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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...

Zero Taxis to hit Tokyo this Thursday

03/29/2010, Zero-taku (also known as Zero-taxis for those who speak English), cabs which produce no carbon emissions because it is electric-driven, will start entering service at JR Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi South exit after an inauguration ceremony this...

Vertu Offers 4 Golden Cell Phones In Japan

03/26/2010, Nokia might be using its Vertu brand to try and conquer the Japanese luxury cell phone market, and the announcement of its Kinko, Kikusui, Nanten and Daigo models in Tokyo will certainly be a good way to establish its brand there. Each device will be...

Japan’s Giant Gundam Returns With A Lightsaber

03/22/2010, Every guy out there probably loves robots one way or another, and what better way to pay tribute to robots than by erecting a giant statue of one of the most popular robots ever – Gundam? The folks over in Japan have come up with the 18-meter,...

McDonalds Japan To Use Nintendo DS To Train Employees

03/21/2010, We recently heard that Nintendo is trying to get its Nintendo DS gaming console into junior high schools in Japan, and now it seems that even McDonald’s is embracing Nintendo’s popular portable gaming console. It seems that the fast good giant...

Sony Torne For PS3 Selling Very Well In Japan

03/19/2010, In a technologically advanced country such as Japan, who would have thought that a digital video recorder attachment for the PS3 would enjoy brisk sales? Well, apparently Sony’s Torne (the aforementioned digital video recorder attachment) is doing...

Motion sensor within phones lets boss know where you are

03/09/2010, Unless you’re your own boss, you ought to be wary of any new cellphone which the company awards you simply because of “exceptional performance” at the workplace. Why do we say so? KDDi Japan has come up with a new method of monitoring...

Panasonic Announces EP-MA70 Massage Chair

03/06/2010, After a hard day’s work, everybody wants to kick back and relax at home, and what better way to do so, than with a massage chair? Panasonic has announced another one of its massage chairs, and this time, it’s the EP-MA70. The most interesting...

Age Prediction Machine

02/23/2010, Here’s a subtle way of finding out the age of a person, using the Age Prediction Machine, otherwise known as Toshibareru Mosukitosaundo (Mosquito) according to Google Translate. This tests one’s age by emitting a high frequency sound similar...