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Panasonic to axe 17,000 jobs

The Japanese tech giant Panasonic has announced it will cut another 17,000 jobs in addition to the 18,000 job losses sustained by the company during the last business year. The proposed job cuts over the next two years will account for[...]
Panasonic to axe 17,000 jobs

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Deal: Acer 27-inch LED monitor for $279

I know we don’t usually post these types of things here on Akihabara News, but I think that while everyone would love to own the latest and greatest tech toys, it’s not always possible due to the prices. Deals are also some[...]
Deal: Acer 27-inch LED monitor for $279
Deal: Acer 27-inch LED monitor for $279

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Former Sony President and Chairman dies at 81

Sony recently reported that its former president and chairman Norio Ohga died Saturday at 81 due to multiple organ failure. Ohga had given up a career as an opera singer to join Sony in the 1950s and later led its expansion into movies[...]
Former Sony President and Chairman dies at 81

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Wipe Glove the Smartphone and DAP Edition, now Sweat in style!

Podo bestseller Product, the Wipe Glove, a pair of jogging glove made to wipe your sweat while running, has been upgraded to now fit your digital life handy with the Wipe Glove Smart Series. Like the regular Wipe Glove, the Smart Serie[...]
Wipe Glove the Smartphone and DAP Edition, now Sweat in style!

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Stealth’s LPC-670, the most powerful & advanced small form PC

Stealth Computers (a manufacturer of industrial rugged computers and peripherals) introduced the LPC-670, the most powerful and advanced small form Little PC in their lineup. This full featured machine utilizes the new Intel® Core i7/i[...]
Stealth’s LPC-670, the most powerful & advanced small form PC
Stealth’s LPC-670, the most powerful & advanced small form PCStealth’s LPC-670, the most powerful & advanced small form PCStealth’s LPC-670, the most powerful & advanced small form PCStealth’s LPC-670, the most powerful & advanced small form PCStealth’s LPC-670, the most powerful & advanced small form PC

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Panasonic introduces Android based eX3 in-flight entertainment system

We may finally have the chance to get a descent in-flight entertainment system soon thanks to Panasonic! In preparation for sometimes now, Panasonic’s new eX3 is an android based advance system that will not only provide flyers with th[...]
Panasonic introduces Android based eX3 in-flight entertainment system

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Japan’s earthquake shut down six Sony manufacturing facilities, other companies still assessing the situation

Yesterday Sony announced the imminent shut down and evacuation of their main manufacturing facilities, 6 most notably from the Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures which are located near the earthquakes epicenter. The shut down is a tempor[...]
Japan’s earthquake shut down six Sony manufacturing facilities, other companies still assessing the situation
Japan’s earthquake shut down six Sony manufacturing facilities, other companies still assessing the situation

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[CEBIT 2011] Ultra X, The diagnostics experts.

Have you ever been in one of those situations where you are gaming and all of a sudden your harddrives crashes and fails? Or you are listening to your favorite MP3s only to find out that there is no music?  You check your computer and [...]
[CEBIT 2011] Ultra X, The diagnostics experts.
[CEBIT 2011] Ultra X, The diagnostics experts.[CEBIT 2011] Ultra X, The diagnostics experts.[CEBIT 2011] Ultra X, The diagnostics experts.[CEBIT 2011] Ultra X, The diagnostics experts.[CEBIT 2011] Ultra X, The diagnostics experts.

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Panasonic introduced a new 20” Electric Bicycles for elderlies in Japan

Panasonic new 20” BE-ENS033 Electric bicycle has been designed to fit Japanese elderlies needs when it comes to electric bikes. Thanks to a pair of 20” and a new “low-floor design, the BE-ENS033 comes with two new electric mode made to[...]
Panasonic introduced a new 20” Electric Bicycles for elderlies in Japan
Panasonic introduced a new 20” Electric Bicycles for elderlies in JapanPanasonic introduced a new 20” Electric Bicycles for elderlies in Japan

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EDV-01, the japanese ApocalypseProof house.

Gizmodo reported earlier via Wired Italy that Daiwa Lease is working on a post-disaster self-installing self-sufficient house. Daiwa Lease is part of the Daiwa House group, Japan’s largest homebuilder, specializing in prefabricat[...]
EDV-01, the japanese ApocalypseProof house.
EDV-01, the japanese ApocalypseProof house.

