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Choken Bako Robotic Dog Bank eats coins for breakfast

08/04/2011, One way or another, that pooch you call your best friend eats money – whether it comes in the form of canned food, dry kibble, or in the case of the Choken Bako Robotic Dog Bank, coins – literally. This money-eating pet coin box is going to...


Robots that can learn and think for themselves

08/01/2011, Do you live in constant fear, preparing for the day that robots will take over the world? If you do, you won’t be too pleased to learn about what the folks over at the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been up to. The group...

Liquid cooling cushion keeps you cool during the summer

08/01/2011, The summer heat can be cruel especially when driving and you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Sure the air-con could help to cool your face and upper body, but ever notice that it fails to cool your bottom or back of your thighs? So you could step out of the...

Eco-Shell solar powered bus stop in Japan

08/01/2011, I am always surprised by the kind of gadgets and gizmos which harness the power of the sun that are coughed up by men, and here is yet another one – the Eco-Shell solar powered bus stop which is currently available in Japan. This is made possible...

Panasonic introduces “world’s lightest” 3D glasses

07/28/2011, If you’re someone who wears glasses, then watching 3D movies in the cinema must be a rather uncomfortable experience since you would have to wear the 3D glasses on top of your regular prescription glasses. I know that feeling, and even though it is...

Fujitsu IS12T: First WP7 Mango Phone

07/26/2011, We already knew that KKDI was going to get a “Mango” device, but it seems that the IS12T will be the first Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango) device to ship to consumers. “Hip” Japanese carrier KDDI, which is well known for...

Abee Japan ACUBI A40 all aluminum standing PC Case looks like a PS2

07/25/2011, Abee Japan has just announced a new slim form factor PC casing that will no doubt turn heads (assuming you get to bring it out of the house or you get people back to your home to check it out) with its sexy looks and sleek build. Called the ACUBI A40,...

Panasonic’s e-reader Raboo UT-PB1 is now official

07/22/2011, A couple of weeks back we reported that Panasonic had revealed their very own ebook reader that they were aiming to launch in Japan, and that they also partnered up with popular Japanese online retailer Rakuten, who will be supplying the books. Well if...

Pantech announces the new MIRACH IS11PT smartphone

07/21/2011, Usually when it comes to handsets that have been created specifically to withstand varying levels of abuse, they generally do not look very pleasing to the eye. Then again we’re guessing users who buy them for its protective features probably don’t...

A vending machine that can dispense ebooks

07/18/2011, There seems to be a vending machine for just about everything nowadays. From a vending machine that dispenses wedding rings, to another that dispenses USB cables to LCD displays, to more practical vending machines such as the one by the Red Cross that...