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An Education: Changing the Way We Learn
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The bleeding edge of continuous education.

Our educational lifecycle is changing, for the better. Once upon a time, education was a very terminal thing. School was a fact of life. Read More »

Nostalgia: Turning from the Present to Look to the Past
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Old concepts masked as new ideas are becoming more and more common, showing the general fear and unrest of contemporary life

If there was one theme during the Oscars this past weekend, it was “What’s old is new again.” (And we’re not just referring to Read More »

Robotic Guide Dog Leads The Way
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Japanese technology company have developed a robotic guide dog that can even climb stairs.

Japanese technology manufacturer NSK have come up with a new concept aimed at helping the blind, a robotic guide dog. On display at this Read More »

Eligible Indians Make Their Own Matches
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A new dating service is giving young professionals more control of their love lives

If you’re in Bangalore, single and are looking for a social circle that doesn’t involve married friends, here’s a great new place to hang Read More »

Aging Populations and the Need for New Technology
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Japanese consumers turn to digital devices to help keep seniors safe
Japanese consumers turn to digital devices to help keep seniors safe

Japanese cellphones and mobile devices for seniors are nothing new; in fact it’s a key market among a population that is rapidly aging. Major Read More »

AR, Anime Help Young English Learners, Learn More
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An augmented reality iPhone app breathes new life into the school English textbook
An augmented reality iPhone app breathes new life into the school English textbook

Japan is a country that spends a lot of time and money in schools and in adult education learning languages like English, and yet Read More »

Japanese Pet Culture Inspires Technological Innovation
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Digital devices let Japanese owners communicate with, and show off, their pets

A large and visible section of Japan’s pet industry overtly focuses on a style that could be termed “cute” or kawaii. From elaborate clothing, Read More »

Panasonic Digital Mirror For Patient Training and Rehab
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Better levels of interaction and feedback in new technology that goes beyond being a mere "tool"

Panasonic has developed an interactive rehabilitation device to help patients train by themselves. The Digital Mirror has been showcased at expos in both September Read More »

Fujitsu Design Award 2011
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Fujitsu Design Award 2011 winners and runners up aim to promote the pursuit of "human-centered" designs

The Fujitsu Design Award winners were recently announced and the winning designs were on show at the Wireless Japan expo in Tokyo. This year’s Read More »

Panasonic Robotics Develops Machines For Aging Society
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Panasonic's "Age-Free" department offers robotic solutions and aid to a growing aging society.

Panasonic has created the Robotic Bed by combining the concept of a wheelchair and care bed, for the grey market as well as the Read More »