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Citizen alarm clock sucks up infrared ringtones from your phone
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Read the full story Audio | Household | Wireless 02:38 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: alarm ringtones

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Ever wanted to have an alarm clock that can play the ringtones from your phone to wake you up in the morning? No, thought not, but that hasn’t stopped Citizen Japan from producing a clock which does exactly that.

Japan’s gym gear learns to speak Bluetooth
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Read the full story Household | R&D | Wireless 02:27 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
Tagged with: citizen healthcare hitachi mitsubishi sharp tanita

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Those of us happy to lead a quiet, perhaps even sedentary, life could be in for a jolt, as gym-going fitness freaks are about to get an even larger stick with which to beat us…

Bird flu bites the dust thanks to Panasonic’s filters
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Read the full story Household | Japan 02:27 AM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: flu health panasonic

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Panasonic reckons it has found the perfect way to make us all feel safe in our own homes at last — it claims that its air-filtering Super Alleru-Buster technology can all but eliminate the bird flu virus from air it comes into contact with.

Preparing for earthquakes the high-tech way
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Read the full story Household | Japan 05:58 PM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Japan is well known for its many peculiar festivals but not so many people are familiar with the regular large-scale drills held here to prepare for earthquakes and other natural disasters. Naturally, these drills now involve cellphone companies and other services reliant on technology.

Find out more in our video report on exactly how it’s done in Nippon after the jump.

1-seg wonder: Japan’s mobile digital TV
Monday, May 08, 2006
Read the full story Displays | Home theater | Household | Peripherals 10:22 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: 1-seg digital tv

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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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