After 12 years, Sony has a new Aibo
Sony's iconic robotic dog Aibo is back on the market after the original version was discontinued a dozen years ago. We take a look at how this new AI-powered canine improves upon its previous incarnation, including smartphone integration.
Coffee on the rise in Indonesia
High-end coffee culture is rising in Indonesia, with consumers developing more refined tastes and coffee growers benefiting greatly from the growing reputation of Java coffee at home and around the world.
Making tech grow cacao sustainability
The agri-business Olam International is bringing the latest tech to the world's cacao farms, including in Sumatra, where small-hold farmers can benefit from increased access to price information and agriculture techniques.
Cars are doing more of the thinking
The 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is center stage for Japan's carmakers as they make their pushes for AI integration that helps drivers stay alert and keeps roads, as well as a showcase of the latest in electric vehicle technology.
Sony's aibo is back
Discontinued years ago, the AIBO robotic dog is being brought back by Sony, as it announces that the new "aibo" will go on sale next year, and be far more advanced that the previous models.
New tools in Olympic security
The Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism was held in Tokyo to showcase to security professionals the latest in surveillance and protecting public events, with a special eye to helping the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Ride-hailing apps take over Asia
The race is on across Asia for ride-hailing apps, as growing smartphone use gives transport access to more people, and more ideas to entrepreneurs.
Successful launch for Michibiki satellite
Japan has successfully launched its fourth quasi-zenith satellite from the southern island of Tanegashima, helping improve the accuracy and precision of GPS navigation.
Video games as spectator sport
Esports and watching people play e-sports was a major theme at the 21st Tokyo Game Show, where developers big and small from 36 countries gathered to showcase the latest in video game technology and titles.
Surprising designs redefine the office
Creativity is changing how offices function in Tokyo, as companies add digital forests, telecommuting robots and other innovations that help workers work and attract clients.
Get someone else to do the shopping
Started in Singapore, the "shopping concierge" service Honestbee has come to Tokyo, letting customers send others to local stores and do the shopping for them and receiving delivery an hour later.
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