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6:00 PM on 03.07.2013

Say hello to the world's smallest, lightest cellphone

To me, the viability of ever-smaller electronics began to peter out around the same time smartphones and tablets gained prominence. As the touch screen became the dominant (and in many cases preferable) mode of interface and ...

Josh Tolentino

11:00 AM on 05.21.2012

Docomo's NERV smartphone captures the Evangelion feel

And that's both in the "It looks like it could be in the next Rebuild movie," sense, as well as the "Evangelion is merchandising incarnate so why the hell not a sweet phone" sense. That latter sense is the one most...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 PM on 04.27.2012

Crunchyroll comes to Windows Phone

Poor Windows Phone users. Despite being a devoted iPhone fan, I do admire the Windows Phone's "Metro" style. But despite this cool design, there's a serious dearth of apps available for it. It seems that unlike Andr...

Bob Muir

7:00 AM on 01.20.2011

Cunning pirate charged for making crappy audio recording

Okay Japan, we get it, you've got a tough stance on piracy and people stealing content. That's why you'll throw the book at the occasional small offense while many big offenses go unpunished in the West, especially in places ...

Bob Muir

11:00 AM on 12.01.2010

FarmVille launches in Japan as FarmVillage?

The first ever localized version of Zynga's insanely popular social game FarmVille goes to Japan. It has been renamedFarmVillage, and it hits mobile devices this month in beta, on Mixi, Japan's largest social networ...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 10.28.2010

Augmented reality app gets us closer to Eden of the East

One of the things that most fascinated me about Eden of the East was the titular information network, which allowed cell phones to recognize things in the world around them and provide a bevy of useful facts about it. An...

Bob Muir

10:00 PM on 10.23.2010

Man gets arm stuck in toilet trying to rescue cell phone

A Chinese man from Jiangsu province managed to get his arm stuck in the the pipe of a toilet after trying to retrieve his dropped cell phone. Emergency teams arrived to aid the man, and saved him with only minor cuts and brui...

Crystal White

6:00 PM on 10.18.2010

BONES job application materials include silly pose

Are you watching Star Driver? I hear it's pretty cool. If you have seen it, you'll notice the villainous Kiraboshi Jujidan, or Order of the Glittering Star Cross, all greet each other with a special pose, seen in th...

Bob Muir

4:03 PM on 08.17.2010

Wait, what? Persona 3 Social coming to mobile phones

With three versions of Persona 3 (the original, the FES expansion, and the PSP remake) already out in the wild, it's clear that Atlus isn't above revisiting popular territory. That's been a good thing so far, as each iterat...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 AM on 07.22.2010

Minari no Seishun is now available on Android phones

Osamu Tezuka is basically the godfather of manga. He created numerous classics and crafted a visual style that those who followed in his footsteps would build from. Plus, you know, he made Astro Boy - that had a pretty big ef...

Bob Muir

3:15 PM on 05.28.2010

Call out to the stars with the Gundam cellphone

Space might belong to the spacenoids, but you don't need to be a stinky Newtype to send your feelings over great distances. Rejoice, primitive Earthborn, for the Gundam cellphone is here!Marketed by the inimitable Softbank, t...

Josh Tolentino

3:30 PM on 03.31.2010

HNNNGGGG: Otousan wears a school uniform

I knew it was only a matter of time before Softbank put our favorite dog in a school uniform. It has happened, and it was worth the wait. Actually, they also put Okasan in uniform. It looks like the two are on a high school d...

Dale North