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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s iPhone holdout NTT DoCoMo’s staring contest with Apple, and Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO gets a round of out of context, less than favorable press. • • • Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future F[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Apple Japan – Weak yen causing huge price revisions – Japanese buyers of foreign technology feeling the pinch – up to ¥16,000 price increases

  The Japanese Yen against the US Dollar has weakened dramatically in recent months – from less than 78 yen to the dollar on October 1 to a recent high of over 103 yen to the dollar on May 19. Source: http://www.oanda.com Th[...]
Apple Japan – Weak yen causing huge price revisions – Japanese buyers of foreign technology feeling the pinch – up to ¥16,000 price increases
Apple Japan – Weak yen causing huge price revisions – Japanese buyers of foreign technology feeling the pinch – up to ¥16,000 price increasesApple Japan – Weak yen causing huge price revisions – Japanese buyers of foreign technology feeling the pinch – up to ¥16,000 price increases

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TK-FBP049E, Elecom new universal Bluetooth Keyboard

Here you are another universal Bluetooth Keyboard from Elecom. To be very honest with you, this keyboard, beside being Bluetooth 3.0 with HID Profile does not stike my as mind-blowing, still, it is nice to have a “REAL” uni[...]
TK-FBP049E, Elecom new universal Bluetooth Keyboard
TK-FBP049E, Elecom new universal Bluetooth KeyboardTK-FBP049E, Elecom new universal Bluetooth KeyboardTK-FBP049E, Elecom new universal Bluetooth KeyboardTK-FBP049E, Elecom new universal Bluetooth Keyboard

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Thanko’s new Air Gesture mouse let you control your PC “Minority Report” style

I have to admit it but since I saw teh movie Minority Report I can’t wait on having the chance to control my PC with my fingers as smoothly as in this movie! Sure we are not there yet, but Thanko launched last Friday in Japan a n[...]
Thanko’s new Air Gesture mouse let you control your PC “Minority Report” style
Thanko’s new Air Gesture mouse let you control your PC “Minority Report” styleThanko’s new Air Gesture mouse let you control your PC “Minority Report” styleThanko’s new Air Gesture mouse let you control your PC “Minority Report” styleThanko’s new Air Gesture mouse let you control your PC “Minority Report” styleThanko’s new Air Gesture mouse let you control your PC “Minority Report” style

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Kenwood outs two new Mini Hi-Fi with the UD-NF7 and UD-F5

Kenwood outs in Japan two new mini Hi-Fi or component with the UD-NF7 and UD-F5 that comes with a 50Wx2ch output at 4Ω, EX.BASS, CD Player, FM/AM, Support of MP3, WMA files, USB as well as iOS Devices. Technically identical, only the H[...]
Kenwood outs two new Mini Hi-Fi with the UD-NF7 and UD-F5
Kenwood outs two new Mini Hi-Fi with the UD-NF7 and UD-F5Kenwood outs two new Mini Hi-Fi with the UD-NF7 and UD-F5

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New iMacs, Mac & iPad minis tipped for October 23rd

As mentioned by CNET UK, Apple’s insiders, the birds flying around the Foxconn factory and people involved in the Apple supply chain, we can say there will be plenty of upgrades for the Cupertino based fruity manufacturer. With t[...]
New iMacs, Mac & iPad minis tipped for October 23rd

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Onkyo announces the ABX-N300, its first AirPlay speaker for Apple devices

Schedule for a September 28th launch at 49,800 Yen, the rather expensive ABX-N300 is Onkyo first dedicated Wireless Speaker (AirPlay) for Apple devices, ranging from your iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac! The ABX-N300 comes with Ethernet, Wi[...]
Onkyo announces the ABX-N300, its first AirPlay speaker for Apple devices

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Runat Japan announces a new Stitch and Toy Story Alien’s cases

A few weeks backs Runat Japan announces a new series of Disney iPhone4 and iPhone4s cases that includes two stunning yet largely un-usable a Stitch and Toy Story’s Alien design that will surely give a unique touch to your phone. As you[...]
Runat Japan announces a new Stitch and Toy Story Alien’s cases
Runat Japan announces a new Stitch and Toy Story Alien’s casesRunat Japan announces a new Stitch and Toy Story Alien’s casesRunat Japan announces a new Stitch and Toy Story Alien’s casesRunat Japan announces a new Stitch and Toy Story Alien’s casesRunat Japan announces a new Stitch and Toy Story Alien’s cases

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Apple’s IOS open for kinky stuff, app teaches your girl pole dancing.

It’s all over the web right now causing a big hype for concerned parents and evangelists worldwide. Yes, we are talking about the new app developed by Arthur Howie: Pole Dancer Pro. The app is located in the health & fitness [...]
Apple’s IOS open for kinky stuff, app teaches your girl pole dancing.

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JVC Kenwood launch the world first iPod Tower dock capable to purified both your iPhone its surrounding area.

Well, well, it seems that we have a winner here with the most intriguing gadget of the month from Japan; the NX-SA5 from JVC Kenwood. This rather elegant 4.1 channel audio tower, which is actually an iPod/iPhone dock, comes with pretty[...]
JVC Kenwood launch the world first iPod Tower dock capable to purified both your iPhone its surrounding area.
JVC Kenwood launch the world first iPod Tower dock capable to purified both your iPhone its surrounding area.JVC Kenwood launch the world first iPod Tower dock capable to purified both your iPhone its surrounding area.JVC Kenwood launch the world first iPod Tower dock capable to purified both your iPhone its surrounding area.

