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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...

The Elfoid is one freaky looking telepresence robot

03/03/2011, Another day, another Japanese robot baby. A Japanese roboticist, Hiroshi Ishiguro, just unveiled a new robot baby today called the Elfoid. This miniature anthropomorphic robot has the face and arms of a baby and is the size of a cellphone. It is a...

Night vision camera that shoots in color

03/03/2011, The Nanosystem Research Division of AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Japan), recently showed off a new camera that is capable of taking color photos in the dark. It makes use of highly sensitive infrared technology...

Babyloid: a robot baby to cure depression

03/01/2011, If there’s one thing the Japanese sure are fascinated with, it’s the creation of robot babies. Masayoshi Kano, creator of the Ifbot has recently shown off a new robot baby called the Babyloid. Designed to be a therapeutic robot to help out depressed...

Gong alarm clocks emulate boxing and wrestling bells

03/01/2011, If you’re looking for the perfect gift for those wrestling or boxing fanatics you know, the gong alarm clock might just do the trick. Modeled after those ringside bells you see at fighting matches, the gong alarm clock behaves just like how you...

Nintendo 3DS sold out in less than 24 hours

02/28/2011, To anyone who ever dismissed glasses-free 3D as a gimmick – the sales figures of the latest Nintendo console should put all doubts to rest, at least for people in Japan. Nintendo shipped a total of 400,000 units of their 3DS console to the retailers in...

Electric powered rickshaws to hit the streets of Japan

02/18/2011, It looks like rickshaw riders of the future won’t need to be fit and able bodied people anymore. The Yodogawa Group in Japan has just revealed an electric-powered rickshaw that won’t need its driver to cycle in order to operate. Powered by a...

Japan to send tweeting robot to space

02/17/2011, The Japanese Space Agency is planning to send a humanoid robot into space along with some astronauts for a space mission in 2013. The humanoid robot will be used to provide companionship for the astronauts on their long and lonely journey, as well as...