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The secret’s out: Japan iPhone craze attracts global app developers

A good read from the AP, featuring several of our clients at Snapp Media and a word or two from yours truly.

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Friday, October 14, 2005

Quartz sensors good for golfers
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Epson Toyocom, a leading company in the quartz device business (or so it says) has been touting its Gyrosensor Golf Putter recently in a bid to expand the market for motion sensors beyond digicam anti-shake units.



(Via Epson Toyocom)


Yokohama Triennale 2005: artsy
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We make money not art has a stimulating brief overview of the Yokohama Triennale of Contemporary Art (what is it with pretentious names today?) currently going down in, well, Yokohama.



(Via we make money not art)


Eizo Galleria Tokyo
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Flat-panel reseller Eizo has just reopened its Tokyo showroom over by Hibiya Station grandly known as Eizo Galleria Tokyo.


The revolution will be jiggy
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Those lovely people at SPOnG have been boasting of their superior fitness again, this time with a view to prodding us in the direction of the local gymnasium.



(Via SPOnG)


HDMI booster takes hi-def to 100m
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Folk who really dig their home theater will already be HDMI-ed to their eyeballs, we’re sure, but for those big spenders who want to push that high-def goodness a little further, may we suggest splashing up to $2k on Ophit’s new HDMI booster?



(Via IDG News Service)


i-BEAD700 DAP covers many bases
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If you’re sick of the fuss about Apple’s newest iPod (and no, we don’t feel that compelling urge to cover them here at DWT), then Korean firm i-BEAD’s latest DAP, the i-BEAD700, may soothe you somewhat.



(Via Akihabara News)


Thursday, October 13, 2005

Nintendogs et al off the leash
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The much-hyped Touch! Generations range of educational/slightly-more-thoughtful-than-point-and-frag games on the Nintendo DS has apparently had the knock-on effect of encouraging folk to open their wallets for more good stuff.



(Via Game Science)


PSP 2.50 firmware update already
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PSP Updates has been quick off the mark in pointing out that Sony has quietly released the 2.50 firmware update via the handheld’s Network Update function.



(Via PSP Updates)


Oyo earthquake survivor scanner
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Although this was announced last week, the weekend’s earthquake centered on Kashmir has brought Oyo’s earthquake survivor detector a little more sharply into focus.



(Via I4U and Oyo)


DoCoMo, Rakuten get it together
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Our friends over at Wireless Watch Japan have an appropriately businesslike take on the announcement yesterday by online mall Rakuten and NTT DoCoMo that they plan to cooperate on a new mobile auction service.



(Via Wireless Watch Japan)


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wireless iPod nano cans in Korea
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Looks like the Koreans just beat everyone else to the punch when it comes to wireless iPod nano headphones — c’mon: you know you want ‘em. Asiana IDT has been demonstrating the abilities of its new SH-N10s to our intrepid reporter in Seoul, who confirms that said cans have magical powers, including the ability to control the nano directly.



(Via IDG News Service)


LG’s pocket TiVo phone
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The R&D guys at LG certainly aren’t slow to push the cellphone envelope and have done precisely that with their newest handset that went on show in Korea yesterday. The newcomer features the rather startling ability to not only receive satellite broadcasts, but to pause live shows TiVo-stylee.



(Via IDG News Service)


Akibatica free guide to goodies
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Quick heads up on a really useful little publication laboring under the clumsy moniker of Akibatica.



50 Cent pimpin’ your PSP
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Just a quickie to point out that any PSP (non-homebrew) lovers with firmware version 2.0 installed can get themselves some, er, street cred courtesy of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Paramount Pictures’ promo for the new Jim Sheridan movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’.



(Via Get Rich or Die Tryin’)


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Where does Sega come from?
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Lest it slip your mind, and because it gives us an excuse to run that photo, here’s a brief reminder that Sega’s follow up to Feel the Magic, called Where do Babies Come From? (or Akachan wa doko kara kuru no? in Japanese), hits the shelves of Japan next Thursday to titillate all Nintendo DS owners.



(Via Sega)


Paper plane dogfight at Japan Cup
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To mark yesterday’s Health and Sports Day public holiday, Takara subsidiary A.G. held the 12th Annual All Japan Paper Airplane Championships, also known as the 2005 Japan Cup.



(Via Whitewings)


Japanese cellphones for dummies
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In the first of a regular series of background columns, wireless expert Arjen van Blokland explains the current conditions in the Japanese cellphone market and he isn’t short of an opinion or two, most notably on the shockingly bad quality of voice calls here.



Toyota + Hitachi 4EVA
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If ever proof were needed that the world is a crazy, mixed-up place, the fact that Toyota and Hitachi have hopped into bed together may just be it.



(Via Red Herring)


Saturday, October 08, 2005

Engineers show fuel cell progress
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In the final CEATEC report from our News Service Stakhanovite Martyn Williams, he analyzes the current state of fuel-cell technology and what it could mean for all us good little consumers. Click on for the full uppercut.



(Via IDG News Service)


Friday, October 07, 2005

Ceramic laptop dinner companion
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Ceramicist yosoh brings us this elegant comment on how many of us tend to spend our mealtimes in front of computers, focusing more on bytes than bites (sorry, but we all know which is more important, right?).



(Via Gizmodo and yosoh)



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