottom, ranging from highs to lows. So what about those times when you’d wish you had a...