Tue November 30, 2010

Sony launches Reader in Japan (2) -- No wireless connection

The Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350) with a 5-inch screen, which costs ¥20,000, and the Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) with a 6-inch screen, which costs ¥25,000, are Sony Corp.'s e-book readers available in Japan from December 10.

The e-book readers sport a black-and-white electronic paper display.

However, they don't feature wireless connection.

Therefore, the user will need to connect them to a PC that runs Windows XP/Vista/7 and has the dedicated software installed in order to get e-book data from Sony's online Reader Store and transfer it to them.

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Mon November 29, 2010

Wireless solar-powered keyboard from Logicool

Logicool, a Japan subsidiary of Switzerland's Logitech International S.A., will launch a wireless solar-powered keyboard on December 15.

Its keyboard Logicool Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 has a price tag of ¥7,980 on Logicool's website.

It works with a Windows XP/Vista/7 PC that carries the company's proprietary USB wireless receiver.

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Sun November 28, 2010

Sony launches Reader in Japan (1) -- Two models in style

Sony Corp. unveiled its e-book reader Reader in Japan on November 25.

The two models of the Reader have different sizes of display screen.

The Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350) with a 5-inch screen and the Reader Touch Edition (PRS-650) with a 6-inch screen will go on sale on December 10.

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Sat November 27, 2010

Japan's IP simulcast radio to be a joint-stock corporation

The fourteen member companies of the Association of IP Simulcast Radio announced on November 25 that they will establish a joint-stock corporation on December 1 that operates the IP simulcast radio “radiko.”

The corporation is expected to expand the coverage of radiko to put it into production.

The radiko service now covers the prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama.

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Fri November 26, 2010

Picture story book for iPad

Robot Communications Inc. announced on November 22 that it had launched a picture story book for the iPad on November 19.

Its picture story book “Stray Sheep ‘Poe's Christmas’” is available from the App Store at ¥800 in Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese.

posted by sam at 01:17:15 JST on Fri November 26, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu November 25, 2010

One-seg tuner with built-in battery for iPhone (3) -- Battery lasts 2.5 hours

The DH-ONE/IP, a one-seg tuner that Buffalo Inc. will launch for Apple's iPhone/iPod touch/iPad in early December, has a built-in battery.

The battery will allow the user to watch one-seg TV on them for about two and half hours.

It is adaptive to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, the third generation of iPod touch with 32GB/64GB of storage, the fourth generation of iPod touch, and the iPad.

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Wed November 24, 2010

The cloud calculates calories of food

NTT Communications Corp., NTT Resonant Inc., and foo.log Inc. announced on November 22 that they will begin to conduct a demonstration experiment of a service that helps the user promote good health in January 2011.

The service will employ technologies of the cloud and social networking.

It features calculation of food calories that is done by taking a photo of the food and sending it to the cloud.

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