Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

| Jun 18, 2016

Bright ideas for bookmarks, toys and apps

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Kyouei Design’s flashy bookmark The tech-savvy may prefer to read e-books from tablets these days, especially since one of the advantages is that the device is often backlit making it easier to see text in dim environments. Printed matter, however, never seems to lose ...

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 ...

Going for new and old-school tech

| Nov 14, 2015

Going for new and old-school tech

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Get your claws on an old-school game This is for fans of arcade claw-crane games or UFO catchers. Consumer-electronics company E-Balance has released “Waku Waku New Crane Game” a mini arcade game for the home — or maybe even the office. Aimed at pleasing ...

Getting cute with gadgetry

| Sep 19, 2015

Getting cute with gadgetry

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Ricoh lets Hello Kitty project herself Hello Kitty is everywhere these days, so it’s inevitable she’ll appear on gadgets. But perhaps one of the more unusual items to get a Hello Kitty makeover is Ricoh’s home-theater projector, which will be released on Nov. 1, ...