SPECIAL STARTUP REPORT: Tokyo Team Visits Silicon Valley - AkihabaraNews.com

SPECIAL STARTUP REPORT: Tokyo Team Visits Silicon Valley

Contributor Eli Lyons holds a master’s in Embedded Electrical and Computer Systems and is currently pursuing his PhD in Medical Genome Science at University of Tokyo. His academic research focuses on retinal development and brain cancer. He is also the Chief Data Officer and co-founder of Molcure, a biotech startup based in Tokyo.

Soy Cream meets milky acidic Calpis

Calpis is a traditional Japanese soft drink, which probably all Japanese people have had at least once in their life and that most Japanese enjoy. It is also likely that most foreigners who have tried it do not particularly enjoy it.

It's a white, milky and acidic drink.

NEC - 2014 Summer notebook PC - 3 models

NEC unveiled 3 new models from their 13.3 inch notebook PC LaVie Z series: Touch panel version Ultrabook "LZ650/SS" and non-touch panel models "LZ750/SSB" and "LZ550/SSB".

NEC upgraded their CPU, added the latest software "Windows 8.1 Update" and "Office Home and Business 2013 SP1", and trimmed the weight for all the models down compared to previous models.

Smartphone cover glass Dragontrail™ X to be used on 2014 World Cup player benches

In January 2014, AGC released Dragontrail™ X, a specialty glass for chemical strengthening used as cover glass for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Based on its expertise in analyzing glass breakage acquired over the past several decades, AGC has worked on effective glass compositions by classifying causes of glass breakage into various patterns.

Free Gauge Train - AkihabaraNews.com

To Bullet Train, or Not to Bullet Train: Why not do Both?

The Free Gauge Train
New Tech in Testing

This past weekend, the Asahi Shimbun reported that the Kyushu Railway Company began testing a very special supertech rail vehicle: the Free Gauge Train (FGT). It's special because it can do Bullet Training, but can also tighten up and get its Local Train on.

Acecook - "Devil-Spicy" instant noodles from its EDGE outrageous series

Today, Acecook announced that they are going to release the EDGE Onikara Yakisoba (Onikara means literally "Devil-Spicy" meaning insanely-hot fried noodles) on May 12.

I guess that Japanese people generally are not good at spicy food, so dishes called "super-hot" here in Japan might be considered only medium spicy by foreign people. But hopefully Acecook won't disappoint us with its level of the spiciness, and can live up to its Onikara name!

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