I absolutely hate Starbucks!! There, I said it. Actually that’s not true but I never go into a Starbucks unless someone else is doing the deciding. The reason is it’s so bland. I see going to Starbucks about as interesting as going to Mc Donalds which I also tend to avoid. I would much much rather go some place with some atmosphere, something I can’t get any place else. Something unique. Which brings up the Organic Cafe
I guess it’s getting close to winter bonus time because the gadgets seem to be pouring out. Here’s one of the things stuff I saw today.
Sony had setup a special shop in Shibuya just to promote this. They call it a “Network Media Receiver”. It reads video files off your computer’s harddrive over the net and displays them on your TV. It will also handle music and photos. It’s controlled through a remote. Assuming your computer supports “wake on lan” which the latest sony computers support then you don’t need to leave your computer on. It will start it up if it needs to.
The best part though was Sony made all the girls do their hair like this
I don’t know who makes the biggest LCD TV but it might currently be Sharp’s 37 incher. I saw it today in Yodobashi camera. I’ve personally never liked the plasma displays. I can see each pixel on a plasma display as there is a space between each one so for me it’s like I’m looking through a wire screen. I was happy to see this LCD TV did not have that problem. To bad it’s about $8K!
I saw an ad for this on the train today. It’s 31 flavors of toothpaste!. Make sure your breath matches your mood or your outfit
You know it doesn’t really seem like that bad on an idea. Why is almost all toothpaste minty? Yes, I know some kids toothpaste is fruity flavored but I think it might actually be nice to pick a different flavor once in a while.
For about 2 years now Tokyo has had 100 megabit internet service for about $50 a month except it was through a smaller company called usen. Now that same service is available through NTT, the AT&T of Japan. NTT’s price is about $50 a month. Usen has responded by lowering their price to about $32 a month
In the city of Meguro in Tokyo there is a place called the Kiseichuu Hakubutsukan or in English.
It seems like most people including me missed this at the Tokyo Game Show but someone has created a Gameboy emulator for the DoCoMo 504i series of cell phones.