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Pokemon X and Y anime invades Japan on Oct.17

July 1st, 2013 No comments
Pokemon X,Y anime effectively invades Japan on October 17
The anime to accompany Pokemon X and Y, dubbed Pocket Monsters XY, will air in Japan on October 17. According to Siliconera and TV Tokyo, the show will star Ash, as usual, and follow his adventures in Lumiose City, the game's starting town.

There's no word on international air dates for the anime, though Pokemon X and Y launches on October 12 for the 3DS worldwide. Pokemon X and Y features the Player Search System, a new online function that allows players to quickly switch between local wireless and internet connectivity.

JoystiqPokemon X and Y anime invades Japan on Oct.17 originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Pokemon X and Y anime invades Japan on Oct.17

July 1st, 2013 No comments
Pokemon X,Y anime effectively invades Japan on October 17
The anime to accompany Pokemon X and Y, dubbed Pocket Monsters XY, will air in Japan on October 17. According to Siliconera and TV Tokyo, the show will star Ash, as usual, and follow his adventures in Lumiose City, the game's starting town.

There's no word on international air dates for the anime, though Pokemon X and Y launches on October 12 for the 3DS worldwide. Pokemon X and Y features the Player Search System, a new online function that allows players to quickly switch between local wireless and internet connectivity.

JoystiqPokemon X and Y anime invades Japan on Oct.17 originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Pokemon X and Y anime invades Japan on Oct.17

July 1st, 2013 No comments
Pokemon X,Y anime effectively invades Japan on October 17
The anime to accompany Pokemon X and Y, dubbed Pocket Monsters XY, will air in Japan on October 17. According to Siliconera and TV Tokyo, the show will star Ash, as usual, and follow his adventures in Lumiose City, the game's starting town.

There's no word on international air dates for the anime, though Pokemon X and Y launches on October 12 for the 3DS worldwide. Pokemon X and Y features the Player Search System, a new online function that allows players to quickly switch between local wireless and internet connectivity.

JoystiqPokemon X and Y anime invades Japan on Oct.17 originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple pursues ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan

July 1st, 2013 No comments
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July 9-10, 2013
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The “iWatch” moniker, made up by the tech world for Apple’s rumored smartwatch, is getting a dose of legitimacy.

Apple is currently working on trademarking the “iWatch” name in Japan, Bloomberg reports, based on recent filings with the Japan Patent Office. Previously, we’ve seen unconfirmed reports that Apple is also trying to trademark the name in Russia.

Even though Apple is seeking to protect the “iWatch” name, that doesn’t mean it will actually use it for a future smartwatch. Apple could just be aiming to protect its gadget naming scheme. (But seriously, it seems like a wasted opportunity not to use “iWatch.”)

Rumors of an upcoming Apple smartwatch have been swirling since late 2012 (catch them all here), which appeared to include a combination of some very wishful thinking by gadget fans, as well as some potential leaks from Apple itself. The device is expected to extend functionality from the iPhone and iPad to your wrist — just like other smartwatches, you’ll likely be able to see notifications, control your music, and more — but Apple may once again redefine a nascent gadget category with a twist on its design.

Current smartwatches like the Pebble and Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 combine square-shaped screens with typical watch bands. They’re functional, but still resemble dorky calculator watches. Apple, on the other hand, is reportedly exploring curved glass for its smartwatch, thanks to new technology from Corning.

It’s worth pointing out that Apple pushed Corning to develop its Gorilla Glass product, which made it possible to have glass-covered smartphones and tablet. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple push glass materials forward once again with the iWatch.


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Apple pursues ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan

July 1st, 2013 No comments
MobileBeat 2013
July 9-10, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Tickets On Sale Now

The “iWatch” moniker, made up by the tech world for Apple’s rumored smartwatch, is getting a dose of legitimacy.

Apple is currently working on trademarking the “iWatch” name in Japan, Bloomberg reports, based on recent filings with the Japan Patent Office. Previously, we’ve seen unconfirmed reports that Apple is also trying to trademark the name in Russia.

Even though Apple is seeking to protect the “iWatch” name, that doesn’t mean it will actually use it for a future smartwatch. Apple could just be aiming to protect its gadget naming scheme. (But seriously, it seems like a wasted opportunity not to use “iWatch.”)

Rumors of an upcoming Apple smartwatch have been swirling since late 2012 (catch them all here), which appeared to include a combination of some very wishful thinking by gadget fans, as well as some potential leaks from Apple itself. The device is expected to extend functionality from the iPhone and iPad to your wrist — just like other smartwatches, you’ll likely be able to see notifications, control your music, and more — but Apple may once again redefine a nascent gadget category with a twist on its design.

Current smartwatches like the Pebble and Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 combine square-shaped screens with typical watch bands. They’re functional, but still resemble dorky calculator watches. Apple, on the other hand, is reportedly exploring curved glass for its smartwatch, thanks to new technology from Corning.

It’s worth pointing out that Apple pushed Corning to develop its Gorilla Glass product, which made it possible to have glass-covered smartphones and tablet. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple push glass materials forward once again with the iWatch.


