Aug 172013
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via the All-New AkihabaraNews]

This week it’s Sony’s playing Smartphone Release Roulette in what’s maybe an attempt to steal/ride new iPhone buzz but probably not, and the UK, intriguingly, is shoring up defense equipment & intelligence agreements with Japan & Korea (shhh, don’t tell China).

Jun 222013
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via Akihabara News]

THIS WEEK’S DISPATCH: JAXA & the ESA taking NASA stuff into space, Japan likes Apple’s patents better than Samsung’s, Toyota and Tesla made an electric baby RAV4, and the guy who invented DRAM got a Japanese medal and $500 Gs!

Jan 112013
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday (THE RETURN!)

Today’s Dispatch: JTTF Returns! We got Japanese dudes (allegedly) keeping hold of their dumbphones for nefariousness, and more economic stimulus for Japan which will totally work long as they don’t spend it in a Japanese way (the Sony metaphor returns).

Sep 202012
Geodesic Japanorama & iPhone-Based 3D Modeling Should Totally Blow Our Minds

Sometimes the iPhone deserves the love it gets, and Microsoft Photosynth and Autodesk’s 123D Catch Apps are reasons why. Oh, and this phone-based 3D modeling thingy probably heralds China’s impending economic collapse and stuff.

Sep 132012
iPhone 5 Hyper-Anticipation: It Didn't Mean What You Think it Meant (AGAIN)

Okay, now – bear with me on this – and check it out: The reason people care so much about the next iPhone is because the American Dream is broken. I shit you not. Details inside!