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Lost in Robo-Translation

Sue Halpern writes: A few days before I left for a trip to Japan with my husband, I signed up to rent a translation device called Pocketalk. According to a press release from January, when the device debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las [...]

Honda EV Cub To Have Swappable Batteries

Honda has filed new patents for the electric two-wheeler EV Cub, which will use the same removable battery technology showcased in the Honda PCX Electric scooter. The CarAndBike Team reports: Honda’s EV Cub concept is now gathering momentum [...]

[VIDEO] Japan Gets First Robotised Coffee House

Japan’s first Robot-Café opened its doors to media on Tuesday, (January 30), with a robot replacing the barista to serve coffee to patrons. Customers at “Henn-na Café,” meaning “Strange Café” in Japanese, have to [...]

[VIDEO] The Case for Breaking Up Big Tech

When NYU professor Scott Galloway began The Four, his book on Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook, he thought it was a love letter. Now he says it’s time to break up the companies. Why it matters: In a year where the biggest tech companies have [...]

What if Google ruled North Korea?

Michael Brendan Dougherty writes: Kevin Kelly of Wired magazine wants us to welcome the future, where the ubiquity and power of surveillance technology make our lives completely transparent to society, government, and even ourselves. It will be [...]

Japan’s Noisy iPhone Problem

Disclosure: I didn’t cancel my iPhone order – I bought my iPhone 8 in Japan in October. And didn’t discover this problem until last weekend, taking photos at an intimate Christmas dinner concert, where my iPhone’s noisy [...]