Whether old-school or state of the art, the more a gadget can do, the more you feel you need it.
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Solutions for reluctant chefs, office door collisions and the stress of lost pass cases.
It's the festive season and whether you take Christmas day off or not in Japan, kids will still be excited about Santa. This month introduces a few next-generation techy toys that are great for children but will probably be fun for the parents, too.
Recent typhoons and heavy rains have left local governments in some parts of Japan having to deal with reconstruction, and residents thinking more about being better prepared in the future. This month On: Tech looks at a few gadgets that could be useful during ...
From clothing sizes to heart-rate monitoring, technology is changing the way we measure ourselves.
From tiny printers to electric straws, what will gadget-makers think of next?
Space noodles, chemical-free bug control and hassle-free fireworks viewing — just a few things to help enjoy the summer.
New ways to take photos, shop online and get toothpicks.
A portable breathalyzer that offers drinking advice, an app that will sort out all your photos, and a hearing aid that can translate 27 languages — all with a little help of AI.
From keeping your touch screen free of potato-chip grease to using tap cards to gain access to exclusive online content, the smartphone keeps changing the way we go about life.