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language towards officers he had previously denied swearing at.


Time for Click. Have a guess where we are this week.


Welcome to Click. On this programme, we have been lucky enough to visit


countries from across the technology spectrum from the


richest to the poorest, least developed and most advanced. This


week, we are at the cutting edge of the sharp end. This is Japan. This


week, we arrived at the Country pass mark if technology


extravaganza to check out the latest ultra-high definition


screens, the cars that park themselves and the other bizarre


devices that could be just a few years down the road. We also hit


the streets of Tokyo. All that plus the latest technology news and a


chance to get hands-on with science remote meet one Webscape. --


remotely. Here we go - off to the future, to a country renowned for


its love of technology. Japan lies 9,500 kilometres east of our base


in London. Time to such a laugh -- saddle up and write east. Tokyo is


a crowded capital city that looks every bit a set from Blade runner.


But it is what is going on in neighbouring Chiba prefecture that


is interesting us. This is Japan's big technology expert. As you might


expect, it is slightly more futuristic than the equivalent


shows in the US and Europe. That is because companies don't just use


this event to launch new products, they also use it to show off new


research that is still many years away from completion. Case in point,


this car that is currently parking itself. This is a specially adapted


Nissan Leaf fitted with sensors that detect the special white lines


painted on the floor. The idea is that once you have drugs and the


car to the destination, you can use your smartphone to order it to park


to its space by itself -- once you have driven the car to the


destination. You can call it back using the smartphone as well. The


company says it does not know if or when this concert will actually be


put into practice and since the senses and the working areas


treated with the reflective white paint, this will be more suited to


places like car parks than entire road networks. This is where this


amazing Expo happens. This is call one of eight. It is for great stuff.


Just as the TV is usually the centre of attention in our living


rooms, so it is taking centre stage once again. Rising from the ashes


of a lacklustre 3D Renaissance to promise a picture so we'll it has


its own its reedy quality. 4 K screens like these are so named


because they have 4,000 picture rules -- pixels along the bottom,


delivering an 8 megapixel image, as opposed to ordinary HD, which


delivers just 25% of that. The effect can be seen on a larger


screens bigger than 50 inches. This 80 inch screen it goes on sale this


month for a court �20,000. In previous years, all the buzz


about TV has been about 3D television. But there was not much


interest in that. Instead, 4 K is king. At the moment, there is not


much demand for that I said. -- Eva. You can watch YouTube on 4 K. That


is already available on the internet. It is already possible to


enjoy the content. Toshiba has two 55 inch for case screens on sale.


This small but growing number of PC games are 4 K compatible. Just as


DVDs can be improved to high- definition, so high-definition


content light of Blu-ray discs can be upgraded 24 K. The result is not


so that. Well getting hold of complete movies shot in 4 K can be


difficult, you can create your own with this for cave movie camera.


Sharpe kept things in focus with a screen technology that reduces


reflections. The glass surface is uneven and so disperses light that


hits it. The light coming through it is seemingly untouched. Away


from televisions, your phone screen may be due for an upgrade. This is


the first full hi-def five-inch display that we can expect to see


in devices next year. With 30% more pixels the chief than Apple


iPhone's retina display, you can see every detail close up. Your


phone might be looking just as closely at you with this Palmer


Scanning app. An on-board camera can identify the true owner and


unlock the device. I tried but could not for it. Just as well that


his keeper did not use his other hand. This phone users dozens of


sensors to detect where and how hard you are squeezing it as an


alternative to touch control. You just know this live-action will end


in tears. Many manufacturers believe your mobile will be the


centre of controlling your home environment as well. From


instructing robot vacuum cleaners to making a cup of coffee. This is


the $7 solution from one company - a microchip that can be added to


most home appliances when they are made to allow wireless controlled


by the new Bluetooth. It was that less energy in standby mode so it


won't drain your battery. A different technology does Newfield


communication - was found in this demonstration. By touching the


phone on the microwave, the cooker knows exactly how long to sack her


baked potato. If we actually use microwave to cook rather than heat


up one or two things, that would be useful. The final gesture to the


future goes to Toyota, which showed off a concept car called the insect.


It has face and voice recognition and will open the door when you


wave at it, thanks to the in-built Microsoft Kinect system. Once


inside, it links to its own cloud server to provide mapping controls.


