Posts Categorized: Innovation & Technology



A digital frame that displays custom fine art is killing it on Kickstarter

Framed is more than a high-end digital art frame - it’s the vehicle for an online digital artwork marketplace.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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SoftBank CEO: robots can reverse Japan’s economic decline

Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of Japanese telco SoftBank, shared his revolutionary ideas about a robotic workforce in Japan.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Cute or just creepy? 5 of Japan’s most human-like talking robots

From Gundam to ASIMO, Japan is a country obsessed with robots - especially those with a humanoid aesthetic.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 6:26 pm
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Whill, an anti-wheelchair that’d make Professor X jealous, debuts on Kickstarter

Despite raising $1.75 million, Whill launched a Kickstarter campaign to generate buzz for its personal mobility device in the US.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 9:14 pm
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Docomo SIM

Docomo’s new gadget separates the SIM card from your mobile device, but why?

NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will show off a prototype of what the company is calling the world’s first SIM-based authe...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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IBM wants to create a Smarter Singapore, starting with the transport system

Can big data fix Singapore’s public transportation woes? IBM and LTA say yes

Public transportation woes have become mainstays in Singaporeans' daily commute. Here's how IBM and LTA want to solve them.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 2:14 pm
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Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn talks censorship in China, disrupting Asia’s English study and certification boom

Entrepreneur Luis von Ahn hopes that his Duolingo Test Center can level the the playing field for access to English proficiency certificatio...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 10:15 pm
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HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

HaxAsia accelerator looks to Asia for next Oculus Rift

Investment firms Ruvento Ventures, IncuVest, DI Group, and SpinUp Partners have joined forces to launch HaxAsia, a 180-day accelerator progr...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:43 pm
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Baidu’s image-recognition software isn’t perfect, but it’s super smart and will make you laugh

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that made its name with search, just released an updated version of its Baidu Translate app yesterday for ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Baidu is secretly developing unmanned self-driving bicycles for China: report

The bike sans rider can sense its environment well enough to avoid obstacles and navigate complicated road conditions. We could see a protot...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:54 pm
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BIZMO II

Terra Motors’ new $4,000 electric motorcycle can deliver a pizza from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji on a single charge

The Tokyo-based EV startup will start selling a commercial motorcycle tomorrow, dubbed the BIZMO II, with a 150-kilometer range and 30kg loa...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 5:27 pm
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Why India must fix its obsession with software services and pivot to products

Bangalore arrived on the world stage in the nineties as a hub for software services and outsourcing. This rode on the back of a global rise ...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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SoftBank unveils Pepper, an emotional robot that will be sold to consumers next February

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank, introduced what he called the world’s first robot capable of recognizing hum...

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 1:54 pm
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Tokyo’s first Bitcoin ATM arrives… at a bar in Roppongi

Despite the recent meltdown of Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the city has received its first fully-operational Bitcoin ATM.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 9:56 pm
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Pocari Sweat is putting the first ever ad on the lunar surface

Singapore startup Astroscale and Japanese sports drink company Pocari Sweat will deliver a time capsule to the moon next year.

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 2:27 pm
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Pakistan startup incubators

Pakistan’s startups are struggling to break out, but here are 27 incubators that could help

Until recently, the only incubators in Pakistan were found in hospitals or poultry farms. But now startup incubators are proliferating. This...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 6:57 pm
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With SpaceX’s help, satellite launch brings Thai digital TV dream closer to reality

Earlier this morning, the Thaicom 6 satellite was finally launched. The satellite, owned by Thaicom, a subsidiary of prominent Thai telco AI...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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