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Fujitsu’s LiveTalk Will Translate Conversations On The Fly

10/03/2016, [CEATEC 2016] Have you ever tried communicating with someone who speaks a different language? There are translation apps available, but sometimes typing out the words can be slow, not to mention having to wait for them to be translated can also be slow....

Omron’s Ping Pong Robot Is Back, And It’s Better Than Ever

10/03/2016, [CEATEC 2016] Over the past few years, Omron has shown off a robot called the Forpheus that can play a game of table tennis against a human. The first iteration was shown off in 2014, and we saw an upgraded version in 2015. Now it’s 2016 and the company...

Panasonic Unveils A Bendable, Twistable, Flexible Li-Ion Battery

10/03/2016, [CEATEC 2016] The reason why they say you should not bend your electronic devices like your phone or tablet is because A) it will destroy it, and B) bending a li-ion battery is not smart as it could lead to it exploding. However Panasonic might have come...

Epson’s PaperLab Lets You Recycle Paper In The Office

10/03/2016, [CEATEC 2016] As much as we try to go paperless by going digital, there will always be instances in which paper is needed for certain documents. After all there are still many who believe in keeping hard copies of documents instead of going 100% digital....

Fujitsu’s Ontenna Lets You ‘Hear’ Through Your Hair

10/03/2016, [CEATEC 2016] Hearing aids are a dime a dozen and they’re not exactly new tech either, but that doesn’t mean that it could still be improved upon, and nor does it mean that its design has been perfected. Granted there have been many improvements made...

Fujitsu’s Robopin Will Provide A More Humanized Interaction

10/03/2016, [CEATEC 2016] Interfacing with a computer can feel rather “cold”. Unless your focus is on 100% efficiency, you know that there’s nothing that can beat the human touch when it comes to customer service. This is particularly evident in industries like...

Murata Proposes A Mesh Network Traffic System

10/03/2016, [CEATEC 2016] When it comes to predicting and providing data of traffic on the road, systems such as Google Maps and Waze rely partly on user information. However this means that it requires users to use their apps otherwise it wouldn’t be as effective....

Road Accident Is First Pokemon-Go Related Death in Japan

08/24/2016, In Tokushima Prefecture (south of Japan), Police forces have confirmed that a road accident that killed a woman was Japan’s first Pokemon-Go related fatality. Another woman was hit during the incident and was badly injured. The two victims are 60 and...

Virtual Reality Gundam Experience Will Be Launched In Japan

08/23/2016, While Japan is known for its manga and anime, there are probably a few that can be truly considered classics. For example there is the Dragon Ball series, then we also have Naruto, then we also Doraemon, Slam Dunk, and so on. Gundam is also one of the...

Tokyo’s Olympic Medals Could Be Made From Recycled Smartphones

08/22/2016, In case you didn’t already know, the 2020 Olympic games will be held in Tokyo, Japan. In fact just recently Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an appearance at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics where he appeared on stage dressed as...

Japan’s Audiophiles Are Getting Personal Utility Poles Installed

08/14/2016, Audiophiles take their equipment seriously. For example there are certain headphones that only audiophiles might be able to appreciate (and justify its price tag). They also prefer certain music formats like FLAC due to it being lossless. There are even...

Pizza Hut To Introduce Robot Servers In Japan

05/25/2016, Just how much faster can fast food get in the future? A whole lot more, it seems, although this would mean that you will have to do away with the human touch along the way. I am referring to Pepper, the humanoid robot, who now sees action in a Japanese...