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[Hands-On] Sharp’s new IGZO crystal structure for high density LCD and OLED displays

Sharp and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory have discovered a new IGZO crystal structure, called CAAC, and announced a new semiconductor technology that utilizes it. By contrast to current IGZO, this technology enables TFTs to be made ev[...]
[Hands-On] Sharp’s new IGZO crystal structure for high density LCD and OLED displays

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Experience virtual worlds with the Docomo 3D Live Communication System

NTT Docomo are currently developing a 3D Live Communication System and have presented it as a possible next step beyond regular video calls. During the conversation, words take the form of images in the virtual space shared by the user[...]
Experience virtual worlds with the Docomo 3D Live Communication System

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Daikin Industries demos Water resistant coating for mobile phone circuit boards

Daikin Industries is developing a coating, mainly for use on the circuit boards of mobile phones, that’s resistant to water and moisture, environmentally friendly, and dries as a thin film. This coating enables circuit boards to [...]
Daikin Industries demos Water resistant coating for mobile phone circuit boards

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Keio University demos Robotic rings for wearable robotic interaction

These robotic rings that imitate eye and mouth movements are being developed by a research group at Keio University. “When you wear this robot on your hand, it forms a medium for communication using the hand. So the robot serves [...]
Keio University demos Robotic rings for wearable robotic interaction

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Keio U announces Interactive Poster That Loves Being Kissed

By sensing the distance between the user and the display, this photo of a person reacts when kissed. This system is currently under development by a research group at Keio University and they are also considering how to utilize this sy[...]
Keio U announces Interactive Poster That Loves Being Kissed

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Ubi-Camera – Take Photos With Your Hands

The Ubi-Camera takes photos composed by framing them with your hands. This prototype miniature camera is being developed by a research group at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences. “When you draw a picture or take a[...]
Ubi-Camera – Take Photos With Your Hands

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Nec & Tokyo Institute of Technology demonstrate a Tactile Display With Directional Force Feedback

This new touch panel concept imparts a directional tactile feedback force to the user, by moving the panel surface. Developed by a research group with members from NEC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the system uses wires to pul[...]
Nec & Tokyo Institute of Technology demonstrate a Tactile Display With Directional Force Feedback

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Disney and Docomo introudces a new series of Android Smartphones in Japan

Docomo in collaboration with Disney have unveiled the first two smartphones in their “Disney Mobile on docomo” smartphone brand. “This is the F-08D, and like the P-05D, it features the magical world of Disney, but thi[...]
Disney and Docomo introudces a new series of Android Smartphones in Japan

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Docomo demostrate a Smartphone Jackets With Built-In Sensors

Docomo has presented a range of prototype smartphone jackets which not only protect the phone, but add extra functions through the use of various sensors. These hardware accessories, being developed by docomo, add a range of functions [...]
Docomo demostrate a Smartphone Jackets With Built-In Sensors

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Dual-Core Waterproof “Triple High Speed” Smartphone with WiMAX – Fujitsu ARROWS Z ISW11F

The Arrows Z is the latest smartphone from Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications. It will be released on the AU network from late November 2011. “The concept behind this model is “Triple High Speed”. First of all, in [...]
Dual-Core Waterproof “Triple High Speed” Smartphone with WiMAX – Fujitsu ARROWS Z ISW11F

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KDDI introduces the Kyocera DIGNO a new Super-Slim Waterproof Smartphone with WiMAX

This is Kyocera’s first smartphone for the Japanese domestic market. The Kyocera DIGNO will be available on the au network as an autumn/winter 2011 model. This model has a waterproof, slim body, and weighs 130 g. It runs Android [...]
KDDI introduces the Kyocera DIGNO a new Super-Slim Waterproof Smartphone with WiMAX

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Sony PlayStation Vita at the Tokyo Game Show 2011

Here in the SCE booth at Tokyo Game Show 2011, we’re offering experiences for even more users. Firstly, there are our three platforms, the PS3, PSP, and now, the PS Vita. We can provide a variety of experiences for people who pla[...]
Sony PlayStation Vita at the Tokyo Game Show 2011

