It was mere weeks since we saw NEC's last smartphone that will probably never take the plane ride away from Japan, but contrary to its recent financials, the company doesn't appear to be letting up. The NEC Medias LTE N-04D, arriving on NTT DoCoMo, is a little chunkier than its predecessor, but that 11.6mm shell manages to squeeze in 4G connectivity and a 1.
NTT DoCoMo's LTEis so fast that ordinary life can seem slow by comparison. That's why the company's latestbizarre advertis showing you how to make a dinner of battered shrimp in under three seconds. All you'll need is an air cannon, some flour, batter and an open flame, as well as the mechanism to spray all three into the air.
Casio's camera arm has announced a new camera that is aimed directly at the user who takes lots of selfies. The camera is called the Exilim MR1 and it is available for about $330 in Hong Kong. The camera has a 14MP sensor under the front cover of a device that looks a lot like an old school mobile phone. The shiny mirror makes it easy to align your selfie.
With the LaVie Z HZ550, Lenovo brings the heat with what they call the "world's lightest 13.3-inch notebook" with 1.72-lbs of metal, plastic, and glass. The casing for this notebook is made of Magnesium-Lithium (Mg-Li) Alloy, allowing it to be strong and light. Lenovo suggests that they've used an exclusive "Forged" case engineering technique to create it.
The common objection to using your phone for purchases is that any sufficiently-motivated criminal could lop off yourthumband go on a spending spree. That's one of the reasons why Japanese carrierNTT DoCoMoandFujitsuhave teamed up to unveil the Arrows NX F-04G.
The original Sony PlayStation was introduced in Japan on Dec. 3, 1994. This is what it looked like. Exactly two decades later, Sony on Wednesday unveiled a limited edition of its current gaming console, the PlayStation 4, which has been designed to emulate aspects and facets of the original hardware.
Though we were expecting a Moto 360, what we got is potentially much better. Today, sitting on the porch waiting for me when I woke, was a box form Motorola. We all knew it was coming, but what was inside remained a bit of a mystery.
This week we're taking a look at the new Lenovo LaVie Z set of notebooks - we had a peek at the HZ550, now we're checking out the Convertible HZ750, the Ultrabook of the two. These two devices are VERY similar to one another, but this one, the HZ750 is the more powerful of the two. This device is what Lenovo suggests is the world's lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook at just 2.
No longer a part of Sony, VAIO likes the look of that smartphone market, and has decided to go up against its former parent company's Xperia series with its own creation -- one that looks very familiar to our smartphone-seasoned eyes. It's called the VAIO Phone, and it's launching in Japan in collaboration with one of the country's smaller carriers, b-mobile, on March 20th.
Casio is one of the biggest names in scientific calculators. Students and professionals all around the world are familiar with the Casio name when it comes to calculators. Casio has announced a new calculator called the fx-991EX that has a first for the industry, a spreadsheet function. The new calculator will launch in Q1 2015 and brings with it a high resolution LCD.
When UbisoftsurveyedAssassin's Creedfansin 2011, two possible video game locations piqued our curiosity: Feudal Japan and Victorian England. With each annual release, we've clamored to see if either had been chosen as the developer's next virtual playground. Well, for one historical backdrop that time has finally arrived.
Appshave done wondersformusic creation, and now there'smobile softwarefrom Casio that aims to make it even easier. The Chordana Composer app for iPhone creates a track basked on a melody that you create by singing or whistling two bars of a tune.Casio's handiworkrecords you, and then automatically builds the rest of the song based on your input.
A decent set of luggage is almost paramount these days when doing extensive or long travel. While polycarbonate luggage is usually a little more durable and lighter, it often only comes in a clam shell design (basically the suitcase zippers down the middle and opens with two equal size sides).
You probably take Vodafone's 4G network for granted when on home turf, only to be saddened by slower speeds when travelling further afield. Well, Vodafone wants to make sure you get full use of your phone's LTE radio while abroad, and after announcing a bunch of new countries where 4G roaming is supporteda few months ago, it's added almost as many to that same list today.
Believe it or not, LG already has an upgraded version of its luxuriousWatch Urbane: meet theWatch Urbane LTE, a souped-up version that focuses on speedy mobile data. The timepiece (which isn't using Android Wear) isn't as substantial a phone replacement asSamsung's Gear S, but it will let you leave your handset at home sometimes.
CES 2015 is just around the corner and we're all pretty excited about what new gadgets will be introduced. Last year, it was tipped to launch at the first tech event of 2015. It was only a rumor but now that we're days before CES starts, we're almost sure about the news. Why, the company is believed to be ready to unveil the G Flex 2 complete with a curved flexible display.
See that wooden round thing above? That's a smartphone -- a real, working smartphone with a high-res screen and a camera, and not just a concept that will never come to life. Just imagining how to take calls on it without a headset or how to access websites on it is giving us a headache, but it's sure a good way to stand out in a world dominated by rectangular devices.