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Lucky Number Slevin turns seven in Japan
Thursday, January 18, 2007
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The excellent Paul McGuigan movie Lucky Number Slevin opened in Japan last weekend but it came with a bit of a surprise in the shape of an odd name change.

Non-nude nudes outraging staid Japanese TV viewers
Friday, January 05, 2007
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What better way to get back in the swing of things than to start a new year with a clip of some saucy Japanese TV?

Japanese TV: Degrading or just stupid fun — you be the judge
Saturday, December 23, 2006
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Poor old Brian over at Gizmodo seems to be getting a bit of stick about posting this clip of a stupid Japanese TV show that features — and don’t dare read on if you’re offended by the human body — gasp, big, beautiful, bouncing breasts.

Palm launches Treo 680 in US
Friday, November 24, 2006
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Palm’s Treo just went on sale in the US for $400 unlocked or $200 with a contract. Check out our video of the Great Candy-colored Hope after the jump.

Nintendo Wii launch events rounded up on video
Monday, November 20, 2006
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So, that’s it — we now have three so-called next-gen consoles, everyone’s at home playing Resistance or Super Monkey Ball and the lines have gone. Here’s our vid of the last big launch — Nintendo’s Wii, which was all over the place on Sunday.

PS3 launch smackdown on the streets of Tokyo
Saturday, November 11, 2006
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As promised, here’s our video of the mayhem at the PlayStation 3 launch in Tokyo this morning.

The Great PlayStation 3 lineup
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The PS3 launched this morning in Tokyo and — naturally — there were massive lines of people. The video below shows about a quarter of the line at 7am at one Tokyo store.

PlayStation 3 doing its thing in Tokyo
Thursday, November 09, 2006
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Yeah, there are squillions of PS3 videos out there now that the launch is a mere three days away but how many of them come to you fresh from Tokyo, feature Sony babes AND are hosted by housewives’ favorite Martyn Williams? Eh, eh? Check yourself…

Nature of online threats changing, says Symantec CEO
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
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The threat posed to computer users and companies by hackers is shifting from attacks on the computers to attacks on electronic transactions, the head of Symantec said in Tokyo last week. Check out the full video report after the jump.

Symantec hopeful over Microsoft changes to Windows Vista
Friday, November 03, 2006
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In a rare piece of positive news, the chief executive of Symantec, John Thompson, says he is encouraged by moves Microsoft has made in recent weeks to open up the Windows Vista operating system.

Sony’s new Vaio Business laptops in the flesh
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Those new Vaios from Sony that we reported on yesterday are pretty sweet, so here’s Martyn’s video of them in action to whet your appetite for something else Japanese you can’t have. (>_<);

Oracle Openworld video roundup
Friday, October 27, 2006
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Ace reporter China Martens went to Oracle Openworld earlier this week and was clearly not impressed by what she saw from the hosts. Full video after the jump.

Cutting-edge flat-panel displays at FPD International show in Japan
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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The FPD International show in Yokohama was filled with amazing next-gen displays, from TVs to cellphone screens. Check it out in the video for yourself.

Adobe president Narayen explains how Apollo will work
Monday, October 16, 2006
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Adobe president and COO, Shantanu Narayen, spoke to us last week about the company’s intriguing new Apollo initiative.

Sony’s hot new noise-canceling Walkmen
Friday, October 13, 2006
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Sony’s new Walkman lineup announced yesterday features noise-canceling headphones and other audio-enhancing technology to help the Tokyo giant in its latest attempt to challenge the dominance of the iPod. We were at the launch and you can get a sneak peek at the new players in action after the jump.

Hitachi’s next-gen discs hold more data than you can shake a stick at
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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So, whaddya get if you slice a DVD horizontally into ten wafer-thin slices, each less than 0.1mm thick? Yup — Hitachi Maxell’s new Stacked Volumetric Optical Disc (SVOD) storage medium capable of schlepping around terabytes of your Pirate Bay-ed goodness.

Cell processor does hi-def streams, live motion capture
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Toshiba’s plans for the future of the Cell processor seem to see it powering everything from cellphones to washing machines but our video from last week’s Ceatec shows it doing a couple of far more interesting tricks.

Sexy sensors shooting for success
Friday, October 06, 2006
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That intelligent golf putter we looked at yesterday has some pretty nifty sensors inside to tell it what to do. Those same sensors, from Epson Toyocom, can be found in a host of other gadgets, as our video report amply demonstrates.

NEC’s water-cooled Blu-ray PC
Thursday, October 05, 2006
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That NEC Blu-ray PC showed us its water-cooled mojo yesterday and it looks like one mighty beast. One question, though — are all Blu-ray movie releases gonna be as totally worthless as the one NEC had on show?

Murata Boy, the cycling robot turns tricks for us
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Murata Boy is one pretty serious serious biker — just look at him burn round the corners as he showed off at Ceatec this morning. All he needs now is a beard and a paunch.

World’s first SD-only hi-def camcorder
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That high-definition, SD card-toting AVCHD camcorder from Panasonic sure looks sweet in the flesh. Take a peek after the jump.

