Smartphones

Boyfriend’s “cute” way of telling his girlfriend how much he loves her turns off Japanese Twitter

“If someone did this to me I’d beat them to death!” says one Twitter user.

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We attend the official release ceremony for the new iPhone 11 in Japan

And take 20+ photos of Japanese actress and model Suzu Hirose.

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Eating a 6,000-yen (US$55) sandwich on the Tokyo sidewalk: The best way to wait for a new iPhone

Mr. Sato gets decadent by sustaining himself with caviar while camping in Ginza to try to be the first person in Japan with an iPhone 11.

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Mr. Sato returns to the line, waits three nights for an iPhone 11

You can take Mr. Sato out of the line-up, but you can’t take the line-up out of Mr. Sato.

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Japanese survey finds top 10 emoji that “make you look like an old man”

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Charge up your phone with the power of a portable cat battery from Japan

Nyanko Charge is the cutest way to get some juice out of your kitty.

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Japanese service will lock your social media accounts and boost your productivity

Can’t put down your phone? This service is here to help.

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Woman slaps boyfriend in face 52 times on China street for not buying her a new smartphone【Video】

Ouch…ouch…ouch…ouch…

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Let Potechinote do all the dirty potato chip work and keep your touchscreens sparkling

Potechinote is back with some fresh design changes!

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Zelda fan’s Sheikah Slate turns charging his phone into a scene from Breath of the Wild【Video】

The phone’s case is one-of-a-kind, but the charger can be yours, Hero of Hyrule with a low battery.

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Funny case protects your iPhone from falling face down and cracking the screen using Murphy’s Law

If you are someone who’s always dropping your phone, you might want to invest in this case.

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Japanese Internet mythbusting: Can a corn dog soaking in energy drink charge a smartphone?

It’s a SoraScience experiment as we test out a piece of viral Internet trivia from Japan.

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Taiwan’s Pokémon Go granddad is still at it and now has twice as many phones

What? Uncle Pokémon is evolving!

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Nintendo announces return of Dr. Mario this summer to smartphones worldwide

Everyone’s favorite physician who likes to get high from mushrooms is back!

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Japanese woman finds out fiance she met when he “found” her lost phone is the man who stole it

Debate ensues as to whether he’s a creepy stalker or clever romantic.

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Japan’s Camoufla-view products help you slack off with your smartphone in secret!

No more suffering through those long and boring meetings…until someone recognizes what you’re holding.

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New train ad in Japan advocates for leaving texts a while without a response, sparks debate

These new train safety ads tell travelers that any friends who’d drop you for a late response aren’t friends at all.

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How much private info can a thief glean from a stolen smart phone? We investigate

Our resident scam investigator turns criminal to see how much information he can steal from a stranger’s smart phone.

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Nintendo goes retro and patents awesome smartphone case that looks exactly like a Game Boy

Gaming technology may have advanced tremendously over the past few decades, but Nintendo’s love for simpler times is still evident.

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Japanese man gets caught cheating on his girlfriend because of an earthquake

Sudden confrontation leaves him trembling, but not from the ground shaking.

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