Japan's big moves at CES 2019

Digital | ON: TECH Jan 20, 2019

Japan's big moves at CES 2019

by Chiho Komoriya

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.

Crowdfunding crowd pleasers

Digital | ON: TECH Nov 18, 2018

Crowdfunding crowd pleasers

by Chiho Komoriya

In the past, crowdfunding sites were primarily platforms for startups and individuals short of development funds. Now larger companies are seeing the benefits of allowing consumers to participate in the research and development of new products. Here are a couple of crowdfunded ideas that ...

Dealing with disaster in Japan

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 16, 2018

Dealing with disaster in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido swiftly followed. Both wreaked havoc and recovery is still in process. On Tech takes a look at apps offering ...

Figurative and literal lifesavers

Digital | ON: TECH Mar 18, 2018

Figurative and literal lifesavers

by Chiho Komoriya

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

by Chiho Komoriya

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

by Chiho Komoriya

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 ...