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ADVANCES IN PROGRESS

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Mar 12, 2017
With blazing speeds and better connectivity, next-generation 5G network may lay 'foundation' for the future
The world of information technology is growing in leaps and bounds — and is predicted to grow even faster as telecommunications firms rush to get ahead before the introduction of a next-generation mobile network that could serve as "the foundation" of an increasingly internet-connected future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Feb 13, 2017
New technology has display designers thinking outside the rectangle
From smartphones, computers, TV sets to car navigation systems, almost every device's display shape is rectangular.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jan 8, 2017
Next-generation mirror analyzes faces and prints out customized makeup sheets
Panasonic Corp. is developing a "magic" mirror for 2020 that will use nanotechnology for high-definition TVs to offer advice on how to become more beautiful.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Dec 12, 2016
Hearing aids headed for new vibe with Ontenna
As a student, Tatsuya Honda was just being nice when he helped a deaf man who had gotten lost at a festival at Future University Hakodate in Hokkaido in 2009.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Nov 14, 2016
Japanese engineer sees evolution guiding next wave in robotics
What could be the next big thing in technology after the digital revolution?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Oct 9, 2016
Virtual reality helps treat phantom pain by letting missing, injured limbs move again
Virtual reality, more often than not, is touted as a feature of state-of-the-art video games with headsets that allow players to see all around them, beyond the boundaries of their monitors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Sep 12, 2016
Tech world wraps head around 360-degree photography
As virtual reality makes strides in the tech world, the next big thing is tipped to be a visual technology that can capture and show what people see in 360 degrees.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Aug 7, 2016
Digital health care services just around corner
Businesses small and large are looking to cash in on the potential for smartphones and wearable devices as health care trends toward the digital age.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jul 12, 2016
How can I help? Chatbots offer full customer support with no call waiting
Just as text messaging has become a mainstream form of communication, attention is shifting to the chatbot as the next big thing for information management and customer service.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jun 13, 2016
RoBoHoN: Part phone, part robot, and Sharp's bet for the next big thing
Since making its first public appearance last October, Sharp Corp.'s humanoid robot smartphone, RoBoHoN, has created a lot of buzz.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
May 8, 2016
Solid-state technology juicing next wave of lithium-ion batteries
In an increasingly digital society, acquiring power to keep our smartphones, laptop computers and electric vehicles running is becoming essential to stay in communication and to get around.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Apr 11, 2016
Japan pins tech hopes on game-changing nanofiber
Carbon fiber may often be dubbed the next-generation material, but it's another product — cellulose nanofiber — that is increasingly attracting attention among manufacturers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Mar 13, 2016
Wi-Fi leaps higher in speed, range
To support the explosive growth of information and communications technology, wireless Internet connectivity is now considered essential infrastructure and is sometimes referred to as the fourth utility, after electricity, water and gas.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Feb 7, 2016
As technology improves, future of organic solar cells looks bright
The stereotypical image of solar cells may be of panels placed on the roofs of homes or of vast rivers of panels lined up on large swaths of land, often called mega-solar projects.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jan 11, 2016
Japan moves to develop homegrown GPS
With the proliferation of smartphones and other devices, the use of GPS — the global positioning system — has become ubiquitous. From pinpointing one's location to getting directions online, satellite-based navigation is driving the interactive use of online maps.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Dec 14, 2015
Fintech firms make inroads into the banking biz
With startups offering financial technology services raking in billions of dollars around the world, fintech, coined from "finance" and "technology," has become a buzzword that old guards at big name financial institutions can no longer ignore.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Nov 9, 2015
Taxi firm hopes to have driverless cabs on the road by 2020
By the time Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, self-driving cars may be a feature on Japan's roads as local automakers work to develop the technology in the next five years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Oct 11, 2015
Language-learning Watson looks to change the face of computing
It's hard to predict what the next big thing will be in technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Sep 14, 2015
Sony's MESH gives new purpose to old gadgets
At first glance, users may have no idea what they are and how to use Sony Corp.'s MESH — four colorful rectangular blocks the size of an eraser.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Aug 9, 2015
New marker's magic is ink's conductivity, user's creativity
Tokyo-based venture AgIC Inc.'s silver magic marker looks like any other average marker. But in fact, it's far from ordinary.

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