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Remember Hospi, the digital porter from 2004? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't, since Panasonic only sold two of the things in the better part of a decade. Now, the company is looking for a do-over, having redesigned the robot to actually provide some use to Japan's hospitals. This time out, th...

May 7th 2014 at 11:39am 0 Comments
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Microsoft is giving retail stores another try, even after closing its only store at the Metreon in 2001. It plans a "small number" of stores, but did not mention locations or size. The company is hiring Walmart veteran David Porter -- an expert at negotiating deals between the movie industry and the...

February 13th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember those pretend Microsoft stores from last month? Looks like the crew at Redmond are taking that idea one step closer to reality. The company's announced that former DreamWorks SKG exec, and more interestingly Wal-Mart veteran, David Porter has joined up as corporate vice president of retail...

February 12th 2009 at 7:43pm 0 Comments

Microsoft aired the second in its series of new ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates, and unlike the first ad, we finally discover that the pair are trying to find out what life is like for the average person. Since Gates "lives in a moon house over Seattle" and Seinfeld "has so many cars h...

September 12th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has set aside $300 million for an ad campaign featuring once-funny comedian Jerry Seinfeld in a series of advertisements targeting Apple. [Insert "master of his domain" joke here. -Ed.] According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will pay Seinfeld $10 million to appear in a series of a...

August 21st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Import retailer Renchi just started carrying a line of high-end, fashionable DS cases from Yoshida Porter and Head-Porter. They look pretty nice and all, but they're not for us. They're for the exclusive club of people able to spend a minimum of $85 for a DS Lite case.We love cases, of course, but...

February 4th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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SCEI has unveiled four new cases from PORTER. These pricey cases are fetching a mighty 9500 yen (about $90). That'll take a bite out of any PSP fan's wallet. The Japanese promotional site has a few promo pics of people using the case ... and don't they look oh-so-happy?

December 19th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Yoshida & Co. know how to sell bags to nerds: put game imagery on them. We've never cared enough about luggage to choose any but the cheapest and nearest-to-our-hand suitcases, but now we kind of want some luggage -- because of how it looks!There's approximately negative infinity chance of us g...

December 18th 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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It's not easy being a Final Fantasy fan. You have to suffer through intolerable waits for the games, and pay astronomical prices for its merchandise. Take, for example, this Final Fantasy-themed case. The case, from Porter, dons a Crisis Core logo. But not only that, it has a pretty steep price tag...

August 30th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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In case there are any fellas in dire straits to find the perfect gift for that very special girl gamer, we've got a potential deal maker. The PSP cases shown are a collaborative effort between X-girl, PS Pictogram, dance group Genki Rockets and luggage manufacturer Porter. Each case costs 9,975 yen...

May 19th 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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PSP owners are getting even more and more choices every day. People with older PSPs could emulate newer ones. People with newer PSPs could downgrade to older ones. For those that want to have fairly new firmware for new games, and also have the ability to run homebrew on one machine without too many...

September 5th 2006 at 6:50pm 0 Comments