Tech

  • Japan ahead in race to standardize car-use battery tech

    Parts makers see big payday if electric cars gain widespread acceptance

  • Japanese engineers develop robotic arm made of helium balloons

    Ultralight device can reach high locations to perform inspections

  • Japanese minirocket getting a second shot at life

    Liftoff would come only months after failed first attempt

  • Ben Horowitz worries about who will debug artificial intelligence

    The venture capitalist sees no signs AI will enslave the human race

  • New battery technologies still years away

    Li-ion replacements promise improved safety, lower prices -- someday

  • Japan's go AI program shows progress despite losses

    DeepZenGo put up a good fight against human masters at World Go Championship

  • Sumitomo Mitsui to launch biometric ID venture

    Move comes as Japan lets banks invest more in fintech

  • Japan's BTMU plans international fund transfers via blockchain in 2018

    Bank teaming up with global peers on next-gen network

  • Samsung looks to reboot with Galaxy S8

    Company hopes improved display and new features will win back customers

  • Toshiba memory spinoff raises tech security fears

    Japanese group must give thought to blocking leaks, corporate lobby chief says

  • Japan turns to AI, drones in war on smuggling

    Pre-Olympics testing will put eyes in the sky and automate airport screenings

  • Virtual money poses accounting dilemma for Japan's early adopters

    Asset or expense? The bottom line depends on the answer

  • Hitachi develops AI system for finding people of interest

    Eyeing use in airports, train stations

  • SiC fibers see increasing use in high-temperature applications

    GE replaces nickel alloys with SiC fiber-based composites for jetliner engine parts

  • Australia revisits iconic hydro scheme as coal power wanes

    Six decades after construction began, 'Snowy 2.0' drives quest for stable grid

  • Assistive robots give humans a leg (and arm) up

    Reading subtle muscle movements to anticipate what happens next

  • A global push for Japanese group's fake banknote detection device

    Accurate reading of serial numbers helps speedy detection of forgeries

  • Japan's Docomo to help farmers increase milk production

    Wireless sensors will tell when cows are in heat

  • A drugmaking duo takes the fight to a neglected disease

    A nonprofit and Japan's Eisai dust off an unused compound to tackle eumycetoma

  • Kokoro the smiling robot wants to sell you travel insurance

    The company behind Hello Kitty is testing cloud tech at Tokyo's Narita Airport