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Spyder’s battery case gives your iPhone extra legs

It may be a while before we see those long-lasting hydrogen-powered batteries in our iPhones. In the meantime, the options are bulky: pack your charging cord, carry a battery charger or go the power case route.<p>For those who don’t like the thickness or extra heft of power cases, Spyder has just …

Japan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.<p>The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, included the possibility of a lunar landing …

Space Exploration

Japan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.<p>Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kilometers per hour (375 miles per hour) in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph (581 kph) set in 2003. The …

Japan

Bleep blorp: New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots | CNN Travel

Travel

Watch 1,200 engineers switch an above-ground track to a subway in three hours

In March last year, Tokyu Railways spent one night lowering a train track at Shibuya Station to connect it to a subway station.<p>You've probably heard about the fabled Japanese efficiency, so it shouldn't be a surprise to find out that 1,200 Japanese engineers took just three hours and 25 minutes …

Trains

Bing Maps Gets Detailed Transit Options for Japan

Bing Maps is less popular than Google Maps, but the Microsoft-owned navigation service is still being updated on a regular basis. Today, it received some notable enhancements regarding public transit options in Japan, making it easier for locals and travelers to get around town.<p>For one, Bing says …

Japan Lets You Use Your Passport to Get Free Wi-Fi

Although Japan is renowned for having some of the best customer service on the planet, for various reasons, including language and cultural hurdles, …

Ohanami in Nakameguro