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Apple ordered to replace batteries for iPod nanos in Japan

08/06/2010, Remember when we brought you the breaking story of the iPod nano being a fire hazard in Japan late last month? Well, it seems that Japan’s Trade Ministry has just issued an order to Apple’s Japan unit to offer a replacement battery to iPod...

Padnote doing pretty well in Japan

08/02/2010, Students are an enterprising bunch, and this lot from Japan have already had a company up and running, selling its Padnote – an iPad lookalike, and they’re doing pretty well at it at the moment. This is a notebook though and not a tablet,...

Telenoid R1 is scarier than Teletubbies

08/01/2010, Just in case you thought that Teletubbies were the scariest things your kid could ever come across, we’d suggest you add the Telenoid R1 to your list as well. Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro and the researchers at ATR came up with this telepresence android...

Rapuda robotic arm helps wheelchair users

08/01/2010, Japan is big on robots, and this time round we have the robotic arm known as Rapuda. When mounted onto a wheelchair, it will go out of its way to help the disabled manage certain tasks that they would normally require the help of other people. Thanks to...

Robots take centerstage in Tokyo

07/29/2010, Japan seems to be a society that is slowly but surely moving towards having robots serve the people there, and they are the main draw currently at an expo in Tokyo. Some of these little robots would be the sound-sensitive Chapit, who is capable of...

Japan says Apple iPod nano is a possible fire hazard

07/29/2010, Japan’s industry ministry has just ordered Apple to report on selected steps it will take concerning cases of its iPod nano portable media player overheating, bringing along the risk of having it catch fire in the process. So far, overheating cases...

Iriver Framee-Smart Digital Photo Frame For Japan

07/29/2010, Iriver has just introduced its new sleek and elegant looking framee-Smart digital photo frame over in Japan. The framee-Smart sports a 7-inch 480 x 234 pixel display, and surprisingly only supports JPEG pictures, so that means no BMP, GIF, or TIFF format...

Yahoo Japan To Use Google’s Search Engine Technology

07/27/2010, We heard whispers about it before this, but now it has been confirmed that Yahoo Japan is planning to team up with Google to use Google’s search engine technology in Japan, giving Yahoo Japan and Google a massive, near-monopoly share of the Internet...

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...

Fujitsu Gearing Up To Release An Android-powered Phone In Japan

07/12/2010, Reports are going around that Fujitsu is busy working on an Android-powered smartphone. Details are still quite scarce as the moment, but it seems that the phone should be arriving next year, and NTT DoCoMo will be the carrier offering it....

Kokonatchi Notifies You Of Incoming Tweets

07/08/2010, Students over at the University of tokyo and Waseda University are developing a rather cute looking desktop communication robot, dubbed Kokonatchi. This little robot hooks up to your computer via a USB connection, boasts several RGB LEDs and can vibrate...

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...