Tag: Japan

Docomo’s 5G-based 8K VR event streaming service will launch in March

After nearly two years of development, Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo announced that it will launch an 8K VR event streaming service in March, showcasing the bandwidth and latency capabilities of 5G cellular technology. The 8KVR Live service will offer users pay-per-view access to live venues, enabling users of 5G smartphones and VR headsets to […]

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First Wuhan Coronavirus Patient Identified in the United States

A person in Washington State is infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, the first confirmed case in the United States of a mysterious respiratory infection that has killed at least six people and sickened hundreds more in Asia. The man is a resident of Snohomish County, Wash., who experienced symptoms after returning from a trip to […]

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Subaru Gives Us First Look At Electric Crossover Co-Developed With Toyota

On Monday, Subaru announced plans to electrify its entire lineup by 2035 and during a technology briefing in Japan, displayed the first design study of a new electric vehicle it’s working on. The all-electric crossover pictured is being co-developed with Toyota and will hit the market before 2025. It appears as though the full-sized mockup […]

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Jeep Remains Only ‘American Brand’ Japan Seems Willing to Tolerate

While I don’t particularly agree with all the criticisms Lee Iacocca has thrown at Japan, his most polarizing claim (published in Playboy, no less) — that its citizens certainly know Jeep because “they saw enough of them in World War II” — has bizarrely continued to ring true. As far as American automotive brands go, Jeep […]

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China Confirms New Coronavirus Spreads From Humans to Humans

WUHAN, China — The mysterious coronavirus that has killed at least three people and sickened more than 200 in China is now capable of spreading from person to person, a prominent Chinese scientist said on Monday, adding to fears of a broader pandemic. The disclosure increased pressure on the Chinese government to contain a growing […]

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China’s Mysterious and Deadly Coronavirus Is Spreading Faster Than Previously Thought

The number of people infected by a pneumonia-like virus in China tripled over the weekend as authorities confirmed on Monday that the coronavirus had spread to many more regions and cities, including the capital Beijing. With just days to go before hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate Chinese New Year, the tripling of […]

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‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98

SEOUL, South Korea — Shin Kyuk-ho, who built a chewing-gum business into ​the ​hugely successful Lotte ​Group in South Korea and Japan, only to see his sons squabble over the corporate empire, died on Sunday in Seoul. He was 98. The company, South Korea’s fifth-largest business conglomerate, announced the death of Mr. Shin, its founder. […]

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This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps

A bizarre tentacled microbe discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean may help explain the origins of complex life on this planet and solve one of the deepest mysteries in biology, scientists reported on Wednesday. Two billion years ago, simple cells gave rise to far more complex cells. Biologists have struggled for decades to […]

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How a Fish Steals Its Ability to Glow

Bioluminescence might seem uncommon, even alien. But biologists think organisms evolved the ability to light up the dark as many as 50 different times, sending tendrils of self-powered luminosity coursing through the tree of life, from fireflies and vampire squids to lantern sharks and foxfire, a fungus found in rotting wood. Despite all this diversity, […]

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