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New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned New Google Privacy Policy Has Japan Concerned

Everybody is getting so worked up over the new Google privacy policy that’s going live today. First it was the European Union and the FTC who came out against it and now it seems that Japan doesn’t like it that …

Facebook Disaster Message Board Being Tested In Japan Facebook Disaster Message Board Being Tested In Japan
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It’s been close to a year since a monstrous 9.0-magnitude earthquake nearly disappeared Japan off the map. While the country has recovered some over the past year, the haunting reminders of the earthquake’s wrath are still evident along the eastern …

Google’s Street View Goes Beyond The Streets Of Japan Google’s Street View Goes Beyond The Streets Of Japan
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Google Street View in Japan took a new angle on its service last week and chose to feature extensive footage of several outdoor wonders from the Japanese landscape. The project features 360-degree tours of Okubo-mabu mineshaft and the Akiyoshi-do limestone …

The Netherlands: The Most Active Country On Twitter The Netherlands: The Most Active Country On Twitter
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With expectations that Twitter will cross the threshold of 500 million accounts as soon as later this month, and with their recent modification to how they will treat requests for censorship concerning tweets, what better time than now to take …

Sega Introduces Toylet: The Urinal Video Game
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Nintendo gave us the Wii and now Sega has brought us the Pii. Yes, that means about what you think it means: there is a video game that uses your pee. Urine. Number one. And if you’re a male in …

Google Maps Reflections Of 2011 Google Maps Reflections Of 2011
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I’m starting to believe that the people who work for Google’s Maps division are the busiest people at the Googleplex. Today’s evidence is in a post from Google’s Lat Long Blog that reflects on the changes made to Google Maps …

Sony PlayStation Vita Launches With Problems In Japan
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UPDATE: Sony PR is perturbed. They issued this statement to The Guardian: “The PS Vita has had a terrific launch and sold in large numbers. We’re annoyed with these stories, because we can’t find any evidence of widespread glitches. The …

Sony PlayStation Vita Hits Japan

In August, it was reported that the Playstation Vita would hit Japan by the end of December, and that did indeed happen, as it was released this weekend. The Vita is Sony’s handheld PlayStation gaming device. “The new PS Vita …

Miyazaki Fans In Japan Set New Tweets Per Second Record Miyazaki Fans In Japan Set New Tweets Per Second Record
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Japan, Japan, Japan. You rock. In case any of you didn’t already agree, Japan offered up another example of their awesomeness by blowing away the record for tweets per second over this past weekend. The previous record had been established …

See The Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Damage Through Before & After Street View See The Japan Earthquake / Tsunami Damage Through Before & After Street View

Back in March, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused massive damage to a large part of eastern Japan. A few months later, Google announced that they would be driving their Street View cars around, taking photos of the damage. …

Take A Swim With This Waterproof Tablet Take A Swim With This Waterproof Tablet
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How many times have you had the urge to take your tablet device with you in the shower? Or maybe take it for a swim? I’d sure like to catch up on Breaking Bad while hanging out in the hut …

This Spherical Flying Machine is One Little Ball of Awesome This Spherical Flying Machine is One Little Ball of Awesome

Did you ever wonder what it would look like if you mixed a helicopter with an airplane and then wrapped it up inside a spherical cage? Well, you’re in luck. This spherical flying machine, developed by the Japan Ministry of …

Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter Record Women’s World Cup Final Breaks Twitter Record

There’s a new champion in the books, and not just in the Women’s World Cup, either. During Japan’s win-for-the-ages performance against a valiant United States squad, the tweets were flying at a record pace. Such use of the social media …

Visualizing Twitter Use During the Japanese Earthquakes Visualizing Twitter Use During the Japanese Earthquakes

Twitter’s role during, well, anything worth talking about has been pretty well defined. Whether it’s the Vancouver riots, natural weather disasters in Missouri and Alabama, discussing Dirk Nowitzki’s NBA Finals performance, or simply responding to a popular hashtag (rise & …

Google Launches Messages For Japan Google Launches Messages For Japan
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In the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in northern Japan, there has been an outpouring of support from people all over the world – both emotionally and financially. We’ve heard some great stories about how technology has aided …

The Japan Quake Maps Are Useful, Educational

If there’s some good that comes from the kind of natural disaster that hit Japan, aside from seeing people put aside their petty differences for a moment in favor of assisting those in need, it’s seeing Internet technologies being used …

YouTube Person Finder Introduced

Since the devastating earthquake and following tsunami in northern Japan, technology has played a huge role in helping people connect with family and friends involved in the disaster.  On the heels of Google Person Finder, the search tool that also …

Apple Store Helps Japanese In Need
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We are constantly being inundated with reports on how technology is making the world a cold, desolate place. That is why it is so nice when a story comes along about tech and social media that shows its true connective …

FIRED: Gilbert Gotfried No Longer Voice of Aflac Duck
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Comedian Gilbert Gotfried is known for his censor-less humor when it comes to delicate subject matters, we all remember his infamous 9/11 joke, right? Now his crass sense of humor, this time via Twitter, has gotten him fired from Aflac, …

Facebook Has Mapped Status Updates Relating To Disaster In Japan
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The Global Disaster Relief is an initiative started by Facebook to help raise awareness of natural disasters taking place across the globe. The page was started as a response to the earthquake which devastated Haiti. It’s safe to say the …

Telecom Companies Offering Free Communication To Japan

For those who have friends or family in Japan, this past week has been stressful, and worrisome. Lines of communication have been hard to come by, specifically with calls and text. To help in this regard, AT&T is allowing for …