Smartphones

Japanese designers’ brilliant way to stop people forgetting their smartphones in public restrooms

Browsing while pooping is an internationally loved pastime, so here’s a clever way to make sure you never leave your phone behind.

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Why is the iPhone the smartphone of choice for young Japanese women?

Although there are plenty of brands to choose from in Japan, the iPhone remains the most popular smartphone for young women.

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Design allows owners to mix and match upper body art, and also has a practical purpose.

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Japanese teachers confiscate students’ cell phones following Osaka earthquake, get slammed online

Even in a country that values following the rules, many say cutting off lines of communication following disaster is going too far.

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Cover commanding Japan “stop staring at smartphones and read a book” doesn’t really hate tech

Contents are actually an ironic jab at Japan’s holier-than-though critics of digital media consumption.

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Turning Tokyo techno-cool with a quick and awesome smartphone camera trick【Videos, photos】

Even SoraNews24 headquarters looks amazing when it’s recast as a virtual computer realm.

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Amazing Sailor Moon smartphone case recreates anime heroine’s transformation sequence【Video】

Clever superfan shows how you too can easily replicate the most famous scene from the most famous magical girl anime.

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Foreigner visiting Japan? Don’t forget to get your free-to-use smartphone from Kanagawa

One more reason to visit beautiful Kanagawa, just a 30-minute train ride from downtown Tokyo.

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New app lets you traverse the streets of modern Tokyo and ancient Edo at the same time

The Edo Past and Present Wanderings app appeals not only to old map buffs, but to anyone with a sense of adventure

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Starbucks Japan asks customers to not use smartphones, laptops in its cafes for special eco event

But oddly enough, they still want you to share the experience on social media.

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Line messaging app adding unsend function to save us from our embarrassing selves

Good news for all of us who’ve sent a message to the wrong person, or sent a message that’s just plain wrong.

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Requiem for a smartphone buyer: Mr. Sato gets no iPhone X but has a new lease on life

They say acceptance and hope are the final stages of moving on from a loss.

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Nuisance Cat smartphone gloves from Japan are an adorable problem we’d all love to have【Video】

These kitty mittens want, and not totally have, everyone’s attention.

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Japanese console game market shrinks to nearly one-third its size ten years ago

Japanese game makers and distributors are in need of a serious power-up.

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Fake yakuza arrested in Tokyo after threatening man who was walking while staring at a smartphone

Continued backlash against “arukisumaho” seen in social media users’ responses.

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There’s a KFC smartphone going on sale in China【Video】

Is Colonel Sanders ready to join Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as a technological icon?

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Behold the most realistic miso soup novelty smartphone stand known to man

The modern Japanese art of fake food samples has given birth to this stand which beautifully merges the heights of both elegance and kitsch.

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New Pokémon mobile game, Pokéland, announced, immediately enters alpha testing with 134 species

Focuses on battles with adorable “toy Pokémon.”

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Poké Ball mobile battery will keep your phone fully charged for all this summer’s Pokémon fun

Pikachu, of course, is also part of the electricity-delivering options.

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Never misclick on your smartphone again with Japanese Twitter user’s awesome life hack

Tip is a God-send for Net surfers and illustrators alike, and all you need is a pen (but you won’t be using it as a stylus).

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