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Akihabara: a quick tour

Thanks to its vast collection of electronics and anime stores, as well as game parlours, Akihabara has well and truly earned its nickname "electric town" — not that the rest of Tokyo is living in the bronze age, mind you.

23 Images By Dec. 28, 2011

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Photos: A stroll through Akihabara, gadget center of the world

Senior editor Wayne Cunningham hits the legendary gadget district in Japan in search of weird and wonderful electronics.

By Oct. 23, 2007

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Photos: A stroll through Akihabara, gadget center of the world

While in Japan for the 2007 Tokyo auto show, we took a trip through Akihabara, Japan's world-famous district of electronics shops. Akihabara includes shops tiny and large, selling everything from computers to transistors. It's an electronics wonderland.

17 Images By Oct. 23, 2007

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Japanese Kuratas mecha gets decked out in Microsoft Windows logos

The $1.3 million rideable robot gets the Microsoft Windows treatment for the Windows Spring Festival 2014 held at Akihabara, Japan.

By May. 6, 2014

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LED fingernail stickers detect Android smartphones

Want your hands to sparkle in a darkened club? Perhaps you're a really glamorous cell phone thief? Lumi Deco Nails include tiny LED antennas that light up when NFC signals are nearby.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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Google's April Fools' prank puts Pokemon in the real world

The search giant's latest addition to its Maps smartphone app includes 150 "catchable" Pokemon, part of a hoax we can only hope foreshadows augmented reality uses down the line.

By Mar. 31, 2014

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Sony farewells the cassette Walkman

After 33 years of life, Sony has finally discontinued production of its line of cassette Walkmans.

By Dec. 9, 2012

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Voltissimo can juice your smartphone in 15 minutes

Buffalo's battery can power your mobile devices double-quick when you're on the go.

By Mar. 22, 2013

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Thanko glasses give you HD POV video on the cheap

For just $91, you can take full HD video with these specs. The frames may look a little clunky, but the camera is barely noticeable.

By Apr. 18, 2013

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Researchers create touchable 3D technology

Glasses-free image display out of Japan makes 3D characters more tangible by floating them in midair in a real environment.

By Sep. 21, 2011