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Fingual turns sign language into text

04/05/2011, Boffins over at the Osaka and Shinshu Universities in Japan have managed to squeeze their brains to come up with the special sensor-equipped glove which allows one to enter text on a computer, simply by making gestures or shapes using your hands or...

Japan’s Love With the 3DS Over? Boatloads of Used 3DS in Stores

03/28/2011, It looks like the honeymoon with the Nintendo 3DS in Japan is already over, while folk in the U.S. are just getting their hands on the glasses-free 3D handheld. Several Japanese blogs are reporting that there is an abundance of used 3DS systems being sold...

MAME-CAM DX looks like it was built for gnomes

03/24/2011, Thanko has just announced the release of a new micro camera called the MAME-CAM DX. Despite its miniscule size, it’s no slouch when it comes to taking photographs. This 8 megapixel device weights only 14g and can take photographs (JPEG) at 3,264 x...

Sony intends to reboot their battery plant

03/21/2011, Sony’s operations in Japan has been disrupted by the recent earthquake, but that doesn’t mean the consumer electronics giant is going to go belly up and retire with a whimper. No sir, in fact we now hear of plans to restart a lithium-ion...

iRobots to go where no humans can go in Japan

03/18/2011, iRobot, the robot manufacturer from Bedford, Massachusetts; is sending out a team of four robots into Japan today to help deal with the nuclear crisis that’s currently affecting the country due to the earthquake and tsunami events that took place...

iPad 2 and iPhone 4 could suffer from shortages

03/17/2011, We know that the iPad 2’s launch in Japan will be delayed due to the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters, and with news of Toshiba closing down their LCD plant for a month and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical.also doing the same to one of their factories...

Toshiba to shut down LCD assembly line in Japan for a month

03/17/2011, Toshiba has announced that they will be closing down their LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) assembly line for a month at the very least, and this has resulted in PC manufacturer Lenovo voicing their concerns that they are suffering from a parts shortage....

Fog and projectors used to create 3D multi-viewpoint display

03/17/2011, A research group from Osaka University in Japan recently demonstrated a display that can be used to show 3D images with the usage of fog and multiple projectors. The projectors are set up in different angles around a fog screen, and each one projects a...

Be careful of fake Japan relief websites

03/15/2011, The Internet Crime Complaint Center has just issued an alert to users, warning them about fraudulent Japan relief websites that have been sprouting up all over the internet ever since the terrible earthquake and tsunami last week. Heartless fraudsters...

Google Person Finder for 2011 Japan Earthquake

03/11/2011, In light of yesterday and today’s earthquakes in Japan, Google has launched a new version of its Person Finder service to help people locate friends and family who have been caught in the natural disasters. The website is basically a directory and...

Used Nintendo 3DS consoles on sale in Japan

03/04/2011, While people in the rest of the world are pining with getting their hands on Nintendo’s latest handheld gaming console, it looks like some folks in Japan can’t wait to get rid of it. The folks over at Destructoid scoured the streets of Japan...