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Shinkansen 2027: Fiercely Minimalist Maglev Stations?

Fourteen years from now, when Japan’s magnetically levitated, approx. 300MPH/482KPH Chuō Shinkansen comes online, it’ll be among the world’s coolest people movers – maybe even top of the list. And the world̵[...]
Shinkansen 2027: Fiercely Minimalist Maglev Stations?

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Thanko announced the world first earphones with built-in alarm?

Ok, I rarely say that form Thanko’s product but this new Earphone with Built-tin alarm, the EARINALM, are just pure genius! Take you average earphones and add within its remote control a little alarm clock and voila! Just set the alarm[...]
Thanko announced the world first earphones with built-in alarm?
Thanko announced the world first earphones with built-in alarm?Thanko announced the world first earphones with built-in alarm?Thanko announced the world first earphones with built-in alarm?Thanko announced the world first earphones with built-in alarm?Thanko announced the world first earphones with built-in alarm?

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Crashbaby: Keihin Tohoku Line LCD

Let’s start the day off with a crashbaby post! This is the Keihin Tohoku line on the vast JR East network, easily identifiable by its light blue stripe and color designation on maps and signs. It serves three prefectures and runs[...]
Crashbaby: Keihin Tohoku Line LCD
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Cell Subscribers to Get Signal in NYC Subway

AT&T and T-Mobile have signed agreements to allow their subscribers to access Transit Wireless’ underground cellular network in New York’s subway systems, Bloomberg reported Friday. I wrote about public wifi in a mini-[...]
Cell Subscribers to Get Signal in NYC Subway

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Kagoshima Trams Provide Post-Retirement Jobs

Kagoshima, the southernmost prefecture on the four main islands of Japan, brings us this interesting end-of-the-day stub: two old trains cars, having been retired two years ago after spending over fifty years serving passengers, came o[...]
Kagoshima Trams Provide Post-Retirement Jobs
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Let’s Visit Tokyo – The Train edition

Good news everybody we are (normally) back… The weather is still hot here but things are slowly getting better, and slowly but surely we are not working providing you new videos. Also, Today’s video is a bit special, we will not [...]
Let’s Visit Tokyo – The Train edition

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JR Unveils Their E5 Shinkasen, Japan’s Fastest Ever Bullet Train

Yesterday the East Japan Railway Co, unveiled their fastest shinkasen, ever, the E5 series, which will be put in operation in March 2011 on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line. The E5 Series has a 320km/h top speed but will initially drive at 3[...]
JR Unveils Their E5 Shinkasen, Japan’s Fastest Ever Bullet Train

Via Photo Courtesy of Densha Otaku.com

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Keihan Railways to Renovate Their In-train TV System

Since 1954, Japan’s Keihan Railway Company provided TV in 80 of their 8000 Series Train. Since Japan is soon moving from analog to digital TV, Keihan Railways is renovating their entire fleet with a new digital TV system… The ove[...]
Keihan Railways to Renovate Their In-train TV System

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Let’s Take the Train and Visit the AkihabaraNews Office Together

Last week I received a Flip MinoHD, this morning I finally took the time to test this compact HD Camera (720p). I recorded my everyday voyage from Oimachi Eki (train station) to HIC’s office (Akihabara News)… I’m not going to wri[...]
Let’s Take the Train and Visit the AkihabaraNews Office Together

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Yamanote Train Piggy Bank Unboxed

We just received the Yamanote Piggy Bank that was introduced a couple weeks ago. It’s the perfect gadget for those who’ve been to Japan. I’m sure it will bring back memories, in particular Tokyo’s famous Yamanote Line[...]
Yamanote Train Piggy Bank Unboxed
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Tyco and Gakken Presented Their Personal Maglev Transport at CEATEC 2008

We were so busy with other stuff at CEATEC 2008 last week that we didn’t tell you about the MagLev (Magnetic Levitation) mini train we saw there. It was a small car that levitated 3 cm above its track. Not much to say, just look at the pictures!
Tyco and Gakken Presented Their Personal Maglev Transport at CEATEC 2008
Tyco and Gakken Presented Their Personal Maglev Transport at CEATEC 2008Tyco and Gakken Presented Their Personal Maglev Transport at CEATEC 2008Tyco and Gakken Presented Their Personal Maglev Transport at CEATEC 2008

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Railfan, the Train Simulator on PS3

A Train Simulator, the kind of game that is very popular in Japan and that you’ll never see in your country, unless you import it ! This game is not the first to see the light of day, previous and other versions have been made fo[...]
Railfan, the Train Simulator on PS3

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