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Daito Manabe new crazy Party in Mouth concept

Daito Manabe is a Japanese Genius with a huge G… This young artist, DJ and also Programmer is famous in Japan for his amazing creations as well as being the master behind several stunning commercials for many local and International br[...]
Daito Manabe new crazy Party in Mouth concept

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Japanese sushi chefs concerned by overseas hygiene standards

The All-Japan Sushi Federation, led by legendary sushi chef Masayoshi Kazato, is getting concerned that sushi might be categorized as “dangerous food” because of poor hygiene in overseas restaurant. They are planning on lau[...]
Japanese sushi chefs concerned by overseas hygiene standards
Japanese sushi chefs concerned by overseas hygiene standardsJapanese sushi chefs concerned by overseas hygiene standards

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Sony launches Music Unlimited, cloud-based music shop

Sony finally came up with something concrete to retaliate against Apple’s iTunes Store. Two days ago, Sony Japan announced the launch of Music Unlimited, a music shop based on Qriocity’s cloud technology and featuring songs from major [...]
Sony launches Music Unlimited, cloud-based music shop
Sony launches Music Unlimited, cloud-based music shopSony launches Music Unlimited, cloud-based music shop

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LG will put $18 Billion on the table in 2011 for “Electronics”

According to Reuters, the Korean giant LG is going to spend up to $18 Billion by investing 12% in order to concentrate on “Electronics” like TVs, displays and other none “handset” goods including Solar Cell technology to compensate the[...]
LG will put $18 Billion on the table in 2011 for “Electronics”

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Phone x Phone, the iPhone goes landline

This is the kind of gadget you know at first glance to be almost useless but want to buy anyway. Hashy Top-in brings us the Phone x Phone, a simple device to give a landline look to your iPhone. Again, not very useful but pretty funny.
Phone x Phone, the iPhone goes landline
Phone x Phone, the iPhone goes landlinePhone x Phone, the iPhone goes landlinePhone x Phone, the iPhone goes landlinePhone x Phone, the iPhone goes landline

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You will never get cold feet again

Thanko has once again released an idiotic yet appealing product for the holidays. If you want to go from chilly to cosy, behold, the electric warming insoles ! Each of the soles weighs 15g, uses 3 AA batteries in a 100g power unit (bat[...]
You will never get cold feet again
You will never get cold feet againYou will never get cold feet againYou will never get cold feet againYou will never get cold feet again

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Anychair, an Office “Must Have”

We all remember Thanko “Lazy Geek’s Cushion” the ultimate “Geek” tool, and today Thanko has for us another “wonder” tailored this time for “lazy” executives or office worker with the AnyChair. In just 30 seconds, according to thanko, y[...]
Anychair, an Office “Must Have”
Anychair, an Office “Must Have”Anychair, an Office “Must Have”Anychair, an Office “Must Have”Anychair, an Office “Must Have”Anychair, an Office “Must Have”

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The Beast M55

An electric bicycle, but not just *any* electric bicycle. The Beast, as the name indicates, is a huge, powerful monster of an electric bicycle. With its 40mph top speed and 75 mile range, titanium and carbon fiber construction, the Bea[...]
The Beast M55
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Most Brits don’t want a 3D TV for Christmas

Twenga, a shopping search engine, has conducted its annual Christmas shopping survey: the results are in, and they’re not so surprising (to me at least). 52% of Brits don’t want to receive a 3D TV for Christmas, and neither do th[...]
Most Brits don’t want a 3D TV for Christmas

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World Debut of Honda Fit EV Concept

Honda has just unveiled the all-new Fit EV Concept electric car and the platform for a midsize plug-in hybrid. Honda is preparing to release Fit EV all-electric cars in the US and Japan in 2012, and these designs are a sure indicator o[...]
World Debut of Honda Fit EV Concept
World Debut of Honda Fit EV ConceptWorld Debut of Honda Fit EV ConceptWorld Debut of Honda Fit EV ConceptWorld Debut of Honda Fit EV ConceptWorld Debut of Honda Fit EV Concept

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Super Mario Bros 25th Anniversary Club Nintendo Selection

The Japanese Club Nintendo is offering three new items to its catalog with a selection of handkerchief, a 2011 Calendar and an amazing collection of buttons/badges to use on pretty much everything you want and need!
Super Mario Bros 25th Anniversary Club Nintendo Selection
Super Mario Bros 25th Anniversary Club Nintendo SelectionSuper Mario Bros 25th Anniversary Club Nintendo SelectionSuper Mario Bros 25th Anniversary Club Nintendo Selection

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Visualize the breeze

Designer sugiX presented “The visualization art of the breeze” at Tokyo Designers Week: the artists aims to display the movement of air using balloons (which light up when moving and darken when they’re still) and thus make peopl[...]
Visualize the breeze
Visualize the breezeVisualize the breeze

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