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 ...

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

Business / Tech Mar 17, 2014

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

Better known for producing poverty and political mayhem, the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet. Sandwiched between textile factories in a Port-au-Prince industrial park next to a slum, a Haitian-founded company has ...

2013 was an amazing year in tech

Business / Tech Dec 31, 2013

2013 was an amazing year in tech

by Vivek Wadhwa

If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S and Google Glass were the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter's IPO was the event of the year. The coverage of Glass focused mostly on its privacy implications — not its ability to change ...

Infant tablet devices hit by parents, experts

Business / Tech Dec 15, 2013

Infant tablet devices hit by parents, experts

A newborn baby cannot hold or even swipe at an iPad, but Fisher-Price is providing a way to keep infants glued to the device. The Newborn-to-Toddler App-tivity Seat for the iPad allows parents to strap a baby to the reclining bouncy chair and slip a ...

World Nov 1, 2013

U.S. airline passengers get electronic gadget OK

Air travelers will soon be able to use their tablets and other electronic devices from gate to gate, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday. The agency said it has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of portable electronic devices during all phases of ...