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  • Video: Japanese doctors use iPad during surgery

    Video: Japanese doctors use iPad during surgery

    As we all know by now, the iPad can be used in many ways, and we know it’s a hit product. The Japanese seem to embrace the device, too (it came out in that country a few days ago). And for some strange reason, Japanese doctors in particular love the iPad. Last month, we reported about one living in Fukuoka in Southern Japan who x-rayed his device and posted a picture on his blog. Read More

  • Not as cool as Gundam, but: Watch Gigantor protecting Kobe (video)

    Not as cool as Gundam, but: Watch Gigantor protecting Kobe (video)

    Remember Gigantor? Remember last October, when the Japanese city of Kobe erected a 18m high statue of the giant anime robot? Granted, the robo statue is nowhere near as big as its Gundam counterpart, but it’s still pretty cool. Read More

  • Japan finally completes its gigantic Gigantor statue (video)

    Japan finally completes its gigantic Gigantor statue (video)

    Move over, Gundam, your time has passed. It’s now Gigantor’s turn to protect Japan from alien intruders. Based on the giant robot from the anime that was first aired in the 1960s in Japan, the city of Kobe in central Japan is now the proud home of a 18m high statue of the Tetsujin 28 (Iron Man 28), which is the robot’s name in Japan. Read More

  • Panasonic to sell 40-inch OLED TVs by 2011

    Panasonic to sell 40-inch OLED TVs by 2011

    Samsung’s 31-inch OLED TV prototype According to reports in Japanese newspapers today, Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) has set internal directives to start offering OLED TVs by 2011. Currently, Panasonic is selling both LCD and Plasma displays. The company intends to use its R&D center in Kyoto as a base for a manufacturing plant solely for OLED panels. By next spring… Read More