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Japanese communications company to introduce AI love advice specialist

Who says experiencing real love is a perquisite for answering all of love’s tough questions?
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Alarming tweet about hidden camera coat hooks in Japanese restrooms sparks anger online

Pay close attention to hooks in public restrooms—they may not be what they seem.

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Trying Virtual Reality for the first time at Bandai Namco’s VR Experience in Odaiba, Tokyo

Two of RocketNews24’s VR virgins get to grips with virtual reality—but does the new technology live up to the hype?

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8 Japanese gadgets you wish you had in your country!

The Japanese are known for being incredibly efficient, so you’d expect them to also have the most efficient gizmos. Today, we’re looking at eight Japanese gadgets that we’ve become so dependent on, we can’t live without them!

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Stylish Japanese home gardening pod lets you grow vegetables indoors with little effort, no soil

No back yard? No problem.

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Book for little Japanese kids offers one big reason not to be a systems engineer when you grow up

Explanation of what kind of person would love the job subtly tells readers that a lot of people would absolutely hate it.

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The most fun I’ve had behind the wheel this year was with Toyota’s unusual vision for the future of mobility

The future of mobility is an exciting frontier that everyone in the automotive world is trying to explore. As a result, companies have taken creative and odd approaches to meet the challenge.

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Can you guess where this amazing Japanese commuter train is hiding some extra seats? 【Video】

The wizardry starts when rush hour ends.

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A brief history of emoji, language standards, and why you can text piles of poo to your friends

You likely know that emoji originated in Japan, but do you know how they ended up basically everywhere in the world?

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Yamaha shows off their routers with sexy gravure-style calendar

“My packet switches bring all the boys to the yard…”

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Sony’s new projector is absolutely tiny, can make TV-sized projections anywhere 【Video】

Stop passing around your phone to share pics – just project them onto the closest wall… or tree!

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As Microsoft US’s AI chatbot turns racist troll, Japan’s won’t shut up about anime and hay fever

While Tay, Microsoft US’s deep-learning AI chatbot, devolves into a horrifying racist, Microsoft Japan’s Rinna has other things on her mind…

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New robot cat toy “Hello! Woonyan” is set to bring you mechanical cuddles, meows, and more

Now you and your kids can experience the fun of owning a cat without any of the hairballs!

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Roll a perfect six every time with this Japanese inventor’s new robotic die

Now, if only there were a 20-sided version, all our characters would be level 60!

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Proposed Seibu Rail express train is 50s futurism meets high-speed love-aid

Seibu Railways is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a brand new limited-express train. As innovative and cool as the proposed design is, the concept art is rather unfortunate-looking…

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New frontier in otaku tech smashes crowdfunding goal, set to ship soon.

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Sony officially announces pricing for PlayStation VR add-on for PlayStation 4

Here’s how much real-world money it’ll cost you to play in Sony’s virtual video game domain.

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Web-based emulator adds cool retro quasi-3D effect to classic NES games 【Video】

Vietnamese hobbyist Trần Vũ Trúc, using mostly undisclosed programming wizardry, introduced this Firefox browser-based emulator that adds a pixelized 3-D effect to many of the NES’s best games.

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Sony developing audio player that delivers music to you without putting a device in your ear

Company’s first Future Lab design aims to revolutionize how we listen to music.

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Keyboard with light-up, “flying” letters looks like a reverse typing rhythm game【Video】

A Japanese inventor creates a projection mapping-enabled keyboard with letters that fly out into space as you type.

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