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Apple pursues ‘iWatch’ trademark in Japan

July 1st, 2013 No comments
MobileBeat 2013
July 9-10, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Tickets On Sale Now

The “iWatch” moniker, made up by the tech world for Apple’s rumored smartwatch, is getting a dose of legitimacy.

Apple is currently working on trademarking the “iWatch” name in Japan, Bloomberg reports, based on recent filings with the Japan Patent Office. Previously, we’ve seen unconfirmed reports that Apple is also trying to trademark the name in Russia.

Even though Apple is seeking to protect the “iWatch” name, that doesn’t mean it will actually use it for a future smartwatch. Apple could just be aiming to protect its gadget naming scheme. (But seriously, it seems like a wasted opportunity not to use “iWatch.”)

Rumors of an upcoming Apple smartwatch have been swirling since late 2012 (catch them all here), which appeared to include a combination of some very wishful thinking by gadget fans, as well as some potential leaks from Apple itself. The device is expected to extend functionality from the iPhone and iPad to your wrist — just like other smartwatches, you’ll likely be able to see notifications, control your music, and more — but Apple may once again redefine a nascent gadget category with a twist on its design.

Current smartwatches like the Pebble and Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 combine square-shaped screens with typical watch bands. They’re functional, but still resemble dorky calculator watches. Apple, on the other hand, is reportedly exploring curved glass for its smartwatch, thanks to new technology from Corning.

It’s worth pointing out that Apple pushed Corning to develop its Gorilla Glass product, which made it possible to have glass-covered smartphones and tablet. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple push glass materials forward once again with the iWatch.


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Project X Zone gets ‘Ghost’ demo on eShop next week

June 26th, 2013 No comments
Fanstravaganza Project X Zone already has an "Imperial" demo available for download on the 3DS eShop, but the game's official Nintendo page says there's another demo coming on July 2. The second demo is called "Ghost" and will give players a look at a completely different segment of the game.

Project X Zone (pronounced "Project Cross Zone," because Japan) is a turn-based strategy RPG that mashes up characters from Namco Bandai, Capcom, and Sega franchises. The game came out in Japan last year, and just recently arrived here in North America.

JoystiqProject X Zone gets 'Ghost' demo on eShop next week originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Project X Zone gets ‘Ghost’ demo on eShop next week

June 26th, 2013 No comments
Fanstravaganza Project X Zone already has an "Imperial" demo available for download on the 3DS eShop, but the game's official Nintendo page says there's another demo coming on July 2. The second demo is called "Ghost" and will give players a look at a completely different segment of the game.

Project X Zone (pronounced "Project Cross Zone," because Japan) is a turn-based strategy RPG that mashes up characters from Namco Bandai, Capcom, and Sega franchises. The game came out in Japan last year, and just recently arrived here in North America.

JoystiqProject X Zone gets 'Ghost' demo on eShop next week originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Pikmin 3 marching onto Nintendo Direct for Japan tomorrow

June 25th, 2013 No comments
Nintendo Japan is airing a Pikmin 3-focused Direct broadcast tomorrow, June 26. The video sees Shigeru Miyamoto joined by comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto to discuss the critter-crammed Wii U game. The broadcast is scheduled for 8PM in Japan, which converts to 7AM ET (4AM PT, midday Brit-time), and you can watch it right hyah. There's no news on any corresponding Directs for other regions.

The game itself is a matter of weeks away: North America greens its fingers when Pikmin 3 arrives on August 4, while the game plants itself in Japanese and European soils on July 13 and 26 respectively.

JoystiqPikmin 3 marching onto Nintendo Direct for Japan tomorrow originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Kyocera announces $89M deal to provide solar energy to Japan’s farming community

June 17th, 2013 No comments

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Japan-based electronics manufacturer Kyocera announced today it is supplying approximately 30 megawatts of solar power to agricultural facilities across Japan in a deal worth 8.5 billion yen ($89 million).

Kyocera will supply, engineer, construct, and maintain 30MW of solar power generating systems to the project implemented by the National Federation of Agriculture Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh) and the Mitsubishi Corporation.

The goal of the project is to reinvigorate the agriculture sector and local farming towns and to further spread renewable energy use. There are almost 1.5 million farmers in Japan, and Zen-Noh and Mitsubishi are planning to build one of the country’s largest solar power projects by installing 200MW of solar power systems on farmers’ and Zen-Noh facilities.

Mitsubishi and Kyocera have jointly established the JAMC Solar Energy Company to operate the project and will sell the power generated from the installations to regional utility power companies under Japan’s feed-in tariff program. The objective of the incentive program that began a year ago as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan in March 2011 is to diversify energy resources, with solar power being the main source of alternative energy.

Kyocera will provide around 124,000 solar modules to the project to be split between 80 locations. Through this project, Kyocera hopes to promote the use of renewable energy and to contribute to local communities.

Kyocera has expanded its solar energy business to include production, supply, installation, construction and operation of large-scale solar power plants and has been researching solar energy since 1975.

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