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VAIO, Toshiba and Fujitsu to merge in to PC super group

It seems that Japan could have a new PC giant on the block as word has it that VAIO, Toshiba and Fujitsu are currently planning a huge merger in order to form a new PC-focussed company to rival the likes of Lenovo, the biggest PC maker operating in Japan. This …

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VAIO is releasing a Windows 10 phone

VAIO, the former Sony laptop maker is set to enter the smartphone market later this year with its own Windows 10 phone. This will be the very first smartphone to carry the VAIO brand name and from what we can see so far, it looks like a very nice phone. …

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Hideo Kojima and Sony confirm partnership with new studio

Yesterday was Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima’s last day with Konami. The long-time developer has finally moved on from the place that shunned him in his final months at the developer/publisher and now heads up his own company, called Kojima productions. Confirming yesterday’s rumours too is Sony, which released …

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Monster Hunter X gets new trailer, Link crossover details

With Blizzcon 2015 having taken place this weekend, there’s been a lot of Blizzard-centric gameplay trailers and teasers released about upcoming content, but that doesn’t mean all other developers have dropped tools and taken a break. Indeed Capcom took the bold move this weekend of releasing trailers for one of its own upcoming …

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Self-driving taxis will begin trials in Japan next year

While Google has made excellent progress with its self-driving car over the last few years, it seems that Japan is swiftly catching up, as trials of the ‘Robot Taxi’ are set to begin in the country next year. These will be entirely automatic, self-driving taxis, picking customers up and driving …

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Sony’s new speaker doubles as a TV remote

We have known for a while that Sony has been pushing for its Japanese employees to experiment a bit more with product ideas in order to try to turn its company financials around. We’ve seen Sony drones, paper smart watches and now, we have a speaker that also doubles as …

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Kickstarter launched for a giant robot duel

MegaBots Inc is back again with a new Kickstarter campaign to build a giant fighting robot, following its previously unsuccessful attempt. Last year, MegaBots asked the internet for $1.8 million to construct a team of 15 feet tall robots, which would be piloted by humans and fight in an arena …

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Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange ex-CEO arrested in Japan

Along with the claims of Silk Road founder, Ross Ulbricht’s defence team that he was the real Dread Pirate Roberts, Mt. Gox’s old CEO, Mark Karpeles has been linked with the disappearance of hundreds of thousands of bitcoins worth many tens of millions and it looks like enough evidence has …

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