Feb 212015
 
JAPANESE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE FRIDAY!

This week we find out that Apple is likely to invest in Japan Display, the bastard child of Sony’s, Toshiba’s, and Hitachi’s floppy failed display businesses that, post-amputation, did a Wonder Triplets: ACTIVATE! move into profitability, and, entirely kinda unrelated, the de-displayed Hitachi has unveiled the world’s most powerful microscope and Sony’s commissioned it to look for their fiscal 2014 profit margin!

Jan 172015
 
Robots are the New Mexicans and ActiveRobo SAM is Japan's Newest Mexican

Section A is furious anger at robotics coverage and the corpsifying institution of journalism in general. Section B is some very interesting robotics news from Japan (telepresence robotic heavy equipment operation!). Section C is the bow on the whole thing, so choose your own adventure(s)!

Jul 122014
 
Mirrored TOKYO Will Melt Your Brain (VIDEO)

Twist and turn. Reflect. Go upside down and merge it all together in a videographic collage…the result is the latest hit from YouTuber darwinfish105. Once again, he’s delivered a basically unnotwatchable love letter to the metropolis.

Jul 122014
 
Solar Diversification: Japanese Farmers' Invisible New Cash Crop

Farming might be dying, but the farms still physically exist, and one in particular, located in Chiba Prefecture, the eastern edge of the Tokyo Metro area, has put part of their plot to double-use by installing a solar array above their veggie operation.

Oct 282013
 
Japanese Exoskeleton Update: Does Team Skeletonics have new gear? (VIDEO)

We’ve been in love with Team Skeletonics’ human-powered exoskeleton for years, and all throughout, it’s pretty much been the same mechanical and aesthetic configuration. But it now looks like they’ve been refining in the background, and might be bringing something new out to play.

Aug 172013
 
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via the All-New AkihabaraNews]

This week it’s Sony’s playing Smartphone Release Roulette in what’s maybe an attempt to steal/ride new iPhone buzz but probably not, and the UK, intriguingly, is shoring up defense equipment & intelligence agreements with Japan & Korea (shhh, don’t tell China).

Aug 062013
 
Why So Quiet, Mr. Technosnark©®™?

Anthrobotic.com’s Primary Caregiver is a contributor at AkihabaraNews.com – a lovely site that, prior to 10 days ago, was super modern and cutting edge… in 2007. Work is complete, and AkihabaraNews is now super-powered, madd sexy, and goin’ all tech in three languages!