TotemoTech - 2023-12-25


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on December 25th, 2023. In today’s news, researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Baba Laboratory have developed a method called SwipeGANSpace that allows users to generate custom face images with a simple swipe. The researchers proposed this technique in a recent research report, offering a convenient way to create preferred face images.

Moving on to our next story, children who are curious about Santa’s whereabouts can now track his sleigh through a website called ‘Santa Tracker.’ This handy web service, known as Santa tracking, provides real-time updates on Santa’s location. So if you want to keep the kids informed, be sure to check it out!

Shifting gears, let’s talk about the running costs of a Tesla Model 3. A Model 3 owner who has been driving the vehicle for two years shared their experience. They discussed the electricity consumption and maintenance expenses, providing a comprehensive overview of the total running costs.

Next up, we have a popular game called ‘8th Exit’ that has been making waves on YouTube, gaming live streams, and social media. The game’s popularity stems from its unique gameplay and the intriguing story it offers. It has captured the attention of many gamers and continues to gain traction online.

Now, let’s delve into the success story of Sanco, a company specializing in innovative home appliances. Their ‘wearable heating’ product has generated an impressive sales revenue of 600 million yen. With the rising energy costs, choosing the right heating solution has become crucial. Wearable heating devices, unlike air conditioners, focus on warming individuals, offering energy-saving benefits. We spoke with Sanco’s product manager to learn more about the new features of their latest seasonal products.

In the world of gaming PCs, OrioSpec, based in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, has announced the pre-sale of a unique gaming PC called ‘CoolerMaster Sneaker X Gaming PC Desktop.’ This gaming PC stands out with its sneaker-shaped case. The standard configuration is priced at 473,000 yen.

Lastly, the government has officially decided to abolish the current paper health insurance cards and unify them into a digital format called ‘My Number Insurance Card’ by December 2nd, 2024. This decision was made during a cabinet meeting on the 22nd of December.

That’s all 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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