When we reported last spring on NTT's Firmo technology that uses the human body as a data conduit, we hardly expected a competitor before the year was out, but here it is.
They may be both ubiquitous and popular, but we bet Crocs can't do what these shoes from Japan are capable of - providing electricity for your gadgets.
In a world of uncertainty, RFID technology is one of the safest bets to succeed that there is, with news of new deployments coming along almost every day.
Swapping a business suit for pyjamas is likely to become a lot more common as internet connection speeds improve and properly productive telecommuting takes off.
If you've never been to the Far East, you may not be aware that Japan is about as popular in much of the region as a priest at a choirboys' convention, so it's a little odd to discover a social website designed to foster ties between China and Japan.
As the days of oil and coal draw to a close, developments in renewable energies are coming thick and fast, with the latest being a powerhouse of a fuel cell that has the potential to supply electricity for tens of thousands of hours at a time.
Did you know that the very weak electromagnetic radiation given off by a computer screen can be captured up to 100m away and reassembled into an exact copy of what's on the screen?
Believe it or not, teleportation between two separate locales is not only theoretically possible, it has already been achieved many times by, among others, IBM.