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QNAP releases a new Firmware for its Turbo NAS Series and add ten new features to its NAS

Lucky owners of a QNAP Turbo NAS you will be glad to learn that QNAP has released a new Firmware upgrade of its Turbo NAS series with the V3.4. Among the usual bug fixing and improvements, QNAP also took the liberty to 10 new features [...]
QNAP releases a new Firmware for its Turbo NAS Series and add ten new features to its NAS

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SV-MV100, Panasonic’s new Android 2.1 Digital Media Player to hit Japan next month

Panasonic has just announced a new Android 2.1 DAP (Digitial Media Player) the SV-MV100, schedule to hit Japan later this march. The SV-MV100 comes with a 3.5” screen with an 845×480 resolution, 16GB of internal memory, support of[...]
SV-MV100, Panasonic’s new Android 2.1 Digital Media Player to hit Japan next month
SV-MV100, Panasonic’s new Android 2.1 Digital Media Player to hit Japan next month

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Digital Subtitle Device lets you put Niconico Douga Comments on your TV

Perhaps the most instantly-identifiable feature of Niconico Douga, the Japanese video sharing website, is the fast right-to-left stream of user comments overlaid in a rather annoying manner across their videos. The same comment-streami[...]
Digital Subtitle Device lets you put Niconico Douga Comments on your TV
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Samsung announces the Continuum dual Screen Smartphone on Verizon

Samsung Continuum is the company latest smartphone from its Galaxy S line-up and now available in the USA through Verizon. Running Andorid 2.1, the Continuum particularity is its dual display with a 3.4” (800×480) Super AMOLED Scr[...]
Samsung announces the Continuum dual Screen Smartphone on Verizon
Samsung announces the Continuum dual Screen Smartphone on Verizon

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Cowon X7, the other DAP/PMP.

And here you are, Cowon latest DAP/PMP, the X7, is now official in Korea. Radically different from what we are used to see nowadays, the X7 comes with an 80, 102 or 160GB HDD, yep a good old HDD and no flash memory. Thanks to a large b[...]
Cowon X7, the other DAP/PMP.
Cowon X7, the other DAP/PMP.

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Control your Pioneer Blu-Ray player via your iPhone

Pioneer released in Japan 2 new Blu-Ray players with the entry level BDP-330 and the High-end BDP-LX53. Technically similar, both models feature PQLS (Precision Quartz Lock System), Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD… as well as BD-Live, Basic netwo[...]
Control your Pioneer Blu-Ray player via your iPhone
Control your Pioneer Blu-Ray player via your iPhoneControl your Pioneer Blu-Ray player via your iPhone

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Creative’s Zen X-Fi2

Here’s Creative’s latest DAP, the Zen X-Fi2. Available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB and sold in Japan for 13,800, 19,800 and 24,800 Yen. This 3” touch screen DAP (400×240) features an FM tuner, and supports WMV, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4/5,[...]
Creative’s Zen X-Fi2
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Via WonderMedia SmartFrame RDK Gallery

WonderMedia is a Via sister company which deals, according to VIA in the “high performance, feature-rich, power-efficient, and cost-effective products and solutions for fast-emerging Networked Multimedia applications”, and released a n[...]
Via WonderMedia SmartFrame RDK Gallery
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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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Live from Sanyo’s Press Conference: Home Network Viewer Hands-on

David’s back from a Sanyo press conference where they introduced a stylish device, the Home Network Viewer, or ALBO. Thank you Sanyo, and Makoto Nojima (Sanyo staff), for inviting us! ALBO is actually a digital photo frame with a[...]
Live from Sanyo’s Press Conference: Home Network Viewer Hands-on
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CEDIA 2008: Sony Unveils the VGF-CP1, a Wifi Digital Photo Frame

