Cool Japan: Hologram Assistant

 Posted by Paul on January 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm  No Responses »
Jan 182016
 

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Gatebox, is a new hologram assistant in the works by vinclu Inc, In the concept video below you can see Azuma Hikari(the hologram character) interacting with a young man. She will greet you and say goodbye as well as serve as a voice activated control for your TV and other home tech. This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while and really hope it comes out. I’m sure all of you would love waking up to a cute anime girls voice. Its not for sale yet but apparently will be up for pre-orders with crowdfunding later this year. Check out their site HERE for more info.


Want a real life Mecha? Now for kids!!!

 Posted by Stever on May 9, 2013 at 8:12 am  No Responses »
May 092013
 

mech-suit-660x422Ever wanted a real life mecha suit? Ever wanted one for your kid? Now you can have both, as long as money isn’t an issue. (And who has to worry about not having enough money for anything when your Bruce Wa….ahem I mean Tony St…..oh well I’m not either of them so I guess its a few light years out of my budget.) BUT, they exist. This one in the image is a mech suit for kids. If your going to hand down your mecha suit to your kid don’t you want them growing up using one? Its even got a cute drill and grappling claw. Check out the videos after the break to check out the two mecha suits.

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Evangelion themed Water Coolers!

 Posted by Paul on October 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm  No Responses »
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Now thats the kinda water cooler Id love to have in the office. Aqua Clara has teamed up with the anime franchise to bring us Evangelion themed water coolers, as part of their “Human Water Instrumentality Project.” The coolers will come in 4 themes, Rei, Pilot, EVA-01, and Nerv. They will only be making 250 of each theme so this is a once in a lifetime offer. The cooler panels will sell for about $105, with maintance and refill for about $20 a month. Continue reading »

WTF Japan: Exercising Robot

 Posted by Paul on September 19, 2012 at 9:01 am  1 Response »
Sep 192012
 

So yeah, This robot likes to do pushups, and it does pushups really well. Watch the whole video at the bottom to see some WTF.


Robot Always Wins In Rock,Paper, Scissors

 Posted by Paul on August 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm  1 Response »
Aug 302012
 

So you think your good at Rock, Paper, Scissors? Or Janken as the Japanese call it. Well think again, this Janken Robot has a winning streak of 100%. There is camera’s that sense your move and the robot make the move against that. It senses what you’re gonna throw so fast that you can never beat it.


Live2D to Make Dating Sim’s More Exciting

 Posted by Paul on August 27, 2012 at 8:22 am  No Responses »
Aug 272012
 

Live2D is the worlds first drawing technology that enables you to render interactive 3D animations from 2D drawings. Developed by Cybernoids, Live2D is currently being used for mostly dialogue type games, where there is limited animation. Available for multiple portable platforms Live2D is really bringing these anime girls to life. Those who have ever played dating sims will know this can add another level of immersion. Check out the video after the break to see exactly how the software works and how its being implemented. Continue reading »

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In the video below Koichi Takahashi of Keio University’s Graduate School of Science and Technology shows us this really cool avatar system that is used to track a persons movements and facial expressions. It is really cool to see that we might be able to control Miku and other favorite characters in such an in depth way. Check out the video of the system after the break. Continue reading »

Evangelion Smart Phone!

 Posted by Paul on May 17, 2012 at 11:34 am  1 Response »
May 172012
 

Did you ever wanna feel like you were part of the research teamn at NERV? Well now you can with NTT Docomo’s docomo NEXT series SH-06D NERV phone! The first official Evangelion smart phone! Pre-orders for the phone start on June 16 and the phone will be available later that month. Check out the video preview of this awesome piece of equipment below from The Verge!


WTF Japan: Huggable pillow phone

 Posted by Stever on May 10, 2012 at 9:29 am  1 Response »
May 102012
 

It’s that time again! Time for another weird thing from Japan. This time its a new cell phone. At least I think it is….. seems like only a matter of time before this becomes twisted into a device for those adult phone chat lines. CREEPY!! But this is already creepy and if you google the Hugvie, someone has already made a version that looks MORE human like. Wow! Has social media taken us so far we forgot that we can actually interact, have conversations with, and even touch another person face to face o_o That’s why I like cons, its a big social event in person!! That and the cosplays!! Check out the video after the break.

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Necomimi Sell 3,000 units in 2 hours

 Posted by Paul on May 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm  1 Response »
May 042012
 

Neurowear’s brain powered cat ears Necomimi sold 3,000 units in 2 hours this past weekend. The cute cat ear hardware will be sold retail at about $111 dollars. for those of you who don’t know Necomimi are cat ears that are worn and move like real ears based on your brain activity. Its a really cute addition to have for all you people that love cat ears and love wearing them. Me included, i’d love to get my hands on a pair to test.