Sharp AQUOS 104SH: Say hello to the world’s first Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone

Behold, the Sharp AQUOS 104SH, the world’s first smartphone to run Google’s next version of Android dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s launching in Japan on Softbank in “Spring of 2012 , meaning it might not be the first Ice Cream Sandwich device to hit the market, but hey, it’s at least the first one to … Continue reading

Nintendo Confirms It Will Keep Selling the Original Wii in U.S., Despite Discontinuation in Japan

After seven years on the market, the original Wii has been discontinued … in Japan only. Despite online rumors to the contrary, Nintendo of America told AllThingsD that it has no plans to stop selling its 2006 console in U.S. stores, at least not this holiday season. “The announcement that the Wii console has been … Continue reading

Japan’s Docomo prepares upgrade to bring 150Mpbs downlink speeds to its Xi LTE network

NTT Docomo, the largest mobile network operators in Japan, announced today that it will be starting prelaunch operations for an upgrade to its Xi LTE network, offering downlink speeds of up to 150 Mbps – similar to speeds being offered by South Korean operators SK Telecom and LG Uplus for their LTE-Advanced services. Docomo will … Continue reading

Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Pinterest confirmed an earlier report by AllThingsD that it had raised $225 million more from investors at a valuation of $3.8 billion. This Series E round will bring the total funding to $564 million for the San Francisco social scrapbooking startup since it launched in 2010. Yes, you may say it out loud: Yipes! In … Continue reading

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection gets release date!

How much Metal Gear Solid can Konami fit into one package? We’re going to find out with the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection. Crammed into two blu-ray discs will be the ultimate Metal Gear fan’s dream line-up: Metal Gear Solid, MGS2, MGS3, MGS4, MGS: Peace Walker, MGS: VR Missions (all HD’d up), the original … Continue reading

Japan approves worldwide sale of robot exoskeletons

Ever wondered how it feels like to wear a robotic suit on your daily walkabout? Japan, a country where robots rule (all right, I am saying that with extreme liberty. Robots do not “rule” there per se, but rather, the proliferation of robots in everyday life as well as culture is extremely well known), might … Continue reading