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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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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

NEC develops world’s first 3D simulator for 4G/LTE self-organizing network in Yokohama
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NEC develops world’s first 3D simulator for 4G/LTE self-organizing network in Yokohama

NEC today announced the development of the world’s first 3-dimensional Self Organizing Network (SON) (*1) simulator that checks the feasibility of SON, which is expected to play a key role in the autonomous optimization of networks.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Sony’s live music 3D extravaganza: enough J-Pop to make your eyes bleed…
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Sony’s live music 3D extravaganza: enough J-Pop to make your eyes bleed…

It happened yesterday, apparently, and featured acts like Azu, Scandal and One Draft. I bet they looked marvelous in 3D…


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Panasonic 3D Viera plasma TVs to go on sale in April
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54 inches of plasma pleasure for ¥530,000, 50 inches for ¥430,000.


Monday, February 08, 2010

Sony 11Gbps millimeter-wave wireless link removes wires and circuitry inside gadgets
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Sony 11Gbps millimeter-wave wireless link removes wires and circuitry inside gadgets

It’s like Wi-Fi for the interior of an electronic product, allowing makers to simplify circuit design and rely instead on wireless links between components.


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Move over Roomba: this hospital robot could save human lives
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CSS Robotics and Swisslog have combined to create SpeciMinder and RoboCourier for use in hospital automated materials transport systems (AMTS).


Latest Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics bad news for Nintendo, Microsoft
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Latest Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics bad news for Nintendo, Microsoft While Nokia and Sony Ericsson are streets ahead of the likes of Apple and Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are the bad boys on the environmentally aware block. The Greenpeace report even goes so far as to single out the Nintendo DSi as a nasty piece of work. Check it out for yourself (in Japanese) at the link below. via greenpeace.or.jp


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Wireless iPhone headphones from TDK looking sweet, at a price…
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Wireless iPhone headphones from TDK looking sweet, at a price…

The un-snappily named TH-WR700 ‘phones go on sale in Japan at the start of March for ¥17,800 ($200). That chunky-looking dongle clips onto the iPhone audio jack and can broadcast to up to four headphones at once…


DoCoMo looking to get iPad 3G contract for Japan ahead of local iPhone carrier
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DoCoMo looking to get iPad 3G contract for Japan ahead of local iPhone carrier

At least, that’s according to TradingMarkets.com: “After losing the exclusive sales rights for the iPhone in Japan to… Softbank, DoCoMo appears bent on beating out its rival this time around.”


Friday, January 29, 2010

Quick roundup of a few of the latest digicams & camcorders
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Quick roundup of a few of the latest digicams & camcorders

Not for the hardcore gadget heads, I should add…


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sanyo full HD video camera does 14mp photos too, has double-range zoom switch
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Sanyo full HD video camera does 14mp photos too, has double-range zoom switch

The DMX-CG110 will be out at the end of February for around ¥50,000 and is in the usual Xacti pistol-grip style. What’s unusual, however…


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 world’s smallest GPS camera, comes with AVCHD Lite HD video too
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Panasonic Lumix TZ10 world’s smallest GPS camera, comes with AVCHD Lite HD video too

Otherwise, not much to write home about - 12 megapixels, 12x optical zoom, probably around ¥50,000 when it goes on sale in March.


Sony CycleEnergy rechargeable batteries joined by USB gadget juicer
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Sony CycleEnergy rechargeable batteries joined by USB gadget juicer

Sony certainly knows how to grab attention, often by announcing a dozen products at once, and that’s the case today.


iRiver hits us with shiniest Hello Kitty MP3 player yet
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iRiver hits us with shiniest Hello Kitty MP3 player yet

It’s black and gold, covered in ‘pika pika’ crystals and yours for ¥9,980 (about $100). If you’re a six-year-old girl, that is.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Japanese government YouTube anime video gets the kids recycling their phones
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Japanese government YouTube anime video gets the kids recycling their phones

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) seems to think virtual idol Hatsune Miku singing a paean to the joys of recycling old phones will make a difference. At least they’re trying….


Friday, January 22, 2010

Tanita RFID/NFC pedometer knows exactly where you’ve been
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Tanita RFID/NFC pedometer knows exactly where you’ve been

That, plus a couple of other little goodies for travelers, were on the menu for my CNNGo contribution this fine Friday.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

DoCoMo to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia phone in Japan this spring
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DoCoMo to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia phone in Japan this spring

It’s a nice phone for sure, and even has predictive text in two languages, but how it will fare in Japan is anyone’s guess.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

RFID Osaifu Keitai, SuiCa and more coming to the iPhone?
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RFID Osaifu Keitai, SuiCa and more coming to the iPhone?

Apparently, case and charger maker Mophie is working on an external solution that will somehow tie in with an app for charging the balance on the card, although there’s no indication yet of how that will work.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Audio: 石焼き芋 / Ishi yaki imo / Stone-baked yams - THE sound of winter in Japan
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Audio: 石焼き芋 / Ishi yaki imo / Stone-baked yams - THE sound of winter in Japan

Everyone knows the trucks cruising the streets of an evening selling these things are a ripoff nowadays, but it’s still fun to hear the 石焼き芋 song, then rush out on a cold night to buy one anyway.


Sony spits out a whopping 14 new Vaio laptops and desktops
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Sony spits out a whopping 14 new Vaio laptops and desktops

It’s hard to pay much attention to standard PCs these days, but at least Sony has provided something for everyone here.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Solar power to curb the ‘16 ships that emit as much sulfur as all Earth’s cars’
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Solar power to curb the ‘16 ships that emit as much sulfur as all Earth’s cars’

That headline snippet was, for me, the standout in my research and chat with Greenpeace while preparing this story for CNNGo today.



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