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This Ultra-Thin Solar Charger Can Power Up Your iPhone On The Go

Practical off-the-grid phone charging is becoming a reality.<p>Not so long ago, solar chargers were a better idea in theory than in reality. Typical devices would require as much as four times as long to power up a phone as plugging into a wall outlet. This might work if you were spending all day in …

Epson is about to kill the most annoying thing about printers

The end of printer-related frustration might be drawing near.<p>Epson, the purveyor of printers and ink, is getting ready to launch a game-changing …

Epson

Graava is a new action camera that does the editing for you

Shoot first, edit never<p>Action cameras make it easy to capture amazing footage of your life, whether you're skydiving or walking your dog. But in the end you're still stuck with hours of footage to sort through. A new product designed in partnership with Matter Design promises to do that work for …

Videography

More than 80% of the thousands held at the Chicago police's 'black site' were black

About 8.5% of those held at the site were white. According to the 2010 census, Chicago's population is 32% non-Hispanic white, 33% black, and 29% Hispanic (of which 13.5% identify as racially white) .<p>In February, The Guardian reported that the Chicago Police Department was holding US citizens for …

Law Enforcement

Airbus has patented a jet that could take you from Tokyo to Los Angeles in three hours

Imagine a transcontinental flight that allowed you to wash your hands of screaming babies and cranky flight attendants after just a few hours. Airbus wants to make it so. The aircraft manufacturer has patented an “ultra-rapid” plane that could fly at more than four times the speed of sound. The …

Aviation

An entire police department just got pulled off the streets of Cincinnati after an officer killed an unarmed man

The news station FOX19 reports that the move stems from an ongoing investigation into the university police department's practices regarding traffic stops.<p>According to a report compiled by the University of Cincinnati and obtained by FOX19, the Cincinnati Police Department and city officials …

Law Enforcement

Visit Tokyo’s Most Insane New Restaurant

Sensory overload reaches new heights.<p>The KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU just opened on August 1, but it’s already topping many Tokyo must-see lists.<p>The …

Japan

‘Honest mistakes’: Tourists face jail time for declaring legal handguns at NYC landmarks

Elizabeth Elderli never leaves her Houston home unarmed. So, when the 31-year-old former U.S. Marine visited Manhattan's September 11 Memorial, two guns were in her backpack when she saw a "no firearms" sign at the security checkpoint.<p>Elderli told a police officer about the loaded 9-mm. and …

Guns

TOHO Streams 'PG-12' Rated Promo Video for 1st Live-Action Attack on Titan Film

1st film debuted in Japan on August 1, will screen in U.S. theaters this fall<p>TOHO began streaming a PG-12 rated promotional video on Friday for the …

Tokyo Court: Bitcoin Not Subject to Ownership

Tokyo's District Court has ruled that bitcoin is "not subject to ownership", with a judge informing a plaintiff he could not claim for bitcoins lost …

Bitcoin

Tokyo Xanadu Shows Us More Of Its City Areas And Seasonal Outfits

<b>By Sato</b> . August 6, 2015 . 8:52am<p><i>Tokyo Xanadu</i> takes place in Morimiya City, where you’ll get to visit various shops and landmarks found throughout …

Japan

Was fleet of 'alien UFOs' filmed over Japan seen in the US four days earlier?

FACEBOOKThe orbs over Milwaukee and (inset) one close up<p>Video footage of ten strange orbs drifting past smoke-billowing chimneys in Osaka, Japan, …

Paranormal

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo designer refutes plagiarism accusations

Kenjiro Sano, who unveiled his logo design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last month, has denied allegations that he copied the design from an emblem …

Graphic Design

Tank pulls a flying rollover while playing Tokyo drift in Russia

Russia is putting on its 2015 Army Games and a Kuwaiti T-72 crew showed up for the tank biathlon but came just a little bit too hard.<p>With teams from …

Russia

This Magic Glass Could Make Your House Cooler–Literally

A new kind of glass has a “cool” mode to help lower your A/C bills by blocking out heat-creating UV light.<p>On a sunny day, even an air-conditioned building can be too warm. A predominate factor is simply your windows, which let in heat in the form of invisible ultra-violet light even if they’re …

Clean Energy

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

I’m one of those 11 million Apple Music listeners, but here’s why I won’t pay

We now know that Apple Music has 11 million people trying it since it launched last month, thanks to a new USA Today story.<p>In an interview, Apple senior vice president of Internet software and services, Eddy Cue, told USA Today, “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far.”<p>I’m one of those trying it. …

Phone companies ditching copper wires will have to follow the rules

The age of the copper land-line is nearing its end, but traditional phone lines aren't going quietly: new rules from the FCC now require service providers notify customers of the impending removal and drawbacks of switching to a VOIP line <i>three months</i> before killing a copper network. It sounds like …

New Tokyo cafe pairs men and women at random, provides coffee, cake & iPads to spark conversation

Remember that time you spotted that cute guy/girl at the cafe? Remember how badly you wanted to go over to them, make a witty comment, sit down and …

Japan
Russia

Pebble's next smartwatch is here

Pebble’s latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time, has been widely available for purchase for just a couple of weeks. But the company isn’t slowing down: today it’s opening up preorders of the Pebble Time Steel, with shipments due in six to eight weeks. (Kickstarter backers of the Time Steel will see …

Smartwatches

China accuses Manila, Tokyo of joining forces over South China Sea

BEIJING <b>(UPDATED)</b> - Japan and the Philippines teamed up at a regional security forum this week to attack China over the disputed South China Sea, …

China

Hackers can now steal fingerprints from Android phones

No need for a dusting brush or CSI kit to lift a fingerprint these days. Hackers have exploited Android devices with fingerprint scanners allowing …

Information Systems

Here's how Apple reacted to Taylor Swift's takedown of Apple Music

Since Apple had initially said it wouldn't pay artists royalties for any streams during the free three-month trial period, Swift at first declined to put her album 1989 on Apple Music.<p>Less than a day later, Apple reversed its decision and said it would compensate artists during that period after …

Apple Music

Consultancy for firms seeking to expand overseas taps Japanese wives living abroad

A consulting agency based in Nagoya is hiring Japanese mothers living abroad as market researchers for companies aiming to expand overseas.<p>More …

Japan

Tokyo's cool beasts of fashion

Monstrously cute dining in Harajuku<p>On Aug. 1, creative director Sebastian Masuda opened the Kawaii Monster Cafe, a curious place that brings Harajuku …

Japan

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the...

A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is the size of …

Electric Vehicles