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We've already seen a few Japanese department stores employing virtual makeover machines, and it looks like Philips is now hoping to bring a similar service to an even wider audience. Dubbed "Crystalize," the company's latest off the beaten path device makes use of some cameras normally used for med...

November 19th 2009 at 4:25am 0 Comments
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This is the kind of gadget we'd assume was a joke -- if we didn't know that it wasn't. Bandai -- makers of such useful time wasters as the Tamagotchi and the little doohickey that helps women "understand" men -- has just unveiled a new device which should make you feel even less comfortable inside...

November 4th 2009 at 9:02pm 0 Comments
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The very fact there is a Nanocare range of skin moisturizing gadgets is pretty impressive -- the suits at Panasonic must feel pretty clever trying to sell people on the idea that they need a device capable of generating an "ultra fine nano-particle ion steam," which apparently boils down to mist wi...

July 30th 2009 at 12:59pm 0 Comments
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Konami recently unveiled Dream Skincare in Japan for the Nintendo DS. The "game" is more like Brain Age, except instead of being a brain trainer, it's a skin trainer. The game features a virtual version of beauty adviser Chizu Saeki (pictured) and allows players to enter their body temp. and monitor...

June 14th 2007 at 9:25pm 0 Comments
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We're always wanting that skin to glow around the virtual office here, but never would we suspect that "Artificial Electromagnetic Waves" could be hurting us. While the merits of studies that show radiation from wireless handsets harm or don't harm humans are far from final, it's pleasing to know th...

March 20th 2007 at 7:10am 0 Comments
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We're always wanting that skin to glow around the virtual office here, but never would we suspect that "Artificial Electromagnetic Waves" could be hurting us. While the merits of studies that show radiation from wireless handsets harm or don't harm humans are far from final, it's pleasing to know th...

March 20th 2007 at 7:10am 0 Comments