TotemoTech - 2023-12-12


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on December 12th, 2023. In today’s news, we have some interesting stories to cover. First up, there’s some controversy surrounding Amazon’s popular ‘Ultrasonic Cleaner.’ Customers have been discussing their experiences with the product on platforms like X (formerly known as Twitter), and it seems that the cleaner may not be as effective as advertised. Some customers have even gone as far as purchasing the product and dismantling it for a closer look.

Moving on to our next story, the management of the popular VTuber group ‘Nijisanji’ has issued a warning about impersonation fraud. It appears that scammers have been pretending to be Nijisanji VTubers and deceiving fans into giving them money and goods. The company has received reports of financial and material losses resulting from these fraudulent activities.

Next, let’s take a peek into the workspaces of the people behind the language learning app ‘Duolingo.’ We’ll be exploring the desks of the employees at Duolingo, a US-based company known for its language learning platform. Through photos and personal comments, we’ll get a glimpse of the environments where these language enthusiasts create and innovate.

In the world of virtual travel, ANA NEO, a subsidiary of ANA Holdings, has launched a smartphone app called ‘ANA GranWhale.’ This virtual travel platform allows users to explore various destinations in a virtual space, offering not only digital experiences but also the opportunity to purchase products from e-commerce. It’s a unique way to travel without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Now, let’s talk about the VTuber scene. Playboard, a platform that collects and publishes various data from YouTube, has revealed the ranking of VTubers who received the most Super Chats in 2023. Surprisingly, the top spot goes to a member of Hololive, but the total amount of Super Chats received has decreased by 40% compared to the previous year.

In other news, JR East Japan and Panasonic Connect have announced a new system to improve the clarity of station announcements. Starting today, a new broadcasting device will be put into operation at Saitama Shintoshin Station, aiming to make announcements easier to understand for passengers.

And finally, for those who love surprises, Yodobashi Camera has reopened the lottery for their ‘Dream New Year’s Lucky Bag 2024.’ Customers have a chance to win these lucky bags filled with exciting products, but they need to act fast as the application deadline is until 10:59 am on the 12th.

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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