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JVC Introduces XX Branded Headphones To Japan

06/22/2011, Better known as the Xtreme Xplosives (XX) Headphones series in North America and introduced at CES earlier this year, JVC is looking to introduce the series to Japan as well by ushering in several new models – the HA-M5X, HA-S4X as well as the...

Japan’s Maglev Train Tracks Approved

06/21/2011, For those who are unaware, Japan used to be home to one of the fastest trains, the Shinkansen bullet train, however that honor would not hold forever and was soon toppled by China’s Shanghai Transrapid maglev train which managed to achieve a top...

Japan’s Flying Orb Can Slip Through Windows And Snap Pics

06/21/2011, Police and military have been known to use robots with cameras attached to infiltrate dangerous locations, such as a hostage situation where they need to know how many hostages are being held captive along with the positions of the bad guys within the...

Using Gestures To Take Self-Portraits

06/17/2011, The act of taking self-portraits in an art unto itself, some people have the gift to manage to get an entire group of 10 people into a photo while taking a self-portrait while others not so lucky end up with photographs that cut people out or are angled...

Fujitsu Creates First Ever E-Paper Patient Badges

06/16/2011, Fujitsu and Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital have worked together to produce e-paper patient badges which for now they are currently aiming at just providing medical information as well as a queue number so patients will know when it is their turn, and...

Sony Japan Announce Two New Speaker Docks For iPhone/iPod

06/14/2011, If you’re a fan of Sony and their sound systems then perhaps their latest offering may very well please you. In what seems like a rather ironic move, Sony Japan has just put out two new speaker dock system that would support either iPhone or iPod....

Nintendo 3DS finally reaches 1 million in Japan

06/13/2011, You can now let out that sigh you’ve been holding in since the Nintendo 3DS launched in late February because after 13 strenuous weeks, the 3D handheld has finally managed to move 1 million units – in Japan. Although the 3DS was not the...

Hello Kitty is now a GPS device

06/11/2011, We all know that it would only be a matter of time before Hello Kitty, one of Japan’s most iconic characters, would be turned into a GPS device. Seiwa Japan has announced today that it will be selling a Hello Kitty Portable Navigation System and a...

CanBot proves that Transformers can exist in our world

06/09/2011, Whoever said we’d never live to see Transformers invade our planet probably has never seen what the Japanese folks can come up with in real life. An amateur robot enthusiast Ron Tajima recently took apart a can of beer, added some motors, an...

HRP-4C sings and dances her way into your heart

06/03/2011, The uncanny valley experience might not be all that common yet among humans, but if the pace of technological advancement continues and robots evolve to be better and better models, that experience might just end up as the norm. But I digress, we are here...

Toshiba limited edition OLED lamp not for sale

06/03/2011, Toshiba has come up with a special OLED lamp designed for emergencies like the quake-stricken areas of Japan. Powered by four AAA batteries or a rechargeable pack that can be changed by solar or USB, it produces 53 lumens of light at 100% and can last two...

Solar device that chases the sun

06/03/2011, While it does have its merits (it’s green and free minus the cost of the solar panels), one of the main problems with using solar power is its efficiency: it takes a long time to store energy using solar panels, and when it does, the stored energy...

Reasons for why the 3DS is not flying off Japanese shelves

06/01/2011, The Nintendo 3DS was released at the end of February in Japan. It launched in North America and Europe one month later, so why is the new console still lagging behind in weekly sales when pitted against Sony’s seven-year-old PlayStation Portable and...