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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...

Honda To Launch Plug-in Hybrid, EV In US And Japan In 2012

07/21/2010, Honda has announced that it’s planning to introduce more efficient and green vehicles in the future, and will be launching a battery-electric vehicle and a new plug-in hybrid vehicle or mid-size to larger vehicles in the US and Japanese markets by...

Burger King Offers Personal Music Showers In Japan

07/08/2010, Do you think the music at Burger King isn’t suitable for you? If you were in Tokyo, Japan, you might be able to enjoy your own personal choice of music at outlets, as the company is rolling out “musical showers”, which is a hanging...

Tokyo University Introduces Its Tsubame 2.0 Supercomputer

06/24/2010, The Tokyo Institute of Technology has revealed that its next-generation supercomputer will begin operations in the fall, dubbed Tsubame 2.0. In case you’re wondering, it’ll boast 2,816 six-core, 2.96GHz Xeon 5600 processors, along with 4,224...

Ikaros solar sail deployed successfully

06/14/2010, Japanese scientists could very well have toasted champagne among each other as they celebrated the successful deployment of their solar sail known as Ikaros. This 200-sq-m (2,100-sq-ft) membrane has been attached to a small disc-shaped spacecraft which...

Midnight Blue Nintendo DSi XL Coming Stateside

06/08/2010, When Nintendo Japan unveiled new colors for its DSi XL, we were wondering if those new color options would be coming to the US, and we have mixed feelings to hear that one of them is – Midnight Blue. The folks over in Japan will be able to pick up...