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Japan Inc. bails out Toshiba by snapping up its $18B chip business
Read full story for latest details.
[CNN Money]

'Satellite catcher' will use magnets to clean up space junk
Japan's Space Sweepers are taking it upon themselves to do a little spring cleaning in space.
[CNN Money]

Games reviews roundup: Tekken 7; The Surge; Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada
The veteran fighting series reaches its peak, Dark Souls finds a fitting successor and Japan’s Sengoku era is the setting for some enticing hack and slash PS4, Xbox One, PC, Bandai Namco, cert 16, out now ★★★★★ Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Google sells maker of 'nightmare-inducing' robots to Japan's SoftBank
Boston Dynamics has repeatedly made headlines with its eye-catching robots, which can run, jump and climb stairs.
[CNN Money]

Japan to launch self-navigating cargo ships 'by 2025'
Artificial intelligence will plot the safest, most economical routes, and predict maintenance needs.
[BBC]

Japan to launch self-navigating cargo ships 'by 2025'
Artificial intelligence will plot the safest, most economical routes, and predict maintenance needs.
[BBC News]

Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank
Firm acquired by Japanese company was put up for sale in early 2016 after Google’s parent company cooled on its military connections Google’s parent company Alphabet has sold robotics firm Boston Dynamics to Japan’s Softbank for an undisclosed sum, over a year after putting it up for sale. As part (...)
[The Guardian]

Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet
Boston Dynamics is sold by Google-parent Alphabet to Japan's Softbank.
[BBC]

Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet
Boston Dynamics is sold by Google-parent Alphabet to Japan's Softbank.
[BBC News]

How Breath of the Wild propelled Nintendo Switch to success against the odds
The Japanese company’s console was quirky, expensive, and short on games – but with the Legend of Zelda sequel it had a title worth buying it for The Switch was Nintendo’s last roll of the dice. By the beginning of this year, the company was in dire straits: a decade on from the breakout success (...)
[The Guardian]

The 10 most influential video games of all time – in pictures
From university experiments to Japanese arcade treasures, here are the titles that have inspired generations of game developers Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Toyota 'backs flying car project' in Japan
The Skydrive car uses drone technology, and has three wheels and four rotors.
[BBC News]

Toyota 'backs flying car project' in Japan
The Skydrive car uses drone technology, and has three wheels and four rotors.
[BBC]

What does $1bn tech firm Improbable do? – video
Tech startup Improbable is now valued at more than $1bn after funding from Japan’s SoftBank. The British firm, started by Cambridge University graduates in 2012, creates complex virtual worlds to be used in everything from games to urban planning Continue (...)
[The Guardian]

This virtual reality startup is now worth $1 billion
Improbable announced Friday that it has raised $502 million in financing from investors including Japanese tech giant SoftBank.
[CNN Money]

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