The inventor of the TV remote is Eugene Polley. Well this great man just passed away this past Sunday at the age of 96.
Now, he may not be listed on school textbooks, but I think he invented one of the most widely used inventions of the recent years. Just imagine your life without a remote control for your TV. When I can't find the remote for my TV, I go nuts!
In a previous post, I had a lot of good things to say about Siri and how it's a really cool tool to use. I'm sure a lot of you make use of this application and also enjoy using it.
BUT, did you ever think about where all the data goes to? Well everything you say is sent to a server somewhere and all of that information is stored on the server. So all the names you said and all the emails that you sent are all stored somewhere. Kind of scary huh? Apple doesn't say how long they will keep this information, but sure enough it is stored somewhere and someone has access to all this information. Now, you might think twice about using not only Siri, but any other voice input and dictation programs.
There is absolutely NO way I would wear something like at night! I may look 10 years younger the next morning, I so don`t mind! Only Japanese can come up with this kind of stuff! lol I really don`t want to go bed looking like a horse or a Mexican wrestler, sorry!
I thought wasabi nori was known by every Japanese. Therefore it came as a shock when my co-workers told me they had never heard of it!! Maybe it`s more popular in Tokyo because that`s where I first tried it and everyone seemed to know it! There are other flavors though like eel or squid (thanks but no thanks!). Never tried and I like wasabi so much!
I really want to go to the beach this summer and I planned to go to Shirahama. But do you know some other places where I could go? I was told about Tango which looks really nice but it seems hard to get there even by train... I also checked Okinawa but the 100,000 yen flight kind of dissuaded from going there at that particular time of the year! Any other recommendation???
How many of you want to use your cell phone in the airplane? I'm sure all of you will answer yes but say that it is against the law to use a cell phone in an airplane. I actually had an experience where a passenger would not stop using their cell phone on an airplane. The flight attendant had to tell them over 5 times to turn off their cell phone! 5 times! Plus the passenger had the nerve to get angry at the flight attendant. Come on! You are an adult! Well anyway, because of this passenger our flight was delayed.
But, this type of situation will be a thing of the past. Now a few airlines are allowing passengers to use cell phones on the airplane. YES! You heard me correctly. Cell phones will be usable on air planes! Yay! Check out this article.
You get one pretty unique Chinese restaurant. If you check this article, you see some pictures of a totally new concept for a restaurant in China. You feel like you are flying First Class on a plane and enjoying a delicious hot pot meal. The waitresses are also dressed as flight attendants to give you the full experience. I definitely would like to visit here if I ever go to China.
Who doesn't love their Ipod? I'm sure all of you who own one, use it all the time. Now, how much do you love your Ipod? Do you love it enough to have it surgically implanted onto you? Yes, a guy has actually surgically implanted his Ipod onto himself. So for those you who love your Ipod as much as him, you can watch a video on how he did so you can do it too!
: marked by or proceeding from undue haste or lack of deliberation or caution
He often doesn't think before he speaks, and this is not the first time he has had to apologize for his rash comments.
"Many colleges have yet to send out their final acceptances. So before making a rash decision, sit tight and wait to hear back from all your colleges." — From an article by Purvi S. Mody in the San Jose Mercury News (California), March 19, 2012
DID YOU KNOW?
earliest known uses of "rash" (then spelled "rasch") occur in a
northern dialect of 15th-century Middle English. Its earlier origins are
not known for sure, though it is clearly related to a number of similar
words in the Germanic languages, including Old High German "rasc"
("fast, hurried, strong, clever"), Old Norse "röskr" ("brave,
vigorous"), and Middle Dutch "rasch" ("quick, nimble, agile, vigorous").
It is not, however, related to the English noun "rash" ("an eruption on
the body," as in a "skin rash"). The noun "rash," which first appeared
in English in the 1700s, comes by way of French and Vulgar Latin from
Latin "rasus," the past participle of "radere" ("to scrape" or "to
I know a lot of you have smart phones and a majority of the smart phones users at our school have iPhones. Do most of you use Siri? If you have an iPhone 4S and don't know what Siri is, you should definitely give it a try. Go to http://www.apple.com/jp/iphone/features/siri.html and you can see what Siri is like.
But, enough about the iPhone. Samsung is going to come out with a new phone this summer, the Galaxy S III, which might blow away the iPhone and make it the #1 phone in the market. Of course there is voice commands like Siri, but it has many other interesting features such as keeping the display bright while you are looking at the phone, doing 2 things at once like watching a video and messaging, sharing photos, music, and much more just by placing the backs of your phone together. These are just a few of the many cool functions on this phone. You can check out http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxys3/feature.html for more information. I might actually be interested in the phone when it comes out.
But, of course there is the iPhone 5 coming out this year as well, so it will be interesting to see if the new iPhone will have similar functions as this phone.