Dalek with legs? Cybermen in Spandex? Sonic Screwdriver as a sword flute? Crave chats with the "Japanese Doctor Who" filmmaker Joshua Kahan about why he gave the popular British sci-fi show the Tokusatsu touch.
Boston Dynamics unveiled Atlas, a 6'3" robot that appears to be learning karate moves. We say this decision can't possibly end well, but there's also the possibility these robots are being trained to fight an impending alien invasion we're not aware of yet.
On today's show, we giggle at a Japanese bra that changes patterns and color with the right kind of contact, worry about the dangers of teaching robots karate, and start saving for the futuristic watercraft called the Quadrofoil.
Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.
Tokyo's own caped crusader, Mangetsu-man, wants citizens to join him in his quest to save the city from litter and garbage.
The sequel to last year's Butterfly S, the J Butterfly comes packing water-resistant features as well as dual cameras similar to the HTC One M8.
We're all for a fleet of robotic security guards, but we're not so sure about giving them weapons (like tasers) to deploy on people. When someone gets tasered for accidentally littering, that's gonna be a real problem. How do you reason with a robot guard?
Line has already applied for an initial public offering in Tokyo, but the app's parent company reportedly has its eyes on Wall Street.
Line applies for an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to reports, and may also consider listing on Wall Street.
Subscribers in Japan are currently locked into a mobile carrier at expensive monthly rates when buying a subsidised phone. A new government initiative will remove the SIM locks on phones to allow for freedom of choice.