Category: Tech

Mash Di Button 2014 – Fighting Game Tournament


Its been a long time since I attended a fighting game tournament. I’ll probably never be skilled enough to compete but I’m looking forward to attending the 2014 staging of “Mash Di Button 2014″ on May 31st at the A Bar restaurant and lounge in...


New WordPress Theme and Web Host for

For the last 6 months I have been on a quest to find the perfect WordPress theme and web host for I experimented with at least a dozen themes and finally a winner has emerged! If you haven’t noticed already, has a new...


New Phone acquired! – Samsung Galaxy S4


Three months ago I replaced my aging and broken HTC Legend with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S4. I loved my HTC Legend but being stuck with Android 2.2 and seeing more and more apps becoming unusable was starting to become a big problem and an...


Little Kaiju – Animated Short film


I rediscovered a short film I first saw a few months ago called Little Kaiju that I forgot to share. The 3 minute short film combines the sights of Tokyo with an animated character that makes memorable viewing and maybe a subliminal message? The whimsical journey of a...


10 Android Apps that made my Japan trip much easier


Traveling to to a far away land or even to an unfamiliar neighbouring town is not as difficult or daunting as it used to be. With a wealth of information available online and at your fingertips in the form of apps for smartphones and tablets...


Honda updates ASIMO Robot, turns it into an Autonomous Machine


Honda has updated it’s well known Asimo humanoid robot with what it is calling “autonomous behavior control technology” which the company states advances Asimo from an “automatic machine” to an “autonomous machine” with  decision-making capabilities such as determining its behavior in concert with its surroundings...


E5 Series Shinkansen makes Official debut


Train enthusiasts in Japan are ecstatic as East Japan Railway Company (JR East) official debuted the E5 Series Shinkansen or “Hayabusa” today which will be operating on the Tōhoku Shinkansen Line from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori with major stations like Sendai and Morioka. Hayabusa is Japanese for...


Japan wants your cell phone to be more Human


Technology and innovation is serious business in Japan, they have a myriad of research institutions and most of their universities actual “institutions of higher education and research.” However to an individual without an open mind many things coming from Japan would seem rather “different” for lack of...


Japan’s Elderly Rebel against their Robot Overlords


Did I use the word “overlord” in the title, well maybe I am exaggerating a little but the geek in me tends to exaggerate when talking about robots, but it seems like I’m not the only geek prone to exaggerating as a BBC writer used the same word!...


Japan creates Robot Safety Center

So many people think the world will be destroyed by some natural phenomenon that may or may not be influenced by global warming, war or religion etc but I would like to categorically state that that is not the case. Every individual  with any semblance of intelligence  knows that...