A breathtaking buffet for petrolheads and ornithologists clamoring for their eyeful...SHOT ON AN iPHONE! Is the camera in the new iPhone 7 Plus really as good as a real camera? Well, TAS 2017 was a good place to push it. Take a look for yourselves!
We humans need, or at least want ever more powerful computers - the kind of machines that, one day, probably will power minds far more intelligent and capable than our own. Could Japan's new supercomputer copy/paste the instructions for true, super-human artificial intelligence into a robot? Ummmm...
So...what's the inside line on AIRBNB's current and future prospects here in Japan? Well, it aint't awesome - in fact, here in its second-largest market, some think a giant Japanese hammer is about to crush one of the world's most popular and controversial startups.
People around the world, you may now begin the process of torturing your family with this song! Everybody together: "Hashire sori yo, kaze no you ni, yuki no naka wo, karuku hayaku, waraigoe wo, yuki ni makeba, akarui hikari no hana ni naru yo - HEY!"
A quick jump in to the history of Japanese timekeeping, starting with Emperor Tenji, who got the ball rolling more than 1,300 years ago, all the way up to CASIO, who're keeping the faith and pushing their tech harder and harder. Nice watch - bit of history, bit of tech, and very pretty images.
There are of course legions of non-Japanese anime fans around the world, but just as many find it quite impenetrable; we recently discovered a robotics-focused promotional piece that seemed yet another difficult example...at first, but then the feature turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.
1) Enjoy some of the absolute best parts of a summer in Japan; 2) Bitesize...bite of Akihabara, soundtracked to the Yamanote Line platform departure tune; 3) Poor samurai...Japanese instant noodle makers create the most innovative, weird, entertaining commercials; 4) Getting our hands all up on the CASIO version of the action cam; 5) Robot, yo. Robots filmed with an iPhone, timed to dubstep, yo!
Japan's summer festival season is still going strong! Here are some beautiful scenes from the Azabujuban Noryo (cool summer night) Festival and the Roppongi Hills Bon Odori (traditional dancing) Festival. WARNING: This video could make you want to move here...
We know this, this is why we named our site such! The fact is that Akihabara's world-famous tech and otaku scenes are second to none on planet earth - if you've been before, you want to return, and if you're planning a trip, the Electric Town is an absolute must - watch, you'll see.
There is something about the Yamanote line and its 39 stations that you could miss: the platform tunes vary from station to station, and JR has commissioned somewhere around 100 unique departure melodies for use all over the Tokyo Metro area. You might not think you hear them, but your brain does!