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Panasonic Upgrades Its F9, S9, And N9 Notebooks In Japan

09/06/2010, Panasonic has announced some new notebooks over in Japan, namely the F9, S9, and N9. Specifications of these notebooks are quite similar, as they all offer the Intel Core i5-560M processor clocked at 2.66GHz, 4GB of RAM, WiMAX, and Wi-Fi. Battery life is...

Sony High-end MDR-EX1000 Earphones To Arrive In Japan

09/03/2010, If you happen to be living in Japan and are looking out for a new set of high-end earphones, Sony is slated to release its MDR-EX1000 earphones on October 23rd for 61,950 Yen ($735). These earphones sport a sensitivity of 108dB/mW, a bandwidth...

Japan has toilets that check your health while you pee

08/27/2010, Toilets in Japan are definitely high tech, no doubt about it, and here we have another special model from Daiwa House that targets the elderly in mind. Known as “Intelligence Toilet”, this toilet is smart enough to perform an analysis on your...

Machine Converts Plastic Back Into Oil

08/23/2010, Not everybody is fond of plastic due to environmental issues, but the smart folks over in Japan have managed to come up with a machine that is capable of turning plastic back into oil that can be used to create gasoline, diesel, or kerosene. The...

Solar-powered toothbrush saves money on toothpaste

08/20/2010, If you don’t want your dentist to fill up cavities in your mouth while opening new ones in your bank account, then might we suggest you do your bit and make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day? Regardless of whether you’re using an...

Sharp To Launch 60-inch Touch Sensitive Display For Business Use

08/19/2010, Sharp is planning to release a large 60-inch touch sensitive display in Japan from August 31st. Users will be able to use the bundled pen to write directly on the display, using it as an electronic whiteboard that would fit in nicely in offices and...

Gran Turismo 5 Bundled With Blue PS3 In Japan

08/18/2010, Gran Turismo fans over in Japan will probably be overjoyed at the announcement that Gran Turismo 5 will be arriving at Japanese retailers come November 3rd. The game will even be offered in a PS3 bundle, priced at ¥35,980 (US$421), and will include a...

Yaskawa-kun Robot Sells Ice Cream In Japan

08/16/2010, The folks over in Japan seem to have some obsession over robots, and next up in robot news is Yaskawa-kun, which has just taken up a job dishing out ice cream at Tokyo Summerland, a big theme park, where it will be replacing the human workers until August...

Padnote doing pretty well in Japan

08/02/2010, Students are an enterprising bunch, and this lot from Japan have already had a company up and running, selling its Padnote – an iPad lookalike, and they’re doing pretty well at it at the moment. This is a notebook though and not a tablet,...

Telenoid R1 is scarier than Teletubbies

08/01/2010, Just in case you thought that Teletubbies were the scariest things your kid could ever come across, we’d suggest you add the Telenoid R1 to your list as well. Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro and the researchers at ATR came up with this telepresence android...

Rapuda robotic arm helps wheelchair users

08/01/2010, Japan is big on robots, and this time round we have the robotic arm known as Rapuda. When mounted onto a wheelchair, it will go out of its way to help the disabled manage certain tasks that they would normally require the help of other people. Thanks to...