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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...

Docomo Tai Heart tells you if you’re really in love

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] it’s hard to go to Japan without reporting about bizarre (but fun!) tech concepts: Docomo’s Tai Heart (not sure what that means) is a small device that you can use while talking to your recent date on the phone (and possibly soon...

KDDI free viewpoint turns 2D video into interactive 3D

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] KDDI has an interesting 2D to 3D demo in their booth. This time, we’re not talking about stereo 3D, but about 3D graphics that is almost video game like (almost). With a single, or several cameras, KDDI can turn 2D video information in...

NEC Japan to unveil VersaPro UltraLite Type VB ultramobile notebook

10/04/2010, There are netbooks, notebooks, and also ultramobile notebooks. The lines are certainly starting to blur where form factor is concerned (we aren’t talking about processing power here), and NEC Japan adds to to confusion with their VersaPro UltraLite...