KDDI has a prototype Android app that can monitor your brainwaves. You have to wear a silly headband sensor and play an even dumber video game but the app graphs your brain's neural activity and concentration levels after you're done.
See-through things are cool. Anyone who ever pined for a transparent Game Boy (or was lucky enough to own one) knows that. Even if flippers are unfashionable, I still want to hotfoot it over to Japan to scoop this up.
This kids-friendly KDDI's cellphone keeps children safe from kidnapping, with a built-in GPS, and a ring that gets laser-soldered to their noses. I mean, I guess—otherwise, how can you prevent kidnappers from tossing the cellphone away? [Dvice]
Leave it to a Japanese cell phone carrier to figure out a way to breed robots and cell phones. KDDI's iida Polaris is a rolling robot with a touchscreen candybar phone inside that can keep your life in order.
Japanese phone king KDDI is showing off a MicroSD card with built-in Wi-Fi, sorta like those photo-uploading Eye-Fi cards everyone loves so much. Actually, they're exactly like that, except, well, much smaller.
Apparently, Japanese carriers KDDI and DoCoMo are being totally overwhelmed by porn downloaders on their 3G networks. I don't know what they expected to happen when porn services started offering movies for wireless download.
Starting this week, Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains will feature wireless LAN from Tokyo to Osaka.
By the numbers, the KDDI Walkman Xmini phone is nothing special. Well, except for a few of the numbers: at 44mm wide and 18mm thick, the 1.8in screen phone is absolutely minuscule.
Evolution Robotics ViPR visual search technology is coming to the iPhone this June. ViPR allows you to take a photo of any movie, CD or book, send it to a server, and automagically get an email back loaded with information and links pointing to YouTube videos or iTunes Music Store links. It will also be deployed in…
You can't buy cellphones from KDDI unless you live in Japan. You can't even import em and use em here. But clicking around their website and exploring their spring line up of handsets feels like a museum. From the future. I've explored random Japanese handsets before and still enjoy looking at them, no matter if the…
While IR is still quite useful for certain things, transferring data between devices is something very few people still use it for. Japan's KDDI R&D labs, however, have managed to increase the transfer rate 250 times to 1Gbps with a semiconductor laser that blinks incredibly fast. Although 1Gbps is fast, it doesn't…