TotemoTech - 2024-05-20


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on May 20th, 2024. In today’s news, researchers from Royal Canin and other organizations have released a study on the lifespan of dogs and cats. The study, based on a survey of 13 million dogs and 2.3 million cats, reveals interesting findings regarding the longevity of these beloved pets.

Moving on to the gaming industry, Square Enix, a prominent game developer, is facing financial difficulties. Their recent financial report fell short of market expectations, causing a decline in their stock price. Despite releasing several titles, including new entries in the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix has received mixed reviews from gamers.

In other news, LINE, a popular messaging app, has issued a warning about a new scam involving pet-related accounts. Hackers are using pets as a pretext to hijack LINE accounts. They send direct messages on other social media platforms, asking users to vote for their favorite cute pets. Once users click on the link provided, they are redirected to a fake login page where their authentication information is stolen.

The Japanese public broadcaster, NHK, has released a statement regarding the recently passed amendment to the Broadcasting Act. The amendment aims to make the provision of internet-based programs an essential duty of NHK. However, NHK clarified that simply owning a smartphone or computer does not automatically make individuals liable to pay the broadcasting fee. Further details are currently under consideration.

Attention, Comiket participants!, a popular doujin portal site, has issued a warning to Gmail users regarding the delivery of important notifications. Due to a guideline update by Google, there is a possibility that emails, including lottery results for the upcoming Comic Market, may not reach Gmail users’ inboxes. advises participants to check the portal site for any crucial updates.

JR East, one of Japan’s major railway companies, has launched a new service called ‘TipSmile.’ This service allows customers to use their JRE POINTS as tips for staff members at JR East’s stores and other locations. Customers can also send messages of gratitude along with their tips. As a bonus, customers who send messages will receive additional JRE POINTS.

Lastly, Fujifilm has announced new camera models, the ‘X-T50’ and ‘GFX100S II,’ at the X Summit 2024 in Sydney. The X-T50 features a ‘Film Simulation Dial’ for capturing unique visual styles, while the GFX100S II is a compact camera with a large format. However, the exchange rate has significantly impacted the pricing of these new models in Japan, with the X-T50 priced at more than double the cost of the X-T30 II.

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