All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Japanese’

Miss Japan Ariana Miyamoto Says She Was Called A N*gger By Her Peers

Miss Japan Ariana Miyamoto wants to prove the world is changing. But it’s not changing fast enough in Japan. In an interview, Miyamoto expressed her surprise when she bagged the Miss Universe Japan crown at a pageant held March 12. Despite her striking figure, bronze skin and height, Miyamoto thought she wouldn’t win because of her mixed-race origins. The daughter of …

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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 thing to ever come out of the island nation since the Nintendo Entertainment System. Japanese scientists revealed today that they …

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The Japanese Are Once Again Needlessly Innovating And It’s Awesome

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 trend here and today’s innovation continues that trend in bathroom ingenuity. Meet the Camitool, a hands-free automatic toilet paper dispenser. …

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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 interesting applications in here, so let’s take a look. Before we get into this, it’s important to understand what the …

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Japanese Woodblock Art of Classic Video Game Characters

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 Ukiyo-e Heroes. According to the page, prints will be available for purchase in August. There is a good chance there …

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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, but many don’t share that name when installed onto a user’s phone. The apps ask permission for full internet access …

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Siri Desu: Siri’s Having Trouble With Japanese

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 that Siri is evil, to objections that Siri has a hard time with accents, and general assertions (even lawsuits) that …

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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 sounds like in other countries around the world, from Australia to Germany. He then made the announcement that Siri was …

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