Sony’s monster Blu-ray lineup includes hi-def recorders, Vaio desktops
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
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Blu-ray is now firmly entrenched in Sony’s lineup, from Vaio PCs with video editing software right through to high-def TV recorders with hard drives. Check ‘em out after the link.

Fujitsu’s spanking new color e-book
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Fujitsu’s new color e-book we reported on yesterday is good to go and here’s the proof. It seems a little slow to me but judge for yourself in the vid by the ever-reliable Martyn Williams.

Tokyo Game Show roundup video
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
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This year’s Tokyo Game Show had it all — the PS3, the Wii, booth babes galore, otaku and more. We’ve got it all in our handy 7-minute video report after the jump. Check it out…

TGS: Unruly mob storms Bandai Namco stand
Saturday, September 23, 2006
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Everybody knows how crazy busy game shows can get, especially in Japan but just check out the crowd in this short video clip almost swamping the Bandai Namco stand this morning to see a few simple demos on stage. Gotta be close to 800 sweaty bodies in there.

TGS day one video roundup
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The first, and most important, day of the Tokyo Game Show 2006 is over and here’s what we thought of it, including some bonus wonky video for you. Click on.

First Japanese Wii TV commercial
Friday, September 22, 2006
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Sega has one of the best stands at the Tokyo Game Show today — it’s packed with playable PS3 and Wii titles aplenty. After the jump, we’ve got a short clip of the new Japanese TV commercial for Super Monkey Ball, which looks like more fun than a barrel full of booth babes.

XBox 360 HD DVD player on show
Thursday, September 21, 2006
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For a closer look at the HD DVD add-on for the 360, including some pretty snazzy-looking menus, check out our video report after the link.

Wrapping up this week’s Apple love-in
Thursday, September 14, 2006
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As a quick treat for you, here’s the lovely Narasu Rebbapragada looking back at Apple’s Tuesday product announcements and poking around with the iTV box. Steve J looks a little odd in that new geeky shirt but watch out for the “oooh” when the new shuffle is unveiled — it’ll make you retch. Tech fans, eh?

Sony’s first Blu-ray recorder does its thing for us
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Remember that new home Blu-ray burner Sony told us all about yesterday? Well, they’ve been kind enough to let us film inside their secret Tokyo HQ and here’s the vid to prove it. Click away, hi-def fans.

Sony’s LocationFree jumps through hoops
Thursday, September 07, 2006
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The new and improved LocationFree lineup just went on show in Tokyo, so here’s a look at it doing its mighty-impressive thing. As a little bonus, we’ve even scoped a prototype LocationFree mobile viewer for you. Check it out after the link.

Blu-ray Disc movies ready for PS3 launch
Thursday, August 31, 2006
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Blu-ray movies are on their way to Japan and so’s the PS3. More on those and some of the upcoming home Blu-ray players in living color after the jump.

Japanese bathroom stalls expose users on TV
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
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Ever seen Beat Takeshi dressed up as a schoolgirl with a moustache while hosting a hidden-camera TV show featuring tricked-out public toilets that expose folk once they drop their pants?

MTV to take on YouTube, MySpace in Japan
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As young people increasingly tune out television and tune into online video and chat, MTV Networks is hoping to win their attention with a new broadband service that appears part MTV, part YouTube and part MySpace. Click on for the video report.

Fujitsu palm-vein sensors in the real world
Saturday, August 26, 2006
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Fujitsu is well known for its palm-vein reading biometric security technology that is now commonplace in Japan’s ATMs. Yesterday the company opened its doors to teach a group of Japanese schoolchildren what the sensors are all about. There’s a video of this futuristic technology in action after the jump.

Panasonic’s docking MP3 players in action
Friday, August 25, 2006
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Panasonic product launches here in Tokyo are always glamorous affairs and yesterday’s debut of the new portable D-snap MP3 players and hard-drive stereo systems was no exception. Click on and the full (video) scoop shall be yours.

Ricky Gervais Microsoft spoof
Thursday, August 24, 2006
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A pair of faux Microsoft corporate training videos that star the makers of the British hit comedy series The Office and tweak founder Bill Gates and Microsoft corporate culture have become some of the most popular non-adult-oriented videos on rival Google’s video search engine.

Toshiba’s monster HD DVD recorder video review
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
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Now that the world’s first HD DVD recorder is finally on sale here in Japan, our crack team of otaku simply had to get a review of the beast known as the RD-A1 on camera for you. Click on and tune in for some hardcore high-def action.

Faulty Sony batteries could be in other laptops
Monday, August 21, 2006
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The battery woes affecting Sony and Dell now look to be spreading. Click on for a video report on the extent of the problem and how it could affect others too.

Boeing Connexion grounding disappoints
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Lufthansa’s in-flight Internet service could be grounded and the company isn’t happy. “We’re going to be very disappointed if we can’t provide this service, which many of our customers, especially on long flights to North America and Asia, have really come to appreciate,” said Lufthansa spokesman Michael Lamberty in an interview Friday.



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