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[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

The Hugvie is a cushion in a minimalistic human form. It contains a pocket into which you can put your mobile phone, transforming it into a physical communication medium. The shape of this huggable cushion is based on the Telenoid robo[...]
[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

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Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

If you go to the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, by Valentines Day, you will be able to see the Geminoid-F android casually sitting in a show window, looking as if it’s waiting for a friend. Geminoid-F has been p[...]
Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

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Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World

This is the “world’s first true Android”, called the Actroid-F. She’s (I’m sorry, it’s) designed to be used in hospitals and other locations involving natural human-to-human communication, and can mo[...]
Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World
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Anywhere Family Golf, Let’s Play Golf at Home

Raining like hell? Stuck at home or at the office? Are the greens-fees where you live outrageously expensive (like in Hong-Kong and Japan)? Don’t worry, we have Anywhere Family Golf, a small game that includes a golfer, a green, [...]
Anywhere Family Golf, Let’s Play Golf at Home
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Doggy (Piggy) Bank from Bandai… Let Your Dog Swallow Your Cash

Here’s something else we found (Kei actually) at the Tokyo Toys Show, the “Mog Mog Wanco” (Mogu Mogu Wanco, or Chewing Chewing Baby Dog) is Bandai’s latest piggy… A nice new little product that works like the facebank. It w[...]
Doggy (Piggy) Bank from Bandai… Let Your Dog Swallow Your Cash
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Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008

David and I went to the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008 this morning. It’s a professional event where major Japanese TV channels and studios gather to promote anime in Japan, and try to get deals with foreign partners. If you’re a bi[...]
Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008
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Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007

Our friend Danny (DannyChoo.com) and the Akiba Team went to the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007… We have to admit this year was slightly less interesting than last year, but we could feast our eyes on purely Japanese anime stuff. W[...]
Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007

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