Gadgets that let you see into the future

| May 16, 2015

Gadgets that let you see into the future

by Chiho Komoriya

Don’t let this gadget go down the toilet Japanese startup Triple W Japan has developed a wearable device designed to give a little piece of mind to anyone who worries about unpredictable bowel movements. Worn on the stomach, the DFree predicts the timing of ...

From dusk till dawn at Roppongi Art Night

Apr 23, 2015

From dusk till dawn at Roppongi Art Night

by Mike Sunda

For all the criticism that can be levelled at the conventional “white cube” gallery space — its quasi-religious, sanitized hush and incongruity with large-scale interactive installations and other emergent forms of media art — as a visitor, it’s at least unlikely that you’ll wander ...

Kunisaki Art Festival shows works worth the hike

Oct 30, 2014

Kunisaki Art Festival shows works worth the hike

by Mio Yamada

To visit Antony Gormley’s “Another Time” — a life-sized iron figure which looks eastward across Oita Prefecture’s Sento district of Kunisaki from atop a mountain ledge — is a breathtaking experience. Not just because it’s a stong piece of art or that the location ...

High-tech hangers offer shopping tips

May 9, 2013

High-tech hangers offer shopping tips

by Hiroko Nakata

Normally when a customer shops for, say, a jacket or a shirt, it’s up to the salesclerk to suggest matching items to generate a bigger sale. But now high-tech hangers can do the job. When a jacket is lifted from a rack, an embedded ...