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NTT firm taps AI to work romance hotline

Sep 14, 2016

NTT firm taps AI to work romance hotline

NTT Resonant Inc., the operator of Japanese web portal goo, said this week it has started a service using artificial intelligence to provide love-life advice. The corevo AI developed by the NTT group will answer questions related to love affairs asked through Oshiete goo, ...

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sep 13, 2016

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sony Corp.’s video game division is readying not just games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month. Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita appeared at a Tokyo event ...

Samsung shares tumble on Note 7 fire warnings

Sep 12, 2016

Samsung shares tumble on Note 7 fire warnings

Samsung Electronics Co. has lost $22 billion in market value over two days as investors factor in a bigger hit to its bottom line from the widening bans and warnings issued over its Note 7 smartphones. Shares have plunged 11 percent since Friday, the ...

Japanese team sets January deadline for Lunar X Prize rover entry

Sep 9, 2016

Japanese team sets January deadline for Lunar X Prize rover entry

A Japanese team comprising Tokyo-based startup ispace and Tohoku University expects to complete its moon-bound robot contestant for Google Inc.’s exploration contest by next January. Hakuto will compete against 15 other teams from around the world to win the Google Lunar X Prize, the ...

Manhole covers get new mission: predicting floods

Sep 8, 2016

Manhole covers get new mission: predicting floods

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Sudden storms called “guerrilla downpours” have been hitting with increasing frequency over the past five decades and are now considered a growing disaster threat. As municipalities struggle to deal with the increase in floods, companies are proposing new technology based on what they say ...