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Just About Every Surface Inside Nissan's Concept Car Is A Screen Display

Seats, headrests, the entire dashboard — these are just some of the surfaces Nissan is covering with screen displays in their new concept car. We’re already glued to phones and computers already, so why not fry our eyes in front of pixels as car passengers, as well?

Sharp Will Sell This Mini Robot As A Smartphone. Would You Use It?

Earlier this year, we reported on Tomotaka Takahashi, the famous engineer who sent the first talking robot into space, and his plans to make robots as popular a consumer electronic as smartphones. He’d been teasing a humanoid phone to debut this year, and here it is: a cutesy, talking, limbed phone that hitches rides in your front pocket.

Live Streamer Sets House On Fire

What did you get up to this long weekend? It probable can’t compete with one Japanese man who tried to light a cigarette and ended up burning down part of a house. The worst bit is his casual efforts to put it out.

New Robot Taxi Ad Highlights The Real Benefits Of Driverless Cars

Self-driving cars are coming to a street near you. And their earliest customers might not be harried tech-savvy millennials in big cities, but rather their grandparents out on the farm.

Japanese Six-Year-Olds Can Ride Trains Alone Thanks To The Country's Amazing Infrastructure

Over at The Atlantic‘s CityLab, there’s a great post about how Japanese kids can run errands around town and take public transportation free of worry or supervision. It’s thanks to the country’s incredible infrastructure and culture of safety.

Japan's Ultra-Poisonous Pufferfish Holds The Key To The Pain Killers Of The Future

Fugu, the Japanese pufferfish that’s a luxe delicacy but also courses with neurotoxins more poisonous than cyanide, might help scientists gin up pain-killing drugs in the future. For killer pain, a killer fish might be the solution.

8 Reasons Why The Tokyo Olympics Will Be The Most Futuristic Ever

In 1964, the last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, the nation revealed one of the biggest mic drops in transportation history: the debut of the shinkansen, the world-famous bullet train that became a Japanese icon. The first high-speed train in the world, it spurred similar technology to spread to Europe and other East Asian nations, paving the way for current maglev trains and, arguably, the Hyperloop.

This Delightful Video Of Travelling To Japan Is Just So Much Fun To Watch

Francisco Fuentes‘ amazing visual diary of his trip to Japan is so awesomely captured and so well edited and so fun to watch that it makes me want to take a trip there immediately. It’s because every video in the series (there are 12 15-second videos) basically acts as a teaser for his time in that wonderful country.

What Does Virtual Reality Feel Like? This Muscle-Stimulating Armband Will Show You

VR technology has made huge leaps over the past few years, but one thing that’s sorely lacking is an interface that lets you feel in the virtual world. Now, a startup from the University of Tokyo says it has come up with one of the world’s first video game controller that let you touch in VR.

Japan's Friendly Robot Is Getting A Snarky C-3PO Attitude Adjustment For Americans

The Japanese humanoid robot Pepper, which sold out of its first 1,000 units in one minute in Japan this June, will get a personality makeover for the US market: it will go from cute and bubbly to snarky and sarcastic, MIT Technology Review reports.

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