smartphone

Start your day with a wake up call from Re:Zero’s Emilia or Rem!

The recently released Re:Zero Alarm smartphone app fulfils your dreams of taking Emilia or Rem to bed.

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Pokémon GO Plus accessory already amassing heaps of complaints – even before it’s released

For a special accessory that is supposed to complement the game, people sure are negative about it.

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The world’s first smart umbrella is the last umbrella you’ll ever lose!

The “Fantastick” Mr. Jonas is a real keeper!

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Have plans to visit Tottori’s sand dunes this summer? Catch some Pokémon while you’re at it!

In fact, Tottori’s governor officially encourages you to venture into the sand to catch ’em all.

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KFC India releases box of chicken that lets you charge your smartphone while you eat 【Video】

They’re calling it the “Watt A Box,” but we think just “Watt???” will suffice.

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Turn your smartphone into a telescope and take pictures of outer space with new device

Ever wished you could take pictures of the moon’s craters on your phone? Now there’s a way, thanks to a new smartphone telescope gadget!

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Finally! A music video portrait orientation, perfect for the smartphone age【Video】

This clever little video makes it seem like they’ve hacked your iPhone.

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Learn to mix drinks like a pro with the latest app from the series that was BANNED in Korea

The latest in the controversial drink-mixing visual novel app is now available.

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10 things foreigners in Japan notice about Japanese phone culture

Is Japanese smartphone culture really so different from other countries? Foreigners weigh in…

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11-year-old boy cuts off own finger in rage after being scolded for too much smartphone gaming

A simple squabble over the breakfast table turned into a scene from a horror movie for one family.

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Clever costume changes in SoftBank’s new Disney-themed, CG-free ad【Video】

Ninety seconds is all you need to reach the “happily ever after” ending of this super-cute video.
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Playing games while lying down a pain in the neck? Try this new Wearable HDMI Monitor!【Pics】

For those of us who don’t want a little thing like sleep getting in the way of our gaming.

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Thieving made easy! Japanese smartphone service lets you order duplicate keys by taking a photo

Breaking into people’s houses is a snap with this new app!

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Elementary school student’s “wish to become a smartphone” breaks Japanese internet’s heart

Get ready to break out the tissues for this one.

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Clever ad publicly shames commuters in real-time for “smartphone walking” in train station【Video】

A metro operator set up a monitoring device and announcement system to single out individual commuters caught using their smartphones while walking near escalators or passing trains.

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“World’s first washable smartphone” goes on sale in Japan accompanied by cheese-tastic ad【Video】

Foolishly allowed a sticky-fingered child to hold your phone? Have a crippling fear of germs and wish you could disinfect everything? Now there’s a smartphone you can wash with soap and water!

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Acquittal of attacker who was “stabbed by smartphone rays” draws anger online

A 41-year-old man was found not guilty of assault after claiming electromagnetic waves from a smartphone were stabbing his body.

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Protect your phone with new set of miniature Sailor Moon weapons and magical items

Now you can protect your smartphone with a new line of gorgeous Sailor Moon earphone jack accessories, featuring miniature magical items and weapons from the anime series.

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Man gets hand stuck in toilet trying to rescue his cell phone 【Video】

In this digital age, it’s hard to imagine life without technology at our every beck and call, our cell phones in particular. While smartphones have only been mainstream for a decade or so, most of us have a hard time remembering life before them, and would be hard-pressed to go a day without one.

But how far would you go to keep from losing your precious phone/lifeline? Would you run out into traffic? Jump into a frigid lake? Or, do as this guy did and stick your hand deep down into a toilet? If you would do the latter, just be sure you don’t get your arm stuck and require the fire department to come to your rescue.

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Evangelion SIM-free smartphones and life-sized figures on sale at 7-Eleven

Convenience stores around the world are known for stocking everyday items like toiletries, magazines, snacks and soft drinks.

But in Japan, the konbini is also a place to send and receive deliveries, buy movie and theatre tickets, and pick up a life-sized Eva doll and Evangelion SIM-free smartphone.

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