While many of us have seen vending machines, there is pretty much no other country around the world that is as obsessed with vending machines as Japan. The country plays home to vending machines for all kinds of things, from your typical drinks, to snacks, to food items, to clothing, and so on.
Our mobile apps these days are pretty impressive and have come a long way from the early smartphone days when all we would see were fart apps. These days, apps are smart and powerful enough to apply filters to photos, transforming us in a matter of a few clicks, which is what one 50-year Japanese biker has taken to the next level.
If you’ve ever been to Japan, then you know how high tech their toilets are. To the people living there, it’s more or less a standard feature they’ve come to expect, but if you’re coming from another country, it’s kind of like a technological marvel with features that you never knew you needed until now.
One of the long rumored features that is expected to debut in a future Apple Watch is the ability to measure blood sugar levels without needles. This is expected to be a huge deal and would be perfect for people with diabetes who might need to keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels throughout the day.
Last time when it came to choosing an Apple computer, there were so many factors to consider such as which Intel processor to get, which GPU to get, how much RAM do you need, and so on. This was further complicated by Apple’s lineup where not all models had similar specs, like if you wanted a discrete GPU and a desktop form factor, you could only choose between the iMac, […]
As humans start to encroach more into the wild and start building and developing, it starts to displace animals from their natural habitat, which is why we’re seeing more instances of wild animals making their way into urban populations as a result. To help combat this problem, a town over in Japan has decided to employ the use of robot wolves to help deter and scare away these animals.
Given how small the AirPods are and the fact that they are completely wireless, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were easily lost or dropped. In fact, over in Japan, it was reported that over the course of three months, nearly one thousand earbuds were dropped onto train tracks, accounting for a quarter of all dropped items.
Sega is a name that is undoubtedly familiar to many gamers. The company has been responsible for some very memorable arcade games, and over in Japan, the company operated an entire building in Akihabara, Tokyo where it housed many popular Sega arcade games, but it looks like it’s the end of an era.
We’ve all seen the TV shows and movies where everyone seems to be driving a flying car. It always felt like the stuff of science fiction, but it looks like it’s slowly becoming a reality. In fact, over in Japan, they are inching towards such a future thanks to Japan’s SkyDrive who recently successfully tested a flying car which got off the ground with a human pilot in the seat.
When you eat tuna sashimi or sushi, there are some that are more expensive, and some that are cheaper. This is due to the different grades of tuna, where usually higher-end restaurants tend to get the better/more premium cuts, and it usually takes an experienced buyer to be able to tell how good the quality is when selecting the fish.
Vending machines are pretty straightforward in terms of their use. You put money into the coin/note slot, press the item you want, get your item, and you’re good to go. However, over in Japan, it seems that some vending machines are taking things to a new level by introducing facial recognition systems.
There is no doubt some who are doubting Apple’s strategy of transitioning from using Intel’s x86 processors to ARM-based chipsets. Intel’s processors have long dominated the computer scene, while ARM is mostly used in mobile devices. However, if there was ever a case to be made, Fugaku might be a name to take note of.
One of the newer features of the Apple Watch is its built-in ECG monitoring tool. However, due to the nature of the tool, it requires it to be approved by medical bodies in the countries they launch in. As a result, the ECG tool while present in the Apple Watch, is not enabled for various countries around the world.
Watch enough food and travel videos on YouTube and you’ll start wishing that you were there yourself to taste and smell the food in person. While we’ve seen some attempts at making smell-o-vision, it seems that in the future, we might also be able to taste foods through our screen thanks to the Taste Display, or the Norimaki Synthesizer.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been advised to stay at home to help prevent the virus from continuing to spread, and also to help prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed. This is quite tough on adults, let alone kids who might not necessarily understand the gravity of the situation.
With schools now being closed, it means that for some students, they will be missing out on being able to attend one of the biggest milestones in their lives, which is graduating from school. However, it seems that Japan’s love for robots has paid off because at the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo, robots were used as avatars by students to allow them to attend their graduation ceremony virtually.
When the Nintendo Switch was first announced, there were only two color options for the Joy-Cons that gamers could choose from: grey or a red-blue color scheme. The latter was the most popular and was quickly sold out. Nintendo has also since introduced a bunch of different color scheme combos for customers to choose from.
When the Nintendo Wii U flopped really hard, many had expressed their concern that Nintendo might be losing it. However, when the Switch launched, it painted a very different story as the console started to gain a ton of popularity and favorable reviews from gamers around the world. It also led to speculation that the console could potentially beat the Wii’s sales.
One of the problems with testing for illnesses is the waiting period. This can be nerve-wrecking because the uncertainty can cause a lot of undue stress in people. Given the current coronavirus outbreak plaguing the world, we’re sure that there are many people out there who are understandably worried.
With social distancing measures being put into place, it means that more people are being sent home to work or to study. It also means that large gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, such as school graduation ceremonies. Graduations are a huge part of a student’s life, which is why over in Japan, students have come up with an interesting way around the issue.