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Apple Watch goes on sale -- quietly -- in Asia

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(Japan, Tokyo-AFP) - The Apple Watch debuts in Japan, one of several Asian markets, but with sales limited to those who have pre-ordered online, it was a low-key start with none of the fanfare and fuss usually seen for a launch by the tech titan. Copyright (AFP RELAXNEWS/ AFPTV), 2015.


Robots and dinosaurs as Japan holds 'Niconico' offline gala

Robots and dinosaurs mingled with cosplayers as Japan's largest video-sharing website Niconico on Saturday opened its two-day meet-up gala which is expected to attract more than 100,000 fans for the offline get together.


Google search mobile switch a revolution for some

Google's latest Internet revolution this week saw the web giant modify its search algorithm to favour mobile-friendly sites, in a bid to upstage Apple that US media branded a "mobilegeddon".


Google search mobile switch a revolution for some

Google's latest Internet revolution this week saw the web giant modify its search algorithm to favour mobile-friendly sites, in a bid to upstage Apple that US media branded a "mobilegeddon".


Apple Watch begins global launch -- quietly

The Apple Watch made its global debut on Friday in a launch aimed at making the California giant the overnight leader in wearable technology.


Samsung plans to release a round watch to compete with Apple

The next connected watch by Samsung should for the first time adopt a more conventional look and offer a round screen, like the Moto 360 or the LG Watch Urbane for example. In fact, it was on the day of the Apple Watch's release that the South Korean company announced the release of a development kit (SDK).


Apple unleashes ad trio for Watch debut

(AFP Relaxnews) -- Tech giant Apple has released three fresh ads promoting the attributes of the Apple Watch in a series of everyday life scenarios.

The ad trio -- titled "Rise," "Up" and "Us" -- aims to illustrate three separate ways in which the Watch can improve the quality of daily life and fit into different lifestyles.

The first spot shows the convenience of the Watch for the working individual with a busy lifestyle that the Watch can make all the more organized.


Twitter unveils 'Highlights' to help users catch up

Twitter on Thursday rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users sift through the large number of tweets on their feed each day.


10 years later, YouTube is a hit but faces challenges

Ten years after its launch, YouTube has become a household name for online video but faces an array of rivals in the market and lingering questions about its business model.


US astronaut launches geography quiz on Twitter

American astronaut Scott Kelly has launched a geography quiz on Twitter and will post a picture from the International Space Station each week so fans can guess his location.