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  • Fukushima disaster spurs Japan to mass-produce its own drones

    Japan has robot chops aplenty. Honda has the world's most sophisticated humanoid robot, Japanese industrial robot makers are among the best, and the country's space agency landed a robot probe on a speeding asteroid and returned samples to Earth.

    Written by Tim Hornyak11 March 15 18:01
  • In Pictures: The wacky side of Ceatec

    Sandwiched between the IFA and CES electronics trade shows, Japan's Ceatec is fighting to stay relevant. But while the number of vendors at this year's Ceatec was down to 547 from 587 last year, with the notable absence of Sony, there was no shortage of unusual sights and exhibits. From sign-language androids to smartphone-controlled dinosaurs and table tennis robots, here's a look at the wacky site of the technology expo just outside of Tokyo

    Written by Tim Hornyak09 Oct. 14 00:40
  • Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly drones

    Amazon made headlines this month when it sought permission from the U.S. government to test its drone-based delivery service, but it's far from the only company that's applied for such approval.

    Written by Martyn Williams31 July 14 05:11
  • Apple's CarPlay to spark mobile apps war in your car

    Apple's CarPlay user interface will not only add complexity to existing in-vehicle infotainment systems, it would virtually take away the keys from automakers who plan their own systems and interfaces.

    Written by Lucas Mearian03 March 14 21:21
  • Mirrorlink 1.1 protocol brings third-party apps to in-car screens

    Allowing drivers to access more mobile phone apps on a dashboard display while at the wheel sounds like a recipe for disaster -- but at Mobile World Congress members of the Car Connectivity Consortium showed how they plan to do this while limiting distractions with a technology called MirrorLink.

    Written by Peter Sayer26 Feb. 14 19:30
  • Blue Wing Honda first to get Lawson in ANZ

    Blue Wing Honda, the official New Zealand importer of Honda road motorcycles, has implemented Lawson for Distribution, a software especially designed for distribution companies.
    Lawson Software, the creators of Lawson for Distribution, said that Blue Wing Honda is the first customer in the Australia and New Zealand region to finish the implementation of the latest release of the software.

    Written by CIO New Zealand16 Jan. 11 22:00