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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...

Transformers LED clock watch makes you want

05/25/2010, Seahope of Japan certainly knows how to tug at the heartstrings of geeks the world over with their latest offering, the Transformers LED clock watch from Takara Tomy. It seems that this is currently in the conceptual stage, but will be ready in time to...

Meguru electric car made out of bamboo

05/21/2010, We’ve seen notebooks made out of bamboo (its chassis anyways) in the past, but here’s something new – an electric car which uses panda food as its choice material. We’re talking about the Meguru electric car, which looks like a...

SoftBank of Japan rolls out spring lineup of phones

05/18/2010, Japan is well known for their highly advanced handsets, and here we are with SoftBank announcing their spring lineup right after KDDI did with 10 of theirs. SoftBank goes one up with 15 phones from various companies, where many of them feature Wi-Fi...

NTT DoCoMo Shows Its Automatic Email Generator For Mobile Phones

05/18/2010, The folks over at NTT DoCoMo Japan have come up with a lazy man’s tool that we’ve love to have. During a demonstration at the Wireless Technology Park 2010, the carrier demoed an email generator that promises to take just up to three words of...

Japanese sunlight collection system to collect 50 kilowatts of juice

05/17/2010, Going green takes some effort, but the payback is well worth the price. On that note, some corporations have taken a larger responsibility in going green by reducing the number of plastic used, but others such as Japanese precision instrument maker Mitaka...