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What we’re using: Google Maps while lost in Japan

This month, Associate Editor Mariella Moon humblebrags about her vacation to Japan. But that’s not what she’s going to discuss. Hailing from a country where Google Maps is lacking in detail (and metro details), she didn’t expect much. However, even a… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/12/what-were-using-google-maps-japan/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social…

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Japanese inn with “self-driving” robotic slippers and other autonomous amenities

Nissan, to show off its autonomous parking tech, outfitted an inn in Hakone, Japan with “self-parking slippers,” autonomous floor cushions that tidy themselves, and a TV remote control that straightens itself on the coffee table. While obviously a marketing gimmick, self-knolling anything is quite appealing to me. ProPILOT Park Ryokan (Nissan) David Pescovitz Japanese inn…

Uber’s competition in Japan heats up thanks to Didi, Softbank, and Toyota

Uber has had a tumultuous relationship with its major Asian investors. Now, things are getting more complicated. Didi and SoftBank are working together to bring ridesharing services to Japan. Worse yet, Toyota has invested in JapanTaxi. The post Uber’s competition in Japan heats up thanks to Didi, Softbank, and Toyota appeared first on Digital Trends….

YouTube temporarily cuts off Logan Paul’s ad revenue

YouTube star Logan Paul is in hot water again with YouTube, following his suspension from the service’s Preferred Ad program for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan. YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads on his channels, cutting off reve… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/09/youtube-temporarily-suspends-logan-paul/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature…

China’s Didi partners with SoftBank to launch taxi-hailing services in Japan

 China’s Didi Chuxing is preparing yet another market expansion after it inked an agreement with SoftBank, Uber’s largest shareholder, to introduce taxi-hailing services in Japan this year. Didi dominates the Chinese market — thanks in no small amount to its acquisition of second-placed Uber China — but this year it has expanded to Brazil via…

Midori Traveler’s Notebook, an invaluable tool from Japan

I traveled to Japan to buy a notebook. As a tech journalist and hardware reviewer, my primary function is to tell you whether or not the products you may be thinking of buying are, in a word, shit. It’s not typically a job that requires I leave my home. Hardware companies or my employers have…

Cloud will look quite different next time we see ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’

At a Final Fantasy exhibition in Japan, Final Fantasy VII Remake’s director showed off four new images which revealed a complete redesign of Cloud Strife, the game’s leading protagonist. The post Cloud will look quite different next time we see ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ appeared first on Digital Trends. Steven Petite https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/final-fantasy-vii-remake-cloud-redesign/ www.big4all.org #news #info…

Usagi Yojimbo animated TV show in the works

Usagi Yojimbo, my favorite ronin rabbit, is to star in his own TV series. Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo takes place amidst a rich fantasy setting in 17th century Japan and features a diverse world of anthropomorphic characters. Miyamoto Usagi, otherwise known as Usagi Yojimbo, is a ronin warrior with the heart of a hero. A skilled…

Japan just launched the smallest rocket to carry a satellite into space

Bigger isn’t always better, at least not when it comes to breaking records. Over the weekend, Japan launched a miniature satellite by way of a modified SS-520 sounding rocket. It’s the smallest rocket to ever carry a satellite into space. The post Japan just launched the smallest rocket to carry a satellite into space appeared…

Japan launches smallest rocket ever to carry satellite into orbit

Japan has set a new spaceflight record — and unlike most of these feats, it’s defined by what wasn’t involved. The country’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the smallest-ever rocket to carry a satellite into orbit, a m… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/03/japan-launches-smallest-rocket-ever-to-carry-satellite-into-orbit/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

What You Should Always Carry in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally familiar. I recently got back from a trip there, and while it wasn’t my first visit, I still learned a whole lot. Mainly, I figured out what kind of items are best to… Read…

Short video about Japan’s museum of rocks that have faces

Japan is home to the only museum in the world that is dedicated to rocks that look like they have faces. The owner started the museum because her father was an avid collector of rocks with faces, and when he died she wanted to carry on the tradition. She finds many of the rocks herself…

Peter Tieryas on bringing ‘more realism to the mecha genre’

In 2016, Pixar animator Peter Tieryas published his debut novel United States of Japan which ended up on our best books of the year list for 2016. Tieryas has described the influence that Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle had on the book, in which the US loses World War II and…

Watch Out Instagram: Starbucks Has a New Millennial Pink Latte

You’ve seen the Unicorn Frappuccino and Zombie Frappuccino, but how about a “Pink Medley Tea Latte.” If you happen to be in Japan in the next few weeks you can score a pastel-colored latte from the coffee chain, reports Metro UK. The pink drink is made using a blend of Teavana jasmine tea called Joyful…