TotemoTech - 2024-05-15


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on May 15th, 2024. In our first news story, Chinese researchers from institutions such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Baijiu manufacturer Wuliangye have published a study investigating the relationship between alcohol temperature and taste. They have examined how different alcohol concentrations and temperatures can affect the flavor. The researchers aim to understand the mechanisms behind these taste variations.

Moving on to our next story, the Japan Meteorological Agency has announced that the magnetic storms caused by solar flares have come to an end. However, solar activity remains active. The agency’s geomagnetic observatory reported the conclusion of the magnetic storms, but they also noted that the sun’s activity is still quite vigorous.

In other news, Sega Fave has provided an update on the security breach incident involving the ‘Jam Uncle’s Bread Factory’ classroom. It has been revealed that approximately 10,000 personal information records may have been leaked due to unauthorized access to a Sega subsidiary’s email system. Combined with the previously disclosed cases, the total number of leaked records amounts to around 14,900. Sega Fave is taking this incident seriously and is committed to implementing measures to prevent any future occurrences.

Shifting gears, Rakuten Mobile has announced its plans to commercialize the ‘Platinum Band’ service utilizing the 700MHz band for mobile phone services. The company aims to launch this service in June, with the goal of improving coverage.

In another data breach incident, Osaka-based sports equipment retailer Kishiwada Sports has reported that its online shopping site experienced unauthorized access by a third party. As a result, it is possible that credit card information from 13,879 customers who made purchases on the site between February 24, 2021, and January 17, 2024, as well as personal information from 38,664 individuals, may have been compromised.

Moving on, the company behind ‘ChargeSPOT’ has announced a price revision for its services. The minimum charge for usage will increase from 165 yen to 330 yen. This change aims to encourage shorter battery return times.

Lastly, the former president of the company behind ‘PokéSleeper’ has released a statement denying any intention to create Pokémon sleeping face imitations through derivative works. The statement emphasizes that the company will not engage in such practices. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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