technology

New robot moe figure is here to sing and dance for you all day long【Video】

The Internet of Things (IoT) finds its newest home in a pint-sized moe-cute figure who gyrates for your pleasure.

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AnkiSnap pen turns highlighting into a smartphone game that makes studying a breeze【Video】

Do you highlight things but still forget them? AnkiSnap might be able to help!

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Clever Japanese mom creates unbeatable iPad ad-blocker that requires no downloads or updates

No programming skills? No problem for this inventive mother.

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Heater-equipped hanten Japanese jackets mix modern technology and traditional winter fashion

Clever idea helps wearers cope with the cold with a new take on the retro garment.

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Starbucks teams up with Japanese clothing brand to create stylish new contactless payment system

Check out how the cool crowd orders coffee at Starbucks in Japan.

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Lonely Japanese gamers giddy over the prospect of getting to smell girls in VR titles

Will new technology let them really experience the scent of virtual girls?

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Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers

While you’re progressing towards your destination, your smartphone could be progressing towards a full charge.

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Tokyo Metro employs megaphone translation tech at station near Harajuku

The underground train operator has commissioned several real-time translation megaphones to facilitate communication with foreign customers.

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Japanese designer creates beautiful VR map of his country, destroys it with laser beams【Video】

VoxelKei has been working to create the ultimate VR map of Japan, allowing people the chance to explore an extremely detailed rendering of the entire country. Oh, and also fire massive death rays at it.

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New white nurse uniforms use non-transparent fabric to hide underwear, receive backlash from men

“The technology is great, but from a man’s point of view….”

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Live with a 3-D virtual servant inside your home with Gatebox, now available for pre-order【Video】

Azumi the holographic robot wants to brush teeth, watch TV, and send cute text messages together with you.

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“I can’t tell if they’re real!” Robotic fish amaze Japanese Twitter with lifelike movements 【Vid】

Cut the carp and tell us if these are real already!

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Amazon releases new Kindle model specifically designed for manga readers

Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.

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IT infrastructure becomes cute anime girls in Japan’s latest educational anthropomorphism project

Whoa, check out the size of that girl’s DRAM!

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Innovative electronic drumming pants makes touching yourself a musical affair

“Ding ding ding-ding! Oh yeah!!” That’s what he said. Or rather, what his crotch said.

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Japan’s amazingly realistic CG schoolgirl learns how to kiss 【Video】

Saya puckers up while showing off a variety of uncannily lifelike facial expressions.

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New Japanese video chat program adds digital makeup to the faces of female telecommuters 【Video】

Shiseido now has a cosmetics-free way to change your appearance.

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Japan’s ‘agri-tech’ farming revolution

TOKYO — Japan’s high-tech agricultural businesses are to gather at the Agri World trade fair held in Tokyo this week (Oct 12-14) to showcase the industries next generation of technologies such as plant factories, robotic automation and IT systems, claimed as advancing the “fourth industrial revolution” into the sector.

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Japan’s hyper-realistic CG schoolgirl moves for the first time in new video【Video】

Saya is now one step closer to her creators’ goal of having her become a full-fledged actress.

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Japan’s AI schoolgirl has fallen into a suicidal depression in latest blog post

The Microsoft-created artificial intelligence leaves a troubling message ahead of acting debut.

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