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Japan unveils $800 radiation-proof underwear

If your job is cleaning up nuclear disasters, you might also want to consider a $1,000 anti-radiation swimsuit.

By October 18, 2013


Failed phone calls: Reaching Sendai feels futile

Trying to find people in the the tsunami-ravaged areas of Sendai, Japan, is practically impossible if you're not there. Here's Brooke Crothers' brief account.

By March 13, 2011


Computer beats human pro at Japanese chess

The Ponanza program is one of five taking on human masters in the game of shogi. Is this the endgame for our "superior" brains?

By April 2, 2013


The 404 1,325: Where Apple goes mining for fool's gold (podcast)

On today's 404 episode we'll gawk at the gaudiness of a gold Apple iPhone, crown a smartphone the king of Bridget Carey's smartphone camera shootout, and learn how to submit our NSFW selfies for an upcoming Brooklyn art exhibition.

By August 20, 2013


Fujitsu to miss sales target due to 'weak' Windows 8 demand

Company's president blames soft Windows 8 demand for slumping sales, according to a report, echoing recent comments from the president of Fujitsu competitor Acer.

By December 28, 2012


Fujitsu's OAP-friendly Raku-Raku phone coming to the UK

Fujitsu will release an Android phone for older people here in the UK, with a clearer, simplified UI.

By December 28, 2012


A tube amp that could serve sushi

About the only thing we recognize is its cherrywood casing--and its $7,300 price tag.

By February 27, 2008


LED swing is straight from a fairy tale

Designers conceived of polyethylene LED swing as part of a collection of adult products inspired by nostalgic childhood motifs.

By August 21, 2008


Quake hobbles Japan's auto output

Automotive News reports on the effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on automotive exports.

By March 14, 2011


New sport: Ethernet cable detangling

Be astonished at these advanced methods of disentanglement.

By February 14, 2008