Mitsubishi reached for the stars, showing off at this voice-activated


elevator that gives an ultra smooth ride. That is important, because


you will be moving at 60kph up the world's second tallest building.


That is four stories per second. Once they finish building it, that


is. First, this week's Technology News.


Eight row is brewing over whether Google is breaking European privacy


laws. EU Data Protection Commission has looked at Google's new privacy


policy, which, since March, covers all of Google's services. It was


able to compile a much wider picture of users' habits by cross-


referencing what they do with up to 60 services. The report are such


Google to give users more control. It is being viewed as a warning


before any legal action but Google insists it is not breaking any


European law. Supporters of British hacker Gary McKinnon has welcomed


the decision by the UK government to block his extradition to America.


He has always insisted he was looking for evidence of UFOs. The


extradition was stopped after fears that Gary McKinnon, who suffers


from Asperger's syndrome, might commit suicide if sent to America.


Microsoft has launched a new free music service to compete with


iTunes and Spotify. XBox Music streams tax and allows online


purchasing across tablets, phones and computers running Windows 8,


the operating system expected out in a few days. We will have a full


review of the new system in our next episode. Microsoft's is


cracking down on users playing a pilot version of Halo 4. It is


threatening and -- a lifetime ban. One of the many brilliant things


about Japan is that people in this part of the world embraced


technology in a way that people in the West just don't. Take robots


for example. They are loved here and feared there. Japanese people


seem happy to it - technology to absolutely anything, even if to the


rest of it, it makes no sense whatsoever. This bakery has all


kinds of freshly cooked Japanese produce. Potato cakes, a turnout


with a carried a kingside. -- don't out -- cake with thank you in sight.


But how will you pay for your groceries? People might be used to


standing barcodes but these checkouts scanty food itself using


this camera and software that identify as the shape and colour of


each item. The developers say that new staff


cannot always remember the name of each item and that can cause a


hauled up at busy times. Software has to work hard. Not all


wholegrain loaves look the same after all. So it has to learn


several considerations for each item. A definite match is outlined


in green. Anything the computer is not sure about is outlined in


yellow. At which point a human has to step in. At that point, the


computer adds that image to its memory, which should make it


smarter in the future. This system can be expanded to any shop.


Technology for a technology's sake, I hear you ask. At least you get


some real food out of it. Unlike his next project. I have come to


the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where researchers are cooking up


something very strange indeed. He is a cooking simulator. Yes, you


heard me correctly. Eight cooking simulator. The pan is real but if


you look at the action from this angle, the food is most definitely


virtual. It is all run from this PC, which is playing a nice sound


effects from the speakers and the image is projected from here.


These wires attached to the pan. First, they tell the computer which


way you are tipping the pan so it can make the food has lied about in


a realistic fashion. Also, the motors attached to the fires can


give the pan a little tug so it feels like the food is hitting the


edge of the pan. A virtual slice - attached to a


real handle here, means you can... And a dropped it.


