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7.7mm NEC MEDIAS E-04C Android smartphone bests chubby Arc and Galaxy S II

7.7mm NEC MEDIAS E-04C Android smartphone bests chubby Arc and Galaxy S II

How skinny is too skinny? NEC obviously reckons Android smartphones aren't quite slender enough, since the new NEC MEDIAS E-04C is a waifish 7.7mm at its slimmest point. Packing Android 2.2 Froyo and, according to Draft life with blog, headed to Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo later this month, the MEDIAS E-04C usurps Samsung's Galaxy S II, a comparatively tubby 8.49mm, and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc, a bloated, corpulent 8.9mm.

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NEC PaPeRo robot coaxes out the elderly, researchers discover

NEC PaPeRo robot coaxes out the elderly, researchers discover

We may have a soft spot for NEC's PaPeRo robot because of his endearingly huge eyes and squat little body, but the Japanese company's latest research suggests that the companion 'bot does in fact have a tangible impact on elderly people it accompanies. NEC ran a month-long trial in late 2010, pairing up the autonomous PaPeRo with elderly testers, and found that when the robot fed them with up to date activity information, local events and news, over 80-percent reported more life satisfaction, and 25-percent actually began doing more activities outside of the home.

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Toshiba recalls notebooks over Intel chipset flaw; HP & NEC delay launches

Toshiba recalls notebooks over Intel chipset flaw; HP & NEC delay launches

Toshiba has officially recalled select Sandy Bridge based notebooks, after Intel admitted a silicon flaw in the 6 Series Cougar Point chipset could lead to degradation of SATA 3Gbps connectivity. Over thirty Toshiba SKUs - across the Satellite, Portege and Qosmio lines - have been affected, with the company asking customers to "return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund." Meanwhile, HP has delayed a new product launch because of the issue.

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Lenovo and NEC team up for PCs and smartphones

Lenovo and NEC team up for PCs and smartphones

During a news conference earlier today, Lenovo CEO announced that they are forming a joint venture with NEC to focus on increasing sales of personal computers in Japan. With the market focused on mobile products, the joint venture has expressed interest in pursuing developments in that arena as well.

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NEC Dual-Screen Cloud Communicator Tablet & New Marketplace to be Shown off at CES 2011

NEC Dual-Screen Cloud Communicator Tablet & New Marketplace to be Shown off at CES 2011

The CES 2011 announcements seem to be popping up quite a bit today. With Motorola going on the offensive with their tablet desires, we now have NEC announcing that not only will they be showing up at next year's CES, but that they'll be bringing with them quite a few toys. Besides the mention of a "new Android application marketplace," one of the bigger mentions is the dual-LCD-screen Android tablet.

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The Daily Slash: December 17 2010

The Daily Slash: December 17 2010

Behold! TRON: LEGACY in a full review by Philip! Don't like new movies? Perhaps you'd care for an Utterly Odd Assortment of Star Wars Props up for auction now? Eyeballs included! Oh dear! Did you not buy all your Christmas gifts yet? Have Avi Greengart help you out with a Last Minute, Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide! Or maybe you're all done and just want to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm free for ten days? Maybe you're a winner of a SlashGear Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z and you don't even know it! Nexus S in your pocket? Maybe you'd like some Optimized Kernel Voodoo? All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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