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HTC Aria crammed into Game Boy, with fake iPhone 4 involved somehow

12/29/2010, Casemods are generally cool, but some of them are just plain strange and don’t make sense. We’re talking about Goteking’s Game Boy that has apparently been hollowed out to offer space for a HTC Aria. There is also a white iPhone 4 dummy involved...

Project LovePlus features a boyfriend lock to identify you

12/27/2010, You might have heard of the Project LovePlus game before, a dating simulator that is quite popular over in Japan. We also know that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS features front- and rear-facing cameras. Now the game will be making use of the front-facing...

Softbank offers NFC sticker for iPhone 4 in Japan

12/27/2010, With 2011 just around the corner and Google’s Nexus S featuring an NFC chip, many folks are speculating that 2011 may see a spike in interest in NFC technology. Of course, the technology is already pretty popular in Japan with its FeliCa payment system....

Electric eel powers Christmas tree

12/21/2010, Now isn’t this some shocking bit of news – using an electric eel to power the lights on your Christmas tree. Well, at least you can tell your mates that this is one of the ways you’re going to go green this Christmas, where all the...

Giant fake Gundam robot in Chinese amusement park causes a stir

12/21/2010, We’re fairly used to seeing cloned stuff come out of China, but sometimes the fake products can offend certain parties. One such case is when an amusement park located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, featured a large statue that is an exact copy of the...

Honda trials solar-powered EV charging station in Japan

12/20/2010, One of the main problems that electric vehicles (EVs) face is that lack of support infrastructure. You wouldn’t want to drive interstate only to find that there isn’t a charging station for your EV in the area. Honda’s vision for a...

Brain Athlete device helps you concentrate better

12/16/2010,   [Sport Science & Technology Fair] Brain Athelete from B-Bridge from HIC Network on Vimeo. Hmmm, we did think that the whole “brain game” craze has died down after Brain Age on the Nintendo DS first made its debut a few years ago,...

Smartphones To Turn Into Universal Remotes For Home Appliances

12/15/2010, A Japan-based company is teaming up with Keio University to develop software for mobile phones that will allow smartphones to function as universal remotes for multiple home electric appliances such as TVs and air conditioners. The system is targeted at...

New Strawberry-picking Robot From Japan

12/01/2010, We’ve seen strawberry-picking robots before and the Japanese have improved on that, with a model developed by Japan’s National Agricultural and Food Research Organization. We’re talking about a robot that is capable of plucking...

KDDI Allows You To Zoom Into HD Films On Your Cell Phone

11/29/2010, HD content is wonder, but the bad news is that it’s not an easy task to enjoy HD content on your cell phone. That being said, KDDI has developed a technology for mobile devices, helping you enjoy content that was originally intended for viewing on...

Japan rolls out talking bra

11/11/2010, It is a fact that women tend to talk a whole lot more than men on average each day, so to have your mate wear a talking bra might be a wee bit too much for you to bear, don’t you think so? Thankfully, this experimental bra by lingerie maker Triumph...

A New Samurai Robot From Japan

11/10/2010, JR Propo and Matsuyoshi Dolls have teamed up to create a samurai robot based on Date Masamune, a real-life samurai who founded the modern day city of Sendai. The robot stands tall at 67cm, weighs 10kg and is able to offer five spoken phrases. In terms of...

Video: Wall-climbing Robots From Japan

11/01/2010, The folks over in Japan seem to be obsessed with robots and now the Yume Robo has been demonstrated at the Shanghai Expo. These three robots have been climbing up and down a 15-meter wall at the Japanese pavilion every 20 minutes for the last 184 days....

Moogle Inspection Robot looks nothing like it

10/21/2010, Daiwa House intends to start putting up their new inspection robot on sale from next year onwards, where it was specially designed to inspect and crawl into spaces as tight as 15cm in height. Developed with the Chiba Institute of Technology, it will...