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A small robot made by electronics company Panasonic will take part into the famous Ironman Triathlon to be held in Hawaii. The robot, which is not at its first “physical tryout”, will swim, bicycle and …

A team of researchers from Hitachi presented this week a revolutionary headset that can tell how active a person is mentally, at a certain moment, by measuring the amount of blood flowing through the brain.…

A new application for the Android mobile operating system can be secretly installed on somebody else’s phone to track the exact location of the person, a matter that may rise serious privacy issues.

The application …

The online auction service eBay said it is looking to acquisitions in Asia, a region that could become the main factor of growth for the company in the next five years.

After securing six acquisitions …

Internet users in Japan are spending the most time reading blogs, according to a global study by comScore research company.

This June, about 80 percent of all the users in Japan visited a blog website …

The radical price cut of the Nintendo 3DS console has quickly revived the product, with more units being sold in the first three days at the new price than in the first week after the …

The online video streaming American company Hulu will start transmitting TV shows and films on the Japanese market later this year, the company said.

The new service, which is Hulu’s first overseas expansion, will be …

Twitter is now what haiku was 400 or 500 years ago for the Japanese, a linguistic expert at the Stanford University in the U.S. says in a newly released study on the huge popularity of …

Japan’s two console gaming giants reported weak figures for the quarter and slashed estimations for the full year amid growing competition and increased recovery efforts after this March’s natural disasters which affected consumer confidence.

Sony …

Big Japanese tech companies are expected to report lower quarterly earnings after the March natural disasters, but analysts are weighing their chances for a steady comeback later in the year.

Most electronics makers have budgeted …

Japan became Sunday the first Asian country that finalized the switchover to digital television, giving up analogue transmissions, after an eight-year long process.

Three prefectures from the worst-hit areas in the March disasters were exempted …

The climax of the final game at Women’s World Cup in Germany on Sunday night, when Japan defeated USA at penalty shoot-out, set a new record for tweet messages per second – 7,196. That number …

Fujitsu Ltd. started a partnership with Sowakajuen Co. to cultivate mandarin oranges with the help of technology. The purpose is to improve productivity in the growing of famous Arida Mikan brand of mandarin oranges.

The …