Apr 19, 2016

Hands-free speech translation app gets trialed at Narita airport

Tests of a speech translation application were set to start at Narita International Airport on Tuesday. The “NariTra” multilingual translation app employs noise-canceling techniques and recognizes a wide range of speech. Offered by the airport at no cost, the app is designed to work ...

Nintendo finds a hit with its new social app, Miitomo

Mar 18, 2016

Nintendo finds a hit with its new social app, Miitomo

Nintendo Co.’s foray into smartphones is off to a good start. Miitomo, a free messaging-based application, reached No. 1 among social-networking apps in Japan on Apple Inc.’s iOS devices on the day of its release, market researcher App Annie said Friday. Line, the country’s ...

Feb 26, 2016

Nissan disables Leaf electric car app after cross-continent hack

Nissan Motor Co. has disabled a mobile application for controlling its Leaf electric car after a security researcher demonstrated how hackers could access temperature controls and other functions from across continents. The nation’s second-largest automaker made the app unavailable after Australian researcher Troy Hunt ...

Nintendo delays launch of smartphone video games; shares plunge

Oct 29, 2015

Nintendo delays launch of smartphone video games; shares plunge

Nintendo Co. on Thursday pushed back the much-anticipated launch of its video game service for smartphones by a few months to March 2016, disappointing gaming fans as well as investors, who drove its shares down by more than 10 percent. Under a strategy announced ...

Oct 2, 2015

People-rating app gets its own bad reviews

Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to people they know vowed to go ahead with a planned launch next month despite online outrage at the idea. Peeple has been likened by critics and supporters alike as a Yelp-style review service ...