Smartphones

21-year-old Nara woman arrested for sending hundreds of nude selfies to woman in her 70s

“I still like her,” suspect tells police.

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Tokyo government to give smartphones to senior citizens, pay for their calling and data plans

Shibuya, one of Japan’s centers for youth culture, thinks its older residents need a tech upgrade.

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Drum roll please…Touchscreen rhythm game controller to begin crowdfunding

New peripheral lets you bang away without worrying about your screen.

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Does changing your smartphone lock to 8376 bring good luck, as one Japanese book title suggests?

We try to harness the magical power of a new passcode.

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Mr. Sato has time-travelled to the year 3030 with impressive sushi technology

The future is already here in this branch of Kura Sushi!

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Can’t put your smartphone down when you’re eating? This clever plate has a solution【Photos】

Because no matter what’s for lunch or dinner, it shouldn’t be served with a side of stress.

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Police officer caught downloading dirty videos from suspect’s phone

Suspect charges the police with theft for a change.

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Japanese politicians want to make walking while looking at your smartphone illegal

New law would require that you be immobile when looking at your mobile phone.

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New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies

Tone Mobile’s new phone won’t save photo data it thinks is “inappropriate.”

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Are Daiso’s smartphone VR goggles worth breaking the 100-yen barrier?

A rare instance where reading the fine print was a bad idea.

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Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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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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