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Top flight: Japan's drone racers are go!

Digital Dec 1, 2018

Top flight: Japan's drone racers are go!

by Andrew McKirdy

The tranquility of a warm autumn morning in Chiba Prefecture is broken by three shapes streaking through the sky above a rugby field. They move so fast it is difficult for the eye to follow, flitting this way and that like angry dragonflies and filling ...

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 ...