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This article was published on March 15, 2011

    Lunchbox packs a camcorder so you can say “Thanks” while eating

    Lunchbox packs a camcorder so you can say “Thanks” while eating
    Francis Tan
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    Francis Tan

    Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

    A simple “thank you” can go a long way. A Japanese research group is working on a system that allows people to communicate with their families through their lunchbox. This lunchbox has a small built-in touchscreen PC, camera, microphone, and speaker that records the person eating their meal so they can show appreciation to the person who prepared the meal. Simultaneously, a recorded video of the person preparing the food is displayed so that the person eating can see the effort it took to prepare the meal.

    Very bizarre indeed.