Smartphones

Send a free drink to a friend with Japan’s newest coinless vending machines【Video】

We try out the new system at a high-tech digital vending machine in Tokyo.

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J-pop idol group gives us a lesson in iconic Japanese high school girl poses【Video】

Do you know the names of all these Japanese photo poses that have appeared over the years?
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Japanese cat owner’s kitty becomes her iPhone case, fills tech fans and animal lovers with envy

Technically compatible with all smartphone models.

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Super Mario Run runs right into the expected entitlements of unhappy Japanese reviewer

Complaint shows startling lack of knowledge about video game history, but still might be valid.

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Thomas the Tank Engine transforms into gorgeous horror with Chinese smartphone face filter

Young Thomas seems to be pulling a cargo of fashionable nightmares.

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The Grind, the Tornado, and the Samurai – Video explains how to use Japanese toilet bidets【Video】

Don’t let the machines do all the work! Learn how to take control of your butthole’s destiny with these demonstrations.

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Top 3 most feared customers according to former phone sales rep

Who beats out religious proponents and yakuza for the most feared customer to encounter at a mobile phone counter?

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New Japanese app bribes you with free coffee for putting down your smartphone when driving 【Vid】

If you’d like more coffee and fewer traffic accidents in your life, this safe driving app is for you.

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Winter 2016 Cat Punch Gloves from Felissimo come with adorable new details

Whether you’re swiping at a mobile game or making a point, these cats keep their paws on your finger everywhere you go!

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The reason why Nintendo’s Super Mario smartphone game won’t have in-app purchases is brilliant

It seems that, as always, game designer Shigeru Miyamoto knows exactly what he’s doing.

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Nintendo is coming to iPhones with Super Mario Run for iOS devices

Two more beloved Nintendo series to also appear on Apple devices soon after.

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Sony set to make “aggressive” move into AR phone gaming market thanks to success of Pokémon GO

Which Sony intellectual property do you want to chase around in the real world?

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As Pokémon GO takes over your smartphone, why not give it an awesome Pokédex-style case? 【Video】

It not only looks cool, it’ll help you catch slippery Pokémon too!

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Japan’s grimoire smartphone case will let you work mobile magic in style【Photos】

Fashionable case will appeal to fans of the occult, anime, and video games.

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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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