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NEC PaPeRo Petit Announced

11/14/2013, NEC’s PaPeRo robot is one cute little bugger, and we have seen our fair share of him in action before in the past, where he has received periodic upgrades as time progresses. Perhaps it is time for a change in the PaPeRo line? NEC thinks so, too, by...

NEC Develops Cameraless Monitoring System

11/12/2013, NEC Corp. has managed to come up with a system which is capable of accurately detecting the shapes and movements of people as well as objects, where it uses weak radio waves. Just how does it work? It relies on a sheet-like sensor as well as analysis...

NEC NeoFace Face Recognition Technology

10/02/2013, [CEATEC 2013] NEC claims that their face recognition technology on display at the CEATEC 2013 showfloor happens to be the one with the highest precision rate in the world, although we have also seen Omron’s offering that does seem to work pretty well,...

NEC Portable DNA Analyzer aims for 30 minute identification window

09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] How many of you out there want to be forensic scientists after watching TV series such as CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)? Isn’t it just wonderful that an insanely difficult case can be cracked in an hour on TV with commercials thrown into...

NEC Quits Making Smartphones, Maintains Tablet Market

08/01/2013, Sometime slightly after the middle of this month, we did report that NEC would be kissing goodbye to the smartphone market, and this is because NEC’s smartphone division did not perform well enough to warrant the justification of its existence. For...

NEC To Halt Smartphone Business, Focuses On Feature Phones Instead

07/17/2013, Back in June, NEC unveiled their Terrain smartphone which was a rugged Android handset that would make its way onto AT&T’s network. This would mark the company’s first efforts in the US since 8 years ago, but it looks like it could be its last as...

NEC Medias X 06E Is The First Water-Cooled Smartphone

05/15/2013, Computer building enthusiasts, especially those with extremely demanding systems, have turned to liquid cooling as an alternative way to cool their computers. It works, it looks cool, why not, right? At the same time we’re sure many are wondering if...

NEC LaVie L Runs On Intel’s Haswell Platform

05/14/2013, Intel’s Haswell platform has certainly created its fair share of news ripples in the past, and most recently at the end of last month, we brought you word that the Intel Haswell prototype comes with an automated screen size switch in tablet mode that...

NEC Terrain For AT&T Spotted In Leaked Render

04/30/2013, When it comes to smartphones, NEC is probably a brand that doesn’t jump to mind, but that doesn’t mean that it should stop the company from trying, right? Well thanks to the folks @evleaks who has been pretty reliable in the past over leaked images...

Lenovo Reportedly Looking To Buy NEC’s Mobile Phone Business

03/29/2013, When it comes to buying smartphones, brands like Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and HTC come to mind. While other manufacturers like Lenovo have smartphones of their own, they do not have the same amount of clout other manufacturers do, but perhaps that...

Fujitsu And NEC To Roll Out Tizen Phones Too

03/11/2013, Samsung does seem to be on course to roll out their Tizen-powered smartphone in due time, where the device is said to share more than just a passing resemblance to the Android-powered Galaxy S3. Other than Samsung, are there any other potential candidates...

NEC Medias W N-05E Hits Japan

01/22/2013, NTT DoCoMo, one of the major carriers over in Japan, has just introduced their range of handsets that is set to color this spring, and the NEC Medias W N-05E is one of the more notable devices that would certainly be pleasing to the eye. This is not the...

NEC LaVie X Ultrabook Gets Launched

12/18/2012, Following the launch of the 13.3-inch LaVie Z in May this year, NEC, the Tokyo-based consumer electronics company, is introducing its latest ultrabook that is running Windows 8. NEC says that the LaVie X is the world’s thinnest ultrabook, thanks to...