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    Thursday December 15, 2016
  • Gatebox, Japan's Answer to Echo, Makes Sure You're Never Lonely

    Preorders are now open for the new home management AI with anime flair.

    Live alone and wish you had someone to come home to? If you have $2,500 to spare, you can pick up Gatebox, complete with your own little holographic housewife. The new Echo-style device not only controls smart devices around your home, it keeps you company and texts you throughout the day. Hit the jump to meet Hikari!

  • Monday January 18, 2016
  • VIDEO: Meet Gatebox's Hologram Communication Robot

    Technology promises to monitor your behavior, pay attention to your interests, and assist with matters such as weather forecasts, DVR programming and internet in a more personalized way

    Touting its utilization of the "Internet of Things," vinclu Inc. has presented a concept video offering a look at Gatebox's "Hologram Communication Robot." Personified with their first character, Azuma Hikari, the technology promises to monitor your behavior and pay attention to your interests, then assist with matters such as weather forecasts, helping you schedule your life, program your DVR and run your internet search in a more personalized way.

  • Friday December 6, 2013
  • VIDEO: Hatsune Miku who Lives in a Refrigerator and Talks to You

    The kit will be available in Winter Comiket

    TechnoAlta is a Japanese amateur engineer group whose motto is "making the world fun by technology." Inspired by Fridgeezoo, they created the Hatsune Miku version reminder gadget that sits in a fridge and talks to you when you open the door. Check the cute promo after the jump.

  • Tuesday April 16, 2013
  • VIDEO: Fujitsu Lab Demos "Real-world touch screen interface"

    As Seen In Anime, Coming Soon To The Real World

    We are probably one of the audiences who are most exposed to how a futuristic technology may look like, but when it actually happens, it still is exciting. The Fujitsu Lab introduced a next-generation user interface that can turn ordinary documents into an interactive touch-screen.  See the video after the jump!

  • Monday April 2, 2012
  • VIDEO: The Idol Poster That Kisses Back

    But when will it hug?

    A research group at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus has developed a solution for all the peeps out there who want a little more interactivity from their idol posters. Called "Pochuter," this "kiss poster" is really a screen equipped with motion sensors. See what happens when you make a move, after the break!

  • Thursday March 8, 2012
  • Air Mouse Gives You Sci-Fi Style Computer Control

    Next step: holographic displays and touchscreens

    As technology grows more and more advanced, we start seeing modern-day technology creep closer and closer to the far-fetched science-fiction tech of yesteryear. Sneak a peek at Ion's Minority Report and Mass Effect-style Wireless Air Mouse after the jump!

  • Sunday September 18, 2011
  • VIDEO: New Technology Creates Touchable 3D Characters

    Japanese Researchers Create the Next Generation of 3D Character Interaction

    A research group at Keio University in Japan have developed a glasses-free 3D display that allows users to interact with computer generated characters through virtual touch. With this new system, users will be able to touch and feel 3D characters. See a video of the system in action at the jump!