Looking forward to the next year in tech

| Dec 28, 2011

Looking forward to the next year in tech

If you can manage to look past the bummer of Mayan doomsday prophecies, 2012 looks pretty promising from a tech geek’s point of view. We’re not going to have to wait very long for the technology scene to change in 2012, with CES (the ...

Perfect toys for retro gamers and karaoke fans

| Dec 14, 2011

Perfect toys for retro gamers and karaoke fans

People who were kids during the early days of console gaming often look for ways to recapture the the excitement of that time. Those who spent hours playing the Famicom here in Japan, for example, still have a weakness for retro gaming. And while ...

Ultrabook goes Zen; camera sees double

| Nov 23, 2011

Ultrabook goes Zen; camera sees double

It will be interesting to see how far the 3-D bandwagon can chug along before it runs out of gas. Consumers don’t seem too excited about 3-D TVs or 3-D personal computers anymore, but nevertheless, Panasonic hopes that its new Lumix DMC-3D1 camera will ...

New toys for retro gamers and wannabe rockers

| Oct 12, 2011

New toys for retro gamers and wannabe rockers

Nostalgic gaming fans old enough to remember “Space Invaders” no doubt look back on it as one of the most memorable video games of years gone by. Japan’s Taito Corporation created the arcade game back in 1978, and it has been a classic ever ...

Smartphones replacing cameras? Not so fast!

| Sep 14, 2011

Smartphones replacing cameras? Not so fast!

For many consumers, compact cameras have gone the way of the dinosaur thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones. Why take a camera around in your right pocket, when you already have a camera phone in your left? Indeed, the term “camera phone” is ...