Tag: Japan

  • Big in Japan

    I had a week off in July, so we decided to go to Japan. Specifically, Tokyo, with a short trip to Osaka. Naturally, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios were on the menu. But first and foremost was the Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka, Chiba. Unlike some of my other travels, we paid for everything besides…

  • Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Wood LED Watch: Burn After Reading

    Apparently, anything that’s made out of wood is good. This is also true of Tokyoflash’s new watch, which appears to be encased completely in wood. It’s all rustic, and ready to go camping! Read more: http://technabob.com/blog/2014/05/07/tokyoflash-kisai-night-vision-wood-watch/#ixzz3517g46km

  • Tokyoflash Kisai Neutron Watch: It’s Cylon Time!

    Who doesn’t like having a watch that looks like it’s from the future? Well I sure would like to have one, and I have to say that the Kisai Neutron from Tokyoflash would be perfect for humans and Cylons alike. Read more @ Technabob

  • Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time

    A lot of Japanese watches aren’t that easy to read, but this one makes things look eve more undecipherable since it’s inspired by cryptography. The watch certainly looks distinctive, but will it be legible enough to be useful in daily life?

  • Robotalk Desktop Robot Assistant

    Robotalk is a new Japanese robot developed by the Okamura Corporation, which was designed as a friend with functions that you can control with your voice. The robot itself resembles Fujisoft’s Palro, and uses their proprietary Sapie artificial intelligence platform. Read more @ GeekAlerts

  • Tokyoflash Kisai OTO Watch: A VU Meter on Your Wrist

    While everyone is going a bit nutty speculating about Apple’s potential iOS smartwatch, Japanese watchmakers are pumping out their own interesting watches. This one includes a sound sensor making it work like the bar graphs on a digital VU meter. Read more @ Technabob

  • Senseless Drawing Bot 2: Even More Senseless Than Before

    Graffiti can be cool, at least when its done with artful purpose. With robots all over the place, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to make a robot that drew graffiti. The original Senseless Drawing Bot was great, but this one is even better. If you need random artwork on your…

  • Japan to Replace Fukushima Nuclear Plant with Largest Wind Farm

    I think it’s definitely a good idea to try to replace some of the world’s nuclear power plants with clean and sustainable sources of energy. After the disaster at the Fukishima power plant, Japan has unveiled a plan to decrease its reliance on nuclear energy and move towards greater use of wind power. Read more…

  • Tokyoflash Kisai Adjust: Squint to See the Time

    Spending lots of time to tell the time seems a bit counterintuitive, and while Tokyoflash watches aren’t always easy to read, this new one is definitely worth a look, despite its complicated looking display. Read more @ Technabob

  • Facial Recognition Software Befuddled by LED Goggles: Big Brother Stumped

    Are you the kind of person that’s worried about Big Brother and those CCTV cameras all over the place? So you don’t want your face on camera feeds? Then these specs might be for you. Read more @ Technabob