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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 ...

Set to go with the push of a button

Digital | ON: TECH Jun 18, 2017

Set to go with the push of a button

by Chiho Komoriya

A very meta instant camera Japan's biggest toy fair, the International Tokyo Toy Show, is always a good place to discover new gadgets, even if they are originally designed for kids. This year it was held June 1-4 and one product proved particularly popular with ...

Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

Digital | ON: TECH Jun 18, 2016

Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

by Chiho Komoriya

Kyouei Design's flashy bookmark The tech-savvy may prefer to read e-books from tablets these days, especially since one of the advantages is that the device is often backlit making it easier to see text in dim environments. Printed matter, however, never seems to lose its ...

I am Hello Kitty, hear me roar

Digital | ON: TECH Nov 14, 2014

I am Hello Kitty, hear me roar

The world-famous Hello Kitty has hit the big 40. To celebrate such a major milestone, Pioneer Electronics have come up with a new portable sound system in collaboration with the birthday queen. The X-SMC01KT is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR for wireless use with ...

Latest in apps, toys and gadgets

Digital | ON: TECH Aug 15, 2014

Latest in apps, toys and gadgets

by Yukari Mitsuhashi

Go with the Floe in the bath tub After a long, hard day, taking a relaxing bath surrounded by atmospheric lighting and soothing music would be a great way to relieve stress, if it wasn't for the fact you need to find and light candles, ...