Sony also introduced a new WiFi digital photo frame at the CEDIA 2008, the VGF-CP1. Our stylish device features a 7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 800×480, 128MB of internal memory, SD/memory stick/CF multicard reader. Tha[...]
CEDIA 2008: Sony Unveils the VGF-CP1, a Wifi Digital Photo Frame
CEDIA 2008: Sony Unveils the VGF-CP1, a Wifi Digital Photo FrameCEDIA 2008: Sony Unveils the VGF-CP1, a Wifi Digital Photo FrameCEDIA 2008: Sony Unveils the VGF-CP1, a Wifi Digital Photo Frame

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IFA 2008 – Series 7: New “RSS Feed-Friendly” Full HD TVs from Samsung

Samsung’s Series 7 was also introduced at the IFA 2008 in Berlin. This lineup is composed by new Full HD LCD and plasma TVs. Our Series 7 is equipped with some nice media solutions features such as InfoLive born from Samsung̵[...]
IFA 2008 – Series 7: New “RSS Feed-Friendly” Full HD TVs from Samsung

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New Digital Frame from Samsung

Samsung just unveiled a new DPF (Digital Picture Frame). As you can see, they’re for everyone, in all sizes … Indeed, three series (V, P, and H) and three sizes (7 “, 8″, and 10″) are available with a lot [...]
New Digital Frame from Samsung

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Hands-On with the Latest Bravia TV Line-up

Yesterday we introduced you to eleven new Bravia LCD TVs from Sony, and strangely Sony held its press conference on these new LCDs only this morning at the “Bravia Museum”… So between one or two “Petit-Fours” we had the pleasure to dis[...]
Hands-On with the Latest Bravia TV Line-up
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11 New HD and HD-Reay Bravia TVs from Sony

Sony seems to be pretty “Genki” these days, and just announced this morning not less than eleven new Bravia TVs HD or HD-Ready with sizes ranging from 16” up to 52”! All these models have a coupl ethings in common, like the Motion Flow[...]
11 New HD and HD-Reay Bravia TVs from Sony
11 New HD and HD-Reay Bravia TVs from Sony11 New HD and HD-Reay Bravia TVs from Sony11 New HD and HD-Reay Bravia TVs from Sony11 New HD and HD-Reay Bravia TVs from Sony11 New HD and HD-Reay Bravia TVs from Sony

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OGO, the Chinese Sidekick

Wanna surf the web, make calls, chat on MSN, read your favorite RSS, and reply to your email (POP & SMTP), listen to MP3s, and watch your favorite videos on a PDA like GSM Mobile phone with a large screen 2.8” and with a nice keyb[...]
OGO, the Chinese Sidekick

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In BUG we Trust! The French RSS feeds are down

Just to let you know that since yesterday we have a bug in the Akihabara News French RSS feeds. We’re going to switch to Feedburner but there’s still something wrong going on. So don’t panic, we’re on it!
In BUG we Trust! The French RSS feeds are down

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WX320K, the Willcom RSS-POP-WEB phone

A major benefit with Willcom is their unlimited data connection for mobile phones at extremely low prices. The new WX320K phone has the Opera web browser, support for POP and SMTP (rare in Japan), and an RSS reader! It’s an W-OAM (PHS)[...]
WX320K, the Willcom RSS-POP-WEB phone

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WidgetStation, the ultimate clock for geeks

The WidgetStation just received the Design & Engeneering Showcase Honors 2007 (CES). This is very good news for a product on its way to stardom! Honestly, I’m thinking about getting 3 of them (1 for the office, 1 for my bedside ta[...]
WidgetStation, the ultimate clock for geeks

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The Sony Mylo will also speak Japanese!

After its announcement in the USA on the 8 August 2006, it is already available in the land of Microsoft… Hail to Bill Gates! Let’s roast some penguins as an offering to the DOS god! Anyway, Mylo went to school and learned [...]
The Sony Mylo will also speak Japanese!

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WPC Expo 06, Willcom present their new WSIM products

For those of you who haven’t read our news for the past 4 years, Willcom is a company that offers a mobile phone service in Japan, based on PHS (a remote relative of GSM that needs you to be close to a terminal to make phone calls). Ev[...]
WPC Expo 06, Willcom present their new WSIM products

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