Business / Tech May 29, 2019

Apple unveils first new iPod model in four years

Apple on Tuesday introduced its first new iPod model in four years, highlighting music and games as it continued to make a priority of serving up digital content. The new-generation iPod touch, essentially an iPhone without the phone calls, was available in more than two ...

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 ...

Smart ways to communicate

Digital | ON: TECH Dec 17, 2017

Smart ways to communicate

by Chiho Komoriya

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 ...

Technological fun for the home

Digital | ON: TECH Apr 16, 2017

Technological fun for the home

by Chiho Komoriya

Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.

Maker Faire to celebrate fifth year in Japan

Digital Jul 30, 2016

Maker Faire to celebrate fifth year in Japan

by Jarni Blakkarly

Designers, crafters and tech-nerds are gearing up for the return of the annual Maker Faire in Tokyo next month. This is the fifth time the event brings together hundreds of innovative creators, from drone manufacturers and virtual-reality app designers to hobbyists and artists, to share ...