Japan Defense Ministry: F35a Crash World's First

Japan Defense Ministry: F35A crash world's first

Japan's Defense Ministry says Tuesday's crash of an F35A fighter jet marks the first ever confirmed crash of this type of aircraft.

An F35B aircraft of the US Marine Corps crashed in South Carolina during training last September. The aircraft can take off and land vertically.

'world's Tiniest Boy' Survives, Returns Home

'World's tiniest boy' survives, returns home

Doctors at a Tokyo hospital say a baby who had a birth weight of only 268 grams has returned home in good health. They say he is the smallest baby boy in the world to have survived.

Keio University Hospital says the boy was prematurely born through Cesarean section in August last year when his mother was 24 weeks pregnant.

Nine-year-old Girl Faces World's Top Go Player

Nine-year-old girl faces world's top go player

A nine-year-old girl who is set to become the youngest professional player of the board game go in Japan has played the world's top-ranked female player.

The Japan Go Association, or Nihon Ki-in, decided to induct Sumire Nakamura as a professional under a special quota for gifted young amateurs.

World's Oldest Man Dies At 113

World's oldest man dies at 113

A 113-year-old Japanese man died on Sunday. Masazo Nonaka was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man in April last year.

Nonaka, a resident of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, was born in July 1905.

Panasonic's Gz2000 Is The 'world's Most Cinematic Tv'

Panasonic's GZ2000 Is The 'World's Most Cinematic TV'

#CES2019 – At CES 2019 we’ve seen quite a number of interesting TVs from your usual suspects, such as LG who announced that their rollable TV will be launching this year, and Samsung who took the wraps off a monstrous 98-inch 8K QLED TV. Now it looks like Panasonic has some TV announcements of its own in the form of the GZ2000.

Now the GZ2000 is not the biggest TV announced at CES and is offered at 55-inch and 65-inch models. It doesn’t feature a flexible/rollable display either. It also seems to be using OLED versus other companies who are pushing QLED. However this is a TV that Panasonic is calling the “world’s most cinematic TV” thanks to Panasonic’s work with Stefan Sonnenfeld, a leading colorist who has worked with many filmmakers in the past.

Panasonic World's First Organic 8k Sensor

Panasonic World's First Organic 8K Sensor

At Inter Bee 2018, Panasonic is introducing the first camera equipped with an “Organic” 8K sensor (36M pixel, 60 FPS), which should push the light sensitivity and dynamic range farther than existing CMOS sensors.

Ubergizmo spotted this technology back in 2013 when the research was first announced, and products should arrive onto the market in “fall 2019” in the form of the AK-SHB 810 camera, according to Panasonic. The “organic” word comes from the fact that the sensor uses an organic thin film to convert photons to electrons.

Sony Is Now The World's Biggest Music Publisher

Sony Is Now The World's Biggest Music Publisher


Sony has for long been one of the biggest music publishers on the planet but from now on, it’s going to be the biggest publisher in the industry. The company today announced that it’s going to pay almost $2.3 billion to acquire a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing. This subsequently makes Sony the biggest music publisher in the world.

Mubadala Investment Company previously owned an approximately 60 percent equity interest in EMI Music Publishing. It has decided to sell that to Sony and as a result of this transaction, Sony will indirectly own almost 90 percent of the equity interest in EMI which will now become a consolidated subsidiary of Sony.