I joked about LG’s surprising TVs earlier this week, but I’ll take it back. Those were penalty. Sensible, even. That’s because a Meiji University professor in Japan has launched a prototype screen called “Taste the TV”. The example routes electrical signals to 10 flavor canisters that scatter flavors on a film overlay for those willing to lick. Creator Homei Miyashita conceives of the machine as less of a taste-at-home device, and more as a tool for food professionals, like cooks and sommeliers.
The prototype is, yes, a little icky, despite the hygienic cinema that can be treated between tastings. According to Reuters, Miyashita is already discussing spin-off applications for the spraying tech, like applying pizza or chocolate spices to a slice of toasted meat. Don’t tell him about Nutella.
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Japan’s latest life-sized Gundam effigy is almost completeThe robot’s leader has just been attached.Ikedaya Karuta via YouTube
Fukuoka is the latest home for a 1:1 flake Gundam robot statue, following the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam that was installed in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. This one has a new colour scheme, thanks to the creator of Gundam, and stands 81.3 feet towering. It’s a change on Amuro Ray’s Nu Gundam from the Gundam one-shot, Char’s Counterattack. Yes, it seems a little like Gundam Wing Zero, but Amuro’s mech came first.
International phone network Vodafone has turned the first text content into a non-fungible token( NFT) and subsequently a nice sum of money. It sold at a Paris auction house this week for EUR1 32,680 ($ 150,000) value of Ether. The fellowship will donate the continues to the United People Refugee Agency to support forcibly displaced people. It’s also pretty timely: the first send was a simple line of verse saying, “Merry Christmas.”
The anonymous auctioneer champion looked forward to receiving a imitation of communicating protocol for the SMS, a certificate of legitimacy and a digital enclose that displays an animation of a phone receiving the content. Better than a Ghost Recon skin.
More companies cancel CES 2022 attendance in personIncluding Lenovo, Google and Intel.
Lenovo follows Amazon, Meta, Twitter and see patronize T-Mobile in endorsement away from CES 2022. All four said they would not attend in person due to concerns related to the brand-new COVID-1 9 omicron variance. And while they’re all important names in tech, they’re not a hardware musician in the same way Lenovo is. The PC manufacturer often propels or reveals its newest hardware at the Las Vegas show. Intel and Google have also announced they won’t have a physical attendance at the event.
Amazon cautioned workers that its busy season could oblige them feel suicidal“They talked about how a lot of workers feel this way.”
Amazon is hitting the end of its busiest season of the year. It’s also when its workers are under the greatest strain, frequently required to clock mandatory overtime hours and are often not allowed to schedule vacation periods. It also coincides with the hiring of a inundate of temporary workers, with a projected 150,000 added this year.
According to an internal email viewed by Engadget, and interviews with various current or onetime accompanies, it’s also a time of year when Amazon expects some number of its workforce to take out their stress on their colleagues, or on themselves. Read on for the full report.
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