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Neurowear headgear is controlled by your brain

05/13/2011, It’s just another day in Japan, and the people over there have found a way to bring humans one step closer to being anime characters. The folks over at Neurowear have come up with a fashionable headgear called the “necomimi” which is...

Researchers find a way to make computers sing realistically

05/09/2011, In today’s world where everybody in the music industry is pretty much “Autotuning” their way to success, it makes you wonder are humans even required to sing anymore. Well some researchers in Japan seem to think so, and they claim that...

World of Warcraft pet contributes to Japan relief fund

05/03/2011, It looks like everybody is doing something to help out Japan recover from their recent disasters. Earlier today we had Pentax’s Hope For Japan relief fund, and now Blizzard has just joined in, taking advantage of its 12 million+ subscribers on World...

Pentax announces Hope For Japan relief effort

05/02/2011, Pentax, a Japanese optics company that specializes in cameras and sports optics, has announced that they have started an initiative to benefit the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts. For every digital or sports optics...

Japanese technology allows long distance kissing

05/02/2011, We’ve featured long distance tech before, such as the kissable phone, and long distance pillow, and now we have one more to add to the list – a gadget for long distance kissing. The folks over at Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of...

Sharp multi-screen display system raises immersive notch

04/27/2011, The Japanese have always been well known for their cutting edge technology ever since they became fully industrialized and zipped to the upper echelons of the world economy, and here is something that clearly makes the case for being cutting edge –...

iRobot deploys Packbots to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

04/18/2011, With the levels of radiation rising many, many times above what is considered to be “safe” for humans to work in, there must be a better way to repair and prevent further deterioration of the facility while people work around the clock to make...

Premium Air Cool Suit for those sweltering summers

04/13/2011, Nobody likes to sweat whenever they aren’t exercising or chillin’ out in a sauna – which is why summers, on one hand give you plenty of sunlight, but on the other tend to make you sweat a whole lot more than intended. The summers in...

PSP trounces Nintendo 3DS for second week in a row in Japan

04/07/2011, What do the Japanese love more than Nintendo 3DS? Their regular DSi and DS Lites? Guess again. It’s their PlayStation Portables. For the second week in a row, Sony’s PSP has managed to outsell the new Nintendo 3DS handheld – all without...

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...