Posts Tagged: "japanese"

Eye Controlled Headphones

Eye Controlled Headphones

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Get this. NTT Docomo has designed a pair of headphones that can detect your eye movement, which if performed correctly, can change tracks, pause/play and stop your mp3 player. Using something called electroculograms, the headphone some how sense which direction a person is looking when wearing the ear buds.  Add...

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The Like A Spoon Mouse–Overpriced Japanese Hardware

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I love the Japanese.  Everything weird comes from Japan, I swear.  Everything from USB gloves to dustmop attachments for babies…and now, the Like A Spoon Mouse. I know, computer mice are a dime a dozen.  But this one may well be strangest by dint of several key points.  One, it’s...

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Japanese Make A Robot That Acts Like It’s Dying Of H1N1

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Admittedly, the Amio is a pretty awesome robot, but it takes the Japanese to make something truly creepy with their robot and blow the Amio clean out of the water. The Japanese, you see, built a fully functional robot…that simulates SWINE FLU. Unveiled at the recent gathering of the Security...

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The Hay Fever Hat: Another Bizarre Japanese Gadget

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I thought Thanko represented the weirdest gadgets Japan had to offer until I heard about Chindogu, a concept that describes that special kind of gadget that defies all description.  You read about one such gadget right here with the Baby Mop, a onesie that featured dust mop fibers, allowing your...

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Cat Ring Remote Controls Car Door, Sure To Intrigue Alf

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Just when I was starting to get comfortable with the idea of everything embodying touchscreen, Denso Corporation comes out with this odd ball product that allows you to control devices by placing two fingers together.  I joke you not.  Called the ‘Yubi-nya’ (that’s ‘ring’ and ‘meow’ in Japanese), it basically...

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Listening In The Rain: Personal Speaker Umbrella

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Oto-Shigure looks like a regular Japanese umbrella carved in bamboo and oil- paper. Looks can be deceiving, however, as this umbrella leads a double life as a personal speaker system with a built-in amp and four vibrating motors integrated on its edges. Read on whether it is raining or no....

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Heated Mouse

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Yes, Winter is upon us and it sucks.  Even here in SoCal the temp has dropped, albeit just 10 or 15 degrees.   So after hours of sitting at your desk with little to no blood flow, your extremities are sure to get cold.  You can toss a space heater under...