Japan toughens up on Internet regulation

| Jan 16, 2008

Japan toughens up on Internet regulation

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In a country with one of the world's most vibrant Internet cultures, rumblings of change in the way that online information is managed, controlled and regulated is causing concern for many. A series of reports and meetings last month signaled a potentially far-reaching transformation in ...

Keeping control of your digital media

| Dec 12, 2007

Keeping control of your digital media

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Media distribution methods are changing, and what it brings is not all bad for creators. Over the last year or two, Tokyo-based minimal-techno producer Shane Berry (shaneberry.com) saw online media remolding his industry and set about exploring how he should adapt to deal with the ...

Matsui's graceful robots evoke human emotion

| Dec 5, 2007

Matsui's graceful robots evoke human emotion

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It's a truism that the Japanese are experts at dressing up unpleasantness in cute garb. The ubiquitous cartoon workmen characters bowing in apology at construction zones are meant to make months of jackhammering slightly more bearable. Ditto for robots and the future. With a low ...