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Asimo Gets Confused, Makes Robots Look Bad

Asimo Gets Confused, Makes Robots Look Bad

You have to feel a bit sad for Asimo. Years ago, when he was new, people loved him. Despite recent upgrades, he is old news and people have moved on to newer and cooler robot spectacles.…

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Swumanoid Robot Swims Like a Human

Swumanoid Robot Swims Like a Human

I’m not sure why we need robots that can swim like humans, but here we have one, and it’s named “Swumanoid.” Is there not enough danger at sea? Do we need humanoid robots swimming around ready…

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How Much is That Android in the Window?

How Much is That Android in the Window?

If you find yourself at the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, you will have a special treat this Valentines Day. There, you will find the Geminoid-F android just chilling out in the store window, seemingly…

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Japanese Vending Machine Makes a Face in Your Cappuccino

Japanese Vending Machine Makes a Face in Your Cappuccino

If there’s one thing that’s for certain, it’s that the Japanese love their wacky vending machines. Whether they’re doling out bananas, crabs or making ice cream sundaes, they always seem to have a trick up their…

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Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails

Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails

Tokyo is crazy about Star Wars. We knew that much already, but now they have gone and made the handrails in their subway cars look like lightsabers, in honor of the Blu-Ray release of the Star…

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PIGORASS 4-Legged Robot Jumps and Gallops on Its Own

PIGORASS 4-Legged Robot Jumps and Gallops on Its Own

Walking is hard enough for robots, but check out this ‘bot that can do so on four legs. He might become your future dog, if all goes according to plan for its Japanese inventors.…

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Robot From Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky Comes to Life

Robot From Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky Comes to Life

If you love Miyazaki’s animes, then you’ll love the fact that the gigantic robot from Laputa: Castle in the Sky can be seen in Tokyo, at the Ghibli Museum (FR). Apparently, this robot is life-sized, meaning…

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Japanese Dancin’ Stormtrooper – the Special Edition With Pointless New Special Effects

Japanese Dancin’ Stormtrooper – the Special Edition With Pointless New Special Effects

The latest update to the popular Tokyo Dancing Stormtrooper video features a bunch of pointless new special effects! It follows the George Lucas’ tradition of filling classic Star Wars flicks with stupid and unnecessary CGI effects.…

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Anipov LED Spokes Hack Your Bike Into a Sort of TRON Light Cycle

Anipov LED Spokes Hack Your Bike Into a Sort of TRON Light Cycle

It’s true that if you have though about putting LEDs on your bike, it’s nothing new. However, this new tech from Japan will really light your bike up like none other in the neighborhood. It’s called…

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Darth Vader is Your Boss

Darth Vader is Your Boss

Darth Vader is invading the streets of Tokyo, Japan, thanks to the mobile phone giant Docomo. I don’t know how much they had to pay George Lucas for the rights, but you can bet that they…

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Giant Gundam Statue Loses Its Head, Still Keeps Its Cool

Giant Gundam Statue Loses Its Head, Still Keeps Its Cool

While Japan’s Giant Gundam statue is but a distant memory, that doesn’t mean his dismembered body parts can’t be used for good. It turns out that despite the dismantling of the Giant Gundam his head still…

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Gundam Statue Being Erected in Tokyo: Why Can’T Stuff Like This Happen Where I Live?

Gundam Statue Being Erected in Tokyo: Why Can’T Stuff Like This Happen Where I Live?

A 1:1 scale Gundam statue is being built in Tokyo as part of the Japanese government’s quest to acquire a monopoly of geeks to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the world famous anime series. The Mainichi…

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Blood of Bahamut Playable Next Month by Lucky People [Nintendo Ds]

Blood of Bahamut Playable Next Month by Lucky People [Nintendo Ds]

Nintendo DS owners and RPG fans alike have been looking foward to Square Enix’s Blood of Bahamut since the game was first announced last year, and now a few incredibly lucky people (in Japan) are going…

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Kisai Denshoku LED Watch: How a Cylon Tells the Time

Kisai Denshoku LED Watch: How a Cylon Tells the Time

Inspired by the neon lights of the flashy Shinjuku district of Tokyo, this new watch out of Japan is sure to draw plenty of attention when you check the time. The Kisai Denshoku watch is crafted…

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Photo Du Jour: Hidden Mario Mushrooms

Photo Du Jour: Hidden Mario Mushrooms

I saw this photo over on Flickr this morning, and just had to post it. Oh, that’s where I put my mushrooms – I’ve been looking for them all day. Maybe the cops were coming and…

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Laser Xmas Tree in Tokyo: No Need for Needles

Laser Xmas Tree in Tokyo: No Need for Needles

This giant green Christmas tree was recently sighted at the base of an office building in Tokyo, Japan. But unlike its Rockefeller Center counterpart, this one can entirely vanish with the flip of a switch. The…

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