Japan

Fruitspensor with Energy Efficient Ways

Fruitspensor with Energy Efficient Ways

Remember not that long ago, as in just a few days ago, when I posted a story about the wackiness of a Banana Dispensing Machine? That ain't as wacky as some (I) may have thought. Turns out the folks over at Healthy Vending have developed a machine that not uses 35-50% less energy than your average pop-dispensing machine, it's ready to dispense anything from granola bars to orange juice to fruit. It's cheap, it's efficient, and it's aimed at offices.

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Nintendo Announces First Public Sampling of 3DS

Nintendo Announces First Public Sampling of 3DS

Today along with announcements mostly relating to earnings from Nintendo came word of plans for a public (!) 3DS demo event in Japan. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata noted that the event will be held January 8, 9, and 10 (three days over the weekend) on the outskirts of Tokyo at the Makuhari Messe convention center. If you'll remember correctly, Nintendo held similar events for the DS and Wii in Japan as well.

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Japanese Vending Machine Update: They’ve Got Bananas and Hot Soup Now!

Japanese Vending Machine Update: They’ve Got Bananas and Hot Soup Now!

If you take a look into the history of SlashGear, we've had our eyeballs stuck in vending machines for a while now. It's a very abridged history, but one trend sticks out like a box full of assorted juices: the Japanese have the best vending machines in the world. Without a doubt. Japanese culture today is such that if you're on your way walking from any place to any other place, chances are there's going to be a machine on the street to sell you a beer. And what's new for today? Hot soup and bananas!

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Anti-Aging Glasses are Real, May or May Not Work

Anti-Aging Glasses are Real, May or May Not Work

One way to look at getting older, is the fact that while you progress in age, the technology that makes our world interesting is getting older, and better, each and every day. The other way to look at getting older, is to see yourself in the mirror every day, and notice all those wrinkles, lines, and other obvious indicators that you're racking up the calendar days. If you inherently think about the latter more often than the former, then perhaps these anti-aging glasses from Japan were manufactured just for you.

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The Daily Slash: March 31st 2010

The Daily Slash: March 31st 2010

Today's one of those days, where it almost feels like nothing happened until that big thing happened. What do you think, is today going to be one of those days where you look back, and ask your friends a few years down the road: "Where were you when the iPad got reviewed?" Well, the day's over, and here we are at another edition of the Daily Slash. First up, we've got Apple sending out reminders to the hungry masses where, and when, they can pick up their Apple tablet on Saturday. And then we've got Sony tagging along with Dell, hoping that people will start liking their eReader. As for the next generation of the iPhone, it looks like Apple may have figured out that whole multitasking thing. And finally, we've got two stories about Japanese ingenuity: a skateboard and a keyboard the proof.

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Rodem Is a High-Tech Wheelchair That Doesn’t Look Like a Wheelchair

Rodem Is a High-Tech Wheelchair That Doesn’t Look Like a Wheelchair

It's pretty clear that the technology world is a pretty expansive place, and it's a place where the most common of things can be transformed into something completely outlandish and futuristic. It's a place where, once it happens, all we can hope to do at the next point is keep looking forward, and see what's next. In the case of the Rodem, designed by a Japanese firm for the elderly, that's exactly what happened. Except, as much as we want to look ahead and wonder, we can't seem to look away from this thing.

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Taxan Launches Another DLP Projector

Taxan Launches Another DLP Projector

Projectors are launching left and right now a days, so it's really a buyer's market. And Taxan isn't a slouch in providing quality products for your dollar, as they're showing with their recent launch of the Taxan KG-PH1004XS, which is a DLP projector with some good statistics.

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Lenovo S10-2 On Its Way to Japan Packing HD Display This Time

Lenovo S10-2 On Its Way to Japan Packing HD Display This Time

Back in July, we reviewed the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 and while we weren't overly impressed (it is a netbook, afterall), it was a machine that we wouldn't necessarily run away from, if we had some extra cash in our pockets. And now it looks like Lenovo has something else coming down the line, specifically for Japan. HD displays aren't run of the mill quite yet for netbooks, so it's always good to see an existing model getting a display upgrade.

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Apple iPod Mobile Speakers Look Like Bags but Aren’t

Apple iPod Mobile Speakers Look Like Bags but Aren’t

We're always keeping our eyes open for crazy contraptions, or gadgets as we like to call them, and usually that means we have to point our eyes across the ponds, to really find something of interest. This time around, we've struck gold. These speakers look like bags, and are even just as mobile as a bag, but we assure you: they aren't.

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