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Robot Guide In Tokyo Museum Enters The Uncanny Valley

06/24/2014, When it comes to the world of robots, making them look lifelike is one thing, but mimicking the movement as well as nuances of an ordinary human is even more challenging, not to mention when it starts to speak. Well, the Japanese have a long and rich...

Softbank Works On V-Sido OS For Robots

06/19/2014, What happens when you are a billionaire with plenty of time on your hands? Well, Masayoshi Son intends to use part of his wealth in order to create Android for robots. Apparently, a unit of Son’s SoftBank Corp. has revealed an operating system which is...

Bandai Neko-Ze Cat Figurines Reminds You If You’re Slouching

06/16/2014, The Japanese do come up with some seemingly crazy items from time to time, and Bandai is no different. Having made a name for themselves through the sale of video games in the past, including the Tamagotchi craze that gripped the world many years back,...

Earth Rider RC Loves The Land, Sea And Air

06/16/2014, There is just something about drones that seem to fascinate us these days, where some of them happen to be made out of edible chocolate (which probably won’t last for too long during summer when it is flown outdoors), making us wonder just what is the...

Free Wi-Fi For Foreign Tourists In Japan

06/09/2014, Any foreign tourist who have gone to Japan before would know just what a clean country it is, not to mention having great customer service most of the time, never mind the fact that most folks there do not happen to be able to speak English. In terms of...

SoftBank Works On Human-Like Robots

06/05/2014, SoftBank of Japan is currently working on human-like robots that are known as “Pepper” that the company intends to make use of in order to handle its cellphone stores, at least according to a couple of informants who are familiar with the...

5G Mobile Service To Launch In Japan By 2020 (Rumor)

06/02/2014, Trust the Japanese to remain at the heart of the bleeding edge of technology. Earlier today, we did mention about how Toshiba and NTT are looking at the possibility of broadcasting the 2020 Olympics that will be held in Tokyo in 8K resolution, and here we...

Japan Planning Free WiFi Access For Tourists

05/23/2014, There are some parts of the world where free public WiFi isn’t as accessible compared to other countries. Japan is one of these countries, mainly because its residents have long relied on mobile broadband for access, which is why there isn’t much need...

Sir Paul McCartney Dances With Robot In Video

05/16/2014, Sir Paul McCartney was spotted jamming out on a guitar alongside a Japanese robot in his latest LP that is known as New. Macca, another name by which Sir Paul McCartney is known, decided to have Newman the Robot play a role in the video for...

Left 4 Dead To Hit Japan Arcades

05/16/2014, It is no surprise to anyone who follows the arcade gaming scene that Left 4 Dead is being turned into an arcade game over in Japan, with the project having been announced not too long ago. Well, here is a chance to get a better and closer look at...

iPhone Accounts For One Third Of Japanese Mobile Phone Shipments

05/14/2014, Apple’s iPhone is a highly desired tech gadget, regardless of what the critics say. Call it good marketing, brainwashing, or whatever you’d like, but at the end of the day, one can hardly argue how Apple’s iPhone has made it into pop culture today....

LG Isai FL Launched In Japan, Hints At LG G3′s Specs

05/08/2014, In April we caught wind that LG was planning on launching a smartphone in Japan called the LG Isai FL. Why is this a big deal? Well apparently the LG Isai FL is supposed to be a variant of the LG G3, and given that the LG Isai was based on the LG G2, one...

Japanese Carrier KDDI Has No Windows Phone Plans This Year

05/08/2014, Back in April we reported that according to recent numbers offered by Kantar, it seems as though there is slight growth in Japan for Windows Phone. Granted the growth did not even break 1%, it was still interesting to see a jump from 0.3% to 0.9%,...