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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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Japanese man arrested for selling hacked video game characters

A thirty year old Japanese man has been arrested for selling a hacked video game character. Akihide Yamamoto was caught selling cheats to online shooter, ‘Alliance of Valiant Arms’, which is in violation of Japan’s unfair competition prevention laws. According to Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun (Via: Kotaku), Yamamoto is said …

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 for Japan

The Sony Xperia Z4 has been rumored for some time, with previous leaks pointing towards the specifications of the device. Now, the company has finally announced the handset, although so far it is only set to hit stores in Japan. The phone is set to release “later this summer” although …

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Amazon Japan cooperating with police over Child Porn case

Amazon’s headquarters in Japan is currently said to be “cooperating” with a police investigation into child pornography, after two men were arrested late last year for attempting to sell books containing illegal images of children on the retail website. As part of the investigation, Amazon’s offices were raided yesterday, though in what …

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Nintendo set to discontinue the 3DS XL in Japan

It looks like Nintendo’s plans for ‘the new 3DS’ might be bigger than we thought as the company has announced that it will discontinue the 3DS XL in Japan following the launch of the handheld’s successor. For those of you who missed the initial announcement, a few months back Nintendo revealed …

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Sony celebrates 20 years of PlayStation

December 1994 was a fateful month in gaming. It represented an end of what had become a two horse race in the home console wars, with Sega and Nintendo battling it out for dominance. Now though, a new player had entered the game: the PlayStation. While the rest of the world …

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Japan to force carriers to sell unlocked phones

Smartphones are expensive pieces of kit and to some extent, they should be, they’re as powerful as laptops were just a few years ago and yet they fit in your pocket. However, because of that expense, buying them through a contract is often the most affordable way for people to …

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Man arrested in Japan for 3D printing guns

Just over a year and a half on from the first fallout surrounding the creation of blueprints for a 3D printed gun and a man in Japan has been given a two year prison sentence for using his three dimensional printer to put out quite a little arsenal of firearms. …

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Dyson launches bacteria killing humidifier

Dyson might be more well known for its vacuums than anything else, but it’s released a lot of other clever electronics over the past few decades, including the Airblade hand dryer. Today though it’s launching a new product: a humidifier to help combat skin conditions that also uses UV radiation …

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Two more special edition PS4’s announced for Japan

Sony has announced two more special edition Playstation 4 consoles for Japan. In addition to the recently announced Frozen themed console, Japanese buyers will also be able to get a Destiny themed white PS4 or a black ‘The Last of Us’ themed console. The white, Destiny themed console looks similar …

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