New releases with a fighting spirit

| Mar 26, 2016

New releases with a fighting spirit

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'Pokemon' fights harder In a most unexpected collaboration, the folks behind the "Tekken" fighting games have teamed up with The Pokemon Company for a "Pocket Monster" fighting game. Dubbed "Pokken Tournament," the game trades "Pokemon" attack cutscenes for fighting game play. "Pokemon" characters, such as Pikachu, ...

Pikachu finds his voice

| Feb 27, 2016

Pikachu finds his voice

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Pikachu finds his voice The Great Detective Pikachu of "Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Konbi Tanjyou" is very different from other pikachus. The biggest shocker is that, unlike the others, he can speak. In fact, this crime-solving little guy not only talks, he likes to do it a ...

Time to watch out for those kids

| Feb 20, 2016

Time to watch out for those kids

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Get ready to answer the cat phone Aimed at kids — or even adults who love all things kawaii (cute) — the Hello Kitty Figurine KT-01 smartphone, created by Japanese startup Ola, is just as the name suggests: a cute palm-sized figurine that flips open ...

The Uwaga Pies

| Feb 16, 2016

The Uwaga Pies

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The YouTube duo known as The Uwaga Pies — Krzysztof Gonciarz, from Poland, and Kasia Mecinski, from America — use their channel to give English-speakers a peek into Japan. The pair originally tried to document every single day of their lives in Tokyo for about six ...

Smart ways to keep the smartphone in good shape

| Jan 16, 2016

Smart ways to keep the smartphone in good shape

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The attraction to Iina-inobe cables Inspired by the MagSafe connectors on Macs, the Iina-inobe magnet cable does something very similar for iPhones, Androids tablets and other devices. This idea was so popular that it not only reached its target of ¥300,000 on the Japanese crowd-funding ...