- Apple’s iPad coming to Japan
March 9th, 2010
So the news this week that the iPad will debut in the US on April 3 was pretty exciting. What’s more exciting though, is that the iPad will also be available in Australia (where I live) and Japan (where I want to live) plus Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.
- Google debuts instant translation service
November 18th, 2009
This week Google introduced a new look and feel for it’s online translation service, Google Translate.
For a free service it’s great but let’s just say that I wouldn’t use it to do up a resume for that job at Microsoft in Tokyo you really wanted to nail.
- Japan tops ITIF broadband rankings
October 26th, 2009
The graphic shows the top 20 nations by internet costs and speeds around the world as ordered by the ITIF Broadband Rankings. Taking the number one spot is Japan, however, the global superpower USA languished in 15th place.
- Canon debuts ground-breaking EOS 7D
September 29th, 2009
As is always the case in the land of gadgets, a new model is always just around the corner and so it was with some sense of inevitability that the much-rumoured Canon 7D was announced recently and what an announcement it was.
The 7D has a simply amazing list of features for this price range and will bring the whole DSLR Full HD video thing to a whole new market, which is going to be great for everybody.
- Robo-sapians coming of age?
September 15th, 2009
The creators of the rather eerie-looking CB2 (Child-robot with Biomimetic Body), which was first introduced to the world back in 2007, say that the 130cm silicone-enveloped android is making excellent progress towards their goal of simulating a real-life 1-2 year old.