Some interesting news in technology this week. Japanese security company Secom revealed a self-controlled, flying robot camera drone. The Japanese never fail to think of futuristic, progressive ways to use technology. Although this drone seems to have some potential, there will most likely not be heavy domestic demand. The robot system comprises a small network […]

I’ve had a few weeks with iOS 6 beta here in Japan.  Most of the features work very well. A few changes even provide a smoother experience. BUT, there is one big aspect of the OS that has changed and may be a reason to refrain from updating. The Apple developed maps service is terrible […]

Laundry, Japanese Style

The “rainy season” has started in Japan as of June 9th. Beyond worrying about dreary days and wet shoes, I might have to work around the weather to do laundry. Don’t take anything for granted!

What is one thing that you are most likely to have with you when you are buying something? Of course, you will have your wallet, but I’m talking about your phone. After a few months I would like to share with you what may be the most valuable information stored on my iPhone. Saver is […]

I just watched “The Adjustment Bureau” on an HD tv from my iPad with an HDMI cable. This thing is much more versatile than a computer when it comes to different forms of input and output and it handles heavy work surprisingly well. It rendered HD for a few hours without getting hot or freezing […]

I’ve already written one post about how much I love Google Voice.  Since coming to Japan, I’ve grown to love it even more.  Here’s why: I can make calls, send and receive texts, and listen to voice mails from my iPhone.  The great thing is that My US contacts can still directly contact me through […]

The US dollar is losing value everyday and many tourists abroad rejoice as they can travel to New York for a new low price. A weak dollar, however, is good for more than those European tourists with unstylish capri pants. US companies see a cheaper price tag for all exports, subsequently increasing manufacturing and spurring […]