Outerwear Made from Synthetic Spider Silk
For the past 11 years, a Japanese company has been attempting to harness the strength of spider silk to create a new type of material with unprecedented versatility. They’ve now unveiled their working prototype: the Moon Parka.
Takara Tomy's Tiny True-Drifting RC Cars
Dominic Toretto would be proud of these little drifters.
The Tech of Smartphone Iris Authentification
Fujitsu's miniature infrared LED and camera unlock your phone in roughly six-tenths of a second.
Kei Sports Cars: Small Packages of Fun
Japan’s kei, or light, car class features a small engine and compact overall dimensions. While the main concept of these vehicles is economy and convenience, a few companies are remaking the image of these fun little monsters.
Sharp & 7-Eleven Offer Evangelion Smartphone
30,000 phones planned for production—at ¥84,240 a pop!
4 Businesses Inspired by the Bento Box
The bento’s sleekness, compactness, balance and visual appeal have spurred ideas for various businesses in Japan and beyond.
Swipe Your Phone with a Happy Cat Tail
These smartphone gloves will keep your fingertips as happy as a kitty getting a chin rub.
Concept Car for the 'Share' Generation
Nissan has created a concept car for a segment of the population that cares very little about cars.
Transform Your iPhone into Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon Crystal iPhone cases fit the 6 and 6s. Galaxy users presumably get Queen Beryl.
Programmable Idol Robots Dance to Your Design
The robot revolution is coming, and when it arrives, they’ll have an awful lot to be mad about. Like making them dance for our amusement. Thanks, DMM.
Sharp Launching Robot Smartphone
RoBoHoN talks, walks, gets up, dances and recognizes human faces—and it also works as a phone!
'Smart' Anime Pillow Responds to Your Caress
A Japanese entrepreneur equips a 160-centimeter body pillow to let you know how it feels when you touch it.
Panasonic Predicts Carpet Speakers
Smart homes of the future will have speakers in the carpet, mirrors that analyze your skin condition, beds that weigh you as you sleep—and a whole lot more.
One Punch Man App Measures Your Punching Power
Compare the might of your fist to the ridiculously powerful Saitama.
CASIO PRO TREK 3500 Field Test
CASIO ups its game as it introduces the most advanced multi-functional timepiece in its PRO TREK series for outdoor adventurers.
Stand Your Phone in a Ramen Bowl
Want to really confuse your neighbor at the local ramen shop? Set one of these bowls up on the counter while you slurp and watch the double-takes ensue.
Celviano Grand Hybrid Takes the (Small) Stage
Casio is confident it's created the first digital pianos that truly emulate the sound of a grand—with the obvious advantage of taking up far less space.
Wooden Ukiyo-e Star Wars Phone Case
This iPhone case takes its design cue from a very special ukiyo-e woodblock print, one of only three in the world officially approved by Lucasfilm.
Bishounen App Lets You Bulk Up Boys with Love
A new Japanese app allows your boyfriend's muscles to grow along with your love for each other.