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Japanese to pay utility bills using bitcoin

Japanese citizens will soon be able to pay their utility bills using bitcoin. The facility is being provided by Coincheck Denki, a new service offered by the Japanese bitcoin company, which will be available to users in November. Coincheck outlined the new plan on its website. Also called ‘Coincheck Electricity’, it will allow users to… Read More


Japanese government plans cyber attack institute

The government of Japan will create an institute to train employees to counter cyber attacks. The institute, which will be operational early next year, will focus on preventing cyber attacks on electrical systems and other infrastructure. The training institute, which will operate as part of Japan’s Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA), is the first center… Read More


New wheel accessory means your phone can run away from you

Researchers in Japan have developed a new mobile phone accessory which places a set of wheels onto your device, so that it can roll towards you when you get a push notification or run away from you when your alarm is going off. The team, based at the University of Tokyo, includes researchers Takefumi Hiraki,… Read More


Fujitsu teams up with Oracle in Japanese cloud deal

Fujitsu and Oracle have initiated a new strategic alliance to deliver cloud services to customers across Japan, as well as to their subsidiaries worldwide. According to the official release, all Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services, including Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, will be powered from Fujitsu data centres… Read More


New image sensor captures both colour and near-infrared at same time

Researchers have developed a new single imaging sensor which is able to capture and display high-quality colour (RGB) and near-infrared (NIR) images simultaneously. The team of scientists from Tokyo Institute of Technology and Japanese optics specialist Olympus claims that the device is the first of its kind that is capable of acquiring both forms of… Read More