TotemoTech - 2023-10-25


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on October 25th, 2023. In today’s news, we have some exciting updates in the world of technology.

First up, Ricoh subsidiary PFU has announced the release of a new model of the Happy Hacking Keyboard called HHKB Studio. This compact keyboard introduces several new features to the HHKB series, including a pointing device, swappable mechanical key switches, and a gesture pad.

In other news, the JT-60SA, a facility in Ibaraki Prefecture, has achieved a major milestone in nuclear fusion research. For the first time, the JT-60SA successfully generated plasma, marking an important step forward in the development of fusion as a potential future energy source.

Moving on, Japanese company RODE Microphones is set to launch a new wireless microphone called Wireless Pro. Priced at 68,200 yen, this microphone not only offers real-time audio transmission but also supports internal recording in 32-bit float format, allowing for gain adjustment after recording.

Next, we have a controversial release from Sanseido. Their upcoming dictionary, titled ‘Otaku Terminology Dictionary: The Ultimate Limits,’ has sparked debate due to its specific and detailed examples. Some critics argue that the examples provided are unrealistic or inappropriate.

In cybersecurity news, Tokyo University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Integrated Cultural Studies have announced a potential data breach. It is suspected that over 4,000 pieces of personal information belonging to staff and students may have been compromised. The breach is believed to have occurred through targeted malware attacks on the PCs of faculty members.

Shifting gears to gaming, Aladdin X has introduced a Halloween-themed skin for their Nintendo Switch game ‘Watermelon Game.’ Players can now download a free Halloween skin that transforms the watermelons in the game into pumpkins.

Lastly, we have an update on the adoption of ‘in-house GPT’ in Japan. According to Microsoft Japan, over 560 companies in Japan are utilizing Azure OpenAI Service for various AI applications. This was revealed during a media briefing on AI held by Microsoft Japan on October 23rd.

That’s it for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates from TotemoTech. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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