Update: Sony confirms what we knew - a PSP with built-in microphone
On a busy day for Japan's mobile industry, we have word of a government-backed plan, no less, to bring the single most useful phone-based service from there to our fair shores - RFID mobile payments.
Mac owners with more than a touch of paranoia should head straight for the website of Moldovan security firm Rohos with any old USB flash drive at the ready.
So, what combines the legendary Cell processor found in every PlayStation 3 with a 'Zest to Go' - whatever that is - and a 19-inch server rack to give us the future of video?
A seemingly minor legal victory in the US for a physics professor interested in open-source software and model trains looks like becoming a turning point for the 'free' software movement.
We've heard much speculation about the next iteration of Nintendo's mega-selling Wii console, but little about what it could turn out to be.
Whatever cute photos or widgets you stick on a computer desktop to spice things up, nothing can change the fact that it's still a very limited flat area that pales beside a real, physical workspace.
Japanese mobile phones are very hit and miss - some have fantastic (mostly network-related) services, yet are ugly as sin, while others look great but offer very little else.
If there was ever any doubt about the bright future of OLED television sets, that can be all but dispelled by the news today that Panasonic is planning to market a 40-inch model within three years.
It's only six months since we first clapped eyes on it in the research labs, but KDDI's new super-fast version of the wireless infrared link appears ready for the prime time.