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It’s already Friday already here in Japan – we’re 16 hours ahead of the western U.S., which means it’s totally the future. And because it’s already Friday already, one is left with little time to provide something original or worthwhile before the weekend hits.
So one aggregates!
Why Japan and J-Tech?
First, Anthrobotic has geographical superiority. In the future.
Second, Japan has lots of super hott (and odd) technology stuff going on.
Third, deliciously cathartic opportunities make fun of the Japanese invariably crop up.
Your Source for One-Upping other Technology Dorks
As JTFF is a conduit of specifically Japanese tech news, from the future, readers are assuredly almost a day ahead of half the world’s technologically interested/obsessed. Check in Friday mornings in North America, and BOOM! You win, man.
:: Japanese Technology from the Future Friday – January 25, 2013 ::
• At Great Cost to Human Dignity, Goggles Fool Facial Recognition Software
To quote: “Measures for preventing the invasion of privacy caused by photographs taken in secret… are now required,” -Isao Echizen, Tokyo National Institute of Informatics.” Okay, that’s either a really bad Google Translate thingy, or ferociously dumb. It’s interesting, but some tech is just not worth it. Maybe it’ll get smaller or less ridiculous – but really, aside from secret agents and the fantastically paranoid, who is this for?
[BEYOND DORKY GOGGLES STOP FACIAL RECOGNITION - ASIA ONE SCI/TECH]
• Dreamliner Battery Update: GS Yuasa’s Products Remain Suspect
It’s all complicated fire-damaged circuit boards and stuff like that. The world’s most advanced aircraft remains embarrassingly grounded, and GS Yuasa, the 118 year-old Japanese battery manufacturer, still has some question to answer.
[BURNT CIRCUIT BOARDS - CHICAGO TRIBUNE BUSINESS]
Live from the future – that is all!