NTT Shoe Powers Your iPod, Makes You Look Like a Robodork

In its quest to ease the life of millions of Japanese people and make them like cyborgs, telecommunications company NTT has developed a shoe that transforms the kinetic energy generated by your steps. Right now, it can generate three watts, which is enough to keep an iPod playing, but still not enough to power up your… » 10/16/08 10:00am 10/16/08 10:00am

Super 3G Successfully Tested (at 250Mbps)

NTT DoCoMo has just announced that they've successfully field tested a Super 3G wireless network that reached downlink speeds of 250Mbps (the technology's theoretical maximums are a 300Mbps downlink and a 75Mbps uplink, so 250 down ain't too bad). Unfortunately, given that DoCoMo doesn't plan on having the technology… » 3/26/08 10:02am 3/26/08 10:02am

Why Does Japan Get All The Super-Fast Fiber Optic Love?

The New York Times just took a peek into the world of Japanese fiber optic broadband, which we all know is much faster and cheaper than ours. While we here in the States might view the Japanese broadband market as some utopia where entire HD movies can be downloaded in seconds, it's not quite that simple. » 10/04/07 2:50pm 10/04/07 2:50pm