From the Editor:
As a project to celebrate Evangelion's 20th anniversary, a group to develop a SIM-unlocked Evangelion smartphone called エヴァンゲリオンスマートフォン開発委員会 (Evangelion Smartphone Kaihatsu Iinkai) was set up.
Toyota announced the addition of a hybrid model to their Sienta minivan series, and now it's available for purchase.
The hybrid Sienta achieves 27.2 km per liter of fuel efficiency. That's about 63.97 miles per gallon. Which is pretty awesome.
Pricing will begin at ¥1,689,709. That's about $13,760. Which ain't too bad.
Toyota will offer 8 exterior color options (white, silver, black, brown, yellow, green, red and blue).
Calbee just released interestingly flavored - and interestingly named - potato chip(s) in a limited quantity.
They named the flavor "これって？大トロ味 (Korette? Ootoro-aji)", which means "Is this Fatty Tuna flavor?" in Japanese.
The 11.6-inch notebook PC "LuvBook C230" by Mouse Computer is now on sale.
Three new models are now available.
The cheapest model costs only ¥38,800 (About USD $320). All 3 of have an Intel Celeron N2940 CPU and run Windows 8.1 Update 64bit. Mouse Computer makes a pretty decent ride, so we're curious to know how well these'll fly.
Travel + Leisure, one of the most influential American travel magazines, announced the result of its readers' vote for the world's Best City ranking. It was revealed that Kyoto attained first place for the 2nd year in a row!
A Japanese candy company, UHA Mikakuto, has released Shiojyake (Salt-grilled salmon) flavored gummy candy. The product name is Puccho Shiojyake-aji.
It's a collaboration product between their Puccho candy and Kirimi-chan, a salmon fillet-shaped Sanrio character. Indeed, welcome to Japan.
King Jim announced the released of a new model of its digital business card holder device called Pitrec.
With Pitrec, you are able to take a photo of business cards using the built-in camera that scans the info and automatically converts it to database-manageable fields. With this one little device, you can digitally manage about 5,000 to 6,000 business cards.