In this video you get to see some behind the scenes action of Mr. Kato from LB Performance. Get up close with the amazing Ferrari 458 Italia and Nissan GTR as the team puts the final touches on the modifications! The segment is in Japanese but has perfect English subtitles. See the video here or watch it below and subscribe to Steve’s channel here.
If you haven’t seen the Youtube Channel yet called From Steve’s Point of View スティーブ的視点 then it’s something you should check out! He drives fast cars, there are hot girls, crazy stuff, and a mix of Japanese and English from a non Japanese foreigner. Check out From Steve’s Point of View.
Here’s a really cool playlist of fast exotic cars. His japanese is great too!
The stage is now set for the release of PlayStation 4; the upcoming video console game from the Japanese Sony Computer Entertainment. The PS4 launch date is November 15, 2013. It will be taking place simultaneously in the US and Canada. The product will also be launched in the UK/Australia on November 29, 2013 and in Japan on February 22, 2014. It’s really going to be great. Every video game lover is looking up to the event!
Actually the PlayStation 4 comes up as better upgrade of the former PlayStation 3 which is known for having complex cell architecture. The new PlayStation 4 is coming with a unique AMP processor that is quite simple. It’s also going to be more interactive and compatible with other devices. The game console comes with a unique app that can connect easily with tablets and smartphones. This makes it more user-friendly.
Hardware Technical Details
The PS4 is coming on board with awesome technical specifications. These include:
- AMD developed processor
- CPU combined with Graphics Processing Unit
- Memory Controller
- Video decoder
- 8 GB of GDDR5 memory
- Secondary custom chips for easy uploading and downloading
- Audio module for in-game chat
- Audio streams for in-game
- Read-Only optical drive
- 500 GB hard drive
- Ethernet and WiFi connectivity
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- Auxiliary port for Camera devices
- Mono headset
- Suspend mode for power saving
The PlayStation 4 is coming up with a primary controller known as “DualShock 4” which can easily connect to the console through Bluetooth. The controller has a clickable touch pad and other features. It supports motion detection and also has improved vibration. It comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that stores enough power. It equally has unique output connectors for other devices. The controller can be charged through the consoler or through a micro-USB.
PlayStation 4 Cameras
The PlayStation 4 comes up with two unique cameras known as “PlayStation 4 Eye”. They operate as a motion sensing input devices with powerful lenses. The cameras can be used for depth-sensing, image generation and motion tracking.
- PlayStation 4 is designed to run on a unique operating system known as “Orbis OS”
- The console comes with PlayStations Network which gives users access to diverse cloud-based services from the popular PlayStation store. Users can enjoy unlimited video and music subscriptions.
The new game console is coming with excellent social features meant to enhance users’ interaction. Most of the features are optional. Users can use their real names or nicknames as they interact with one another. Among the social features include:
- Share Button on the controller
- Live broadcasting for sharing video titles
The PlayStation 4 is coming up with series of affordable games which are not limited to any region. Gamers will have easy access to purchase games in one region and also play them in any region they find themselves. Gamers are also allowed to re-sell, trade, purchase or lend games among themselves. However, games in the former PlayStation 3 are not going to be supported in the oncoming PlayStation 4.
PlayStation 4 Forum
Prior to the launch of the oncoming PlayStation 4, some forums are already being created online. For instance, there’s a new PS4 Forum that is currently attracting gamers across the globe. Several issues are currently being discussed in the forum. Gamers are currently discussing issues relating to the launch of PlayStation 4. There are also discussions about the awesome features of the console. All lovers of game consoles are quickly becoming members of the forum.
In all, the game world is waiting for the upcoming PlayStation 4 launch. The Sony Corporation is equal to the task. The management has already published PS4 launch FAQ aimed at addressing pertinent questions that are already arising concerning the upcoming event.
I saw this 1TB hard drive advertised today for $279.99 which made me a bit jealous of my friends in the U.S. They can pick one of these up at any time… but they won’t know what real ramen is like… booya! If you’re in the United States right now you should check this out.
