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Making the best Japanese iPhone apps fly worldwide
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Read the full story Announcements | Internet | iPhone | NOT Japan | Wireless 11:27 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: iphone software

If you’re an iPhone app developer or know someone who is, then stay tuned for some exciting news…

Protect your iPhone with a gorgeous chunk of luxury carbon
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 01:53 AM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: carbon gorilla case iphone

Although it’s not exactly our remit on Digital World Tokyo to cover iPhone cases, the latest high-end protector from Europe is so exceptional, it’s clearly worth a quick rundown.

Japanese SMS and mail on Western phones? No problem…
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 10:00 PM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: berry mobile docomo nokia uk

This one flew well under the radar when it was launched a few weeks ago, but the news that Japanese-speaking residents of the UK can finally get their phones speaking fluent kanji, hiragana and katakana is worth revisiting.

Samsung Acme phone packs it all in (no mention of iPhone killing, BTW)
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 10:44 PM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: acme iphone samsung

Samsung has more phones in its roster that there are stars in the heavens, whereas Apple – for example – has just one. Quite why, therefore, the Korean firm’s latest smartphone is being touted as an iPhone killer is neither here nor there.

Paying through the nose for 3rd-party Twitter posts
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Read the full story Internet | NOT Japan | WTF? 06:47 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: twitter

I work for a UK firm on occasion and so am frequently exposed to the very British style of press releases emanating from those fair isles, which is nice (I’m being kind here).

Samsung Loches smartphone leaked or just a feeble PR effort?
Friday, January 23, 2009
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 07:31 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: rumors samsung

Believe what you will, but our tipster in Europe just wrote to tell us about a pretty poor teaser website for an as-yet-unknown Samsung phone called the Loches.

Sweary Stephen Fry really, really does not like Windows Vista
Monday, December 08, 2008
Read the full story Internet | NOT Japan | WTF? 09:02 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: stephen fry swearing twitter

Strong language warning! Don’t read on if harsh words about innocent software offend you. No, seriously – he’s a potty mouth.

Nokia N97 rocks up to 48GB of multimedia goodness
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 02:53 AM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: iphone nokia

We’ve known about it for a while now, but it’s always good to hear when yet another ‘iPhone killer’ looks like turning up in stores a little early, like Nokia’s new N97 handset, which could hit early next year.

Two centuries of Life magazine photos online now
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Read the full story Internet | NOT Japan 08:05 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: google life photography

Google’s oft-stated mission of “organizing all the world’s information” yesterday added something a little more interesting than robot-crawled website caches – Life magazine photos documenting over two hundred years of history.

Nokia rolls out E63 for email fans everywhere
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 03:35 AM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: nokia

Continuing our updates for UK phone fans (aren’t we kind?), here’s news that Nokia’s mail-centric E63 is ready to roll.

BlackBerry Storming up search engine rankings
Friday, November 07, 2008
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 01:49 AM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: blackberry storm

UK search guru Patrick Altoft just dropped us a line about the Blackberry Storm pre-order post we did the other day to add a little intriguing info cherry on top.

BlackBerry Storm pre-orders open right now
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 05:19 AM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: blackberry storm

We’ve been getting a lot of info about new phones hitting the UK far earlier than expected so, in deference to our vast army of readers over there in the land of bad food and even worse prices, here’s the latest.

Letter from Canada – Emru Townsend update
Read the full story NOT Japan | Off Topic 05:14 AM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: announcements emru

Anyone who has been following Emru Townsend’s story of his battle with leukemia will know by now that he got his bone marrow transplant back in September – it was fantastic news.

Spookily attractive Nokia N85 goes trick-or-treatin’ today
Friday, October 31, 2008
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 07:01 PM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: nokia oled

October 31 isn’t just the one day a year when the dead walk the Earth – it’s also the launch date for Nokia’s newest uber handset, the sparkly new N85.

Samsung Pixon – 8 megapixels, quad band, kitchen sink
Friday, October 24, 2008
Read the full story NOT Japan | Wireless 06:27 PM Yoshi Suzuki • Permalink
Tagged with: pixon samsung

Although the megapixel race has long since hit cellphones, it’s always been pretty much a moot point due to phones being, well, phones. Not so Samsung’s latest, which arrives in stores this week.

Stunning urban animation crosses genre boundaries - and walls
Friday, May 16, 2008
Read the full story Film, TV, manga & anime | NOT Japan | Off Topic 07:39 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: animation art

Heck - it’s nothing to do with either Japan or technology (at least, not directly), but it is an absolutely stunning piece of animation work by a bona-fide genius.

Beating leukemia for Emru and thousands like him
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Read the full story NOT Japan | Off Topic 11:39 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: bone marrow emru leukemia stem cells

Here at DWT we don’t ask for much, but just this once we’d appreciate a few minutes of your time that might make a heck of a difference to the lives of a lot of people in general and our pal and DWT contributor Emru Townsend in particular.

London Dimensional Manga signing today – get ‘em while they’re hot

It’s kinda late notice (understatement and a half, eh?), but our pals at Orbital Manga in London have an in-store event today to mark the launch of Demon Prince: Children of Gaia from Dimensional Manga.

Chatbots faking it as they pretend to be us
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Read the full story Internet | NOT Japan | R&D | Software 09:33 AM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: chatbots fake

The idea of a far-distant future where we can upload our very essence to some digital repository in the ether is both compelling and repulsive in equal measure, but a less sci-fi alternative may be closer than we think.

Event: Meet manga artists at Orbital Manga, London
Monday, January 14, 2008
Read the full story Events | Film, TV, manga & anime | NOT Japan 08:06 AM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: london orbital

Emily at Orbital Manga in London dropped us a line with word of a cool-sounding event there next month.



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