Items tagged with Japan

When Starbucks and McDonald's announced that they'd be bringing free Wi-Fi to many of their stores, geeks everywhere were elated. And these days, it's not tough to spot the campers. Those folks who buy a drink, bust out the AC adapter + notebook... Read more...
A new feature has shown up in the still-to-be-released iOS 5: an early warning system for earthquakes tied to Japan's earthquake-early-detection service. Japan has the most advanced earthquake early-warning system in the world. Just a week after the... Read more...
Colonoscopies are somewhat shunned for the obvious reason: no one looks forward to a doctor snaking a camera on a flexible tube (an endoscope) through their colon (via the obvious entry point) to look for polyps or worse. A new self-propelled device... Read more...
A lot of things are said to taste like chicken. Snake, for example, is often said to taste like chicken, although we can tell you from experience that its reptile cousin African crocodile does not taste like chicken, and is extremely tough and... Read more...
It's typically atypical, which is something that might be expected from a Japanese firm like Fujitsu. Although this phone isn't even a smartphone, and doesn't appear to have Android on it, but one thing's for sure: it doesn't stink. That's right... Read more...
Apple is offering those customers with Apple hardware directly damaged as a result of the Japan earthquake and tsunami chance to possibly receive free repairs. The offer was posted on the company's Japanese website. It only applies to... Read more...
The CD is said to be dying. On Saturday, April 23, the man many credit as the "father of the CD," Norio Ohga, died as well, at the age of 81. Former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sony, Norio Ohga has been credited with leading the effort to... Read more...
The massive earthquake, and resulting tsunami, that struck Japan in March is still fresh in the minds of those who populate the island nation, and the after-effects will be felt for months and months to come. But one of the most beautiful things... Read more...
We're continually surprised at how low online scammers will go to make a quick buck. We suppose we shouldn't be; after all, these folks are some of the scum of the earth, and if you need any more proof of that, just take a look at how they're... Read more...
There's nothing pretty about the situation going on in Japan right now, but the good news is that there seems to be plenty of people reaching out to help. It will be a long while before the nation is fully restored, and the massive loss of life will... Read more...
3D's big mobile launch happened this weekend. Nintendo's 3DS, which is the 3D version of their now-famous DS handheld gaming console, shipped in Japan over the weekend, and crowds were huge over there as people were anxious to snag one. In fact... Read more...
For better or worse, the late Chris Farley from Saturday Night Live fame is still the great white ninja foretold by ancient legend (and Hollywood), and not Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO who reportedly said he'll never again return to Japan after airport officials wouldn't let him take ninja throwing starts aboard his... Read more...
Considering the original source is a tabloid, albeit, a Japanese one, we have our doubts on this story. Still, Bloomberg has reported that Steve Jobs was stopped when exiting Japan in July because he had ninja throwing stars (shuriken) in his carry-on baggage. The report came in SPA! magazine, Bloomberg reported... Read more...
Wireless charging. To some, it's a dream. To others, it's a reality. But no one would argue that it's as advanced as it should be. PowerMat has proven that with accessory cases and a plugged-in mat, one can "wirelessly" charge their cellphone. But... Read more...
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