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Completely by accident, if you can believe that, we found ourselves at Sony's press launch for their new Walkman players in Tokyo this evening. Eschewing the Jobs approach of building thing...

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For reasons best known to themselves, the Japanese government's National Institute of Communications Technology has seen fit to invent some speakers that you can plug into a network via an Ether...

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Japan has a solid record of using RFID and GPS to track its kids, oldies and pets, but Kokuyo's Doko Line service ups the paranoia level a notch. Not only will it send an email to your Mum if yo...

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Japanese firm Speecys has had an eponymously-named robot out in kit form for a while now, but they've just announced an update that creates what they claim is the world's first fuel-cell po...

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Booth babes we've heard of, but quite why Taiwanese CPU cooler manufacturer Thermaltake felt compelled to field an army of helmeted geeks (CPU-fan-cooled helmets, no less) at Computex last week...

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Seems the recent news that the iTunes Music Store would finally hit Japan in 2005 was right on the nose: according to this morning's Nikkei Shimbun (which will only print stuff like this if it's da...

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Plastic figurines based on celebrities, historical personages and indeed any teenage talento who are currently in vogue are a staple of the otaku diet in Japan, but as they're created by ha...

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Not so much a technotoilet as a whole-room system, Toto and Daiwa House's Intelligence Toilet—no, not a derogatory term for the CIA—combines a loo with a built-in urine analyser, a bloo...

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