Disgruntled Customer Arrested After Making 24,000 Calls To His Carrier To Complain
We’ve all made calls to our carriers to complain about poor service, being wrongly charged for services, and so on. Usually, it’s a good sign that things are going well if we rarely have to make these calls, but for one 71-year old man in Japan, it seems that there was nothing his carrier could do to make him happy.

A Machine That Cooks The Perfect Instant Noodles Is Peak 2019
Cooking instant noodles should be more or less a no brainer by now, and students around the world are probably very familiar with the overall cooking method. This involves pouring hot water, place the lid back to let it steam, and you’re good to go! However, the good folks at Thanko have decided that maybe now that we’re in 2019, perhaps it’s time to get a bit more hi-tech with […]

GLIDiC Unveils Sound Air TW-5000s Wireless Earbuds
GLIDiC, a Japanese brand backed by Softbank selection, is introducing new wireless earbuds in the U.S.A with the GLIDiC Sound Air TW-5000s.

Microsoft Japan Experiments With 3-Day Weekend, Sees A 40% Boost In Productivity
If you’ve ever wished for a 3-day weekend, know that you’re not alone. However, it seems that over in Japan, Microsoft experimented with such a concept, where employees were only required to come into work four days a week instead of five, giving them an extra day of rest. It turned out to be an excellent idea.

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Robots In Japanese Hotel Chain Found To Be Vulnerable To Hacking, Could Spy On Guests
Japan is a country that loves its robots where we’ve seen various industries take advantage of it, where it can be used as a greeter in stores or as a way to help passengers find their way around the airport. We’ve also seen how some hotel chains in the country are using robots to help guests check in.

NEC Flying Car Puts Drone Air Traffic Control To The Test
It was a bit surprising to see a company like NEC prominently featuring a car-size drone on its CEATEC 2019 booth, so we stopped by to check things up.

Olympus ORBEYE Neurosurgery Camera, Powered Sony Camera Sensors
At CEATEC 2019, we spotted the Olympus ORBEYE, a powerful medical camera that is powered by Sony Camera sensors, some of them small enough to fit in our phones.

Oki Cockpit Concept For Robot Fleet Supervision
Oki Japan was demonstrating this eye-catching cockpit at CEATEC 2019, and it goes a bit against the grain because it is supposed to let humans help robots.

Kyocera Micro-LED Display Is Amazingly Bright
At CEATEC 2019, we had a good look at the Kyocera / Glo next-gen micro-LED display technology in the form of a 1.8-inch display (0.7mm thick) that reaches an amazing 3000 NITs brightness, according to the company.

Bandai Programmable Gundam Robot For STEM Education
Computer programming can be tremendously fun for some people, or boring and impenetrable for others. The important part is to have a chance to be exposed to it so that each person can find out for themselves.

Flying Gondola From Aeronext: Comfortable Drone Transport
Aeronext Inc has announced its Gondola drone concept, along with a miniature model of what could become a series of drones that transport from one to four people.

Navya Self-Driving Bus Deployed In Japanese Streets
During CEATEC 2019, the Navya self-driving bus is moving a small number of people around a predetermined 1.5km route, which is “close to real-world” traffic, according to the organizers.

ANA Demonstrates Cutting-Edge Telepresence Tech
ANA, a major Japanese Airline, is throwing its weight behind telepresence technologies such as avatar-style robots, but also advanced technology that can relay much more than mere visual and audio information. We are CEATEC 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

What Is Japan’s Society 5.0?
As early as 2017, the Japanese government introduced the notion of Society 5.0, a term to designate Japan’s next societal inflection point. In this next step, technological developments would be utilized to improve life and society, while business success remains a driving factor, “quality of life” is the primary objective.