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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...

NTT DoCoMo To Release The Samsung Galaxy S On Oct 28

10/21/2010, While there are plenty of super cool phones over in Japan, Samsung’s Galaxy S is still an impressive device, and as such, NTT DoCoMo subscribers should be happy to hear that the carrier will begin to sell Samsung’s Galaxy S (SC-02B) in Japan...

Samsung Introduces Its SMT-i9100 Android Tablet For KDDI Japan

10/18/2010, While all the fuss has been about the freshly-announced Samsung Galaxy Tab recently, Japanese carrier KDDI is now offering a new Samsung Android tablet, though it’s not the Galaxy Tab. The SMT-i9100 looks and offers very different specifications,...

KDDI X-RAY Phone With Translucent Casing

10/18/2010, Transparent gadgets are always eye catching and with that in mind KDDI has launched one of its latest products from its iida designer brand, dubbed the X-RAY. In case the name didn’t give it away, this phone features a translucent red case that is...

Sony And HID Global To Unite FeliCa And NFC In Notebooks

10/12/2010, Sony and HID Global are planning to unite FeliCa and NFC (near-field communication) in notebooks. The setup will work on both formats, giving portable devices a convenient way of paying for items or signing in by just bringing a device within close...