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Watch out for latest ‘nano’tech time piece

When Apple released its diminutive sixth generation iPod Nano back in September 2010, Steve Jobs quipped that one of the board members at Apple was planning to use it as a watch. And since then a number of different companies have put forth various watch strap solutions that can integrate ...

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Aluminum iMac survives fire, water

Recent incidents of arson in the city of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia have resulted in many businesses losing nearly everything they had. One fire this past week left a certain business owner with little left to salvage, but there was one bright spot to be found poking out from the ashes ...

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Hey, your iPhone's untied!

In the market for a shoe-phone? iShoes are funky little iPhone cases coming out of Asia that make your phone look like a tiny, somewhat flattened-out sneaker. Recently available for purchase from Japan-based vendor Strapya, iShoes are made by Korean company Play Hello.

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Apple lovers in Japan camp out for 'Lucky Bag' sale

Retailers in Japan have a new year shopping tradition of selling 'lucky bags,' which contain an assortment of items whose value typically exceed the price you pay for the bag. To the delight of many Apple fanboys here in Tokyo, 'lucky bags' are also sold at the Apple store. But ...

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Hackety Hack: A gift to aspiring Ruby programmers

As a perpetual programmer wannabe, I'm always on the lookout for new tools that make the mysteries of coding a little more accessible. Much to my dismay, most programming tutorials that I've come across assume some prior knowledge or that you're transitioning from some other language.

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Apple TV, iTunes movie rentals come to Japan

The second-generation Apple TV that Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced back in September has finally hit the shelves here in Japan. Despite the fact that it looks like little more than a hockey puck, the new digital-media receiver from the folks at Cupertino should satisfy users who consume most of ...

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Apple polishes up its gadget arsenal

Apple's "It's Only Rock and Roll" music-technology event last week was closely watched by Apple fans in Japan, where many consumers have anointed the iPod and iPhone as their music players of choice over the past few years, even over homegrown competitors such as Sony.

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Meizu Minione M8: The Second Coming of iPhone

Out of all the iPhone news floating around on the Net out there, this is the best quote I've seen: "Jesus has come back and he's a phone now!" And, of course, every Jesus must have an anti-Christ, and the Chinese-produced Meizu Minione M8 seems to have ascended ...

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