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A recent report by Korea Economic Daily states that The Murata Manufacturing Company will be supplying Samsung with a percentage of the batteries which the OEM will need to power the upcoming Galaxy S8. The Japanese company came into limelight in 2016, when it gained control over Sony's battery manufacturing unit. If this report is true, it puts to rest the rumor that LG will be supplying the Galaxy S8 with a percentage of its batteries.


However, the amount of batteries which will (reportedly) be supplied by Murata is not really significant (2% - 8%). Samsung's own battery division (Samsung SDI) will be supplying the S8 with most of its battery packs. Incidentally, Samsung SDI was also responsible for making the first batch of faulty batteries which caused the Galaxy Note 7 to explode in the first place. The production process has since been revamped and improved upon significantly with an investment of $128 million, according to Samsung. Let's just hope that it was enough to prevent any future disasters.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


FUN’IKI

 

Wearable technology is still finding its niche in the accessory space, particularly when it comes to the stuff designed to be worn on the head. The latest out of Japan is from the latter.

 

funiki

 

The FUN'IKI Ambient Glasses are about subtle notifications with a bit of style. Equipped with multi-colored LEDs and Audio Speakers, the FUN'IKI glasses look like traditional eyewear. If you receive a Notification on your iPhone, color coded LEDs will provide an ambient alert along the lenses.

 

funiki

 

There are also speakers-embedded on the arms of the glasses. The dedicated iOS app for the FUN'IKI allows you to assign color and sounds to specific notifications. The glasses also have a text-to-speech feature as well, so if you get an extra important message, you can have it read to you. There is even a party mode for the LEDs.

 

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The FUN'IKI Ambient Glasses are available through a Japanese crowd funding site. Expecting shipping will be in December. The lenses can be made to prescription. The team behind FUN'IKI have an SDK for developers at the ready too. The normal retail price for these glasses will be roughly $230. They can be secured through the crowd funding source for less than half that amount.

 

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Japan-gambling

 

Gambling and online casinos have become extremely popular over the past few years. The gambling industry is growing at an extremely fast rate with billions of dollars being spent in online casinos every year. In the past, the citizens of Japan would have to travel to the US to enjoy gambling, however, this is no longer the case. Japanese people can now access online casinos wherever they are in the world.

But which are the most popular online casino games for Japanese people? Some of the games that are popular with Japanese people are different from the games that are popular amongst people from the rest of the world. Here are some of the top casino games for Japanese people:

Baccarat

One of the most popular casino games amongst Japanese people is baccarat. This game usually has a higher roller stigma in the US, but it hasn't gone with it to Japan. Asians enjoy baccarat because they're not able to win consistently and it's a game of fate. The Japanese people strongly believe in fate and this is why they're drawn to the game of baccarat. 

Baccarat is a relatively easy game to play, but it is a game of chance. So, if you want a game where you're guaranteed to win money (or not lose money) then this might not be the right choice for you. If you're looking for a game that's perfect for you, then visit sites like Manekichi Casino for instance.

Mahjong

 

Mah-jong

 

Most people are familiar with the non-gambling or computer versions of Mahjong. It's fairly popular in the US but is even more popular amongst the Japanese people. The Asian version of this game is slightly different to the well-known version. This game is played with dominoes instead of cards. 

One of the main reasons why this game is so popular with the Japanese people is because it's a game that started and developed through the Asian culture. This game requires you to stay focused and be good at making quick decisions because if you make the wrong decision, you could lose the game.

 

Pachinko

 

Pachinko

This game is similar to an American pinball machine. It's a mix of both a slot machine game and a pinball machine game. It originated in Japan, which is why it's so popular amongst the Japanese people. The first version of this game was completely manual, however, in recent years we've seen digital versions of the game becoming extremely popular.

This game isn't popular or available in most countries around the world, but it can be found on online casino websites and in Asian casinos. Pachinko was first introduced in the 1900s and winners back then would receive soup, soap, sweets for the kids, or tobacco for the adults. 

Sic Bo

 

Sic-bo

 

This game is from the ancient Chinese culture and has been around for thousands of years. It can be found in casinos all around the world, but the Japanese people enjoy it the most because they enjoy games that are based on pure luck. 

The game gives players over 50 options to choose from and has brilliant wagering options. It also has a pretty good payout rate of approximately 180 to 1. The game of Sic Bo is fast paced and may seem confusing to new players but once you get the hang of it there's nothing much simpler. 

The main aim of the game is to predict which face the dice will land on before they're rolled. You can choose to place a bet on one, two or all three of the dice being rolled. Once all the bets are in, the dice are rolled, and if any of the dice roll the number you predicted, you win. 

Pai Gow Poker

This is a fairly new game in the gambling world. It was first produced in 1985 and was based on the game of Pusoy. This game is like the Chinese version of Pai Gow but it is played with cards and not dominoes. 

The main aim of the game is to create two poker hands out of the cards you are given. These hands should be a two-card poker hand and a five-card poker hand that is better than the dealer's hands. Your five-card hand must also be better than your two-card hand in order to win. 

The popularity of gambling and casinos is still increasing. Every year we spend billions of dollars in this industry and it doesn't look like things will change anytime soon. There are a number of casino games enjoyed by Japanese people around the world, which one is your favorite?


Japanese girl using xperia in shower

 

Sony is one of the most popular and first company that makes its whole flagship series water and dirt proof, while we are all amazed with that sort of protection that Sony gave to its flagship smartphones Z series (Xperia Z2, Xperis Z3, Xperia Z4... etc), the question that has never been asked is why making it waterproof ?

 

Making a smartphone device fully operational under water is a big deal, especially in the japanese market, the feature is not just used for just protection or premium-look but to Sony it has a whole different reason !

 

Apparently, the exclusive waterproof smartphone's existence is rooted in a peculiar user habit of Japan's female population! ...young japanese teenager girls, to be more precise. According to Panasonic executive "Taro Itakura", 90 to 95% of smartphones sold in Japan are waterproof because young Japanese women prefer to use their smartphones even while they are taking their showers! That's right your Sony Xperia or Sharp AQUOS smartphone are considered as a "must products" in Japan, possibly right next to soap, shampoo, and a trusty sponge all because that young japanese girls like to shower with them.

 

xperia shower

 

Can you really take a proper bath when your attention is preoccupied with the latest notifications and updates? We don't know, but we certainly cannot underestimate Japanese women!

 

Source [NY daily]


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