It's not all about singing robots in Tokyo this year. The annual CEATEC tech expo is loaded with the makings of your gadget-geek future.
Most of the more drool-worthy goodies are, of course, only in the prototype or demo stages right now. (Just like IFA before it, it's just a big ol' tease.) For now think of them as a far eastern crystal ball to what we can look forward to at CES come January when us Yanks get to have some fun.
From a Star Trek translator app to the thinnest laptop screen we've ever seen, here is the tech to watch coming out of CEATEC.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.