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Monday, December 08, 2008

Xiao 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, 2008

Pair 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, 2008

Voice-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, 2008

Paranoid 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, 2008

Display 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, 2008

Electric TV scaffold helps gamers Wii standing up

If you’re in Japan, a Wii fan and have ¥69,800 ($675) to spare, you might want to bung it towards the chuckle brothers who run Thanko, that great purveyor of all things ridiculous.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sony 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, 2007

World's first talking TV complains when used

If there’s a product as bizarre as the Segnity pocket television from E-Revolution then we’ve yet to see it.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Portable 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, 2006

1-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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