Evangelion Nana-chan in Nagoya

Nana-chan of Nagoya is promoting Evangelion today.


Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi Pico, joining my family of 4 Raspberry Pi at home. It's a $4 IoT board with CPU, GPU, and board designed in the UK.


Raspberry Pi Model 3 vs 4

Raspberry Pi Model 4 on the left, Model 3 on the right.


Dragonball edible mascot in Japan

Dragonball 🐉 edible mascot, 食べマス ("TEBERARERU MASCOT"), sold in Famimart convenient store today(2020-08-06).


AR glasses I actually wore

I put pics of myself wearing AR glasses or smartglasses over the years(skipping 7 pics I shouldn't show in public due to work). Feel free to comment or like. If you are in the AR space, get in touch. Let's do something wonderful. https://photos.app.goo.gl/QyV54o7woxpgJcUM8 


Exoskeleton "Muscle Suit"

On sale for 149,600 yen at Bic Camera on 2020/01/31


Google Nest - smart home device

First time hands-on with a Google Nest at Bic Camera. It's selling for 14,000 yen


VTuber Oda Nobuhime

First time supporting a VTuber: Oda Nobuhime (織田信姫), 490 yen a month.


First phone with display fingerprint lock for Japan market: Oppo R17

Just tried the first display-fingerprint-unlock phone fpr Japan market: Oppo R17 selling at 36100 yen.
Only the bottom bit with fingerprint icon can unlock the phone. Feels responsive, I can get used to that. No more weirdly placed fingerprint sensor.


Oculus Quest Launch in Japan

Officially launched in Japan.
Mine is still stuck at Amazon.co.jp....


End of Heisei era: Google.com

Google.com, today.
Less than one hour till the end of 30+ years of Heisei era.
(I wonder if that page peels off once count down is over)


VR kit for Nintendo Labo

VR kit for Nintendo Labo comes out today.
VR Zelda Time!


Oculus Quest at GDC 2019

Waited 2.5 hours to try the #OculusQuest demo at #GDC19. I was dehydrated.


Old Hololens 1 pic when Hololens 2 was announced

Microsoft's Hololens 2 was just announced a week ago, and here is a picture of me wearing the original Hololens on 2017-01-19, which is the very beginning of commercial purchase of Hololens 1. Hopefully the launch of Hololens 2 is faster and smoother.

Magic leap hands-on at GDC 2019

First time trying MagicLeap and comparing it with my Snapchat Spectacles at GDC 2019


Windows Mixed Reality

First time to try Windows Mixed Reality with Acer MR headset. I really liked it.

Soony Xperia Hello

First time to see a SONY Xperia Hello, 150,000 yen


YouTube New Way to Share

A more Snapchat like sharing started today on YouTube for the US only.
(Europe or Asia account didn't work)


Tesla laid down the gauntlet next to Toyota

When American Tesla laid down the gauntlet at Nagoya Station next to Toyota with Tesla X.


YouTube TV

YouTube TV Google, initial release. Free for the first month 🐻


Rilakkuma Boogie Board

My first @BoogieBoard with #Rilakkuma
Love the LCD display (USA made), which is pressure sensitive. Other parts are China-made. Office in the UK by a company called King Kim. Patent filed, with big or small sizes.


New ICQ is better than Snapchat

Basically the new ICQ has all the features of Snapchat and more. Plus it uses your phone number as well as the traditional ICQ number.


Huawei P9 dual camera phone

The dual 12MP Huawei P9 looks very good with Leica lens. Unlike iPhone with telescopic focal length, or LG with wide-angle selfie. Huawei opted for one camera doing monochrone pictures.


News on Facebook Live

Now I can watch #Brexit #EUref news with Facebook live. So many people expressed their emotions.


Lyft, the Uber alternative

Takes android pay, paypal, and credit card. You get 50 dollars coupon to be used over 10 times


Amazon Echo

at the amazon store in San Francisco. I got to try the Amazon Echo and the voice purchasing for the first time. The price was almost US$200

Microsoft Band 2

the time looks a bit side way on my hand, US $174.99


Star Wars BB-8 robot

I tried the Star Wars BB-8 robot at Apple store. It rolls around and shows holographic video message in Augmented Reality.


Price jump on ASUS laptop

I bought this laptop 2 days ago for £600, now the laptop is £729.97...


Chromcast audio

Cast music from Android phone. £30


Facebook Safety Check feature

People can mark they are safe on Facebook when crisis happens.


meebo, the one messenger to chat them all, is gone

sad day... why... G+.... why

iTunes Blur

Even Itunes is featuring the Hong Kong inspired Blur album today


Face Scan

At the Whole Food shop at Piccadilly, London. Free face scan


Intel buys Altera for $17 billion

When I joined Xilinx, never had thought the FPGA competitor Altera is worth $17 billion


Free EE battery power bar

If you are a EE customer. Text POWER to 365, the text costs 35p.


British Blood Pressure Monitor

Designed in London. Kinetik blood pressure monitor that measures from your wrist. It saves the last 60 readings, and is smaller than the Omron ones. Only £18 from ASDA. Gotta support British medical innovations.


Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong

Found in the electonic mall, Golden, in Hong Kong



Google Cardboard

Announced just now, trying out myself.
Official google site: https://developers.google.com/cardboard/


Everquest Landmark Beta

The SOE Landmark Beta finally arrived

Qanba Q1 Arcade Stick

The Qanba Q1 arcade stick arrived!
This version support all 3 platforms: PC/PS3/360. Cost around £40.
I saw the street fighter community talking about this in the Steam forum, and had good review.
I tested it, and it was perfect.


Kobo Beyond the Book feature

In Kobo there is the "Beyond the Book" feature. Say, the book mentioned Steve Jobs' wife, and there's  a pic of her


Miiverse Upgrade

At the same time of introducing the much hated 3 Min comment wait, Nintendo is pushing Miiverse to more 'follow devs here'


Cantonese Wikipedia

Searching for すばる and Pleiades led me to a Cantonese article of 七姊妹星團.
I was quite amazed at the whole Wikipedia UI being in proper Cantonese!


YY.com, the Chinese twitch.tv

YY.com is making waves in the stock market recently. Looks to be a growing twitch-like service.


Lenovo buys more of IBM

Buying the PC part was not enough, lenovo is getting the servers too. This is thr company Michael Dell said wouldn't succeed. Dell was #1 and lenovo was #3 at that time. Now lenovo is #1 and Dell is #3. Much changed in these 9 years.
With Michael Dell making Dell private again, it will be interesting to see the next chapter of the sage. (pic via City A.M.)

iPod vs iPod Touch

Flash back. The last iPod before iPod touch.

David Beckham's Chinese Tattoo

David Beckham showed us how Chinese tattoo should be done.
Showing off his 
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tattoo, at Beijing University in 2013