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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Sony’s Walkman as renaissance metaphor, some Japanese public officials are still figuring out privacy on the internet, and a Pacific Rim review. • • • Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future Friday: It[...]
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Domains .tokyo and more to become avaible

The top-level domains ending like .tokyo, .canon and a few more will become available next year. According to ICANN at least 5 local governments and 2 Japanese companies are going to register their names has top-level domain (the last [...]
Domains .tokyo and more to become avaible

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Fujitsu Cloud Service

Fujitsu has announced the the “Convergence Service Platform” (CSPF), this new system is capable of analysing and integrate large amounts of data from various sensors and inputs in real time. Fujitsu is expecting that the ne[...]
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Fujitsu Cloud Service

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[World Hacking] The curse of the white ‘perl’

One week ago we posted our first World Hacking article, this week I must admit some serious headliners have been made by the notorious lizards of Lulz Security. First of all, the Antisec movement (a call to gather world’s superstar cod[...]
[World Hacking] The curse of the white ‘perl’

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World hacking: And you thought it was only Sony’s PSN network?

With the successful hacking attempt aimed at Sony’s gaming servers, the world only had a preview of what was possible with self-proclaimed stealth security systems.  Unlike Sony who hit the big news in no time, there were plenty of hac[...]
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[CEBIT 2011] Qnap unveils new TurboNAS Business Series with serious improvements

Today at CEBIT 2011 we came across the Qnap booth and saw they had some new fancy devices on display. Being greeted instantly by the Taiwanese/Geman team members we arranged for our AkihabaraNews readers an exclusive look at the new Qn[...]
[CEBIT 2011] Qnap unveils new TurboNAS Business Series with serious improvements
[CEBIT 2011] Qnap unveils new TurboNAS Business Series with serious improvements[CEBIT 2011] Qnap unveils new TurboNAS Business Series with serious improvements[CEBIT 2011] Qnap unveils new TurboNAS Business Series with serious improvements[CEBIT 2011] Qnap unveils new TurboNAS Business Series with serious improvements[CEBIT 2011] Qnap unveils new TurboNAS Business Series with serious improvements

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[CEBIT 2011] SSI, A Taiwanese company with potential arises

SSI Computer Corp. is the company that profiles itself as the company that makes trayless docking hdd readers. SSI with over 20 years of experience in designing and manufacturing industrial system components showed us their newest prod[...]
[CEBIT 2011] SSI, A Taiwanese company with potential arises
[CEBIT 2011] SSI, A Taiwanese company with potential arises[CEBIT 2011] SSI, A Taiwanese company with potential arises[CEBIT 2011] SSI, A Taiwanese company with potential arises[CEBIT 2011] SSI, A Taiwanese company with potential arises[CEBIT 2011] SSI, A Taiwanese company with potential arises

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Opera will be soon in a Sony Bravia or Sony Blu-Ray player near you!

Opera has officially announced the 19th that its web browser will soon appears on all Sony’s TVs and Blu-Ray player/Burners. Schedule to hit be ship with Sony’s latest TVs introduced at CES or Yesterday in Japan (Sony Bravia Line-up) y[...]
Opera will be soon in a Sony Bravia or Sony Blu-Ray player near you!
Opera will be soon in a Sony Bravia or Sony Blu-Ray player near you!

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Counterfeit HTC website hocking counterfeit HTC phones

With more and more of China getting connected to the internet, it seems reasonable that consumers would grow more aware of the abundance of counterfeit goods flooding their markets, and gain interest in online shopping. This considered[...]
Counterfeit HTC website hocking counterfeit HTC phones
Counterfeit HTC website hocking counterfeit HTC phones

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JACA Considers Expanding Copyright Law to DVDs, Can’t Learn from Others’ Mistakes

The Agency for Cultural Affairs intends to submit suggested changes to Japanese copyright law next year, to expand criminal copy protection law to DVDs and BDs. Current copyright law restricts circumvention of non-encryption copy-prote[...]
JACA Considers Expanding Copyright Law to DVDs, Can’t Learn from Others’ Mistakes

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Google unveils the new Cr-48, laptop for testing Chrome OS

Google has gone and stuck its finger in many pies over the past few years, with remarkable success. From web search, to mail, apps and cloud computing, TV, Chrome, and Android, Google is now poised to release Chrome OS. Chrome PCs won’[...]
Google unveils the new Cr-48, laptop for testing Chrome OS
Google unveils the new Cr-48, laptop for testing Chrome OSGoogle unveils the new Cr-48, laptop for testing Chrome OSGoogle unveils the new Cr-48, laptop for testing Chrome OS

