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Green House GH-USD16K USB 15.6-inch monitor

01/18/2011, Green House Co Ltd has announced its 15.6-inch LCD display that features power consumption as low as 5W, and thanks to that, it can be powered via a USB 2.0 cable. The display is labeled the GH-USD16K and can be used as a monitor for a desktop computer or...

Robots for offices of the future

01/17/2011, Running a company is hard- especially when you have incompetent workers to do the job. Well all that might be a thing of the past, thanks to advances in technology. No, we’re not talking about brainwashing people to be the most efficient workers...

Panasonic DMR-BR30 Blu-ray recorder with swappable hard drives

01/12/2011, It’s not too hard to find Blu-ray recorders that feature integrated hard drives, but Panasonic’s DMR-BR30 that was announced for the Japanese market features a slot for swappable hard drives. The idea of this recorder is probably to mimic the...

Japanese retailer makes great effort to rent out Xbox 360 consoles

12/31/2010, While Japan might enjoy plenty of high-tech gadgets, there are some laws that frustrate gamers over there. We’re talking about the fact that you’re unable to rent video games or consoles over there, which is probably the reason why used games offered...

HTC Aria crammed into Game Boy, with fake iPhone 4 involved somehow

12/29/2010, Casemods are generally cool, but some of them are just plain strange and don’t make sense. We’re talking about Goteking’s Game Boy that has apparently been hollowed out to offer space for a HTC Aria. There is also a white iPhone 4 dummy involved...

Project LovePlus features a boyfriend lock to identify you

12/27/2010, You might have heard of the Project LovePlus game before, a dating simulator that is quite popular over in Japan. We also know that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS features front- and rear-facing cameras. Now the game will be making use of the front-facing...

Softbank offers NFC sticker for iPhone 4 in Japan

12/27/2010, With 2011 just around the corner and Google’s Nexus S featuring an NFC chip, many folks are speculating that 2011 may see a spike in interest in NFC technology. Of course, the technology is already pretty popular in Japan with its FeliCa payment system....

Electric eel powers Christmas tree

12/21/2010, Now isn’t this some shocking bit of news – using an electric eel to power the lights on your Christmas tree. Well, at least you can tell your mates that this is one of the ways you’re going to go green this Christmas, where all the...

Giant fake Gundam robot in Chinese amusement park causes a stir

12/21/2010, We’re fairly used to seeing cloned stuff come out of China, but sometimes the fake products can offend certain parties. One such case is when an amusement park located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, featured a large statue that is an exact copy of the...

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...