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The Hagiwara Lab in the Department of Information and Computer Science of Keio University's Faculty of Science and Technology is trying to realize a robotic brain that can carry on a conversation, or in other words, a robotic brain that can understand images and words and can carry on thoughtful communication with humans.

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Tokyo Game Show 2014: Day One on the Floor (VIDEO) -

The Tokyo Game Show Industry/Press Days are Over. Long Live the Industry/Press Days
We're preparing to head out for our last day of #TGS coverage (it's Cosplay Night!), and of course it's exciting to be able to spend more time at this great event, but today a sobering reality weighs heavy. 

Selfie Stick Killer: Clip-On Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens for Smartphones
The simple clip doubles your average smartphone’s field of view from 70 degrees to 140, pretty much eliminates the need for increasingly frowned-upon and/or outright banned selfie sticks, dials in some great macro shots, and does it all for well under $20.
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Massive lightning strikes moving train in Tokyo


During the summer in Japan, we can sometimes expect a torrential downpour in late afternoon. It's really scary because all of a sudden the color of the sky turns yellow and deafening rumbles of thunder start.   

Today we had a sudden temporary heavy downpour as usual and that reminded us of this currently popular youtube video. Probably many of you have already seen it as it was uploaded about 10 days ago. Massive lightning hit a moving Odakyu train in Tokyo. A part of the train was burnt, but fortunately no one on the train was hurt.

Rainy Day in Tokyo - Let's Have Some Clouds at 2160p (4K VIDEO)
This video is exactly what it sounds like, and in this case it's exactly beautiful. While we love pretty much anything he creates, "Clouds above TOKYO" is one of darwinfish105's best videos - and if your monitor can handle it, crank it all the way up to 4K!

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TokyoStreetView: Yamanashi Chureito Pagoda (4K VIDEO)
Located on a mountain top near Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi Prefecture, the Chureito Pagoda is part of the Arakusa Sengen Shrine and was built as a peace memorial in 1963. After climbing about 400 steps, you'll have one of the most breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji. It would be hard to find a better view anywhere in the region,