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Japanese jailed for making guns with 3D printer

Seized plastic made guns produced by a 3-D printer are displayed at a police station in Yokohama on May 8, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Japanese court on Monday jailed a man for two years for making guns with a 3D printer in what is believed to be a first in a nation with strict gun controls.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Japan unveils ‘anti-loneliness’ hugging chair

An employee of Japan's nursing care goods maker UniCare demonstrating an easy chair for congnitively impaired persons at the annual International Home Care and Rehabilitation exhibition in Tokyo. AFP

There are times in everyone’s life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that’s always ready to give a comforting cuddle.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Japan puts new weather satellite into space

An H2-A rocket carrying a weather satellite lifts off from a launching pad at Tanagashima Space Center in Tanegashima, southern Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.  AP

Japan put a new weather satellite into space Tuesday in the hope it can improve the forecasting of typhoons and detect volcanic gas plumes.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Japan’s a-peeling ‘apple watch’ goes viral

This handout photo taken and supplied by twitter user "sinomoritsukasa" on September 10, 2014 shows an "Apple Watch" carved from an apple in Tokyo. Manufacturing finesse, precision craftmanship and a love of all things quirky have produced the Apple Watch -- Japan's real-life version. Japanese Twitter user Hiromichi Shoji, who goes by the username @sinomoritsukasa, carved a big red fruit into a classic wristwatch soon after the US tech giant announced the new wearable gadget.   AFP PHOTO / SINOMORITSUKASA ---EDITORS NOTE---HANDOUT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SINOMORITSUKASA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS NO ARCHIVES

Manufacturing finesse, precision craftmanship and a love of all things quirky have produced the Apple Watch — Japan’s real-life version.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mobile use bad for school test scores–Japan study

mobile phone

Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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