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Toshiba's new robot can speak in sign language

Toshiba has unveiled Aiko Chihira, a humanoid robot that can communicate using sign language.

By October 8, 2014

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Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.

By September 8, 2014

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Osaka Station fountain displays time, art in water

A nifty new fountain in Osaka redefines the ancient concept of the water clock.

By May 9, 2011

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Celebrate Godzilla with $1.5M solid gold statue

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic monster film, one Japanese jeweller has crafted a tribute to Godzilla out of solid 24-karat gold.

By July 17, 2014

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'Taxi drivers aren't against change': How Hailo is taking on Uber in the taxi app wars

We flagged down Caspar Woolley, the co-founder of international taxi app Hailo, to talk taxis, apps, and Uber.

By July 11, 2014

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World's first android newscasters unveiled in Japan

The fascination with weird and wonderful robots at the Android: What is a Human? exhibition continues, as Japan unveils the world's first android newscasters.

By June 24, 2014

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Japan putting 'full weight' of government behind fuel-cell vehicles

The Japanese government is getting behind fuel-cell vehicles in a big way. This follows recent comments from a Toyota executive that battery-powered cars are not the future of long-range alternative fuel cars.

By May 28, 2014

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Biped-robot marathon kicks off in Osaka

In what organizers are calling the world's first bipedal-robot marathon, foot-high humanoids compete in endurance test to run a full 26-mile marathon.

By February 24, 2011

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Nintendo could embrace smart phones after posting loss

Nintendo's president has said the firm is looking into a new business structure that could include smart phones and tablets.

By January 18, 2014

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Uh oh: Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecast by 69 percent

The company hoped to sell 9 million Wii U units between April 2013 and March 2014. It now expects to sell just 2.8 million units.

By January 17, 2014