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Kokuyo releases CamiApp series of smartphone-friendly notebooks

On September 7, Kokuyo will release its CamiApp series of smartphone-friendly paper notepads. These enable handwritten notes to be photographed with a smartphone’s camera, digitized and edited. “These products are paper not[...]
Kokuyo releases CamiApp series of smartphone-friendly notebooks

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[Good Design Expo 2011] Docomo Palette UI Art project

Back in May when Docomo introduced its latest line-up of phone and smartphone the company introduced its Palette UI, a new interface/skin for its Android smartphone made to improve the navigation between each app you may have on your d[...]
[Good Design Expo 2011] Docomo Palette UI Art project
[Good Design Expo 2011] Docomo Palette UI Art project[Good Design Expo 2011] Docomo Palette UI Art project

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KDDI introduces Phone-capable Pedometer For The Elderly

KDDI has announced the Mi-Look, a GPS-capable pedometer with mobile network access for the elderly. The Mi-Look has a waterproof body, QVGA display, and three main buttons. It can also be used to communicate with family members. The Mi[...]
KDDI introduces Phone-capable Pedometer For The Elderly

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Official Pokemon game coming to iOS and Android, not Nintendo approved

Although Pokemon is one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises that started on and still lives on Nintendo hardware, a new game is coming to Android and iOS this summer that isn’t backed by Nintendo, but the actual Pokemon C[...]
Official Pokemon game coming to iOS and Android, not Nintendo approved

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Panasonic has dropped the development of its Jungle Game device?

According to Reuters, Panasonic has apparently dropped the development of its “Jungle” a “mini laptop” like gaming device that was suppose to be the company pinnacle of mobile multiplayer gaming. It is clear that while more and more pe[...]
Panasonic has dropped the development of its Jungle Game device?

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Disney Mobile Announces First Smartphone Sale Date (Kind of)

Disney Mobile, a Walt Disney Company-operated MVNO on SoftBank that launched in March 2008 (after its original incarnation on Sprint ceased operations three months earlier), just announced that its formerly clamshell-saturated handset [...]
Disney Mobile Announces First Smartphone Sale Date (Kind of)
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Sharp Plasmacluster State-of-the-business Press Conference

Sharp held a press conference at their Tokyo Ichigaya building today to announce the business status of their vast line of ion air purifiers and purifier-integrated products under their Plasmacluster brand, invented in 2000. Their four[...]
Sharp Plasmacluster State-of-the-business Press Conference
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[CES 2011] LG Glasses-less 3D Technology for Mobiles Unveiled

LG Electronics and LG Display have jointly developed a new glasses-less 3D technology for mobile devices to be displayed at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. The 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen “has straighter, more upri[...]
[CES 2011] LG Glasses-less 3D Technology for Mobiles Unveiled
[CES 2011] LG Glasses-less 3D Technology for Mobiles Unveiled[CES 2011] LG Glasses-less 3D Technology for Mobiles Unveiled

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Thanko: Ballpoint Pen One-seg Tuner

Thanko has done it again with a 35 g (1.23 oz) ballpoint pen that also doubles as a USB one-seg tuner! Unscrew the middle and out comes a USB connector. Runs off of USB bus power, so this antenna is very portable – 134 mm long (5[...]
Thanko: Ballpoint Pen One-seg Tuner
Thanko: Ballpoint Pen One-seg TunerThanko: Ballpoint Pen One-seg TunerThanko: Ballpoint Pen One-seg TunerThanko: Ballpoint Pen One-seg TunerThanko: Ballpoint Pen One-seg Tuner

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IDC Japan Releases Japan Q3 Mobile Phone Report

The Japanese subsidiary of the IT marketing research company International Data Corporation released a report today announcing cell phone shipments in the third quarter in the domestic market. Mobile phone shipments increased 18.9 perc[...]
IDC Japan Releases Japan Q3 Mobile Phone Report

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