Tokyo is a beautiful place. And I’m craving for cherries.Read More »
Who remembers the Tamagotchi? It’s a toy that taught us when we were growing up on how to be responsible, taught us about friendship and how having a child or pet can lead to stress and constant hard work. It’s …Read More »
There’s a new island off the coast of Japan, and guess how it got there? Yup, by means of an exploding volcano. The new island is around 650 meters in diameter, and it looks quite awesome. It’s as if we …Read More »
Wanting to know where we come from, whether it be simply listening to our grandparents telling tales of our more recent heritage, or researchers studying the origins of our evolution, the need to know seems to be an integral part …Read More »
Japan Display has announced the availability of a display panel with a diagonal of 12.1 inches and a resolution of 4K.
Much of our attention was focused this year to 4K resolution panels and related products. While electronics makers have …Read More »
From now on, the Japanese can boast that they have the highest comfort level while traveling by train. It is true that this benefit should remove huge amounts from pockets, but some say it’s worth a trip with the new …Read More »
The enormous hornets of China are making a mess of things more so that they have ever done before in the past. According to a Guardian report, dozens of people in recent weeks in China have died of alleged hornet …Read More »
Wearable computing is arguably the next significant step in hardware technology, this why we’re seeing so many companies taking a liking to augmented glasses. The latest come out of the grapevine is an augmented glasses from Japanese carrier, NTT DoCoMo. …Read More »
79-year-old Kohei Jinno is an unlucky Japanese man, or maybe the government hates him. Jinno will be evicted by the government from his home because of the 2020 Olympic games. And the kicker? This isn’t a first time experience for …Read More »
There’s rampant fanboyism, and then there’s this. For some odd reason, a man in Tokyo made the decision to begin waiting in line for the iPhone 5s since this past Tuesday, Sept 10. The device won’t hit Apple store shelves …Read More »
Robotics and engineering have advanced so much over the past decade that it is now possible for a person to replace his/her amputated limbs with a robotic prosthetic limb, awesome, right? Sure it is lads and lassies. The downside with …Read More »
Japanese taxi company Kokusai Motors is planning to implement a new system that will alert passengers when they forget their belongings in cabs, a problem I’m sure we’ve all heard about multiple times. According to The Wall Street Journal, …Read More »
Imagine being able to wake up, see a game invite on your smartphone, then booting up your PlayStation 4 and joining your friends in battle in mere seconds. Or, imagine being able to leave your house and play all your …Read More »
Sony announces the PS Vita TV, a $100 box that can play PS Vita games and stream media and PS4 games
At a press conference in Tokyo today, Sony made a number of announcements regarding the PlayStation ecosystem. Among them was a new, thinner and lighter version of its gaming handled, the PS Vita. But what was definitely the biggest announcement …Read More »
In 1997, a Pokemon Card Game Illustration Contest was held. The winners of that contest were awarded the Pokemon card shown to you above, which has a double star rarity rating and says “Illustrator” instead of “Trainer” at the top. There are only six in existence and, one of these cards having sold for over $20,000 in the past, it is known as one of the most — if not the most — rare and valuable Pokemon cards in existence.Read More »
Sure, Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile business and Google named their operating system after a chocolate bar but this is still the biggest thing I’ve seen all week. Literally.
Hitoshi Takahashi is a Japanese engineer (who should be around 65 years …Read More »
Japan is known for having some awesome trains, many of which are some of the fastest bullet trains in the world. But this newest train, which recently resumed testing, is reportedly the fastest train in the world.
Central Japan Railway …Read More »
If there is any video game that will make you say (or think) “WTF”, this game is it.Read More »
Do you enjoy Japanese manga (aka comics)? If you could, would you create one by yourself? Well, if the answer to both questions is yes, then you are in luck. The developers at the Shirai Lab at the Kanagawa Institute …Read More »
Man dresses up in “realistic” raptor customer, chases his colleague around the office.Read More »
Hey ladies, you can now purchase your bras from a vending machine. I kid you not. Wacoal, an international lingerie company, revealed to the world a bra vending machine — but it is only available in Japan for now. We’re …Read More »
At 600,000 pixels wide, this is the largest photo of Tokyo ever taken. What makes it even better is that the whole thing is an interactive panorama, which means you can zoom all the way into a building that you …Read More »
As a huge fan of Akira, the hit Anime movie from 1988 and the Manga, I’m not too thrilled about the movie rights being sold to Warner Bros. A report a few years ago suggested a live action Akira film …Read More »
Every so often, multiple gadget owners wished they had more space on their person to walk around with all those wonderful toys. It’s an age old problem, and the only viable option for some is to either carry a pouch …Read More »
Rumors and even “leaks” of a cheaper, plastic iPhone have been going around for as long as I can remember now, but this might be the most believable one yet.
Japanese magazine Weekly ASCII has posted images of the rear …Read More »
Tokyo-based company Fasotec has partnered with Japanese clinics to give parents the chance to touch their baby’s face — before they’re born.
The company is using a technology called BioTexture, which generates 3D print-outs of the child’s face using ultrasound. …Read More »
If you’re wondering why that goat up there has an employee ID, well, it’s exactly what it looks like. Mikiyagi and other fellow goats actual “work” at Amazon Japan!
But don’t worry, these guys aren’t in charge of taking care …Read More »
Mozilla, who is best known for its free and open source browser, Firefox, just showed off its new headquarters in Japan. In collaboration with design company NOSIGNER, they’ve created an “open source office.”
If you’re wondering what exactly an open …Read More »
Apple really wants to beat rival Samsung in the promising wearable smartphone market. Earlier, we reported that Apple is seeking trademark for ‘iWatch’, possibly the name it wants to use for a future smart watch, in Russia. Now, Bloomberg is …Read More »
Japan is bringing robots to the International Space Station, hopefully nobody gets killed in the process [Video]
On August 4, the Japan Space Agency will be launching a mission to the International Space Station. The mission is billed to be the “world’s first conversational experiment between humans and robots in space.” So, Japan is launching robots. Into …Read More »
We’re all pretty familiar with Google’s Street View by now, and there’s a good chance that we might even take it for granted. But getting all the images necessary to make it happen takes some hard work from guys like …Read More »
Apple’s new Mac Pro looks like a garbage can that is sold in Japan, becomes Amazon’s bestselling garbage can
When Apple announced its brand new redesigned Mac Pro, they made a pretty big deal out of its design. And understandably so, since it’s most likely unlike any other computer we’ve seen. But there are a few problems with its …Read More »
When I first saw an image of Tatsuo Horiuchi’s work, I was certain that he either painted it or used some well-known program like Illustrator. Then I discovered that he actually uses Microsoft Excel to make everything come to life …Read More »
Laptop manuals can be pretty boring. No, scratch that, manuals for any kind of electronics are boring — walls of text with information that techies would usually already know. It might even be safe to say that nobody really reads …Read More »