Instant noodles, Top Ramen in particular, are perhaps best known as a symbol of the struggling college student, the underemployed and/or lazy bachelor, or simply the food of last resort - but not in Japan. Here there’s a clear, unabashed romance between Cup Noodles and robots.
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Today Sanwa supply announced its latest "Android HDMI Stick" the 400-MEDI005. This little USB Like Stick, once connected to your TV HDMI port, will turn any "regular" TVs into a smart one. The 400-MEDI005 runs on Android 4.1 comes with WiFi BGN, 4GB of internal memory, microSD/SDHC slot, 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU.
Announced at 9,800 Yen, the 400-MEDI005 comes with the support of AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG-2/4, MKV and FLV videos and will of course runs any Android App available on Google Play.
Japan’s top 9 iconic game companies, Nintendo, Sony, Sega-Sammy, Bandai-Namco, Konami, Takara-Tomy, Square-Enix, Capcom, Tecmo-Koei created much of the world’s games markets, and many of the world’s most loved game characters.
They are now seeing brutal disruption.
With the Financial Year ending March 31, 2013, for the first time, just three Japanese newcomers (GREE, DeNA and GungHo) achieved higher operating income than all top 9 Japanese iconic incumbent game makers:
This week it’s J-Tech by-proxy, tertiary; Japan’s tentacles extend way out into the global tech economy, and they have to: 1.8% of humanity doesn’t get into the global top 3 without investing in Indian labor, marketing to Africa, and getting in o
ASIMO is back again. He has traveled to Bratislava, Slovakia to attend European Researchers' Night to help give inspiration to the country's next generation of scientists and engineers.
At au's 2013 winter product rollout on October 2nd, 6 new smartphones were unveiled and its CEO Takashi Tanaka explained the reason why they decided to have so many smartphone options: "Our previous season's rollout didn't give customers the freedom of choice".
And, along with hope for more smartphone use by their customers, they announced a lot of accessories and devices to help their customers maximize their smartphone experience. You can buy some of the world's most talked-about devices at au as well.