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Sony And HID Global To Unite FeliCa And NFC In Notebooks

10/12/2010, Sony and HID Global are planning to unite FeliCa and NFC (near-field communication) in notebooks. The setup will work on both formats, giving portable devices a convenient way of paying for items or signing in by just bringing a device within close...

Docomo Tai Heart tells you if you’re really in love

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] it’s hard to go to Japan without reporting about bizarre (but fun!) tech concepts: Docomo’s Tai Heart (not sure what that means) is a small device that you can use while talking to your recent date on the phone (and possibly soon...

KDDI free viewpoint turns 2D video into interactive 3D

10/05/2010, [CEATEC 2010] KDDI has an interesting 2D to 3D demo in their booth. This time, we’re not talking about stereo 3D, but about 3D graphics that is almost video game like (almost). With a single, or several cameras, KDDI can turn 2D video information in...

NEC Japan to unveil VersaPro UltraLite Type VB ultramobile notebook

10/04/2010, There are netbooks, notebooks, and also ultramobile notebooks. The lines are certainly starting to blur where form factor is concerned (we aren’t talking about processing power here), and NEC Japan adds to to confusion with their VersaPro UltraLite...

Panasonic Introduces Its 10-inch Let’s Note J9 Laptop In Japan

09/30/2010, Panasonic has announced its Let’s Note J9 compact laptop that will be available for purchase online in Japan. This 10.1-inch notebook might seem like a netbook to you but it’s powered by a Core i3 or i5 processor, meaning that it’ll be...

Sanyo And NTT DoCoMo Introduce The Gorilla Plus GPS Navigator

09/27/2010, The Gorilla Plus is the latest GPS unit from Sanyo over in Japan. The device features a 5-inch LED-backlit touchscreen display with 8GB of internal memory. In partnership with NTT DoCoMo, this device will be able to feed you real-time traffic...

Sharp 5.5- And 10.8-inch Galapagos Tablets Announced

09/27/2010, Sharp looks like it wants to dip its feet into the tablet and eBook reader market with the introduction of its Galapagos in Tokyo today. The name is used for the company’s cloud-based eBook service and two new Android devices that support said...

Clearwire Launches WiMAX Roaming Day Pass In Japan

09/22/2010, Clearwire has announced a partnership with UQ Communications of Japan, launching 4G roaming services, allowing its customers the ability to sign-up for a Day Pass and use unlimited WiMAX data on their notebooks while travelling throughout covered markets...

Wii LovePress Is A Creepy Massage Game

09/21/2010, Some of the things that come out of Japan are just plain weird, and next up is the LovePress virtual massage game for Nintendo’s Wii. If the name didn’t give it away already, the game involves using the Wii Balance Board to allow you to...

Ceramic White PS3 to hit the Japanese market

09/17/2010, If you’ve been hankering after a new color for the Sony PS3, then you might be pleased to know that Sony has just announced a new ceramic white PS3 in Japan, where it will come with a 320GB hard drive to accompany the new color. Basically, it is...

Panasonic Introduces Its CN-SG500 Handheld GPS Unit In Japan

09/07/2010, Panasonic has unveiled its latest GPS device over in Japan, the CN-SG500 Series, dubbed Tabi Nabi. While most GPS devices out there are designed for car use, the CN-SG500 is designed for handheld use, though it’s surprisingly quite bulky. It’s...