Japanese developer rebrands the Boyfriend Log spying app

Becca Caddy Tech

A Japanese developer has been forced to tone down a new application which sneakily tracks people using GPS without them knowing. Kare Log, meaning Boyfriend Log, was first released at the end of August and could be downloaded to mobile devices or laptops which are then tracked via GPS without letting on that the app…

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Married by a robot – Japanese couple do it a bit differently

Anna Leach Tech

So perhaps fewer people in the UK are religious these days, but while people might choose to get married in a registrar's office rather than a church, not many would want their nuptials presided over by a robot. In Japan, of course, it's different. A couple in Tokyo were married by a four-foot tall robot…

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A Wrist-Watch that looks like broken glass and charges by USB

Anna Leach Tech

A watch that looks like broken glass and can be recharged by USB? If that sounds like some crazy Japanese invention, well that's because it is, but it's also commercially available and looks kinda cool. Released by Tokyoflash Japan, the Kisai Broke does to the traditional two-handed watch face what Battle Royale did to my…

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App Review: Japanese Smash Girls

Anna Leach Tech

How you could you resist an app that promises to keep you up to date with the Japanese indie scene, lets you watch Japanese grrl rock stars smashing guitars and simulates you smashing a guitar by buzzing your iPhone and making painful screechy noises. I certainly couldn't - but, though fun it is too good…

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The Robovie-II: at last, a robot that does the shopping

Anna Leach Tech

Why carry your shopping yourself when you can get a robot to do it? Okay, they still have trolleys rather than robots in the average British Tescos, but in Japan... they have bag-carrying robots. FTW Japan. The robotic shopping assistant from company ATR is designed to make shopping more convenient and entertaining for the elderly.…

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This is what happens when Gameboys and platforms collide

Lucy Hedges Tech

Some things should NEVER be allowed to merge together. In this instance, it's Gameboys and ridiculously clumpy, ugly and cheap-looking shoes. OMG where do I start with this eyesore, this monstrosity, this absolutely hideous piece of, dare I say it, fashion. Apparently these awful *awful* boots are highly popular with teenagers all over, yep you…

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Tech savvy women have started a gadget revolution (we could have told you that)

Lucy Hedges Tech

As the world gets increasingly tech-orientated, women are apparently at the forefront of what's hot in the world of tech. Gone are the days where we're associated with cutesy/pink/sparkly/basic gadgets. According to Sony Ericsson, we spend more on gadgets than we do on shoes - on average, £391 a year. That's a total of £17…

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