Japan Crisis Affects Geeks, Too

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/otaku.jpg" />This photo is a poem. It's a sad poem, but a poem nonetheless. You're looking at a proud Otaku's collection of <i>stuff</i>

CGM Night: CrunchGear visits Otaku party in Tokyo (photo report)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/group_cameras-620x465.jpg" /> Being based in Tokyo has its advantages, and one of them is being close to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.or

Japan's Red Cross uses Augmented Reality to get geeks to donate blood (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/DigitalSignage_japan.jpg" /> This is one of the reasons why I live in Japan and nowhere else: In order to get more people to donate blood

Watch Augmented Reality figure Cyber Maid Alice in action (2 videos)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/augmented_reality_alice.jpg" /> I was invited to a gadget geek/IT entrepreneur/web industry last week and had the chance to meet some of

Lonely? Try fondling Augmented Reality Cyber Maid Alice

Augmented reality (AR), the combination of virtual worlds and reality, is a cool concept that leads to useful applications in navigation systems, medicine, architecture and many other fields. Geisha T

Boot camp café for obedient geeks in Akihabara

Japanese Otaku love to relieve stress in “Maid Cafés,” where they usually are treated like kings by (mostly) cute and extra-submissive J-girls. For an extra fee, it is even possible to la