Has texting worn your thumbs to the nub? Help is on the way: Japanese electronics giant NEC is introducing new wearables that project an augmented reality keyboard onto your arm.
You might want to think twice about how often you hang out at your local Best Buy in the future. In Japan, NEC has developed a new facial recognition system geared towards retailers that determines the age and gender of shoppers, and tracks how long and how often they visit a given store.
On display at Japan's CEATEC tradeshow is a new technology developed by NTT Docomo and NEC that can fully charge a lithium ion battery in 10 minutes.
NEC is supposedly working on this Android laptop/notebook/smartbook thingy that's model thin and apparently foldable in every each way. The pictures above are just of the prototype but they give you an idea how crazy this laptop might be.
NEC's newest facial recognition tech is able to track changes of substantial age and weight to match faces to their younger, slimmer selves. A recent Homeland Security test within a 1.6 million person criminal database saw 92% accuracy.
LCD displays aren't exactly made for the outdoors. You have to squint, tilt the screen, and adjust the brightness to decipher anything in bright sunlight. But with NEC's new color-compensation chip that will hopefully be an issue of the past.
It will be some time before it reaches couch potatos' hands, but NEC's new TV remote prototype promises eternal power and no battery changes. Ever. How so? It doesn't use any. How is this sorcery possible?
"Retina display technology" sounds frightening if you think about it for more than a second. Brother's upcoming specs beam 800x600 images refreshed at 60hz directly onto your retina, so that they appear, transparently, about a meter in front of you.
You can be the first kid on your block to own the world's first web-connected printer today. Dell also released new thin-and-light laptops amidst all of the Nehalem news.
This is what great parents do when they want to take good care of their son, giving him all he needs to grow into a cultured, social, healthy young man: A 98-inch TV mounted flush inside his bedroom's ceiling.
Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and Apple have all agreed to use the microUSB standard in their phones made for the European market. Why can't we have that?
According to our recent poll, over 1/3 of you have your HDTV cords hidden behind a wall. This may be a big violation of the National Electric Code that could void your insurance coverage.
Remember this 43-inch curved monitor from CES a couple years ago? Well, it's finally about to be available in all of its 2880x900px glory. For $8,000. Yowza!
While we've been justifiably excited about the Eee Seashell, NEC has announced a product that's nearly half the thickness and but 2/3 of the weight.
The add-on is a special channel for the Wii, called the "Health Checkup Channel", that provides two-way communication between doctors and their patients. For the doctors, the system is essentially a readout of whatever information Wii Fit collects, presented over time and in the context of the patient's medical…
Here in America, we use paper to pay for things—maybe plastic if we're lucky. But over in Japan, wireless RFID is gradually becoming the rage. And this NEC robot supports the trend of paying for something without feeling like you're actually paying for something.Using the robot is easy enough. You push the touchscreen…