Mt Gox

Mt. Gox and the demise of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has made about as many headlines — for good reasons and bad — as Osama Bin Laden did when American...
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PlayStation announces smaller Vita and a set-top box device

Sony has announced an updated version of its Playstation Vita game console at the Tokyo Game Show in Japan. The company...
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Sony SD Backup

3 reasons why Sony’s SD backup should go worldwide

About a week ago, Sony announced its plans to release a line of SD cards – as well as other pieces...
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Peter Jackson Hobbit

Where your favorite geeky movies were filmed

Have you ever wondered where your favorite movie was filmed? Many times, we see the beautiful scenery and cool sets, but...
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Google Fiber’s 1Gbps doubled up by Japan’s Nuro 2Gbps service

That didn’t take long. Just as Google announced that Austin would be the second recipient following Kansas City as the having...
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Hyundai lays a mobility egg because walking is overrated

Egg. Evolution. Electricity. Eco-friendliness. Those are the four E’s of Hyundai’s E4U, which they unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show. The...
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20 vintage Made in Japan logos for a modern age

When Antrepo was looking at vintage 30 mm cameras from Japan’s dominant gadget days of the 70s and 80s, they noticed...
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Global cyberwarfare is civilization’s greatest threat

The depths to which cyberwarfare has grown is one of the most controlled and guarded secrets in most of the major...
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Launch of Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer brings a spoiler from Japan

We published an interesting fan-made teaser trailer the other day for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Shortly after posting...
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Robotic Bear Pillow

Japan’s cure for snoring and sleep apnea – a robotic bear pillow

At some point, the sheer oddity of Japanese technological solutions to various problems will stop surprising us. That day may have...
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Japanese Earthquake Data Visualized

http://vimeo.com/21113436 Jona Hoier has visualized USGS earthquake activity data in Japan from March 9 to March 16. What is shocking is...
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Sony, Toyota Face Weeks of Downtime in Japan

The aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami that crippled much of Japan is being felt by two of the country’s...
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N-3D: Your Smartphone, iPad Now Produces 3D Images

http://vimeo.com/19380592 I’m not going to attempt to explain how this is working because, to be honest, I don’t know how it...
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Gundam Time-Lapse Video Proves Robots Are Cool, Even if They Can’t Move

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf5csZsfLYo Surely you remember the giant 1:1 Gundam Japan erected in 2009. Built by Bandai, the monolithic robot has stood watch...
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Twitter – Even Hotter Than Munchable Chili Oil!

A new survey conducted by Japanese ad agency Dentsu has revealed the ‘hit recognized products’ in Japan for 2010. And hoo...
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A Screen Made of 25 iPads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iZxA4JElx4 If you happened to find yourself at Tokyo Designer’s Week this year, you surely saw iProject25 – a just-shy-of-completely-monstrous display...
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Chinese Vending Machines Give “Fresh” A Whole New Meaning

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfaa2j_japanprobe-dot-com_webcam If you’ve taken a stroll through Nanjing, China lately, you might notice something peculiarly odd: vending machines. These things, on...
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Y’know, I Bet Sports Programming Would Die Off Altogether With This Tech

Oh, Japan. You’ll never cease coming up with the best stuff. Why, just last night I was regaling a friend about...
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