BestBuy has the Hitachi 1TB DeskStar SATA Hard Drive with 32MB cache, retail box, $279.99, and free shipping. Nice. Here’s the link.
Japan is still the world’s top manufacturer of digital watches according to recent worldwide sales figures – with Casio watches leading the way not only in style and design but also by keeping ahead of the competition and regularly introducing new models with more options and more advanced features.
Casio watches have a global appeal due to many successful advertising campaigns involving a host of stars from the world of sports, entertainment and music. Recent advertising campaigns have included Keysha, Asher Roth, Pixie Lott and Formula 1 racing driver Sebastial Vettel.
By consistently producing watches of great appeal such as the Baby-G, G-Shock and Edifice ranges and then marketing those models to appeal to the younger and fashion conscious generation, Casio have gone from strength to strength over the last decade and have increased popularity worldwide year on year, remaining as the most sought after brand of digital watches.
By increasing their options over several ranges to include a mix of styles and colours for each range Casio watches cater for all age ranges and genres – from trendy teens to gadget savvy men.
Built in the tradition of Japanese manufacturing, the success of Casio watches is built upon reliability, durability and functionality.
The book “The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia” has been released! You can get your copy right here!
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is one of the most beloved video game series of all time and Nintendo and Dark Horse comics have teamed up to cover the chronology and creation of this game. It is an awesome book (and HUGE size wise) with 276 pages that covers the complete history of Hyrule.
The book was originally released in Japan for the 25th anniversary of the first Zelda game and as a tie in for Skyward Sword. It’s full of never-before-seen original concept Zelda artwork and illustrations, insights, and design notes, with a complete collection of all Zelda games ever released. Even before the release of this book, it already gained popularity as a best-seller due to pre-orders that were placed which skyrocketed it to the #1 spot on Amazon’s sales chart, unseating “50 Shades of Grey”.
One of the most stunning parts of the book is the artwork (see some samples below) with plenty of sketches of everybody’s favorite heroes and villains as well as some of the minor characters of the games and wonderful location concept art. You can enjoy the collections from every incarnation of Link, Zelda, and Ganon and see how their appearances have changed through the years. For the hardcore fans of the Zelda games who love concept art, you’re going to like the pages of this volume.
Another interesting section of the book for Zelda fans is the history, “The History of Hyrule: A Chronology”. It shows a complete history and nice overview of the events of all the core games of The Legend of Zelda timeline. This section almost consumes quarter of the book and it serves as a refresher for every Zelda game you’ve played. Most of the text in this section is quite interesting as well as the timeline itself. The things were split into three separate timelines that exist in parallel.
As a tie-in with Skyward Sword, it includes a 32-page bonus coverage for it by Akira Himekawa giving us a special treat. It tells the story from the background of Skyward Sword and actually based on the game, though it’s not the main attraction of the book, the manga still pretty sweet.
If you’re a fan of the series, it is worth getting this book. You can check it out and even buy it online right here! It’s a great addition to any Zelda lover’s collection. Below you’ll see some preview images released from Dark Horse Comics.
Available in Japan, Microsoft is releasing a limited edition anime style OS featuring Madobe Yu and Madobe Ai.
Here’s a Windows 8 CM
Here’s the old Windows 7 anime version commercial too
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the strongest Android challenger to Apple’s iPhone in the mobile market. It is very interesting to see how Japanese consumers as well as consumers across the world will respond and take to it.
Two launching events were held by NTT Docomo in Tokyo for the chief handset of its new summer lineup which is the Samsung Galaxy S III with 2GB of ram. To make the occasion, the recently appointed CEO of Docomo has made an appearance.
According to the president of Samsung mobile, the handset will sell better than its previous Galaxy models and they expects that it will pass the 10 million unit milestone by July.
The launching of Galaxy S III on Thursday marks the official entrance of the phone into the Japanese market. The handset went on sale in the United States on June 21 and June 25 in South Korea, its home market.