This is not actually designed to teach you how to cook, it is


designed to teach you about the physics of cooking. Not only can


you see the food change colour and eventually ban, if we switch to


thermal mode, we can see how different pan techniques changed


the texture of different parts of the food. Yes, it is more expensive


than practising on a real food, but at least you won't make anybody ill


by undercutting the chicken. I thought I would show you


something that has to be... (INAUDIBLE) Japanese. Here are the


While the audience is their lunch, the performers live these use of


the discs around the floor. -- beat performers drive these huge robots


around the floor. It is an assault on the senses and something I would


We will take a virtual tour now. With buttons to push and levers to


pull, the Science Museum is one of the most into active days out in


London. Thanks to this website you do not need to use -- leave your


sofa to enjoy it. This is part of a five-year experiment. You probably


have to wait your turn in the queue to interact live, now I've told


everybody about it will probably get a bit longer. Luckily, there


are virtual options as well for all the exhibits if you cannot wait


your turn. My favourite is the sketch pot. You'll need a web


camera to take a photograph as the actors not upload a picture from


your hard drive. I also really like the telly Porter, a clever live 360


degree window to summerhouse in the world. Right and the world of this


busy bakery in Carolina. Keeping track of your cash can be annoying


especially when you have more than one bank account or credit cards


from various companies. This Act lets you take control through one


central hub so you know what is going on with your money and


whether your income matches your outgoings before you start getting


uncomfortable letters from the bank. Some of you may not feel


comfortable handing over your bank account login details to another


company. You are not storing anything on the servers. NEWLINE


organs are handled by another company which deals with some the


biggest banks in America. The security is tight. You are and the


granting read-only access to your account. Even if somebody did hack


end to your dashboard account they could not do any transactions. This


type of service is called an account aggregate of. Your bank


will not like giving it access probably. That is becoming less


common as the technology grows in popularity. You can set budgets and


extract all manner of reporting and balance are limits. The company


makes money from commission on sales of additional financial


products. Expect to get sold to occasionally when you use the free


service. Some of the best things in life are free. Like this coming


Android game which was made by a kick you. The object is to collect


as many stars as you can without getting your bubble popped. Not as


easy as it sounds. Simplicity is often the way to the heart of a


good game for me and this takes the box. It was super-fast to download


and launch as quickly and there were no dodgy looking commissions


to install it. Mainstream at developers could learn a thing or


two. The controls are very obvious. Slide to position and tack when you


see a window of opportunity. Bunce the bubble of the walls to collect


more stars. Czech and to the real world occasionally too. Look out my


boss security updated its free Android app this week. You can find


your phone even if your factory is dead. A signal pinpoints the last


location your phone was before it died. Hopefully helping you


retrieve it. That was a web skate. Before we go we have to give you a


quick whizz round the Tokyo TEC show. We have been scouting he


calls for the coolest kits. Video- conferencing may have gone mobile


over the past few years, but this company wants to make it a personal


experience. Developing a pair of concept video conferencing set.


Inside the glass I've two fish-eye lenses. Let me show you what


happens when I put them on. At the moment, what to see is a view of my


face. The only real thing is my eyes. The rest is a computer


generated avatar. Supercomputer will combine it into a moving image


of my face and look more flattering. There are different ways this


technology can be advanced. You can imagine somebody wearing these


spectacles and having the images projected onto the front. You


grandmother could wear a pair of the spectacles and have hit vital


signs monitored. And there is the Google project file of projecting


augmented reality overlays on to the real world three glasses. You


could check out the price of a handbag or project any other kind


of real world information. It could be ten years before we see these on


the market. They may never appear at all. But they look a lot better


than 3D spectacles. The very height of ocular fashion indeed, and this


is another device that relies on your eyes. Will -- I imagine you


are travelling on a packed commuter train in Tokyo and you want to use


your tablet. This is a device which is controlled by looking at it. At


the bottom of the tablets are the senses. They are monitoring eye


movement with a bit of calibration, we have to look around the screen


and it knows what my eyes are looking at. There is a pointer, if


I look around the screen, it follows my eye movement. If I open


up an application, the Web browser, we have arrows on the screen and I


can scroll up and scroll down. And left and right by looking at it. It


is not 100% accurate. It does actually work. And on simpler app


macros, the image is nice and thick. The device gives a new meaning to


the phrase look but do not touch. Proper sense we overload here. It


can get really noisy. This is where handset like this comes in handy.


It has a vibrating display which means when you get an incoming call,


you have not just sound waves but vibrations going straight through


into your ear canal. Courtesy of an electric actuator a motor inside.


To prove the point, when you put on headphones, I can hear industrial


sounds loudly, when the call comes in, I can hear the voice of


somebody transmitted and vibrating directly through my tissue into my


Ekka now, of allowing the to hear the call. It could be very useful


for those hard of hearing in future. But what I like about it is, for


the first time in a decade you can talk about voice calls on a mobile.


The open road enhanced by an open car or environment. This is a car


cockpit concept. It is invented by a Japanese company. It has few


controls. The features are driven by this glowing circle here. The


whole cockpit is designed for a minimum of driver distraction. With


displays and controls only appearing as and when they are


necessary. He hand movement over the glowing gearstick indicate


which controls they need and then they appear. As well as gesture


controls, a heart-rate monitor blending into the seat and cameras


and a steering wheel which will go the eyes of the driver. The data


from both of these combined to make sure the driver remains a lead in


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