Monday, December 08, 2008Xiao digicam ads – poop or prints?
You know that new camera from Takara Tomy that features a little Zink printer that pops 2x3in photos out one end?
Wednesday, December 03, 2008Pair Movies sync across two phones to form one big screen
From today Japanese TV drama fans get a new way to sample the pabulum churned out by big media here in the form of something called ‘Pair Movies.’
Wednesday, November 19, 2008Voice-recognition TV remote knows His Master’s Voice
Voice-powered technology can be pretty hit and miss at the best of times, but a new approach to creating remote controls that hang on our every word looks promising.
Thursday, May 15, 2008Paranoid simpletons welcome all-seeing car nav system
Come the end of next month, one of the last refuges of escape from the digital onslaught of the modern world will be cruelly ripped from us, when Panasonic’s new, fully connected car navigation system goes on sale.
Saturday, May 03, 2008Display 2008: 3D displays dump the silly glasses
Flat-panel displays are so mainstream these days they have an entire massive exhibition dedicated to them – the Display Expo in Tokyo. That’s where the technologies we’re likely to see in the shops over the next few years get an early airing, and we were there last month.
Friday, March 07, 2008Electric TV scaffold helps gamers Wii standing up
Thursday, September 27, 2007Sony adds digital TV to tiny video Walkman lineup
Sony Japan has been busy of late on the Walkman front, so it’s no surprise to see yet another new lineup announced in Japan this morning - the 1-seg digital TV toting, credit-card sized NW-A910 series.
Friday, September 21, 2007World's first talking TV complains when used
Thursday, June 07, 2007Portable telly for the car includes terrestrial digi tuner
If any one thing makes it clear that the end of analogue TV broadcasts really is nigh, then it’s the flood of digital tellys and tuners onto the market, especially in Japan. These days, everything from phones to car sat-nav systems now arrives speaking digital fluently.
Monday, May 08, 20061-seg wonder: Japan’s mobile digital TV
Since April Fool’s Day this year most of Japan has been able to enjoy digital TV broadcasts created specifically for mobile devices, particularly for cellphones. The new service has been branded “1-seg” for a very good reason.
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