Smartphones

New Pokémon Line app message stamps raise money for children in Japan’s disaster-struck regions

Artists from around the country took part in the project, which sees Pikachu saying thank you in forty different ways.

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Another way to hatch your Pokémon GO eggs without taking a step: pay this company to walk for you

I wanna be the very best…but I don’t wanna walk.

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How to hatch your Pokémon GO eggs without taking a single step

Augmented reality lifehack replaces the rubber bands and clips that worked for previous Pokémon games.

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I Hate You: Japan’s anime-style mobile romance game starring girls who will never, ever love you

Developers warn players of potential emotional trauma while fans praise dating simulator’s realism.

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As mobile game Pokémon GO launches, players keep finding Magikarp in crazy locations 【Photos】

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

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Studio Ghibli releases new batch of Line app anime stamps, this time for Kiki’s Delivery Service!

Let the magical star of the Hayao Miyazaki classic deliver your messages with a personal touch.

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Beautiful Japanese bamboo speakers let you to listen to music without using any extra electricity

After playing songs with bamboo instruments, band moves on to bamboo audio delivery that works with your smartphone.

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Think kids spend too much time on smartphones? Clever Japanese tweet will make you think again

Infographic argues that today’s youth really isn’t so different from the pre-smartphone generation.

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Keep your smartphone safe in a pouch styled after Japanese Shinto/Buddhist protection amulets

Phone accessories come embroidered with declarations of protection against online flaming and low batteries.

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Want some canned Japanese idol air? Smartphone virtual crane game offering exactly that as prize

Here’s your chance to breathe the rarefied air of AKB48, Japan’s highest-flying idol mega group.

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Celebrate Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary by suppressing slimes on your smartphone

The limited-time game has you and the rest of the world pitted against the franchise’s ooey-gooey mascot character–100 million of them, in fact! 

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VR anime girl app scratches as many otaku itches as possible while virtually cleaning your ears

Stare at a cute anime girl who’d be happy to get an eyeful of your earwax.

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Here’s how the awesome new Pokémon GO mobile game will look on your smartphone

Developers release new details about Pokémon gyms and team play.

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New smartphone game lets you date real-life J-pop idols, but shockingly gives them 100 Boyfriends

Nogizaka 46 romance simulator is an odd mix of daydream fantasy and unintentional cynicism.

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Pokémon is getting another smartphone game this spring, and it’s “figure”-based 【Video】

Leading Japanese AI developer collaborating on franchise’s second mobile title, in which you and your team of Pokémon have to think together.

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Indian cellphone company now taking preorders for their $4 smartphone

There’s only one problem: the factories that will make the phones haven’t been built yet.

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Tokyo’s busiest train stations have a new, free, English-compatible navigation app

Let your smartphone take the guesswork out of finding your way around Shinjuku and Tokyo Stations.

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Nintendo launches awesome, free Super Mario Wallpaper Maker website for PCs and smartphones

Want to try your hand at crafting Super Mario Maker screens, but don’t have a Wii U? Right this way!

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This hotplate from IKEA Taiwan works only once diners surrender their smartphones【Video】

This customer experience is blowing up all over social media, or it would be if anyone could get to their cell phones.

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Mikuture, the Hatsune Miku app that brings our favorite CG idol into all the pictures【Photos】

The Vocaloid star has been secretly hiding in your smart phone, just waiting for the right application to let her loose.

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