Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

Business / Corporate Jul 4, 2016

Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

The Japanese unit of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. will enter the Japanese laptop market, starting with its hybrid Huawei MateBook laptop on July 15. The domestic personal computer market has been shrinking amid the popularity of smartphones. "We want to bring about a ...

Business / Tech Mar 6, 2016

Amazon to restore encryption to Fire tablets after complaints

Amazon.com Inc said it plans to restore an encryption feature on its Fire tablets after customers and privacy advocates criticized the company for quietly removing the security option when it released its latest operating system. "We will return the option for full-disk encryption with a ...

Phone-charging stations set for Tokyo tourist spots

National Jul 23, 2015

Phone-charging stations set for Tokyo tourist spots

by Shusuke Murai

Running out of battery power on your smartphone in Tokyo? Don't panic, soon you will be able to access a number of free recharging stations at popular sightseeing spots across the metropolis. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced this week that the first solar-powered battery charging ...

National Jun 15, 2015

Key aviation official loses computer while sleeping on train

The transport ministry says one of its senior officials lost a bag containing a work computer used and a list of emergency contact information for ministry staff, another embarrassment for the government following a recent massive leak of pension data. Police are investigating the incident ...

Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

National Feb 27, 2015

Fish distributor thrives as tablets speed up orders

by Junji Yamaguchi

Hachimenroppi Inc., a Tokyo-based venture, is growing rapidly thanks to its tablet computer-based platform for distributing fresh fish. The company provides tablets to restaurants free of charge, allowing them to order fish based on their prospects for arrival at Tokyo's Tsukiji market, the nation's largest, ...

Business / Tech Oct 16, 2014

U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download

U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group's latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band's 11-track "Songs of Innocence" free into ...

Tablet computer: the new, improved dressing room mirror

National May 6, 2014

Tablet computer: the new, improved dressing room mirror

Whether it's getting a wedding dress, makeup or a haircut, more shops are using tablet computers to help customers visualize what they would look like before actually taking the plunge. One dress rental company centered in eastern Japan has been using an application it developed ...