technology

Unmarked cop cars in Japan pull crazy Transformer-style trick when they pull someone over【Videos】

More than meets the eye.

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Japanese toilets now measure fatigue levels at highway rest stops

We test out the new system to see if it really can gauge tiredness while you have your pants down.

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What’s it like to shop at Family Mart’s first “unmanned convenience store” in Japan?

We pay a visit to a Tokyo convenience store where there’s no human clerk to pay.

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GOOSSHUSSHU! Hitachi has an insane onomatopoeia troubleshooting guide for its washing machine

Thanks, Hitachi…we think…

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Okazaki City gives all elementary and junior high students portable Vocaloid software

Why, back in my day, we had to make music by hitting and blowing into pieces of wood!

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Virtual anime wife gadgets go life-size with Gatebox Grande【Video】

But it’s not otaku homes the developer is hoping for these to appear in.

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AI translation company Rozetta bans staff from speaking a foreign language at work

The company’s AI machine translation programs eliminate the need for anyone to speak a language other than their own, they say. 

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Private teleworking booths–how much work can you get done in one? We test it out

Sure, they’re convenient, but can you actually get work done in them?

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Japanese toilets become even more high-tech with new floating panels

New system aims to keep you and your rear cleaner than ever before.

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Tokyo government to give smartphones to senior citizens, pay for their calling and data plans

Shibuya, one of Japan’s centers for youth culture, thinks its older residents need a tech upgrade.

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Embarrassing blunder spotted on PlayStation 5 store has Japanese Twitter in stitches

Always remember to double check your spelling before you hit submit!

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Japanese monks want to create new temple…in space!

A Kyoto expansion 1,100 years in the making.

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Why are some people in Japan paying big money for an old cassette tape?

Cassettes are back in style in Japan in a big way, with new releases and people paying premiums for discontinued tapes.

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How to use Japanese convenience store Lawson’s self-checkout terminals

Speedy and convenient, the payment option is no snack run speedbump.

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The end of the pay phone? Japanese government considering getting rid of phone boxes

Let’s be real though — when was the last time you used one anyway?

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We take a trip to Japan’s Lovot robot cafe, cuddle with a bot and learn how to love

Japan’s personal loneliness-busting robots have their own cafe, so naturally, we ran right over.

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Bluetooth tombstones are here to help you mourn loved ones without breaking the bank

Just when we thought Japan had run out of things to make high-tech.

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Mr. Sato has time-travelled to the year 3030 with impressive sushi technology

The future is already here in this branch of Kura Sushi!

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Mr. Sato tries out ‘the Life Ruiner’, a wearable kotatsu – will it ruin his life?

Now you can feel the irresistable warmth of a kotatsu whenever you want, so say goodbye to productivity.

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Portable PlayStation 4 created by genius in Japan【Videos/Photos】

Just as the PlayStation 5 arrives in homes, this PlayStation 4 s ready to go wherever you want to take it.

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