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Carry your laptop inside your clothes with the new “Packable Parka” from Japan

Leave your bag at home and fill up the pockets of this denim hoodie with all your tech instead.

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Roomba relishes freedom while zipping at ridiculous speeds across a park

This family decided to take their Roomba for a walk — but this Roomba doesn’t do walking!

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Well-meaning creator makes nightmare-inducing Thomas the Tank Engine ceiling-crawling abomination

A hobbyist has inadvertently given life to an Eldritch horror posing as a Thomas the Tank Engine toy by giving it glowing eyes and the ability to scale walls and ceilings.

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An ad agency created a dinner plate that cuts 30 calories from each meal

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“INUPATHY” collar tells you what your dog is thinking via colors and phone messages【Video】

Because sometimes it can be really ruff understanding all those “barks” and “woofs.”

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Enormous BETA right before your eyes?! Muv-Luv VR demo event report

A demo event was held on April 3 recreating the world of the visual novel Muv-Luv.

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China is trying to build an empire of electric cars—but the strategy has one huge flaw that will benefit Tesla

The Chinese government is going all in on electric cars. After all, China is currently plagued with some of the worst air pollution in the world.

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Kana Hanazawa doesn’t understand her latest commercial 【Video】

It’s not unusual for stars to perform in Japanese commercials, but what they’re asked to do can sometimes lead to head-scratching.

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“World’s first washable smartphone” goes on sale in Japan accompanied by cheese-tastic ad【Video】

Foolishly allowed a sticky-fingered child to hold your phone? Have a crippling fear of germs and wish you could disinfect everything? Now there’s a smartphone you can wash with soap and water!

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The 21st century Game Boy we wish Nintendo were working on【Pics】

We’re sure Nintendo is busy creating something new and exciting to release into the world, but we kind of wish this is what they were working on…

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Catch the Star Wars Chill: We check out the amazing R2-D2™ Moving Refrigerator in person!【Video】

Remember the awesome, super-expensive R2­-D2™ Moving Refrigerator we reported on last month? Well, we recently went to see an actual model on display!

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Attack on Titan car navigation system stars Survey Corps, a walled city and checkpoint giants

The live-action Attack on Titan movies may have been a bit of a disappointment, but we’ll always have the glorious anime. And now the animated protagonists from the acclaimed series are bringing their world into ours and guiding us around it with an amazing new tablet and car navigation system.

Filled with special extras including the opportunity to “rank up” according to distances travelled, a choice between “return to the wall” or “Survey Corps outer expedition” route views, and an appearance from a Titan when we pass through convenience store checkpoints, it’s bound to make trips to the grocery store much more exciting!

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JINS MEME: Award winning glasses track your physical state and concentration levels

Thanks to the world of smartphones, we’re now able to connect to ourselves on a physical level in a way we never could before. Fitness apps and wearable devices like the Fitbit wristband allow us to monitor everything from the number of steps we take to our walking speed and heart rate.

While activity trackers usually take physical data from our wrists, Japanese eyewear brand JINS is taking a very different approach by monitoring not only our physical but also our mental state, with the new JINS MEME glasses. Using a number of built-in sensors to gather data from the eyes and body, now you can monitor everything from posture to alertness levels and find out how your body and mind “age” alters throughout the day.

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Become an official supporter of the Evangelion smartphone, going on sale this year!

Evangelion fans, rejoice! If you were wondering what more you could possibly add to you collection of EVA goods, you won’t have to wait much longer for the next must-have item – the Evangelion smartphone, which is scheduled to go on sale around the end of this year.

As if that weren’t exciting enough, you can also become an official “supporter” which will get you the latest, up-to-date information, plus a special gift.

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Humanity comes one step closer to real-life Transformers with this transformable, drivable robot

Listen up, people–in just a couple of years, we’ll seeing the closest thing possible to a realization of Transformers in real life.

Japanese firms Brave Robotics and Asratec, along with the support of toy manufacturer Takara Tomy, have teamed up with the joint goal of creating a 3.5-meter-tall (11.5 feet) humanoid robot that is capable of transforming itself into a drivable car. While the project, which is titled J-deite Ride, won’t come to fruition until sometime in 2017, the collaborative team has already produced a similar transformable robot on a smaller scale–and the video of its transformation sequence is pretty awesome.

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Head your way to freedom in curiously titled virtual reality game “Headmaster” 【Video】

Oculus, Sony, Valve, and even Samsung have been heralding virtual reality as the future of gaming and entertainment for what feels like an age now. The few glimpses we’ve seen of the fledgling technology have both impressed and intrigued us, but titles that resemble the kind of games we can expect to play when these companies finally launch their respective headsets are still few and far between.

The unusually named Headmaster, however, is a good example of what we can probably expect to play as the technology finds its feet.

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Samsung invented a crazy mirror that can show you how clothing looks on you before you buy

In the future, Samsung wants your mirror to act as a virtual fitting room.

At an event in Hong Kong, the company unveiled a new type of mirror that also functions as a screen with cameras inside.

The mirror would likely be aimed at retail stores, enabling shoppers to potentially view information about the product they’re trying on or digitally try on items before they purchase them.

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Nintendo might be using Android to power its next games console

Nintendo may be ditching its historic proprietary operating systems (OS) and instead using Android to power its next games console, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Kotaku reported.

If true, this could be a big win for Google, while helping to boost Nintendo’s flagging sales.

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Samsung is reportedly developing a crazy phone with two screens that you might be able to fold in half

Samsung is reportedly developing a new phone that will have two screens, according to blog Sam Mobile, which has a solid track record for reporting leaked information about upcoming Samsung products.

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Samsung’s latest ad is eerily similar to recent Apple ads

Samsung just released its latest ad for the Galaxy S6 Edge, and it looks eerily familiar.

In April, Apple made this ad for the Gold Edition of Apple Watch. When you look at Samsung’s ad and the Watch spot side by side, the similarities border on ridiculous.

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