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Japanese iPad To Be SIM-locked To Softbank Mobile

05/11/2010, When the iPad was originally announced, Apple mentioned that the device would not be SIM-locked, but now it seems that statement doesn’t apply to folks over in Japan, as the Japanese iPad will be SIM-locked to Softbank Mobile. The good news is that...

Traditional Japanese vehicle gets electric engine

05/07/2010, The Japanese surely love their environment with the latest release of an electric vehicle that comes with a trio of wheels, an equal number of seats all packaged in a purely traditional Japanese design. The four companies behind this hopes for it to be a...

Heart Shaped USB Charger

04/27/2010, USB chargers don’t always have to look like ugly black boxes, as can be proven by these heart-shaped USB chargers. Available in bright red, light pink and a darker pink, these chargers will be able to recharge devices that require a USB port for...

Japanese get lazy with mind controlled home systems

04/26/2010, The Japanese are at the forefront of cutting edge technology most of the time, and we do have word that they are working on a new project that involves mind control of consumer home products including air conditioners, where sensors will be able to tell...

Sony To Discontinue Sales Of Floppy Disks In Japan

04/26/2010, Ah, Floppy disks, if you’re quite young, you may not even have used them before, and now it seems that the next generation will probably never come into contact with this ancient medium. According to reports, Sony has announced its decision to end...

Pentax Offers New Colors For Its K-x DSLR In The US

04/24/2010, Pentax is no stranger to offering multicolored DSLR cameras, but they’re generally available outside of the US. Now Pentax will be offering several new colors for its K-x DSLR camera. The camera, which is currently available in black or red, will be...

Core i7 Powered Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 Coming To Japan

04/21/2010, You might recall the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 that was on show at CES a while back. If you were wowed by this notebook and live in Japan, you’re in luck, as the notebook is scheduled to be available in Japan this weekend. Specifications of the IdeaPad...

Desktop USB fans are uber cute

04/16/2010, Since summer is marching towards us with each second that ticks by, why not make the relevant preparations if the place you stay at happens to suffer from sweltering heat every year? The Desktop USB fans not only look cute, but they ought to be able to...

Japanese Motorized Skateboard

04/01/2010, Do you think that the Segway makes you look like a dork? Well, the folks over in Japan probably think so, if not why would they take the effort to come up with a motorized skateboard? Sure, you won’t be able compete in any X-games with this, but all...

Sony Japan delays release of BRAVIA NX800 series HDTVs

04/01/2010, Sony Japan has decided to push back the release of BRAVIA NX800 series HDTVs, particularly the 40? (KDL-40NX800) and 46? (KDL-46NX800) models. Those two will not make it in time for the April 30th release date, where the former will instead hibernate in...

Zotac ZBOX Nettop Goes On Sale In Japan

03/31/2010, Do you remember the dual-core Zotac ZBOX nettop that we covered a few weeks back? Well, if you live in Japan and have been thinking about getting it, the barebones model will be going on sale in Japan early next month (which is just around the corner,...

Japanese Acer Aspire One 532h Gets 3G

03/31/2010, While it doesn’t look like the Acer Aspire One 532h will be getting a matte display like the folks over in Germany, but it does offer another, possibly more useful, feature. We’re talking about built-in 3G via NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service....

Japanese Government To Review Japan’s SIM Lock System

03/30/2010, Those of you who have travelled to Japan before will probably know of the SIM locks that they use over there. Basically the carriers (NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Softbank) don’t allow users to use other handsets from rival networks. So you won’t be able...