April 27, 2012
A private research institution in Kyoto Prefecture has developed a vibrating body pillow that enables cellphone users to "feel" more close to the person they are speaking with.
April 27, 2012
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed technology for an attachable device that allows users to shoot 3-D images with cameras found in ordinary cellphones and smartphones.
April 25, 2012
SINGAPORE--While most attention in the gadget world is on the breakneck pace of innovation in mobile phones, tablets and computers, another device has resolutely refused to die: the camera.
April 25, 2012
TOKYO/TAIPEI--LG Electronics will steal a march on its rivals by bringing forward the launch of a 55-inch flat TV using next-generation technology, raising the stakes in a cut-throat battle for the living room between Asia's top tech powerhouses.
April 17, 2012
Toshiba Corp. said it will develop an electric-powered bus with a charge time of just five minutes.
April 16, 2012
OSAKA--Sharp Corp. became the world's first mass-producer of next-generation liquid crystal display (LCD) panels using what is considered the “magic card” in the industry, the company said April 13.
April 13, 2012
Mitsubishi Motors Corp set up a test facility April 12 for smart grid next-generation power networks using batteries from electric vehicles.
April 12, 2012
The Nippon Paper Group has certainly been responsible for cutting down more than its share of trees, but the company is also using its expertise to preserve precious varieties of cherry trees.
April 11, 2012
Fujifilm Corp. said April 10 it has developed the world's first system to help doctors identify lung cancer using artificial intelligence to analyze images of CT scans.
April 10, 2012
Robots perform all sorts of tasks for their human creators--building cars, manning assembly lines, exploring space or the bottom of the deep sea.
April 07, 2012
NEC Corp. is set to introduce a voice recognition system that has at least 95 percent accuracy even in relatively noisy environments.
March 24, 2012
Researchers have developed a single-person vehicle that can move sideways or in an oblique direction, which they hope will lead to an electric wheelchair that can turn on a dime.
March 17, 2012
BEIJING -- Living in one of the world's most heavily censored societies, Wang Yong enjoys anonymously venting his daily frustrations, 140 characters at a time, via China's version of Twitter, but new government restrictions are making him think twice.
March 14, 2012
Robots took small steps along a sand dune in Shizuoka Prefecture in the hopes of making a giant leap for the technology that will be vital to a lunar exploration mission around the year 2025.
March 12, 2012
Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. has developed a portable device for workers to measure radioactivity over a wide range from a safer distance of more than 10 meters, the company said.
March 09, 2012
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said March 8 that it has developed an electric vehicle motor with a built-in inverter that takes up only half the space of existing motor systems and consumes about 3 percent less power.
March 06, 2012
NEC Corp. has developed software that will enable consumers to get detailed product information via cameras in their smartphones and tablet devices.
February 27, 2012
With the oil market shrinking in Japan, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. is tapping into the field of chemical products and has developed a chemical material that can cool or warm objects by solidifying at different temperatures.
February 24, 2012
Hitachi Ltd. unveiled a humanoid robot on Feb. 21 that is capable of searching for things in a room and can respond to spoken commands.
February 22, 2012
WASHINGTON - A U.S. software industry report on Feb. 21 chided Brazil, China and India for policies it said threatened the future of cloud computing, but also took aim at developed countries such as Germany that did well on its inaugural scorecard.