Japan's Working Age Population Hits Record Low

Japan's working age population hits record low

Latest data show that Japanese society continues to gray, with the percentage of the population of working age tying a record low.

The Internal Affairs Ministry estimates that the total population, including foreign residents, stood at about 126.4 million as of last October.

Qualcomm Reportedly Developing Low-cost Soc For Android Go Devices

Qualcomm Reportedly Developing Low-Cost SoC For Android Go Devices

One of the ways that Android Go devices have managed to keep its costs down is by using lower-end hardware which is generally cheaper compared to more powerful hardware. It seems that Qualcomm could be trying to capitalize on that particular market because according to a report from WinFuture, the company might be testing out low-cost SoCs designed specifically for android Go devices.

This will reportedly come in the form of the QM215 chipset which is said to be a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz, and will feature a 650MHz graphics unit. It is also expected to fall somewhere between the Snapdragon 410 and the 425, and will support up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Percentage Of Japanese Who Smoke Hits New Low

Percentage of Japanese who smoke hits new low

A survey by Japan's health ministry has found that the percent of people in the country who smoke has fallen to new lows.

Last November, the ministry asked about 6,500 men and women across the country who were at least 20 years old about their smoking habits.

Jebi Becomes Low Pressure System Off Hokkaido

Jebi becomes low pressure system off Hokkaido

Weather officials are calling for continued caution over gusts and high waves in northern Japan even though typhoon Jebi has become a low pressure system off Hokkaido.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Jebi turned to a low pressure system at 9 AM on Wednesday as it was moving away from the Japanese archipelago.

Pubg Mobile Lite Launched For Low-end Android Devices

PUBG Mobile Lite Launched For Low-End  Android Devices

Games like PUBG and Fortnite can be demanding in terms of hardware requirements due to the battle royale nature of the game which would require the device it’s played on to render a lot of graphics at the same time. This is why Fortnite for Android’s specs have essentially precluded it from lower-end Android phones.

Now just because you can’t afford a high-end smartphone, does that mean you should be punished for it by now being able to use certain apps or play certain games? That’s what publisher Tencent doesn’t want, and have since launched PUBG Mobile Lite. As the name would suggest, this is a “lighter” version of the game that has been designed for lower-end Android smartphones.

Toshiba To Release 'low-reflection' Residential Solar Panel

Toshiba to Release 'Low-reflection' Residential Solar Panel

Toshiba Corp will release a new product of the "GX Series" high-efficiency, low-priced residential solar panel Nov 20, 2017.

The new product, "TGX-280PM-WHT-J," has a nominal maximum output of 280W. The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the product is ¥126,800 (approx US$1,121, excluding tax).

Don't Be Fooled By Low Sales, The 2018 Acura Nsx Is A Masterpiece

Don't Be Fooled By Low Sales, The 2018 Acura NSX Is A Masterpiece

Although the Acura NSX is a technological marvel and essentially a mini-Porsche 918 Spyder, sales of the Japanese supercar haven’t been as strong as the brand would have hoped.

The car’s $156,600 starting price is certainly a key contributor to the meager sales, though one shouldn’t be fooled into thinking the NSX isn’t anything but remarkable, despite being far less common than rivals like the McLaren 570S and Porsche 911 Turbo.

Docomo Conducts World's First Successful Outdoor Trial Of 5g Technologies

DOCOMO Conducts World's First Successful Outdoor Trial of 5G Technologies for Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications - FareastgizmosNTT Docomo today conducted the world’s first successful outdoor trial of fifth-generation (5G) mobile technologies for ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) using a 4.5 GHz system developed in collaboration with Huawei. The trial simulated a realistic environment involving a stationary mobile terminal that received signals at distances of 0.8 to 1 km from the base station.

During the trial, Docomo achieved an over-the-air latency of less than one millisecond together with a packet transmission success rate of more than 99.999%. The ultra-reliable low-latency communications were also achieved at distances of approximately 0.3 km to 0.6 km from the base station, when the mobile terminal was moving at approximately 25 km/h. These successful results bring Docomo one step closer to realizing a much-awaited commercial 5G communications network for mobile devices, which the company hopes to launch in 2020.

Mitsubishi Ka-band Gan-hemt Mmic For Satellite Earth Stations Offers High Output Power

Mitsubishi Electric's Ka-band GaN-HEMT MMIC for Satellite Earth Stations Offers High output power and low distortion - FareastgizmosMitsubishi Electric announced today it will launch a Ka-band (26-40GHz) 8W gallium nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier for satellite earth stations. Satellite networks are used for high-speed communication during natural disasters and in areas where ground networks are difficult to construct, are currently implemented mainly in the C-band (4-8GHz) and Ku-band (12-18GHz), but higher frequencies are increasingly being used. Also, market demands for deployments in the higher-frequency Ka-band are increasing.

Mitsubishi Electric’s new Ka-band GaN-HEMT MMIC will help meet the growing demand for higher frequency deployments, as well as facilitate the development of satellite communications equipment capable of extra-high output power and efficiency. The new MGFG5H3001, which offers industry top-level low distortion and output power rating of 8W, boasts a small footprint that will help to downsize power transmitters. Mitsubishi Electric will begin shipping samples on November 1.