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When first we saw Fujisoft's PALRO robot doing its thing we were charmed but, as it didn't speak English, we had to adore it from afar. No longer. The little critter has obviously mastered our language quite quickly and can be seen below chatting with an even more robotic humanoid about such idle t...

January 21st 2011 at 7:31am 0 Comments
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Well, that didn't take long. Just a few months after Fujisoft's PALRO was formally introduced to the Japanese education segment, said humanoid is now set to receive a host of new applications as well as become useful as a people tracker. It's bruited that PALRO will soon gain a Twitter client (to r...

August 20th 2010 at 4:29am 0 Comments
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Fujisoft's recently taken the wraps off its latest companion bot, and they call this one PALRO. PALRO's 39 centimeters tall (just over a foot), and boasts a 1.6GHz CPU Intel Atom CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of flash memory, a 3 MP camera, Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n, and a lithium ion battery to top it all o...

February 2nd 2010 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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The world needs humanoids, and Fuji Soft is heeding that call. It just unveiled its new humanoid line at the ever-popular All Japan Robot Tournament, and while the robot doesn't have a model name yet, one of the delightful personalities pictured above is named Sakura-Chan and both seem pretty keen...

December 21st 2009 at 9:56pm 0 Comments
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When it was first announced, we thought Fujisoft's Minna no Theater Wii was, at best, a proof of concept for a future streaming video service. It had some anime and other popular Japanese TV shows at launch, but we didn't think the lineup for this third-party WiiWare download would widen much. We we...

July 14th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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CinemaNow, the company that's over the years brought streaming content (and often Frisbees) to such varied devices as the Samsung P2, various Dell PCs, and the Xbox 360, has announced that it's partnering with Fujisoft to deliver flicks to the Nintendo Wii. The service will initially launch in Japa...

June 25th 2009 at 5:03pm 0 Comments
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Sonic Solutions has just announced that it will begin offering movies from its catalog to Fujisoft's streaming Wii video service, Minna no Theater Wii. The Roxio CinemaNow service, as offered through Minna no Theater, will offer both new releases and older titles from the Paramount archives, to user...

June 25th 2009 at 12:35pm 0 Comments
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Fujisoft's Minna no Theater Wii (Everybody's Theater Wii), essentially a video rental service, will launch on January 27 in Japan, after slipping from its original December release date. We already knew that purchasing the video viewer cost 500 Wii Points, but now we have concrete prices for rentin...

December 19th 2008 at 11:40am 0 Comments
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Most Japan-exclusive WiiWare isn't really all that interesting, or is more interesting as a curiosity to read about than as a game to download: it's stuff like shogi games and children's storybooks. But Fujisoft's Minna no Theater Wii (Everybody's Theater Wii) is something whose near-zero probabili...

October 29th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments