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Akihabara News Live Chat Trial

MagicalTux, our little dev, just added a Live Chat system to Akihabara News… Wanna chat with us live (when we’re in the office at least) or ask questions during press conferences… Now you can! Join us on this trial at chaten.akih[...]
Akihabara News Live Chat Trial

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TONY and CARNELIAN Manga Painted Keyboards On Sale Now in Japan

TONY Sensei and CARNELIAN Sensei are two (pretty) famous Japanese manga artists who with Etsu Japan are offering two unique keyboards decorated with one of their characters. Whether or not you’re into this kind of design, you hav[...]
TONY and CARNELIAN Manga Painted Keyboards On Sale Now in Japan

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VStone Robot Store in Akihabara and Interview with Yamato-san, VStone CEO

VStone is one of the leading Japanese robot manufacturers, also of modules and robot parts, for recreational needs, study, and ultimately for business. Better known to the public for their Robovie and Vision Series, and lately for thei[...]
VStone Robot Store in Akihabara and Interview with Yamato-san, VStone CEO
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VStone Robot Store in Akihabara and Interview with Yamato-san, VStone CEO

VStone is one of the leading Japanese robot manufacturers, also of modules and robot parts, for recreational needs, study, and ultimately for business. Better known to the public for their Robovie and Vision Series, and lately for thei[...]
VStone Robot Store in Akihabara and Interview with Yamato-san, VStone CEO
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OCZ Z-Drive and PhotoFast G-Monster PCIe Street Price

This morning I went for a walk in Akihabara and shot this picture (Nikon D5000) of the latest PCIe SSD from both OCZ and PhotoFast. Interesting to see fastest of both (The PhotoFast) is also the cheapest. And get ready to spend at leas[...]
OCZ Z-Drive and PhotoFast G-Monster PCIe Street Price
OCZ Z-Drive and PhotoFast G-Monster PCIe Street Price

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Prime Note Albireo JL, Who Needs a Netbook?

Here’s the Prime Note Albireo JL from Dospara. It’s a 13.3” WXGA notebook powered by a Core 2 Duo T8100, 4GB of RAM, 320GB of HDD, a DVD Super Multi, a GM965 Express video chipset, Wifi BG… Available right now in Akihabara [...]
Prime Note Albireo JL, Who Needs a Netbook?

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30 Seconds Worth of Akihabara

Today is a Japanese public holiday so don’t expect lot of news out us, however we have some nice stuff for you, lets start with this little video. Here’s 5 minutes worth of video compressed to only 30 seconds of Akihabara&#[...]
30 Seconds Worth of Akihabara

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OCZ Z-Drive PCI-Express SSD Already Priced in Akihabara

If you happen to be in Akihabara and have 492,800 Yen to spare (€3840) to drastically boost your PC’s performance, you’ll be excited to hear the 1TB OCZ Z-Drive PCI-Express SSD will be available next week in Akihabara (duri[...]
OCZ Z-Drive PCI-Express SSD Already Priced in Akihabara

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Akihabara News is Looking for a Freelance WordPress Developer

We are currently looking for a WordPress developer to work on an ongoing project… If you think you’re a good WP Freelance developer… drop us an email at info[at]akihabaranews.com Cheers!
Akihabara News is Looking for a Freelance WordPress Developer

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Clevery Mini HomeServer SP9C WHS

Clevery is a well known store in Akihabara, and this morning they announced their new Mini HomeServer SP9C WHS. For 65,800 Yen (€490) it comes with with Windows Home Server and 2TB of HDD (2x1TB), 1GB of RAM PC5300, an Intel Atom 330 D[...]
Clevery Mini HomeServer SP9C WHS

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Bye Bye Akihabara News, I’m Resigning My Post as CEO

Today is April 1st and in Japan the beginning of a new fiscal year, and today I made it official, I’m stepping down from my CEO post at HIC Publications. The main assets of HIC Publications will now be owned and controlled by a J[...]
Bye Bye Akihabara News, I’m Resigning My Post as CEO

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Back from the Dead, the Core Duo Vista Powered Super Famicom (SNES)

Back in the early days of Vista, some folks over at T-Zone in Akihabara modded a Super Famicom (SNES) into a Vista machine powered by an MSI motherboard, a Core Duo T5500 CPU, 80GB of HDD… Today while shooting some pictures in T-Zone w[...]
Back from the Dead, the Core Duo Vista Powered Super Famicom (SNES)
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Poor Man’s Core 2 Quad Setup from Clevery

Clevery is a famous store in Akihabara and now they’re offering a “poor man’s” Core 2 Quad Shuttle for 65,800 Yen (without OS), a less than €670. It features their Mini Core2Quad ST9C series that includes a Core 2 Quad Q8200S, 2G[...]
Poor Man’s Core 2 Quad Setup from Clevery

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Acer easyStore H340 Home Server Widely Available in Akihabara

Back from a meeting near Akiahabra, I went for a quick tour of our beloved electric town and I came across several stores selling Acer’s latest home server, the easyStore H340… Here’s some quick video footage of the beast. [...]
Acer easyStore H340 Home Server Widely Available in Akihabara
Acer easyStore H340 Home Server Widely Available in Akihabara

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Retro Akiba: Fred’s MSX Collection

Here’s another Retro Akiba, this time Fred’s MSX collection that includes several games like Policenauts from Hideo Kojima the father of Metal Gear… and some nice pieces of hardware including a Turbo R and a One Chip MSX… To make[...]
Retro Akiba:  Fred’s MSX Collection
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Retro Akiba, Reader Pictures

Yesterday we posted some news regarding a very old compact digital video camera we own, a Panasonic SV-AV30. It looks like we’re not the only pack rats around here, let’s start with… Alkit from Hong-Kong with a “slightly us[...]
Retro Akiba, Reader Pictures

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Reminder: Mobile Akiba and Forum

Just to remind you, Akihabara News can be enjoyed in many different ways. In case you don’t know here are a list of nice ways to get the latest news directly from Japan, Japanese press conferences, and event coverage, news you ca[...]
Reminder: Mobile Akiba and Forum
Reminder: Mobile Akiba and Forum

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OT: Retro Akiba News…

A couple of weeks ago as we were moving some stuff between offices I came across the VERY first video camera I used to shoot stuff for Akihabara News, a Panasonic SV-AV30… One of the first SD card based pocket video cameras…. It was re[...]
OT:  Retro Akiba News…
OT:  Retro Akiba News…OT:  Retro Akiba News…OT:  Retro Akiba News…

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Sorry for the Downtime, We’re Suffering from a DOS Attack!

Hi everyone, I am sure you’ve seen Akihabara News suffering a lot lately, our a website is extremely slow or impossible to access… Well it seems that ONCE again… we’re victims of a DOS (denial-of-service) attack[...]
Sorry for the Downtime, We’re Suffering from a DOS Attack!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!
Happy New Year!

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Let’s Take the Train and Visit the AkihabaraNews Office Together

Last week I received a Flip MinoHD, this morning I finally took the time to test this compact HD Camera (720p). I recorded my everyday voyage from Oimachi Eki (train station) to HIC’s office (Akihabara News)… I’m not going to wri[...]
Let’s Take the Train and Visit the AkihabaraNews Office Together

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