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Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, Bp, cat, cc, Ces, clear, color, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, energy, Et, F2, Feeds, ff, game, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ikaros, Ikaros solar sail, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, japan, japanese, Kite, Kites, La, Labels, Led, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, power, Q, quant, que, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, sail, serve, SF, Solar, solar sail, Space, Space kite, Space sail, Space solar sail, Style, Sun, Tag, Tea, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, Travel, TV, Us, V, Wai, wait, Waiting, X1

The 20meter (diagonally) solar sail Ikaros we mentioned last month has been successfully unfurled in space by its Japanese team. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it can be used for solar-powered travel as planned. More

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Japanese Subway iPad Users Use Ingenious Trick To Hide iPad Shame [Japan]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, apple, AR, arc, Asia, Ati, Av, Bp, bump, C6, Case, cat, cc, Cf, clear, color, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Eyes, F1, ff, Ge, Genio, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ipa, ipad, iPad Case, Isp, japan, Japan ipad, japanese, La, Labels, life, media, mid, mini, Mod, Mug, Nes, Newspaper, Newspaper case, NK, Of, om, One, Online, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Plus, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, sub, Subway, Tag, tech, Techno, TI, tour, Travel, trick, TV, tweet, Ui, Us, V, Who, X1, XP

The perfect way to both minimize your muggability, and enhance your sophistication in the eyes of those who aren’t quite as technologically accepting as us. Plus, perfect padding in case you get bumped into and drop your iPad.

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Japanese Subway iPad Users Use Ingenious Trick To Hide iPad Shame [Japan]

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Let’s Cover The Moon in Solar Panels [Moon]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 738, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Av, Bp, cat, clear, color, Concept, Crazy, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, earth, EC, energy, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Green, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, japanese, La, Labels, Laser, Lasers, luna ring, Mic, micro, mid, Mod, Moon, Moon solar plant, nao, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, plant, Play, power, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, s5, Sd, serve, Solar, Solar Panels, solar plant, Solar Power, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, V, Wave, wave power, work, X1

Here’s an idea so crazy it might work: a solar plant on the Moon. Specifically, a 6,800 mile long solar belt that spans the Moon’s equator and sends energy back to Earth with lasers and microwave power. More

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iPads Now Being Used In Japanese Streetside Magic Tricks [Ipad]

by on May.31, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, apple, AR, Art, Av, Bp, cat, Cia, clear, color, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ipa, ipad, Ipad magic tricks, Ipad tricks, Ipads, Isp, japan, japanese, La, Labels, magic, magic trick, magic tricks, mid, Ming, Mod, My, Nes, Ny, NY Times, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, RSS, Rv, screen, serve, street, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, time, trick, Tricks, tub, TV, Us, V, vers, Vide, Video, X1, XP, YouTube

Is there nothing the iPad can’t do? Err…don’t answer that. YouTube user ‘Salary Magician’ is the younger, more talented, Japanese version of David Blaine, and made me gasp at my screen in surprise many times during his short video. More

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Gizmodo Japan at the Japanese iPad Launch [Japan]

by on May.28, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, About gizmodo, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Asia, Bp, C6, cat, clear, color, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, first, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gizmodo Japan, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Im, images, In, ipa, ipad, Ipad launch, Ipads, Iphone, Ir, Isp, japan, japanese, La, Labels, Launch, life, media, Meta, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, Online, order, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Wai, wait, Who, X1, XP

Here are our colleagues from Gizmodo.jp who just waited in line all night to be some of the first in Japan to get the iPad. And to celebrate, of course, they made these iPad hats.

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Gizmodo Japan at the Japanese iPad Launch [Japan]

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DVDs Could Hold 1,000x Capacity of Blu-rays With New Japanese Research [DVDs]

by on May.24, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Art, ash, Ati, Av, Blu-Ray, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Disc Association, Bp, capacity, cat, Cia, city, clear, color, dash, data, de, Discs, Display, Ds, dvd, DVDs, E, e1, Ea, EC, Et, F2, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, japan, japanese, Japanese dvd capacity, La, Labels, Memory, Meta, mid, Mod, movie, movies, My, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Ovi, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Research, RSS, Rv, Scientists, sea, search, serve, soc, storage, Storage Capacity, Style, Tag, tech, TI, time, TV, Up, Upgrade, Us, V, Vide, Video, Wai, wait, Waiting, X1

While we’re waiting for the Blu-ray Disc Association to upgrade discs to 128GB capacity , Japanese scientists have found a way to increase DVD capacity by 1,000 times—using just a slick of metal material over each disc. More

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Electric Car Made From Bamboo To Go On Sale In Japan [Transport]

by on May.21, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A8, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Asia, Auto, Automotive, Bamboo, Bp, bus, business, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, day, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco friendly, electric, Electric Car, Electric Cars, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Haw, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, japan, japanese, kin, La, Labels, Les, Meguru, Meguru electric car, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Pain, Paint, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, sale, serve, silver, Sport, Style, Tag, tech, TI, transport, Travel, TV, Us, V, Vehicles, X1, Yogogawa group

Eschewing the silver paint and smooth curves of most electric cars nowadays, the Japanese Meguru electric car kind of looks like a rickshaw, and is made from bamboo. More

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Cerevo Cam Now Supports Ustream Life-Casting—US Release This Summer [Camcorders]

by on May.19, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Abc, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, AR, ash, Ati, Bp, C5, Cam, Camcorders, Camera, Cameras, Case, cat, cerevo, Cerevo cam live, Cia, clear, color, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Evo, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Home Automation, i5, Id, Im, images, In, Iq, Ir, Isp, japan, japanese, La, Labels, life, lifecasting, LiveStreaming, Make, MER, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, Pr, pre, Pro, Q, quant, que, Rc, Real, release, RSS, Rv, sale, serve, Style, summer, Support, Tag, tech, TI, TV, twist, Up, Us, Ustream, V, X1

Japanese maker CEREVO’s innovative product should’ve really gone on sale a couple of years ago when iJustine and co were at their peak, but I do appreciate a good camera with a unique twist—in this case, Ustream support. More

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New Elevators Installed In Japan Can Take 80 People Sky-High [Elevators]

by on May.19, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 303, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Asia, bis, Bp, bus, business, cat, clear, color, construction, dash, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, electric, Elevator, Elevators, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Ion, Isp, japan, japanese, La, Labels, Led, Lift, Lifts, living room, mid, Mit, Mitsubishi, Mod, My, Nes, Of, Office, om, One, order, Os, Padd, People, PI, Pixel, Play, ps, Q, quant, que, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, sub, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Us, V, world, X1

It could be the world’s largest elevator. Measuring about the size of my living room, an office in Osaka, Japan, has installed five of Mitsubishi Electric’s largest elevators—capable of squeezing in 80 people each. More

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Japan Gets A Gundam Phone With Most Awesome Dock Ever [Robots]

by on May.19, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, Anime, Anniversary, ANT, Ants, AR, Ban, Band, Bandai, Bots, Bp, Case, cat, Cellphones, clear, color, de, Display, Dock, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gun, Gundam, Gundam softbank phone, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Ion, Isp, japan, japanese, La, Labels, mid, Mit, Mod, Model, Nes, Net, network, NK, Of, om, One, order, Os, OTS, P3, Padd, PC, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Robot, Robots, RSS, Rv, serve, Smartphones, Softbank, Style, Tag, Tea, tech, ted, TI, TV, Uk, Up, upc, Urine, Us, V, vers, War, Wes, work, X1

Just in case you weren’t aware that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Gundam figurines, Bandai has teamed up with Japanese network Softbank for a limited edition Gunpla phone. More

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