The JT Tech Show with Reno J. Tibke, Presented by Japan Today
King Jim is going to release a pair of digital noise canceling earplugs on March 7.
The digital earplugs are able to shut out ambient noise, however they don't shut out all the sounds around you. It lets you hear important sounds like a public announcement, incoming call, and somebody's voice talking to you.
Fujitsu just introduced a new PC series specially targeting over 60-year-old people, called GRANNOTE. The first product in the series, Windows 8.1 LIFEBOOK AH90/P will be released on February 13.
Fujitsu applied their Human Centric Engine, which is already being used in their smartphones, to PCs for the first time. Human Centric Engine is their own technology that helps make operations through technology easy for users and adapts to users and their usage environments.
Expensive Ultrabook PC, but it can rotate VERY well
Thanks to Thanko, now you can develop your muscles secretly in the office without your co-workers noticing!
A computer mouse and EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) have been merged cleverly in the Wireless Muscle Mouse that has just been released by Thanko.
Taiko no Tatsujin comes home (If you have V-Drums and iPad)!
Bandai Namco's Japanese drum rhythm arcade game, Taiko no Tatsujin, is now playable on Roland's electronic drumset series V-Drums. Roland is a Japanese electronic musical instruments manufacturer.
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Sony Music Entertainment just started a music performance video audition called Sony MUSIC VIDEO AUDITION “REC” today, and they will accept applications until March 31.
This is an audition to compete for singing ability, power of expression, and on visual points. Not limited in terms of nationality, age, sex, genre, category, etc., Sony Music Entertainment is aiming to discover new character and talent. So, of course, those who live outside of Japan can also apply for the audition.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the release in Japan of internationally loved ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs.
To celebrate it, today they released 2 new seasonal flavors - 30th Anniversary Sakura (Sakura means cherry blossom in Japanese) and 30th Anniversary Rose. These 2 flavors are Häagen-Dazs's first flower-flavored ice creams.
Powdered cherry blossom petals, cherry sauce and salt are mixed in the softly-pink-colored Sakura flavored ice cream. It also has Sakura flavored sauce topping.