This week it’s super-thin condoms, why, nobody knows; Nissan’s buddy Renault claims extended-range EVs by 2020, why, because range is a problem; Pakistan wants Japan’s UltraSuperCritical clean coal tech, why, because tit for tat. Oh, and the JTFF became the JTFS, why, technical difficulties, yo!
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LG will be the first company to incorporate the AllJoyn open source software framework into its Smart TV platform, giving users a new level of interoperability between devices. AllJoyn, developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., is designed to create a common language that seamlessly connects the Internet of Things, regardless of brand or operating system (OS). This new multi-device environment opens up a raft of possibilities for LG Smart TV owners.
Hamee (online store for smartphone accessories) released a faucet-shaped adapter for charging iPhone and smartphones called iTAP USB-AC Charging Adapter.
Once you turn the faucet on, iTAP USB-AC Charging Adapter starts feeding power to your iPhone or smartphone (blue light comes on). If you want to stop charging, you can just turn the faucet again. When powered-off, it keeps red light on. It's a power-saving product.
Japanese burger chain, LOTTERIA, is going to start selling Tsuke-pote (meaning "dipping"-"potato" in Japanese) on January 9th. Tsuke-pote is french fries with chocolate sauce for dipping. It will be sold for a limited time only from January 9th through mid February.
It probably tastes like chocolate covered pretzels or potato chips, but it should be a bit more greasy. Just by imagining its salty-sweet flavor, it makes my mouth water :)
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Sony’s Sold a Boatload of PS4s
There’s not a whole lot we can say about the PS4 hasn’t already been said - except this: Unsurprisingly to most, it’s actually a wildly successful Sony product with an effective, well-received, multinational launch befitting a global electronics firm that operates not just in Japan, but around the world in diverse markets with diverse consumer bases.