The gadget scoop on Slush Tokyo

Digital | ON: TECH Apr 15, 2018

The gadget scoop on Slush Tokyo

On: Tech looks at a few items from Slush Tokyo, one of Japan's largest startup and tech conferences: Toletto, the smart litter box, the high-quality sound speaker Ovo and a smartphone-enhanced kendama game.

Figurative and literal lifesavers

Digital | ON: TECH Mar 18, 2018

Figurative and literal lifesavers

Keep your ears open for BoCo Bone-conduction earphones, a relatively new development in personal tech that allows users to listen to devices without blasting the eardrums, is finally being made small enough to be worn like earbuds. Up until now, virtually all bone-conduction earphones have ...

Changing the way that we live

Digital | ON: TECH Feb 18, 2018

Changing the way that we live

The perfect room mate Tomotaka Takahashi's first miniature walking, talking home-robot Robi was notable not only for being sold as a subscription-based DIY kit, but also for its lack of practical function. Robi's focus was on expressing emotions and being a companion. Since then, Takara ...

Gadgets that help to make it easy

Digital | ON: TECH Jan 14, 2018

Gadgets that help to make it easy

Mobile shopping Cerevo has developed a cashless mobile vending machine for vendors wanting to set up shop anywhere without the hassle of a salesperson or a register. The Qvie is a merchandise container that uses 3G and 4G networks to allow customers to unlock it ...

Smart ways to communicate

Digital | ON: TECH Dec 17, 2017

Smart ways to communicate

The Babel fish stick When overseas, trying to speak an unfamiliar language can be a difficult and stressful task, especially if you're on a vacation and there isn't enough time to learn useful phrases before heading out. Logbar has a solution that sounds like science ...

Home comforts, the tech way

Digital | ON: TECH Nov 19, 2017

Home comforts, the tech way

Wrapped up in the sound system To get an immersive sound experience while watching TV or an online video at home, so far your only choices have been an extremely expensive entertainment system or using headphones or earbuds. But what if you don't feel comfortable ...

New ways to find your voice

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 17, 2017

New ways to find your voice

Sing on key with Yamaha This December Yamaha is finally releasing to the public something that vocaloid fans have been waiting for: the Vocaloid Keyboard. Designed as a keytar, the Vocaloid Keyboard allows musicians to play singing voices, including that of the turquoise-haired character Hatsune ...

Strange days of today's technology

Digital | ON: TECH Jul 16, 2017

Strange days of today's technology

Hang in there, the stinky summer could soon be over Summer always seems to come with an increased level of bad odors. Whether it's from sweat, smoke or food, smells seem to get more powerful in the heat and humidity. Panasonic, however, has come up with ...