Japan

When a smartphone can help find victims of a natural disaster
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When a smartphone can help find victims of a natural disaster

March 15th, 2019 | by Techgoondu
A new type of portable satellite transceiver may one day save the lives of people who are stranded during a natural...
In Japan, technology is helping to predict a tsunami, recycle water for affected citizens
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In Japan, technology is helping to predict a tsunami, recycle water for affected citizens

February 27th, 2019 | by Alfred Siew
Despite being a nation always on guard against natural disasters, Japan learnt some painful lessons in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 10,000 people and caused a nuclear plant meltdown that affected many...
On the digital food trail in Tokyo
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On the digital food trail in Tokyo

October 1st, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Finding a great bowl of ramen, amazing pieces of sushi and the smoothest sake is made a lot easier now with online tools such as Google...
In Japan, robots come with lifetime warranty even as engineers age
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In Japan, robots come with lifetime warranty even as engineers age

July 21st, 2016 | by Grace Chng
Few companies in the world give lifetime warranty for their products. Fanuc, the Japanese industrial robot maker, is among the few who does just that....
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Beware of malicious app that claims to provide X-ray vision

March 26th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
There have been enough people falling for it - and being blackmailed by it - for security firm Symantec to put out an alert last...
Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users
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Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users

August 29th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
A piece of malware infecting Android phones in Japan has targeted women by promising them easy money and ways to meet rich...
Sony Ericsson sells Xperia Ray design, looks to new smartphone users
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Sony Ericsson sells Xperia Ray design, looks to new smartphone users

August 18th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
At a time when smartphone makers are rolling out bigger screens, faster processors and 3D capabilities, Sony Ericsson bucked the trend when it unveiled the Xperia Ray in June 2011. A smaller screen than most high-end rivals and a...