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Sanyo helps keep earth green

02/08/2007, Sanyo has successfully developed a refrigeration unit that can save up to 46% in power bills at the end of the month – too bad this system is restricted for supermarket use only at the moment. This system combines a consolidated energy saving...

Vending machine requires adult ID

02/08/2007, Smoking is pretty big on Japan, with an attach rate of almost 50% for men and 15% for women. Must be all that stress from the Japanese work ethics I guess. Another reason for the popularity of smoking in Japan is the presence of 62,000 vending machines...

Snow plowing robot

02/08/2007, Winter in Niigata, Japan is often associated with heavy snow that pose problems for residents who then have to shovel away all that snow from driveways and entrances to their homes. The elderly often find this task too heavy for their aged body, which is...

Samsung to develop robotic guards

02/07/2007, The South Korean government will be collaborating with Samsung when it comes to beefing up military bases as well as other strategic sites around the country with robotic guards. Although the idea of equipping robots with weapons that maim and kill can be...

Mini Desk stalls in office

02/06/2007, The Mini is one iconic vehicle that has its fair share of detractors and fans, but even if you’re in the former camp, it would be nigh impossible to deny the coolness of the Mini Desk. This desk is hand-built according to your specifications, and...

Garbage-eating generator produces power

02/06/2007, The brilliant minds at Purdue University are currently concocting a generator that creates usable energy as a by-product of chewing on garbage. Known as the “Tactical Biorefinery”, this unique invention is meant for use on the military front....

Passwords be gone!

02/05/2007, Back in the early days of 14.4kbps modems were all the rage, all I had to remember was my dial-up username and password. These days, I have at least a gazillion e-mail accounts to keep track of, a few bank accounts, an online trading account, eBay,...

New anti-counterfeiting technology

02/04/2007, Counterfeiters beware! Toppan Printing of Japan has successfully developed a spanking new nanotext printing technology that enables one to insert text on a microscopic level into holographic images. This new layer of security will definitely go a long way...

Sony files patent for Segway-like device

02/04/2007, Electronics giant Sony has recently filed a patent application that features a skateboard-like product that is steered by balance and powered by a motor. This board comes with a couple of large wheels that are individually powered by a separate electric...

Hybrid mirror-glass developed

02/01/2007, Having some natural warmth during winter is always nice, but whenever summer rolls around, it is best to stay out of the sun lest you pick up more than a tan. Japanese scientists have succeeded in creating a kind of switchable glass that alternates itself...

Geek chic is in

01/31/2007, Love it or loathe it, technology has pervaded nearly every aspect of our lives, and just like carrot-cut jeans were all the rage back in the days of our fathers, future generations will laugh at you when they take a look at the IDE Belt. This fashion...

Super battery looms ahead

01/31/2007, News on the fuel-cell front for consumer electronics have been nothing short of slow, hence it is nice to read about EEStor from Texas develop a hybrid battery-ultracapacitor that ultimately will replace all forms of electrochemical batteries on the...

X-Ray Camera reveals all

01/31/2007, With extremely tight airport security, the time when x-ray cameras come embedded into lamp posts could be nearer than you think…almost. Check out the sample shot on the right – this camera comes with an x-ray scanner that is capable of picking...

Forgiato wheels ooze with class

01/30/2007, Everyone knows that boys, even when they grow up to become men, never really lose the need to play with toys. The sad fact is big boys’ toys cost a whole load more than a Lego set. This is the very same case with Forgiato’s glass wheels,...