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NTT unveils robot-like Internet remote control

A unit of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) and Japanese toy maker Takara Co Ltd. has developed a robot-like device that can be used as a remote control even while users are away from home the companies announced Monday.

Sharp is ready to enter the global PDA market

Sharp Corp., the leader of Japan's PDA (personal digital assistant) market with its Zaurus series, is ready to enter the competitive markets of North America and Europe. The company will unveil its prototype PDA for overseas markets at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) show that starts on Aug. 25 in Berlin, a company executive said Wednesday.

Hacked Web site damaged PCs in Japan

Malicious JavaScript downloaded from a hacked auction Web site caused Japanese Internet users serious problems over the weekend, the Japanese government's Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) reported Tuesday.

Engineers look to robot ideal: A.I.

Although robots in factories are nothing new, a robot as a best friend or a pet is more familiar from movies, such as the current Hollywood hit "A.I." Yet, in Japan, this has been a reality for the last few years.

Economist Intelligence Unit ranks e-commerce by nation

In order to become the world's best electronic-business player, a country needs to have a various mix of factors

Prototype two-screen e-comic book unveiled

The day may come soon on Japanese trains when the sight of people reading on book-look-a-like electronic gadgets is just as common as seeing people read paper books today.

Japan satellite broadband content venture launched

A group of companies in Japan led by Mitsubishi Corp., a major trading company, have agreed to start a joint venture to distribute multimedia content via satellite to broadband networks beginning in May, they announced Wednesday.

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