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Japanese Scientists Indirectly Invent Virtual Girlfriends Japanese Scientists Indirectly Invent Virtual Girlfriends

The Japanese have consistently proven to be the wizards of the science world. Their inventions sometimes seem like they’re ripped straight out of sci-fi anime, and that can only be a good thing. Today’s invention is perhaps the most amazing …

The Japanese Are Once Again Needlessly Innovating And It’s Awesome The Japanese Are Once Again Needlessly Innovating And It’s Awesome
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I love Japanese scientists and inventors. They needlessly innovate in areas that we all thought were done with innovation years ago. The toilet? They made it better. The shower? They made it better. I think I’m starting to see a …

ICANN Reveals List Of gTLD Applicants With .App Being The Most Popular ICANN Reveals List Of gTLD Applicants With .App Being The Most Popular

After numerous delays and a last minute call for new applicants, ICANN has finally closed registration for new generic Top-Level Domains. As expected, ICANN has now published the list of applicants and the domains they applied for. There are some …

Japanese Woodblock Art of Classic Video Game Characters Japanese Woodblock Art of Classic Video Game Characters
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This is an awesome collection from artist Jed Henry that takes classic video game characters and depicts them as subjects in the Japanese woodblock print style known as Ukiyo-e. The items are on display at the artists Facebook page, called …

Android Apps Found Stealing Personal Information Android Apps Found Stealing Personal Information

Symantec has identified a series of apps in the Google Play app store that could be stealing Japanese Android users’ personal information, including their contacts’ information. The apps come with a “the Movie” tacked onto the end of their names, …

Siri Desu: Siri’s Having Trouble With Japanese Siri Desu: Siri’s Having Trouble With Japanese
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While most iPhone users I know love talking to Siri–and especially enjoy making her say funny things–the iPhone-based human-like assistant seems even more human in having a flawed, sometimes divisive personality. Criticism of the assistant runs the gamut, from claims …

Apple iPad Event: Siri Launching In Japan Apple iPad Event: Siri Launching In Japan

Siri told us a while ago that it was learning Japanese. At the iPad 3 event today in San Francisco, the company made it official. Apple CEO Tim Cook started the Siri talk by letting the audience hear what Siri …