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Monkey Spotted In Hot Spring Alongside Smartphone

02/11/2014, Now here is an image that you might find it difficult to forget afterwards – that of a monkey, dipping itself in a hot spring in Japan. Sounds and looks pretty normal? Actually, there is more to the image than this. Apparently, the monkey, just like...

NHK In Japan Tests 8K Video Broadcast

01/23/2014, Just when you thought that 4K TVs are going to be the next big thing, technologically advanced Japan throws another spanner in the works with word that NHK is starting to test broadcasts of Super Hi-Vision, which is the 8K standard. In comparison, 8K...

NTT DOCOMO Changes Stance On Tizen Hardware Availability

01/17/2014, Last week we reported that Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO announced their support of Samsung’s Tizen platform and would carry its hardware as well. That’s good news for Samsung as NTT DOCOMO is Japan’s largest carrier and would no doubt be a boon for...

Microsoft Preps Xbox One For Japan

01/17/2014, It seems that apart from games having different languages, such as Japanese or English, Microsoft has more to worry about other than the language barrier. While Microsoft has not mentioned when their latest console will be released in Japan, a 2014...

Japan To Deploy A Magnetic Net In Space To Clean Up Floating Debris

01/16/2014, We can’t really see it from where we are, but in reality there is a lot of junk floating in space and in our orbit. Its actually our fault since the junk consists of debris from previous space missions, and you would think that we would have learnt to...

Japanese Government To Tax Foreign Downloads In 2015

01/15/2014, When it comes to both digital and physical goods, most of the time tax is applied, however due to different countries having differing rates of taxes, sometimes it is actually cheaper if you were to purchase from outside the country and have it imported....

iPhone Attributed To NTT DOCOMO’s Growth In Subscribers

01/10/2014, For many years Japan’s largest carrier, NTT DOCOMO, resisted Apple and did not bring the iPhone onto its networks. However as the years passed and their rivals started to offer the iPhone, NTT DOCOMO realized that they were starting to lose subscribers...

Apple’s Lucky Bag Contents Revealed

01/02/2014, We had earlier reported that Apple will be taking part in the traditional “Lucky Bags” sale over in Japan. This is a tradition that takes place all over Japan where retailers offer up bags stuffed with mysterious goods that customers can purchase at...

Apple To Have Lucky Bag Sale In Japan Come 2nd January 2014

12/26/2013, If you live in Japan and you’re looking to try your luck at landing a MacBook Air or an iPad for cheap, you might be interested to learn that Apple will be continuing their tradition of Lucky Bags for 2014 which are expected to go on sale come 2nd of...

Kirobo Robot Carries Out First Space Chat Ever

12/20/2013, Kirobo, a robot that has been sent to space in August this year, has carried out a mission that will sit well with curious onlookers and observers. Footage has been released that depicted the first humanoid robot ever in space actually carrying out a...

Nissan Powers Building In Japan With Electric Cars

12/16/2013, Nissan’s LEAF electric car has yet another function, other than to ferry you around, of course. We are looking at it ability to be able to be hooked up to a building in order to provide electricity to appliances in the building instead of having the...

Japan Leads The U.S. In App Revenue

12/11/2013, In recent times Japan has seen a substantial shift from feature phones to smartphones powered by iOS, Android and other platforms. This obviously meant that users got access to a wide variety of applications that are available on each and every platform....

If Batman Loved Golf…

12/09/2013, Bruce Wayne certainly looks like someone who needs a hobby – a real one, and also to participate in more social sports without breaking anyone’s bones or dislocating their joints with his intimate knowledge of martial arts and armed combat....