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Japan grabs PS Vita before US: 2012

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I wandered my way into a Costco yesterday and emerged with a $170 Nintendo 3DS. They did the price drop early and I couldn't help myself. Maybe that's a good thing, because I'd be left waiting all the way until some time next year if I wanted to get the Sony PlayStation Vita instead.

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NEC Android Tablet gets Dual Display

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A rose by any other name? NEC showed off its LT-W Cloud Communicator a few months ago at CES and now the dual-screen Android tablet is re-emerging with a new name. Behold the NEC LifeTouch W Tablet. The Acer Iconia is the only dual screen tablet in town.

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Inexpensive Kondo Spider-Bot Demo’d on Video

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Robots are pretty awesome. As great as the humanoid bots may be, it's even better when you get something like the Kondo Spider-Bot. It's a robot that looks like a spider, complete with spider-like limbs that move the bot in a spider-like way. There's just one problem: it only has six legs.

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$1 To Japan For Each Facebook Like

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Our good friends at AViiQ who manufacture all kinds of mobile accessories, have just tweeted that they will reach out to those troubled in Japan by the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami by donating $1 for each Facebook like they receive. Japan was hit by one massive 8.9 richter earthquake early on the morning of 3/11, and they continue to experience seismic activity totaling over 100 tremors in the last 24 hours.

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Robo Marathon Coming to Japan

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Oh Japan. The land of fantastic sushi and off-the-wall game shows. They're ready to take on another quirky spin, because a full marathon is being planned for a number of bipedal robots. Technology firm Vston is organizing the event.

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Mazda2-based electric vehicle to compete with Nissan Leaf?

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Mazda says that "the internal combustion engine is expected to remain at the heart of the automobile for the near future," but it also recognizes the importance of exploring the "development of various future eco-friendly technologies." One of these has to do with electric vehicles and that's where we find ourselves too.

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Talk-Torque 2 mute robot guides you through museum without talking

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The idea behind the Talk-Torque 2, which is almost more alien-like than robot-like, is that it can guide you through a museum using only gestures. The robot is supposed to "become a master at human communication without words," directing your attention toward points of interest as it acts as a tour guide through a museum, art gallery, or some other similar exhibit.

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