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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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Weaponized wig offered to Donald Trump by Japanese inventor

Celebrity inventor and “Greatest Scientist in History” Dr. NakaMats throws his support behind the Republican front-runner in the form of the mightiest weapon known to man: Guard Wig.

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Sony’s Xperia Projector turns any surface into a smartphone interface【Video】

The electronics giant recently showed off a prototype device that can project an interactive, smartphone-like display onto any surface.

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The future is (almost) now with Mitsubishi’s proposed “Aerial Display” hologram tech

Mitsubishi says it’s coming close to perfecting the kind of floating “hologram” images seen in sci-fi films—and it hopes to introduce the “Aerial Display” technology in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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“Silence Straw” — Kyoto University raising money to fight noises caused by drinking straws

The only thing necessary for the triumph of noisy drinking straws is for good men to do nothing. Thankfully, Kotaro Takahashi is taking action, and Kyoto University has his back.

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Nissan unveils the world’s first “Intelligent Parking Chair”【Video】

You’ll never waste time pushing in chairs ever again thanks to this amazing new invention from Japanese car manufacturer Nissan.

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VR visit to Japanese swimsuit model’s apartment provides joy for dateless men on Valentine’s Day

Ai Shinozaki, one of Japan’s hardest-working models, extends some VR hospitality.

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Is it acceptable to break up via instant message? Japanese men and women weigh in

As hugely popular instant messaging app LINE supplants most other forms of communication in Japan, a poll asks young Japanese people: Is it okay to break up with someone by IM?

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Insanely detailed moving model gun is even more awesome than its Psycho Pass counterpart【Video】

Consumer electronics manufacturer Cerevo recently introduced an ultra-detailed replica of the Dominator – an iconic gun from the hit anime Psycho Pass. You need to see this thing in action.

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Someone is making new Hello Kitty flip phone in 2016…and we actually kind of want one!

Tired of the battle between iOS and Android? Time to get a Hello Kitty flip phone!

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Get a massage on the go with a smartphone-controlled AiraWear massage hoodie

Don’t have the cash or time for an appointment with a masseuse? No worries; this new massage hoodie promises to work out your knots while you sit back and relax.

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Machine that perfectly plays Taiko Master is totally mesmerizing and totally cheating【Video】

Machines will completely rule our lives someday, so why not have them help us with our video games now?

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This Japanese startup has created a hologram assistant to control all your devices

Feeling jealous of Tony Stark’s Jarvis? Soon, you may have a hologram assistant of your own!

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The future is here: Panasonic unveils interactive, transparent display at CES 2016

Panasonic showed off a transparent display seemingly straight out of Tony Stark’s lab at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.

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New wearable device reads your pet’s mind (to remind you they’re probably annoyed at you)

The pet wearables venture company, Anicall, promises a new device and accompanying smartphone app that can read your pet’s emotions.

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Drinky: The South Korean robot ready to share a glass of booze with lonely drinkers 【Video】

With this mechanical friend, you’ll never have to drink alone!

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