The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.
Apple, extending its partnership with IBM, will also collaborate on apps to improve the wellness and connectivity of elderly people, starting in Japan.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for helping me with my luggage. Hen-na Hotel in Japan is set to open with check-in bots and robot concierges, porters and maids. So we don't have to tip them, right?
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.
The "Sword of Heaven" is a blade fit for a space samurai. The elegant katana blade is made with metal from an ancient meteorite.
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.