Hands-on with Nintendo’s weirdest, and maybe rarest, classic console yet arstechnica.com

The collectability of Nintendo's "classic mini" consoles cannot be overstated. Even after restocking the NES Classic Edition's original limited supply this year, the company has barely been able to k…

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Nintendo resumes sales of palm-sized "Famicom" console english.kyodonews.net

Nintendo Co. on Thursday resumed the sales in Japan of a smaller, palm-sized version of its 35-year-old popular game console "Famicom" in response to requests for its revival among fans.

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The Japanese have improved a perfect design classic: the binder clip quartzy.qz.com

If Plus’s efforts to retool a perfectly fine apparatus seems frivolous, consider its effect on the billions of binder clips used each day. Air Karu’s designers estimate that a worker conserves as muc…

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Nintendo starts selling cheaper Switch bundle without dock in Japan www.theverge.com

Nintendo is now selling a cheaper Switch package in Japan that doesn't include the TV dock. The “Switch 2nd Unit Set” is ostensibly aimed at households that already have a Switch hooked up to the fam…

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Nintendo is making a special edition Famicom Mini loaded with manga games www.theverge.com

Nintendo is releasing a gold and red Famicom Mini in Japan that comes preloaded with 20 games that are based on manga. The Famicom is the original Japanese version of the NES, first released in 1983.…

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How Nintendo Labo Is Doing In Japan kotaku.com

Last year, it was seemingly impossible to get a Nintendo Switch in Japan. The console was always selling out. What about Nintendo Labo? Right now, you can easily pick one off the shelf.

Well, it’s ma…

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New Makita coffee maker runs on power tool batteries www.japantrends.com

From sophisticated wooden coffee mills to robotic baristas, latte art, and green tea espresso machines, the Japanese coffee industry always seems to offer something new and interesting.

And now there…

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DJI’s biggest order of commercial drones is headed straight to Japan’s construction industry www.theverge.com

Gadget lovers helped the drone industry take flight, but its future looks to be more industrial, with increasing numbers of drones sold for tasks like surveying and inspection. A good example of this…

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Send a ‘surrogate’ to meetings wearing an iPad with YOUR face on it www.mirror.co.uk

If the thought of sitting through yet another meeting fills you with dread, you’ll be happy to hear that you could pay a ‘surrogate’ to sit through it for you.

Researchers from the University of Toky…

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Virtual reality experience of cute girl feeding you candy www.japantrends.com

The wearer slides a candy into the robotic hand of the Puccho A-n 4D Goggles and then puts the headset on. He or she can then experience the virtual delights of popular music idol Kanna Hashimoto per…

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