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Kun “One Eye” Camera: Tiny “DSLR” Shoots 12MP Pics, HD Video

Kun “One Eye” Camera: Tiny “DSLR” Shoots 12MP Pics, HD Video

This tiny camera may fit in the palm of your hand, but it looks like a little DSLR, and claims to shoot images at 12 megapixel resolution. Loosely translated the name of this digital camera is…

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Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel

Battle Robot Controlled in Real Time Via Motion Capture: Real Real Steel

The evidence that Japan is working on making giant robots real continues to pile up. Naoki Maru is known in Japan for his King Kizer series of robots, has developed a motion-controlled version that he calls…

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3D Shape Creation System Could Lead to Transforming Buildings, Super Robots

3D Shape Creation System Could Lead to Transforming Buildings, Super Robots

Admit it Japan – you really are working on making giant mecha and super robots real. You started off with life-size robot statues. Now you’re working on scaffolding that can be programmed to change shapes and…

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Final Audio Muramasa VIII Headphones Cost as Much as a Used Car

Final Audio Muramasa VIII Headphones Cost as Much as a Used Car

Recently, I’ve been contemplating a pair of $1500 Sennheiser HD800s, but those cost but a fraction of Final Audio’s ultimate headphones, which will set you back a cool 8 grand. But if you like the words…

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Terebi no Te Remote Control: Channel Changer, Back Scratcher or Nose Picker?

Terebi no Te Remote Control: Channel Changer, Back Scratcher or Nose Picker?

There are plenty of remote control options on the market, but they’re all pretty ordinary looking. If you’re looking for something a little different, how about a remote control that looks like a cartoon finger you…

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The Hana Tsun Nose Straightener Might Just Make You Re-think that Nose Job

The Hana Tsun Nose Straightener Might Just Make You Re-think that Nose Job

People are always complaining about a certain feature or body part of theirs that they wish they could change, like their nose, for example. There are few things that plastic surgery can’t fix these days, but…

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Scale R/C Shopping Carts Perfect for Tiny Grocery Runs

Scale R/C Shopping Carts Perfect for Tiny Grocery Runs

Shopping cart races were one of the more wacky things that people used to do before all the stores made it so you couldn’t remove shopping carts from their parking lots. Now you can recreate that…

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Gundam Learns How to Walk

Gundam Learns How to Walk

I always thought the Gundam already knew how to walk, but apparently the giant mech never really knew how to do it properly. So leave it to some enterprising Japanese geek to come up with a…

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Tokyoflash Kisai Stencil Watch Tells Time in Negative Space

Tokyoflash Kisai Stencil Watch Tells Time in Negative Space

This has to be one of the more interesting recent designs from Tokyoflash – I think I might actually get this one! The Kisai Stencil showcases the time in an intuitive fashion, thanks to the custom…

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Bullet Train Chopsticks Speed Food into Your Mouth at 200MPH

Bullet Train Chopsticks Speed Food into Your Mouth at 200MPH

Do you like to pick up your food with chopsticks? Me too. Heck, if I could eat soup and the milk at the bottom of my cereal bowl with them, I would. Sure, they’re’ probably not…

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Propia Hige Fake Beard: Look Like a Gangster or a Kung-Fu Master

Propia Hige Fake Beard: Look Like a Gangster or a Kung-Fu Master

I know a lot of guys who wished they could grow beards but couldn’t, because it just wasn’t in their genes. Back in my immature old days, I used to prank them and draw on goatees…

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Universal Earphones Know When They’re in the Wrong Ear, Switches Channels Automatically

Universal Earphones Know When They’re in the Wrong Ear, Switches Channels Automatically

Another First World problem solved! Kohei Matsumura, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami, and Takeo Igarashi of the Japan Science and Technology Agency have invented a pair of earphones with ear buds that can detect if they are…

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Dictionary Desk Pillow: The Most Relaxing Volume on Your Bookshelf

Dictionary Desk Pillow: The Most Relaxing Volume on Your Bookshelf

Everyday, at around one in the afternoon, I begin to yawn excessively and get extremely sleepy like clockwork. Blame it on the warm temperature here or on the fact that I just had an incredibly filling…

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Face Slimmer Mouthpiece Lets You Do Facial Exercises (and Look Like a Freak)

Face Slimmer Mouthpiece Lets You Do Facial Exercises (and Look Like a Freak)

Nobody wants to get old and be stuck with a sagging chin. I know I don’t, but I’m also not willing to go under the knife when the time comes to have younger, un-saggy skin. With…

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Q-Pot Chocolate Bar Smartphone for Candy-Coated Calling

Q-Pot Chocolate Bar Smartphone for Candy-Coated Calling

The Japanese do come up with some strange technology. The Chocolate Q-Pot Phone, which was designed by Tadaaki Wakamatsu and NTT DoCoMo, is going to be released in Japan as a special Valentine’s Day smartphone. Does…

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Tokyoflash Kisai Optical Illusion LCD Watch: Now You See It Now You Don’t

Tokyoflash Kisai Optical Illusion LCD Watch: Now You See It Now You Don’t

One of the biggest complaints that I’ve had with some of these Japanese watches is that you always have to push a button to check the time. Since Tokyoflash started working with more LCD displays, instead…

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