NEWSWORTHY

/ Aug 16, 2018

Janome to release smartphone-controlled sewing machine

Janome Sewing Machine Co. said it will launch a sewing machine for embroidery that can be controlled from smartphones and tablets. It will be the world's first sewing machine that can be controlled by smartphone, the company based in Hachioji, Tokyo, said Wednesday. The small IJ521 ...

Flea market apps transforming Japan's thrift culture

Jul 24, 2018

Flea market apps transforming Japan's thrift culture

by Alex Martin

When strapped for cash before his next paycheck, Ryo Takezawa would trudge over to the nearest Bookoff, the nation's largest chain of secondhand bookstores, to sell his novels and CDs. But the buyback rates were meager: The 37-year-old temporary worker was lucky if he was ...

In fining Google, EU is fighting the past

/ | Jul 19, 2018

In fining Google, EU is fighting the past

by Shira Ovide

The greatest hope of European regulators cracking down on Google's business practices is that the rest of the world becomes a little more like China and its flourishing technology industry. It is hard to imagine the European bureaucrats' dreams will come true. In China, government ...

Fake news and the role of algorithms in today's world

/ Jul 15, 2018

Fake news and the role of algorithms in today's world

At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media, which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences. What are algorithms? They are the invisible but essential computer programs and ...