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Japan’s TeamLab wins award for ingenious interactive reception area

We previously wrote about Team Lab’s 3D iPad app, 'TeamLabBody' back in March. Their creative team recently won the Digital Signage Award 2013 for...
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Drone helicopter sushi: London restaurant capitalizes on Japan’s futuristic reputation

We’ve previously written about how Japan has used technology to improve operations in sushi restaurants, for example, using iPads to take orders, or using...
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Japanese team creates the latest virtual cycling Streetview hack, with some clever additions

See our report on this in Japanese Stationary exercise bikes can be pretty boring if you have nothing interesting ahead of you. But here’s a...

Cardboard themed mobile charger proves surprisingly popular in Japan

Many Japanese people commute to work by train. This is the core time when they use their mobile phones. Due to extended use on...

More iPhone underwear coming soon from Bandai due to popular demand

Photo via LikeCool There are lots of iPhone covers out there, but most of them protect everything except your homescreen button. But never fear, as...

Presentations just got even more zen with Kokuyo’s ring remote

When you’re trying to make a persuasive presentation, you are unlikely to be sitting in front of a computer, just clicking through your slides....
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Japan’s ‘Social Party Robot Band’ has a killer guitarist, will melt your face off!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO0f9inconM&w=560&h=315] See our report on this story in Japanese There appears to be no end to the things that Japan can do with robots. While...
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How to transform your iPhone into Nunchucks. (Yes, nunchucks!)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V_mM03keUQ&w=560&h=315] Part of the beauty of Japanese mobile culture is the wide variety of accessories that you can add to your phone. And in...

Japanese solar-powered digital camera seeks photographers who care

Japanese toy camera manufacturer Superheadz has released the world’s first solar-panel enabled digital camera called SUN&CLOUD. In fact, the camera can be charged in...

Robot dog from Japan plays dead if your socks stink

Crazy Labo and Next Technology, LLC., two startups from Japan's western city of Fukuoka, have jointly invented a couple of scent detection robots.  One...