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Sony announce the XAV-601BT in Europe as well

Now you can control and enjoy music, navigation and other smartphone apps safely while on the move. With the first MirrorLink™ compatible in-car AV centre head unit from Sony, you’re always in touch with your digital world while you’re[...]
Sony announce the XAV-601BT in Europe as well
Sony announce the XAV-601BT in Europe as well

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Panasonic and some major Japanese Chain now offers wireless charging in 27 locations across Tokyo

Panasonic announced today that it teamed-up with some major Japanese Chains inculcating, Tully’s Coffee, FamilyMart, Jumbo Karaoke, Speed Nail and other big names to offer in 27 different location across Tokyo, the possibility to[...]
Panasonic and some major Japanese Chain now offers wireless charging in 27 locations across Tokyo
Panasonic and some major Japanese Chain now offers wireless charging in 27 locations across TokyoPanasonic and some major Japanese Chain now offers wireless charging in 27 locations across Tokyo

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[CEBIT 2012] Trexta showcase: recycable iphone 4/4S cases

It’s your world…Create it and snap it on your iPhone! Sketch up lets you design your own snap on cover…Three color of markers and two blank covers invite you to show your creativity… Features: Eco-friendly case [...]
[CEBIT 2012] Trexta showcase: recycable iphone 4/4S cases
[CEBIT 2012] Trexta showcase: recycable iphone 4/4S cases[CEBIT 2012] Trexta showcase: recycable iphone 4/4S cases[CEBIT 2012] Trexta showcase: recycable iphone 4/4S cases

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[REVIEW] USBFever: Useful iPhone and iPad gadgets

USBFever has been generous to allow us reviewing some of their latest gadgets for Apple’s iPhone/Touch and iPad. We got hands on some screen protectors, some cases and some power/charging docks. Let’s hit it.   Something to protec[...]
[REVIEW] USBFever: Useful iPhone and iPad gadgets
[REVIEW] USBFever: Useful iPhone and iPad gadgets[REVIEW] USBFever: Useful iPhone and iPad gadgets[REVIEW] USBFever: Useful iPhone and iPad gadgets[REVIEW] USBFever: Useful iPhone and iPad gadgets[REVIEW] USBFever: Useful iPhone and iPad gadgets

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[REVIEW] Quick tuning session for your new Macbook Pro

So you’ve finally bought a 13, 15 or 17 inch fruity powerhouse, you spend at least 100 to a 1000 worth on Apple upgrade options, and I bet you’re loving it right?  Amen to that! But how about we take a different approach, and actually [...]
[REVIEW] Quick tuning session for your new Macbook Pro
[REVIEW] Quick tuning session for your new Macbook Pro[REVIEW] Quick tuning session for your new Macbook Pro[REVIEW] Quick tuning session for your new Macbook Pro[REVIEW] Quick tuning session for your new Macbook Pro[REVIEW] Quick tuning session for your new Macbook Pro

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Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56

Today is truly a sad day for the tech world, as we recently got some very sad news that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away. Apple has confirmed to the press that Steve Jobs has died today at the age of 56. His family issu[...]
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56

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Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011

While Toshiba already released two tablets in the past few years, the Toshiba Folio 100 and more recently the Toshiba Thrive, neither have gained enough traction to topple the iPad. We just received word thanks to Notebook Italia that [...]
Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011
Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011Toshiba preparing ultraslim iPad killer to debut at IFA 2011

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Facebook releases standalone Messenger app for Android and iOS

If you’re a heavy texter, it seems like Facebook now has its sights on you! Let’s face it, most of the big companies that have their own apps, have their own messaging service. For example, Google has Google Talk and Huddle[...]
Facebook releases standalone Messenger app for Android and iOS

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Sanyo announces New Eneloop Mobile booster for faster Charging your devices.

Sanyo announced in Japan yesterday a new pair of their Eneloop Mobile booster with the KBC-L54D (5400mAh) and KBC-L27D (2700mAh). Both models keep the same basic design as previous Mobile boosters, but comes with more “juice̶[...]
Sanyo announces New Eneloop Mobile booster for faster Charging your devices.
Sanyo announces New Eneloop Mobile booster for faster Charging your devices.Sanyo announces New Eneloop Mobile booster for faster Charging your devices.Sanyo announces New Eneloop Mobile booster for faster Charging your devices.

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Apple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in Cupertino

Unless you’re living under a rock, you should have noticed that Apple was extremely busy yesterday. The company that you either hate or love had an army of hardware releases and refreshes, along with the launch of its new desktop[...]
Apple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in Cupertino
Apple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in CupertinoApple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in CupertinoApple releases a slew of new products, Christmas in July in Cupertino

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Sony’s new water-resistant W Series Walkman MP3 player ready to take on the toughest workouts

Today Sony introduced its new one-piece, water-resistant W Series Walkman MP3 player, the Sony Walkman NWZ-W260, endorsed by world-class marathon runner and US Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi. Challenging Apple‘s iPod Shuf[...]
Sony’s new water-resistant W Series Walkman MP3 player ready to take on the toughest workouts
Sony’s new water-resistant W Series Walkman MP3 player ready to take on the toughest workoutsSony’s new water-resistant W Series Walkman MP3 player ready to take on the toughest workoutsSony’s new water-resistant W Series Walkman MP3 player ready to take on the toughest workoutsSony’s new water-resistant W Series Walkman MP3 player ready to take on the toughest workouts

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After Panasonic and its Panasonic “VIERA AR Setup Simulator” Toshiba announces its Regza Simulator

Panasonic launched in May the VIERA AR Setup Simulator, an iPhone AR (Augmented Reality) Application that will help you check “How Nice” this new Virea TV you are planning to buy will fit well in your living room. And today this is Tos[...]
After Panasonic and its Panasonic “VIERA AR Setup Simulator” Toshiba announces its Regza Simulator

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