technology

We buy the lowest-rated alarm clock on Amazon Japan

How bad can it really be?

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Honey, I’ve shrunk the Japanese bath controls! New miniatures celebrate a home icon

Tiny panels talk to you and play melodies, just like the real thing. 

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Man uses AI to “destroy” censor mosaics in Japanese adult videos, gets arrested by Kyoto police

It’s debatable whether or not what he did was actually destruction, but the police say there’s no question it was a crime.

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New “boss’ treat” vending machines in Japan give out free drinks if you use them with a coworker

You don’t need to bring any money as long as you remember to bring a buddy.

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TeamLab collaborates with vegan ramen shop, creates the most photogenic noodle spot in Tokyo

Need some stunning digital art with your plant-based vegan ramen? We’ve got just the place for you!

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Google Japan unveils tea-cup shaped keyboard with open-source all-fish input system

Someday our grandchildren will wonder what life was like before we all typed on tea cups.

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Kamen Rider Revi’s hoverbike is a real thing that’s on sale now, delivery by early next year

By far the most expensive toy the long-running series has ever featured.

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We try fresh orange juice squeezed for us by a vending machine in Saitama【Taste test】

Does fresh OJ taste even sweeter when it’s squeezed by a machine?

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Japanese company makes a robot specifically to keep your cat entertained

The future is here for fun-deprived felines.

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VR photography exhibit held in virtual reality by Japan’s Virtual Rights organization

VR event was a virtual feast for the eyes.

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Japanese shipping giant planning to start autonomous cargo ships by 2025

A ghost in the machine ship?

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Japanese police struggling with growing number of “CAN invaders” used to steal luxury cars

Don’t let anyone invade your CAN!

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Samurai, ninja, and anime butlers join dinosaur staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

Say hello to the future of contact-free check-in.

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Coming soon to Japan’s Family Mart convenience stores: A whole lot of digital signage

The Family Mart of the future plans to use plenty of electronic advertising to assault your senses.

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Japanese grade students make working game consoles entirely out of cardboard for their summer homework

Coolest. Homework. Ever.

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Experience Akihabara Station in a VR world, then ride the train to a virtual marketplace!

This digital recreation is super realistic! 

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Electronic grandchild “Ami-chan” developed by Takara Tomy

The future of grandparenting is now!

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Japanese companies banned from locking cellphone SIM starting this autumn

The change comes after multiple years of deliberation.

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Saitama man repeatedly steals food from store by making his phone say “PayPay♫”

Crime doesn’t PayPay.

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Tokyo’s teamLab most visited museum in the world, officially more popular than Van Gogh

The Tokyo museum beat out big names in the art world to take the record.

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