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Talk-Torque 2 mute robot guides you through museum without talking

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The idea behind the Talk-Torque 2, which is almost more alien-like than robot-like, is that it can guide you through a museum using only gestures. The robot is supposed to "become a master at human communication without words," directing your attention toward points of interest as it acts as a tour guide through a museum, art gallery, or some other similar exhibit.

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Morpho Smart Select automatically selects best photo

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Ever since cameras switched from film to digital, we've been taking way more pictures. It's just so much easier to take multiple shots and just choose the best ones later on. Now, that process can be automated with Morpho Smart Select. Announced by Morpho of Japan today, the software will automatically pick the best shot out of a set of pictures. Simply let it know which set of pictures it should consider and it'll let you know which is the best photo of them all.

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Three-quarters of Japanese smartphones are Apple iPhones

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You know, before the iPhone launched in Japan, I thought it was going to be a disappointment for Steve Jobs and Apple. It wouldn't be a flop, but I didn't think it would achieve the same level of market penetration as it was able to enjoy in the United States. Oh boy, was I wrong. A study conducted by MM Research Institute has revealed that the iPhone has a 72.2% market share in Japan. There are 2.34 million iPhones in the land of the rising sun, representing a dominating force among smartphones.

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