Did You Know: Japan Holds Multiple World Records for Most Tweets in 1 Second 4

4K broadcasts have yet to begin, but NHK promises 8K programming by 2020

NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting organization (similar to BBC, in that you must pay a fee if you own a TV), has presented their plan for the two next-generation broadcasting standards, 4K and 8K. 8K is slated for a 2020 launch to coincide with that year’s Olympics, with broadcasting handled by their BS (Broadcasting Satellite) system. …

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Did You Know: Japan Holds Multiple World Records for Most Tweets in 1 Second 5

Japan making smartphones that resemble dumphones: “What’s the point?”

With freedom comes great responsibility, and in this case Japan was modified the Android OS to cater to their unique needs. Original article translated below: Cellphone carriers are responding to complaints about smartphones, arguing that phones of yesteryear were easier to call and text, by creating smartphones that resemble dumbphones. Next month, NTT DoCoMo will …

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