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Korean youngsters may be facing an internet curfew

South Korea’s ministries of culture and family are dealing with some serious addiction problems amongst the country’s youth. They are reporting debilitating addictions to the internet. To attack the dangerous distraction, the governmen[...]
Korean youngsters may be facing an internet curfew
Korean youngsters may be facing an internet curfew

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[Offbeat] Horiemon Loves iPhone, but Hates SoftBank’s Corporate Stance, SIM-locking

Takafumi Horie, controversial enterpreneur and former CEO of Japanese web portal service Livedoor (before being arrested on suspicion of securities fraud and money laundering, which many claim was a politically-motivated conspiracy to [...]
[Offbeat] Horiemon Loves iPhone, but Hates SoftBank’s Corporate Stance, SIM-locking

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NTT DoCoMo announces Xi LTE service

NTT DoCoMo has announced the launch of Xi, the first ultra-high-speed wireless connectivity service in Japan based on LTE (Long Term Evolution). Scheduled to launch on December 24, 2010, Xi will have a maximum download speed of 75 Mbps[...]
NTT DoCoMo announces Xi LTE service
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Rakuten Call Bull on Y!J-G Alliance

Rakuten Inc., the famous Japanese e-marketplace operator (along with credit cards, travel, and securities), announced today that it submitted a request to the Japanese Fair Trade Commission to investigate the agreement between Google a[...]
Rakuten Call Bull on Y!J-G Alliance

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NTT Scanner Device Uploads to Evernote

NTT East and NTT West, two regional telecom companies borne of the former government-owned telephone corporation, are selling the N-TRANSFER, a new scanner server that allows users to bypass computers altogether. At a very compact 6[...]
NTT Scanner Device Uploads to Evernote
NTT Scanner Device Uploads to EvernoteNTT Scanner Device Uploads to Evernote

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Sony launches world’s 1st Google HDTV

Sony is launching this week Sony Internet TV: a joint project with Google that combines Sony’s HDTVs with the new Google TV service. Four TV sets are concerned for now: with 24-inch ($599.99); 32-inch ($799.99); 40-inch ($999.99); and [...]
Sony launches world’s 1st Google HDTV
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[CEATEC 2010] Samsung shows off 330Mbps Mobile WiMAX

Samsung in collaboration with UQ Communications, Japanese WiMAX only operator, is demonstrating WiMax 2 at CEATEC boased on IEEE 802.16m with a speed of 330Mbps. UQ Communications and Samsung are showing Full-HD 3D videos and 16 Full-H[...]
[CEATEC 2010] Samsung shows off 330Mbps Mobile WiMAX
[CEATEC 2010] Samsung shows off 330Mbps Mobile WiMAX[CEATEC 2010] Samsung shows off 330Mbps Mobile WiMAX

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[Essay] Public Wifi: United States and Japan

Residents and visitors of New York City will get free wifi access in their public parks soon, various online news outlets announced yesterday. Apparently it’s planned to be limited to only three ten-minute sessions per month before you[...]
[Essay] Public Wifi: United States and Japan
[Essay] Public Wifi: United States and Japan

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Yahoo! Japan to drop Yahoo Search for Google Search by year end.

Yahoo! Japan announced today their plan to ditch their actual Yahoo! Search engine in favor to Google’s one as well as start using Google’s Adsense technology in Japan before the end of 2010. More information soon to come Yahoo! Japan & Google
Yahoo! Japan to drop Yahoo Search for Google Search by year end.

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Fujitsu & NSW constructed Submarine Optic-Fiber Network for Indonesian Islands

Having won the consortium launched by for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Indonesia Telecom) last year in January, Fujitsu Limited together with Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) of Germany, completed the construction of submarine opt[...]
Fujitsu & NSW constructed Submarine Optic-Fiber Network for Indonesian Islands

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Grace Digital Audio: Allegro Wi-Fi Internet Radio & Streamer

This new Internet Radio from Grace Digital Audio supports 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and allows you to listen to internet radio without need for a computer. Supporting internet radio channels such as Pandora, SIRIUS internet radio, Live 365, i[...]
Grace Digital Audio: Allegro Wi-Fi Internet Radio & Streamer
Grace Digital Audio: Allegro Wi-Fi Internet Radio & Streamer

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