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World’s First Flying Crime-prevention Robot Unveiled in Japan [Video]

Written on December 28, 2012 by Aiken Lewis

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Japanese security services company, SECOM, plans to offer the crime-prevention robot's services for around 5,000 yen or $58 a month

Japanese security services company, SECOM, has recently launched the world’s first autonomous flying crime-prevention robot. The mini-copter will be offered for private security use.

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Human-Powered Roller Coaster Offered in Japan Bicycle Theme Park [Video]

Written on December 27, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Gunma Cycle Sports Center also showcases a collection of strange and unique bicycles

The Gunma Cycle Sports Center in Minakami, Japan may be considered as the world’s most eco-friendly amusement park. It features human-powered rollercoasters that are fun to ride.

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Disaster Pods Introduced in Japan [Video]

Written on November 12, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Japanese company develops disaster shelters that look like Dragon Ball space pods

Japanese auto parts manufacturer, Pond, has created an emergency shelter in form of a spherical pod that can save lives in times of a disaster. The pod called “Life Armour” looks like Dragon Ball’s attack balls.

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Control Your PC Using A Gesture Glove Mouse

Written on November 04, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The “Gesture Glove Mouse" can be used to control your Windows PC, Mac and Android device

A new device called, the “Gesture Glove Mouse” has been recently unveiled in Japan. It is an accessory which can be used to control your computers, using hand gestures. The glove can be only worn on your right hand.

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Mind-Controlled Cat Tails Created by a Japanese Company [Video]

Written on September 24, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Neurowear's Shippo, a mind-controlled cat tail, is able to read the wearer's emotions and wags depending on your mood

After releasing a brain-wave controlled cat ears, Japanese company, Neurowear has created a cute, mind-controlled cat tail to pair it with. The wacky cat tail is called Shippo. It wags according to the wearer’s moods and emotions.

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Panasonic’s Steam Mask, Relieves Eye Strain

Written on July 07, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The Este ES-SW50 steam mask makes use of steam to relieve eye fatigue cause by prolonged computer use

Around the world, people rely on computers to do their daily tasks. People can’t help but to stare at their computer monitors the whole day and experience eye fatigue.

Dry and weary eyes used to be relieved by just applying eye drops. Thanks to Panasonic, they have designed a product that rejuvenates tired eyes. The Este ES-SW50 is a portable eye mask that makes use of steam to refresh the eyes, relieving the user of eye strain.

The Este is powered by rechargeable batteries, that can only run up to 12 minutes on a single charge. Panasonic is set to launch this product in Japan this September. However it is still unclear if this device will be launched internationally.

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Vending Machine Keeps Drinks Cold Without Electricity

Written on June 29, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The A011 vending machine only uses energy during night time, makes use of vacuum insulated material and air-tight doors to lock in the coldness during the day.

Energy efficient appliances can be seen everywhere nowadays, even in public places.

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Olympus OM-D Starts Shipping Worldwide

Written on April 13, 2012 by Kristoff Jones

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Olympus' first retro-styled, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera ships worldwide.

Shortly after its first release in Japan, Olympus’ first OM-D Camera, the E-M5 is now available in the US, Canadian, UK and German market.

The E-M5 is the first in Olympus’ OM-D line. Inspired by the company’s OM-series film SLRs, The E-M5 is a mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens, 16-megapixel CMOS, a three- inch OLED touchscreen and 5-axis image stabilization system that is ‘designed to improve shake reduction’.

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PlayStation Vita, Coming to Japan on December 17

Written on September 14, 2011 by Lulu

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Sony's PlayStation Vita is scheduled to roll out in Japan, along with several games on December 17, 2011.

Sony has finally announced a launch date for their newest handheld, the PlayStation Vita. The handheld console is set to arrive on December 17 for customers in Japan. Regardless of Sony’s recent move to cut down the PS3 price to $249 ahead of 2011’s holiday sales, the firm has maintained its original promise to offer the Vita Wi-Fi variant for $324 while the 3G model goes for $390.

The PlayStation Vita will be sold along with 29 different games when it ships in Japan. The upcoming titles include Fish On, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ninja Gaiden: Sigma, Katamari,F1 2011 and WipeOut among others.

Sony will start taking Vita preorders in Japan on October 15. US customers may be disappointed to find that Sony has yet to provide a time-frame for bringing the device to international markets.

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“Yahoo Phone”, an Android Based Device Heading to Japan

Written on August 20, 2011 by Lulu

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A report from TechCrunch stated that an Android Based "Yahoo Phone" is currently heading to the Japanese Market.

According to a report from TechCrunch, an Android based “Yahoo Phone” is said to be heading to the Japanese market where the company is reportedly dominating. The Android 2.3 device will be manufactured by Sharp, which is serving the Yahoo branded adaptation of the Aquos 009SH that was recently introduced. It is also said that SoftBank, Yahoo Japan’s largest shareholder, will be the exclusive carrier of the said device.

Yahoo-centric features will include a slew of apps like Yahoo Japan Home, Yahoo Japan Auctions, a calendar, dictionary and Yahoo Loco. Hardware features are reported to include a four-inch LCD along with qHD resolution, an 8 megapixel camera, digital TV turner and infrared transmitter.

The said Yahoo Phone is expected to arrive late next month.

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