Analysis, Gaming

Monster Hunter Clones, and Why We Love Them

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With the newest Monster Hunter game announced, let’s take a look at the games that its series inspired, Monster Hunter clones.

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2015, Event, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing, Mobile World Congress, VR World, Wearables

Huawei Teases New Yet To Be Released Wearable

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Huawei finally announces its upcoming wearable, the Huawei watch, opening a demo presentation at its press conference at this year’s MWC 2015.

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2015, Companies, Event, Hardware, Microsoft, Mobile Computing, Mobile World Congress, VR World

Microsoft Reveals the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at MWC 2015

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Microsoft finally introduces its low-cost Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL Windows phone models.

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2015, Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Event, Global Politics, Japan, Mobile World Congress

5 Reasons Why You MIght Want a Vaio Z Canvas

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Vaio finally reveals even more tidbits about its upcoming hybrid 2-in-1. But would you want one?

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Gaming, Global Politics, Japan

Xbox One Flops in Japan, But the PS Vita Can Save It

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The PS Vita is still massively popular, while the Xbox One is struggling to keep its sales up… wait, what?

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Hardware, Japan

How the PC-98 Shaped Japan’s PC Industry

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Japan also had its own share of history in the development of computers, with the PC-98 standing as one of the most important pillars that shaped the modern Japanese PC industry.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Robots: Japan’s Future Elderly Care Workers

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Elderly care is no small issue in Japan. In fact, it may be perhaps one of the most important driving points in the future of Japanese robotics research.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Japan’s Magnificent Electronic Dictionary

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Even today the Japanese still love their electronic dictionaries, and it’s not just because they love antique gadgets.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

AIST’s Research Unveils New Data Storage Material

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AIST’s latest research unveils what might be the replacement for the traditional transistor in memory storage systems in the near future.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Fujitsu Labs Develops ‘Writing’ Smart Ring Wearable

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We’ve seen smart ring devices control other devices and computers at home, now Fujitsu Labs develops a similar to device for eyewear type wearable devices.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Joint Japanese Research Reveal New Breakthrough for Spintronics

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A collaborative research project between Touhoku University and JST reveals the data retention and energy production potential of spintronics via surface plasmon resonance.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Sony, NEC and Microsoft Dominate BCN Awards 2015

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Market research firm BCN Inc. announces the BCN Awards 2015, in which Sony, NEC and Microsoft wins the most important categories in consumer tech.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Showa Denko Shows Off ‘Thinner’ Film Li-ion Battery

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A subsidiary company of major Japanese chemical engineering firm Showa Denko develops even thinner, more flexible laminated thin film Li-ion batteries.

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2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

CES 2015: Panasonic Opens Partnership to Enhance Networking in Cameras

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Panasonic forms a partnership with DIVA Networks Inc. to enhance the communication and networking functions of its upcoming digital camera models.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Japanese Comics May Finally Go Completely Digital

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Major Japanese comic book publisher Kodansha has finally made way for the digitization of all of its monthly comic publications and magazines.

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VR World

CES 2015: Toshiba Unveils New Wireless Charging Chip

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Toshiba announces the development of a new wireless power receiver IC, which is claimed to be capable of even faster wireless mobile device charging.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Japan Estimates Further Growth of its Security Market

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IDC Japan announces its latest market analysis, which estimates the potential growth of Japan’s local security business sector through the years 2015 to 2018.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Tofu Linear Accelerator Leaves Puddles of White Chaos

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Here’s one weird Japanese invention that you may not want to mess with… literally.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Smartphones Beat Tablets in Japan?

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A small survey may reveal that tablets may not be used as often in Japan as perceived to be.

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VR World

VAIO Enters The Smartphone Realm With Upcoming Model

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VAIO announces its plans to launch its own smartphone model, which is scheduled to be released in January next year.

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