A hands on demonstration:
A review in Japanese:
An official ad:
According to research firm Data Vendor MM Research Institute, throughout the year of 2011, the Apple’s iPhone has been the top selling smartphone in Japan having a sales figure of 7.25 million units and this makes Apple the single biggest smartphone seller in Japan, driving its sales far ahead from its main rival Samsung.
From the research, 30% of the 24.2 million smartphones shipped in the country were iPhone while Samsung accounted for only 8.3%. This data makes it clear that the Apple is the leader in this cell phone category.
Who are the big players? The smartphone market in Japan is dominated by Apple and Samsung. These two companies have traded the lead as they release new models. In terms of sales figures the iPhone led the market but in terms of platform Android is still in the lead. The Android OS phones have taken 69 percent of the entire market but still no one vendor could overtake Apple.
Apple’s sales were boosted by the launch of its iPhone 4S late last year having 26.6 percent market share in Japan and have picked up even more after the release of iOS 5.1 update because it brought Japanese language support to Siri. Siri is the popular personal assistant and knowledge navigator application that is proprietary to Apple. Also this is the first time where an Apple phone has been carried by the two operators in Japan, au/KDDI and SoftBank.
Smartphones made up 57% of total mobile shipments during the fiscal year according to the data showed by MM, bringing Apple to be the 2nd in the entire Japanese handset market, behind Fujitsu. Another set of data showed that Apple is considered to be the top consumer brands in the country for beating out 999 other brands to the top position.
Rumor has it that Apple will use low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) touch-screens with a resolution of 326 pixels-per-inch and the companies Sharp and Japan Display could be the main suppliers.
On a side note as an iPhone user, I’m excited about the new 0.25mm soft waterproof case (¥3,000). The case carries an IPX-8 Waterproof Standard. IPX-8 is the highest rating for a waterproof product based on the IEC 529 Specifications. Check out the video!
What are the differences between the Japan graphic design and western graphic design? Individuals who are creating blog websites, for entertainment, information, and promoting are becoming prevalent. Website designers in London and the US have grown much since the demand of websites for personal and business purposes. Websites blogs are being explored by individuals for personal and business purposes. Most websites have useful links with valuable information.
Which designs are more creative of the Japan and Western? The only way to find that out is to have lived in on and explored the other. That includes its culture and the likes. What makes designs creative is what it has to offer on the site. If there is a website that doesn’t have much information to offer, most likely the website will not attract visitors. One thing to consider is to look at small simple things like a menu at a restaurant. In Japan it’s normal for every menu to have a photo of the item next to the text. That’s something the western world often lacks.
Using a specific keyword for example, like Japan or Western can include pages and pages of website listings. You may click a blog website designed for personal use and realize that there is useful information. What ever you need to know about the Japanese culture and Japan it is on the website. There are web designers in London who have created Japan and Western designs website.
The blog websites can be designed for entertainment, personal, and business. Most blog website regardless of type, have valuable links to provide information or advertise services and products. The websites can be a social media for people to share experiences and real live stories of any topic. Visitors can find websites from various links to provide information. There are links for everything imaginable on some blog websites.
Links are important when it comes to attracting visitors. Many London web designers are well trained in SEO. People who have blog websites eventually discover that the more links, the likelihood or more traffic. There are all kinds of blog designers in Japan and the Western parts of the world. A Westerner can travel to Japan to work with a Japanese company and turn a website into a tool of power creating a social media of people sharing ideas, recipes, music, and advertising, and so on.
A power blog website needs a creative design. Regardless of Japanese or Western designs, the designs need to be powerful and make a statement. A web designer can creatively design a particular blog website base upon the topics, such as traveling. An individual may have traveled to Japan and discovered that he wanted to create a blog website for his personal use and it turned into magic. Some of the best designers over the world can create powerhouse designs. There are free and paid blog themes available these days, but it’s the unique designs that stand out the most.