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Fun tech

HALOband: The wrist band that helps you control your smartphone

See the original story in Japanese. How much time is needed to launch a function on our smartphone? You will typically need to unlock it...

Japanese app cleverly sneaks snapshot of girls in a kissing pose

Japan is often known for its unusual products, and we have written a little about them in the past. One app that is pretty...

Traditional Japanese pottery decoration now comes as a DIY kit

We all have those moments when we want to do something out of the ordinary, something creative. If you don’t know where to start,...
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Calligraphy goes high tech in Japan: Draw in the air, laser burn to wood

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUfU-8kHEIo&w=620&h=400] If you’re even remotely interested in the up-and-coming field of 3D printing and digital fabrication, chances are you’ve probably already seen some of...

In Japan, sticky notes have gone high tech

I primarily use Google Calendar for my daily planning and task management, but when it comes to weekly or monthly plans, I still use...
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Bicycle safety made pretty: LED guide lights keep cars at bay

Japanese gadget vendor Thanko has a really fun bicycle tail light up for sale right now. The device users five LED lights to project...

Pacific Rim director pays tribute to Tokyo’s iconic Gundam statue

I haven’t yet had a chance to see Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, Pacific Rim, but from the clips I’ve seen so far of...

Hey Stinky! Japanese website sends anonymous body odor notifications

The humid summer in Japan makes many of us extra conscious about how we smell. Perhaps you’re packed into a rush hour train huddled...
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Japanese underwear Kickstarter project seeks your support. Don’t expect any support in return.

One Japanese organization has a pretty awesome Kickstarter project going on right now, trying to put the ‘fun’ back in Fundoshi, a form of...
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New lineup of iPhone underwear now available, includes mosaic censor sticker

Readers may remember that we previously featured Bandai’s wondrous home button protector that comes in the form of smartphone underwear. If you enjoyed that...