Imagine being in one of those movie scenes where you have to defuse the ticking time bomb. Now imagine that instead of getting nervous verbal instructions via phone, you actually had a pair of holographic hands guiding yours to a successful solution. This is now a reality.
Updating its cute-meets-spacey Pivo concept car originally unveiled back in 2007, Nissan has decided to update the model with a decidedly more aggressive aesthetic.
Although Japan remains one of the oldest cultures around with a modern footprint, the country is nevertheless constantly on the forefront of building design futurism. Oddly, some of its wildest buildings are also some of its oldest.
You should always backup your data, but backing up an entire city — Tokyo, to be precise — sounds kind of out of this world, doesn't it? The Japanese government thinks it's totally necessary to have a "backup" city to evacuate to.
Most New Yorkers might be surprised to know that their subway cars were first stress tested and designed in a different world altogether, the train-obsessed culture of Japan. Now a new Japan-made tool seeks to up the ante on train technology.
Created by researchers at Japan's Ministry of Defense, this little ball-shaped "spy drone" can hover like a helicopter, but also zip around at high speeds like a plane — albeit a slow one. Well, slow for a plane, but fast for a spy ball.
Want to travel to Japan? The country may make that a lot easier in order to boost tourism and prove that traveling there is still safe despite the earthquake/nuclear meltdown it dealt with earlier this year: they're talking about giving 10,000 free round-trip tickets away.
The country is Japan. The company: REAL-f. For a whopping $4,000, REAL-f will use "3-Dimensional Photo Forms" to crank out a crazily detailed replica of your face and turn it into a mask. Because, you know — why not.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo's always ahead of the curve. This time, it has a "battery jacket" that can recharge a cellphone to full power in 10 minutes. In the time it takes me to eat a lunch, my cellphone can be juiced up for the rest of the day. That's crazy.
It was just last week that we showed you what a post-nuclear accident Tokyo commute might look like. Well now Japan's biggest phone company, Docomo, has unveiled a disturbingly practical new device: a smartphone accessory to help you measure radiation.