New Makita coffee maker runs on power tool batteries www.japantrends.com

From sophisticated wooden coffee mills to robotic baristas, latte art, and green tea espresso machines, the Japanese coffee industry always seems to offer something new and interesting.

And now the...

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DJI’s biggest order of commercial drones is headed straight to Japan’s construction industry www.theverge.com

Gadget lovers helped the drone industry take flight, but its future looks to be more industrial, with increasing numbers of drones sold for tasks like surveying and inspection. A good example of th...

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Send a ‘surrogate’ to meetings wearing an iPad with YOUR face on it www.mirror.co.uk

If the thought of sitting through yet another meeting fills you with dread, you’ll be happy to hear that you could pay a ‘surrogate’ to sit through it for you.

Researchers from the University of To...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Virtual reality experience of cute girl feeding you candy www.japantrends.com

The wearer slides a candy into the robotic hand of the Puccho A-n 4D Goggles and then puts the headset on. He or she can then experience the virtual delights of popular music idol Kanna Hashimoto p...

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Pictograms on Japanese electric toilets approved as global standard www.japantimes.co.jp

Pictograms on how to use Japanese electric toilets have been registered as a global standard in a step aimed at making such signs more familiar to the growing number of foreign tourists visiting th...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


Nintendo’s Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U techcrunch.com

Nintendo’s Switch has only been on sale for 10 months but already it has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, the flop that heralded Nintendo’s first step into hybrid gaming.

The Japanese tech giant...

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Nintendo Announces Nintendo Labo, A Wild New Experiment For Switch kotaku.com

Nintendo today announced Nintendo Labo, a wild new experiment for the Switch that will allow players to insert the console into assorted pieces of cardboard, creating items like robots, fishing rod...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Disaster Info thru Car Navi www.japantimes.co.jp

This is a pretty cool idea. So many vehicles already have car navi devices, and they can be put into good use.

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


Sony, Please Let Me Play With This Good Boy gizmodo.com

First Sony killed Aibo, the little dumb robot dog. Then, like a phoenix, Aibo rose from the ashes, new and improved, with LED eyes and a soft little back. This good boy, who went on pre-order in Ja...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


The creators of Neko Atsume are back with a game about an adventuring frog www.theverge.com

Journey Frog, the latest release from Japanese developer Hit-Point, the team best-known for the addictive and adorable cat-collecting game Neko Atsume. Like Neko Atsume, Tabikaeru is all about wait...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

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