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Tag: Japan

Bake Me off a Piece of this KitKat Cake

Bake Me off a Piece of this KitKat Cake
Japan gets all the cool stuff. Take KitKats, for instance. In Japan they have introduced all kinds of flavors in the past – like blueberry cheesecake, soybean, red chilli, wasabi and more. And Nestle is not…
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Pachi Pachi Clappy is the Sound of One Hand Clapping

Pachi Pachi Clappy is the Sound of One Hand Clapping
Oh, Japan. It’s been at least a few weeks before you came out with a completely silly gadget that we don’t really need, but we do really want. What we have here is the Pachi Pachi…
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Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)

Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)
These electrical plugs look like noses, just in case you want some great big nostrils on your wall. These Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets from design firm ekoD Works will make your home look pretty damn weird.…
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Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane
I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination.…
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Bra Only Unhooks When There’s ‘True Love’

Bra Only Unhooks When There’s ‘True Love’
“The morning after” often sucks for people who weren’t in the right state of mind the night before. Cue this unusual bra by Japanese lingerie maker Ravijou, which only unlocks when it detects “true love” emanating…
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Thanko’s USB Mask Shields You from Pollen, Makes You Look Like a Beekeeper

Thanko’s USB Mask Shields You from Pollen, Makes You Look Like a Beekeeper
When pollen flies through the air, allergies run wild. Good (or bad?) thing there’s Thanko’s big yellow mask to shield you from pollen (and social interaction!)…
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If only These Tiny PlayStation Controllers Actually Worked

If only These Tiny PlayStation Controllers Actually Worked
Earlier, we showed you a way to use an actual DualShock 4 controller with your jailbroken iOS device. While these are only DualShock 2 controllers, they will plug directly into your smartphone. Unfortunately, that’s where the…
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These Glitch Coats Will Hurt Your Eyes

These Glitch Coats Will Hurt Your Eyes
Thank God we don’t see too many glitches in our technology these days. Visual glitches can be annoying, frustrating and often brightly blinding. Which is how I would describe these coats.…
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Mountain Dew Flavored Cheetos: The Ultimate Gamer Food

Mountain Dew Flavored Cheetos: The Ultimate Gamer Food
Mountain Dew and Cheetos. You know them. You love them. You have both all over your mouse and keyboard. Well, now you can get these two gamer foods together at last. These Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos…
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Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!

Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!
DARPA’s Robotic Challenge Trials wrapped up earlier today, and the robot that reigned supreme is SCHAFT. The squat 209 pound, 4.85 foot-tall robot smoked the competition, scoring 27 points, besting its next closest competitor by 35%…
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Remote Control Crustaceans Give You a Bad Case of Crabs

Remote Control Crustaceans Give You a Bad Case of Crabs
If you’ve followed Technabob for any period of time, you know that we love our quirky Japanese gadgets around here. The latest weird and wacky gizmo to turn up from our friends to the East? Remote-controlled…
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Kisai Rorschach ePaper Watch: Blot O’clock

Kisai Rorschach ePaper Watch: Blot O’clock
The Kisai Rorschach is the newest watch from Tokyoflash, maker of timepieces that are intentionally bad at presenting the time. The display looks similar to the ink blots used in the eponymous test, but it’s actually…
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‘Liberation’ Wrapper Lets Japanese Women Eat Burgers While Looking Demure

‘Liberation’ Wrapper Lets Japanese Women Eat Burgers While Looking Demure
A lot of people I know tend to avoid eating two things in public: chicken and burgers. Chicken, because it’s harder to eat without using your hands (and the smell lingers on your fingers when you…
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‘Garlic’ Black Beer is Not for Weak Stomachs (or Vampires)

‘Garlic’ Black Beer is Not for Weak Stomachs (or Vampires)
It seems like we’re a little late in discovering the Aomori Garlic Black Beer, what with the month of scares having just ended and all. It’s a brew that was picked up by the folks at …
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JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid

JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid
The Japanese space agency known as JAXA has announced that it has conducted a test of its space cannon that will be used to remotely fire a 4-pound metal projectile into the surface of an asteroid.…
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Japan Has a Luxurious Train with Cabins That Cost $11,500+

Japan Has a Luxurious Train with Cabins That Cost $11,500+
If you find yourself in Japan sometime, you might want to check out the Seven Stars train. It will spoil you from other trains, bullet or otherwise, because this train is elegant style on the outside…
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