From tiny printers to electric straws, what will gadget-makers think of next?
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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.
These small gadgets have the big jobs of controlling home appliances, keeping kids safe and printing on virtually anything.
Late February was a productive time for startups, with two important events taking place in Japan: Slush Tokyo 2019, a major nonprofit conference, and Tohoku Growth Accelerator Demo Day in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, a smaller conference that also offers advice to fledgling startups. Here ...
Keep the pets happy, clean the apartment in style and walk for your money. On Tech looks at home tech with a little extra something.
This month CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, took place in Las Vegas, with many Japanese companies showcasing new products. On: Tech looks a few that hope to change the way we monitor and use information.
A lot of new gadgets aren't essential to life, but they can help make daily living a little more fun, easier and convenient.