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Toshiba touts PC algorithm that's faster than a supercomputer

Business / Tech Jan 17, 2020

Toshiba touts PC algorithm that's faster than a supercomputer

It's a tantalizing prospect for traders whose success often hinges on microseconds: a desktop PC algorithm that crunches market data faster than today's most advanced supercomputers. Toshiba Corp. says it has the technology to make such rapid-fire calculations a reality — not quite quantum computing, ...

Me Too becomes We Too in victim-blaming Japan

National / Social Issues May 15, 2018

Me Too becomes We Too in victim-blaming Japan

Monica Fukuhara was a college student working at a restaurant when it happened to her. As she was saying goodbye to a customer, he grabbed her chest, she said. The man was a valued regular. She was a part-time waitress. The manager shrugged. "I didn't tell ...

Spud shortage in Japan makes potato chips a hot commodity

National Apr 14, 2017

Spud shortage in Japan makes potato chips a hot commodity

Demand for potato chips surged in Japan this week, with products on offer for six times their retail price online after snack maker Calbee Inc. halted the sale of some of its most popular chip brands. Calbee's pizza-flavored chips were selling for about ¥1,250 on ...