How many times has it happened that you ended up drying your soaked cell phone (or any other electronic gadget) with rice? Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones who haven’t ever faced rain to extremes that destroys gadgets but for the ones like me who just cannot take care of his gadgets especially when it is raining I think the rice method is an old trick now.

Somehow people in Japan have come up with a high tech method to dry your soaked gadgets and that too for $12 (¥1,000) in 30 minutes.

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Technology isn’t limited only to the industry and medicine and here’s a prime example of that where latest technology is used on the streets of Tokyo.

New hit on the streets of Tokyo are vending machines with touchscreen displays. As you might remember, we’ve already seen touchscreen vending machines at the CES in 2009 but now for the first time we’ve got a chance to see these devices with 46-inch LCD display in action.

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Well, this is what some people out there in Tokyo think. A new concept hotel in Akihabara has come up with a unique (and a bit weird) plan of having installed a complete set of trains with different required accessories so that you don’t feel lonely if you are alone in that room.

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The genius Sony engineers in Tokyo have developed this prototype 360º Autostereoscopic display. The tech allows viewers to see full colour volumetric objects from all angles, it reminds us of the Emperor holographic transmitter from Star Wars! The display uses special LED light forces and can show 360 unique images to all directions in 1º separations. No 3D glasses are required.

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BBC recently visited the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan where some of the coolest robots were being developed. Though these bots may appear to have clever designs, they’re not just for looks. Their different abilities may well be crucial for saving lifes in natural disasters in the future. In places like Japan, earthquakes are the most feared and these robots could provide valuable aid.

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Personally I found the one which had skates on most extraordinary, check out the video after the jump…

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We received a question from a reader, Steve, yesterday and thought it was interesting to reply to him here. The question was regarding whether we know of any use of the new Wii gadget – jOG other than just for in gameplay (we believe he meant things such as hacks and mods). Steve, though we don’t have the jOG hardware ourselves (and we don’t play our Wii much neither!). We do think Tokyo Jogging may be your answer?

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