Maker Faire Tokyo 2013 was a celebration of ingenuous do-it-yourself tech that included robot bands, 3D printing creations, and other marvels. YATTAR JAPAN brings us a report, with pics and vids, after the jump!
Geniuses in Japan have come up with a new program that adds realism to the hair and clothing found on computer characters. Watch a demo video that showcases a new dimension in Miku’s “Ahoge” and “impenetrable skirt”, after the jump!
The future of Japanese fashion looks bright and colorful as scientists have cooked up interactive light-up fabric from optic fibers. Watch the impressive demo, complete with lots of blinky lights, after the jump!
Rub-A-Dub-Dub… an interactive multiscreen display in the tub! Japan’s Koike Lab is developing new tech that effectively allows you to soak your bones and play games in a giant watery touchscreen. Watch the amazing demo for AquaTop after the jump!
The wizards at neurowear, makers of those brainwave controlled necomimi cat ears, have a new ace up their sleeve in the form of an iPhone powered headset that reads your mind and records what piques your interest. Watch a demo video after the jump!
If you’ve ever wanted your likeness to be immortalized in manga, good news: a band of researchers in Japan have come with a new computer program that puts YOU in the picture! Watch the demo video for Manga Generator after the jump!
Pacific Rim inches closer to reality as Japan rolls out a robot – complete with drill hand – that even a kid can pilot! YATTAR NEWS has pics and a demo video after the jump!
Crunchyroll has added a new device to its growing arsenal of platforms as the streaming anime and drama service is now available directly on Apple TV. Read on for full details!
Developed in Japan, ChatPerf is an attachement for smart phones that promises a bold new future of being able to send and receive blasts of fragrant odors during mobile communication or games. Watch a demo video after the jump!
Warning! A clan of ninja have taken up weapons in the form of portable Apple tech and are now using their iPads to make music for wild disco parties! Watch the baffling, but hugely entertaining, music video for “Party Ninja” below!
As if worrying about identity theft and someone running around with your credit card number wasn’t enough, now the evil geniuses at Yahoo! Japan have invented a “Face Stealer” iPhone app that allows you to make your mugg look like someone else’s in real time. Get a look at a demo video after the jump.
The makers of necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears have a new gizmo up their sleeves: a pair of headphones and an app that reads your mind to select music based on your mood! Watch a demo for “mico” after the jump!
The long and noble list of Japanese inventions that shook the world has a new addition today as the digital camera shaped like a donut arrives to bring a smile to your face. Get a gander at this remarkable gadget after the jump!