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Toshiba to pay $850 million for IBM retail unit

Japanese electronics giant Toshiba said Tuesday it would pay about $850.0 million for IBM’s retail products unit, with the US firm saying it would create the world’s leading point-of-sale company. The transaction was expected to be completed later in the year, with the move aimed at retailers who “will benefit from…

Japanese firm creates humanoid robot to replace factory workers

Japanese firm Kawada Industries is on the leading edge of a growing industry that threatens to become a major disruptive force in the coming years: automated labor. At a recent robot expo, Kawada showed off Nextage, a human-shaped robotic laborer the company says is intended to “work alongside” people. In…

Japanese firm to market personal-sized tsunami escape pod

A Japanese company is marketing a family-sized earthquake and tsunami escape pod to clients who fear a repeat of the disasters that hit Japan earlier this year. The bright yellow, spherical fiberglass pod is manufactured by New Cosmo Power. and has been named “Noah.” It costs $3900 for the four-person…

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