Latest Electronic Gadget News: Japan

Cycling robot survives s-curve balance beam

UPDATED – See also: Video – Murata Girl unicyclist balances the beam A good one for a Friday afternoon – ‘Murata Boy’ in action, one of the highlights from the show floor of Electronica 2008. We’ve highlighted it as part of our Electronica Roundup, but it’s worthy of a post to…

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Is the future of computing going pen-shaped?

This friends could be the future… and it comes from 2003! A friend told me last week about plans he had seen for an entire computer confined to five pen-shaped objects. With mobile phone functionality, too. At first I didn’t believe him. I could see how most of…

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Japanese gadget translates baby talk

We found this Japanese baby translator in one of the ancient vaults on the Internet, so please indulge us as we walk down memory lane. And life really does seem to imitate art, if this gadget from Japan is any indication. Remember that episode of the Simpsons where Homer discovers…

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