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Tag: Japan

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5
We’ve already seen how the fashion industry can make use of robotics to make life easier for shoppers. But a Japanese clothing chain called United Arrows also found a way to use robots to make things…

Justice League x Koreajani Mini-Figures: It’s Hip to be Square

Justice League x Koreajani Mini-Figures: It’s Hip to be Square
Fans of the Justice League, here’s another bunch of fun collectibles to put on your shelf. I’m pretty sure you’ve never seen your favorite DC superheroes look quite like this. These collectible Justice League figures were…
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LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu

LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu
Aside from the huggable Totoro, the Catbus is one of the most memorable characters in the 1988 classic My Neighbor Totoro. After all, what’s not to like about a huge multilegged cat that can take you…

Swash Tabletop Washing Machine Lets You Wash One Outfit at a Time

Swash Tabletop Washing Machine Lets You Wash One Outfit at a Time
Don’t have enough space in your apartment for a washing machine? You could always send your dirty stuff off to the laundry or get a tabletop washing machine instead. This thing is so small and compact…

Chocolate RAM: Chocolate Chips

Chocolate RAM: Chocolate Chips
To celebrate its 33rd anniversary, a Japanese electronics company called IO Data is going to give away a special Valentine’s Day treat to three lucky online shoppers. It’s a chocolate bar that looks like a RAM…

Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens

Automee S: A Roomba for Touchscreens
At the 2013 Tokyo Gift Show, Takara Tomy unveiled a toy that’s at the cusp of being practical. The company calls it the Automee S, a tiny disk-shaped robot designed to clean the touchscreens on mobile…

Gurapika LED Flashlight Has Earthquake Warning System Built In

Gurapika LED Flashlight Has Earthquake Warning System Built In
Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. Despite this, the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami devastated the country. So you can never be prepared enough. That’s why Force Media, a Tokyo-based initiative, has now come up with…

Senseless Drawing Bot 2: Even More Senseless Than Before

Senseless Drawing Bot 2: Even More Senseless Than Before
Graffiti can be cool, at least when its done with artful purpose. With robots all over the place, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to make a robot that drew graffiti. The…

Tiny Maid Robot Serves Awesome Dance Moves

Tiny Maid Robot Serves Awesome Dance Moves
We’ve seen a lot of robots that can dance, but I’ve never seen one with moves as complicated and lifelike as this maid robot made by YouTuber Dr. GIY. It’ll only be a matter of time…

Tokyoflash Kisai Adjust: Squint to See the Time

Tokyoflash Kisai Adjust: Squint to See the Time
Spending lots of time to tell the time seems a bit counterintuitive, and while Tokyoflash watches aren’t always easy to read, this new one is definitely worth a look, despite its complicated looking display.…

Facial Recognition Software Befuddled by LED Goggles: Big Brother Stumped

Facial Recognition Software Befuddled by LED Goggles: Big Brother Stumped
Are you the kind of person that’s worried about Big Brother and those CCTV cameras all over the place? So you don’t want your face on camera feeds? Then these specs might be for you.…

Kyosho EGG Sugoi R/C Bots Clean up Your Mess While You Sit on Your Lazy Ass

Kyosho EGG Sugoi R/C Bots Clean up Your Mess While You Sit on Your Lazy Ass
Oh, how I love wacky Japanese gadgets. And how I hate cleaning. So when Francesco over at Hobby Media[IT] tipped me off to these Japanese cleaning robots, I was just about in heaven.…

Chibi Heroes: Cutie Ukiyo-e

Chibi Heroes: Cutie Ukiyo-e
Jed Henry lit the Internet on fire with his ukiyo-e-style art. Then he worked with woodblock artist David Bull to turn those artworks into actual ukiyo-e prints, which are now under the brand Ukiyoe Heroes. Now…

Hidden iPhone Quick Draw Holder: Assassin’s Creed Japan

Hidden iPhone Quick Draw Holder: Assassin’s Creed Japan
YouTuber morishowta is working on a wrist-mounted holder for his iPhone that quickly pushes the phone to his hand when he thrusts his arm forward. It’s like the hidden blade in Assassin’s Creed, or Travis Bickle’s…

Who Needs Real Friends, When You Can Rent Fake Ones?

Who Needs Real Friends, When You Can Rent Fake Ones?
Life gets a whole easier if you have good friends by your side. By that I mean real friends, not fake ones that you can now rent for a fee from companies like Client Partners [JP].…

Use Different Size Batteries in Panasonic’s (Truly) Emergency Flashlight

Use Different Size Batteries in Panasonic’s (Truly) Emergency Flashlight
In cases of real emergencies, most emergency lights are pretty much useless if you don’t have the required number of and type batteries to power them up. You can consider yourself lucky if you come across…
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