Category: Tech

Japan wants your cell phone to be more Human

Technology and innovation is serious business in Japan, they have a myriad of research institutions and most of their universities actual “institutions of higher education and research.” However to an individual without an open mind many things coming from Japan would seem rather “different” for lack of...

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Japan’s Elderly Rebel against their Robot Overlords

Did I use the word “overlord” in the title, well maybe I am exaggerating a little but the geek in me tends to exaggerate when talking about robots, but it seems like I’m not the only geek prone to exaggerating as a BBC writer used the same word!...

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Japan creates Robot Safety Center

So many people think the world will be destroyed by some natural phenomenon that may or may not be influenced by global warming, war or religion etc but I would like to categorically state that that is not the case. Every individual  with any semblance of intelligence  knows that...

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Honda debuts Solar-powered charging station

The basic gas station hasn’t evolved much in the last 80 years or so. The rise of fossil fuels over the last century has made them a regular sight on the roads, but with the world’s gas resources rapidly diminishing it has led to various initiatives to find a...

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JAXA’s Akatsuki Probe reaches Venus

It’s been six months since the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Akatsuki probe the Tanegashima spaceport in Kagoshima Prefecture. The spacecraft which is roughly the size of a fridge has reached its destination and after solving a slight tragetory problem has successfully entered...

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New Phone acquired! – HTC Legend

I have been longtime admirer of the Android mobile operating system since it was first announced and for the longest while had dreams of owning an android powered phone. The first android device I every saw was a friend’s HTC Hero, I owned a Blackberry...

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HRP-4 Humanoid Robot

The HRP line of humanoid robots from Kawada Industries and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have come a far way over the years. I became fascinated with one the HRP-3 Promet Mk-II a few years ago and while going through my feedreader recently I...

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Smart Vending Machines unveiled in Japan

Japan is vending machine land and it is estimated that there is a vending machine for every 23 Japanese person. Billions on dollars of sales are generated each year by vending machines in Japan  so there is stiff competition from manufacturers to stay ahead of...

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Speedy Narita Sky Access Opens

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look our for the Narita Sky Access on your next trip to Tokyo

Keisei Electric Railway Company recently official opened the new Narita Sky Access train route which connects Narita International Airport with the Nippori Station which is along the Yamanote Line  in downtown Tokyo in only 36 minutes. It’s competitor the Narita Express by JR makes the...

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I love you Flow Jamaica

I’m here sitting idle, sweating my ass of in the summer heat on a Monday night, I’ve been tweeting up a storm and checking out the first episodes of some Summer 2010 anime. After watching the first episode of High School of the Dead (which...

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