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Amazon to celebrate 20th birthday with Prime Day sale

The company claims the summer sale will have more deals than Black Friday, though the discounts will only be available to its Prime members.

By July 5, 2015

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Japan responds to giant robot duel: Let's do it

Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industry hurled a few insults at the American team upon accepting a challenge for the teams' giant robots to battle.

By July 6, 2015

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America challenges Japan to real-life battle of giant robots

Now that America's MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries have both built giant, pilot-controlled robots, it seems obvious what has to happen next.

By July 2, 2015

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Solar Impulse breaks record for longest sun-powered flight

By landing safely in Hawaii after a five-day leg, the Swiss plane -- on an around-the-world trip -- also sets the record for longest solo flight by time.

By July 3, 2015

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Godzilla is Japan's newest, most imposing citizen

The fine folks of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward have welcomed a famous new resident. The fictional monster Godzilla, who lives atop a movie theater in Shinjuku, gets residency papers.

By June 3, 2015

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Robot wedding in Japan is spectacularly weird (Tomorrow Daily 203)

Ashley and Khail enjoy a glimpse into the world's first robot wedding, examine a long-thought-lost Nintendo/Sony prototype console and explain why controlling your car with your phone isn't as exciting as you're imagining. #TDWedBots

By July 6, 2015

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We figure out what to get a newly married robot couple (Tomorrow Daily 203)

A pair of robots in Japan got married in front of about 100 guests last week, and we have a few questions. Where are they registered? Will they be thrilled with monogrammed hand towels, or are they more of a kitchen appliance kind of couple?

By July 6, 2015

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Who wouldn't want an iPhone case that looks like a gun?

Technically Incorrect: Perhaps one of the most dangerous accessories you can buy is now available.

By July 3, 2015

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Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan's nurse of the future

The gentle giant has been designed specifically to assist in caring for Japan's ageing population, taking on heavy-duty tasks such as lifting.

By February 25, 2015

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Japanese government wants fully-functioning toilets in elevators (Tomorrow Daily 191)

When earthquakes strike Japan, elevator passengers are often trapped with no way to relieve themselves, which is why the toilet industry wants to figure out flushable toilets in elevators. It's a great idea, and some must wish it happened sooner.

By June 9, 2015