Author Archives: Satsuki Then

Satsuki Then is the editor-in-chief of 88gadget.info Japan - She is based in Tokyo and has been covering the consumer electronics industry since 2007.

Logitech Rugged Combo 3 Touch is a durable keyboard case for students

Logitech Rugged Combo 3 Touch is a durable keyboard case for students

Logitech has introduced a new keyboard case designed for the seventh, and eighth-generation Apple iPad called the Rugged Combo 3 Touch. The case was specifically designed for students and educators and is made available to schools. The slim protective keyboard case has an integrated multi-touch trackpad and is aimed at schools using the iPad as part of their education curriculum.

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Astronomers share a beautiful image of a giant molecular cloud

Astronomers share a beautiful image of a giant molecular cloud

Astronomers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have shared a beautiful image of a giant molecular cloud called W49A. The giant molecular cloud is a stellar nursery where new stars are formed. Astronomers on the project used the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to take the high-resolution radio images of the cluster.

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Study finds K-12 apps are sharing the personal info of children with advertisers

Study finds K-12 apps are sharing the personal info of children with advertisers

One of the biggest challenges for students, parents, and teachers during the coronavirus pandemic has been learning using remote processes. During the pandemic, schools worldwide have been forced to rely heavily on technology, including tablets and various apps for education. Recently, a study was published by a nonprofit organization called Me2ba Alliance that found many apps are sharing the personal data of children with advertisers and other third parties.

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PlayStation and Nike 000 for PG 5 sneakers

PlayStation and Nike 000 for PG 5 sneakers

Fans of the PlayStation 5, Nike, and NBA player Paul George of the LA Clippers should check out the latest collaboration resulting in cool PlayStation 5 themed sneakers. Paul George is a fan of PlayStation, saying that he had been a diehard fan of the console his entire life. The sneakers resulting from the collaboration are the Nike PG 5 PlayStation 5 colorway.

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Microsoft commissions five new fonts with the goal of leaving Calibri behind

Microsoft commissions five new fonts with the goal of leaving Calibri behind

Currently, the default font used by Microsoft is called Calibri. Microsoft wants to move away from that default font, and in an effort to find its new default, has commissioned five new custom fonts. The challenge now is to decide which of those five custom fonts becomes the new default.

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A couple has moved into Europe’s first fully 3D printed house

A couple has moved into Europe’s first fully 3D printed house

A Dutch couple, Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekker have become the first in Europe to move into a fully 3D printed house. The house, which is shaped like a boulder, is the first legally habitable property with loadbearing walls made using 3D printing technology. The house is very high-tech and lacks a traditional key to the front door, with a couple using an app to unlock the door.

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Search suggestions hit the App Store in the US and other countries

Search suggestions hit the App Store in the US and other countries

One of the most successful business operations that Apple runs is its App Store. While the App Store has run afoul of regulators and businesses in various countries for payment practices, it continues to be the only place for most iOS users to get apps for their iPhones. Since the App Store launched, one thing that has bothered some users is that you had to know the app you were looking for when searching.

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Bang & Olufsen Beolab 28 adaptive wireless speaker looks like artwork

Bang & Olufsen Beolab 28 adaptive wireless speaker looks like artwork

When it comes to high-end audio solutions, one of the biggest names is Bang & Olufsen. The company makes high-end audio gear ranging from small connected speakers up to massive home theater systems and car audio with some major automakers using its hardware. The company has introduced a new advanced connected speaker called the Beolab 28.

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Honda shows off its new interior design philosophy for future models

Honda shows off its new interior design philosophy for future models

This week Honda released a video that showcases its new interior design philosophy that the automaker says will shape the interior design of future Honda models. The design philosophy was inspired by classic human-centered designs of early Honda vehicles and is described as a "simplicity" and "something" philosophy helping to enhance the driving experience. The new interior design aims to eliminate complexity and advance the user experience through thoughtful and pleasing design elements.

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HTC 000s with iFixit to make repairing VIVE VR headsets easier

HTC 000s with iFixit to make repairing VIVE VR headsets easier

HTC VIVE has announced that it is 000ing up with iFixit to make replacement components for its VR headsets available to consumers. Many may be familiar with iFixit. It's a place that buys new gadgets and then rips them apart to make guides on repairing devices should they need repairs in the future. HTC VIVE has announced that iFixit will offer official VR system parts and accessories to allow customers to extend the life of their devices once the warranty expires.

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Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 pairs to three different devices at once

Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 pairs to three different devices at once

Samsung has released a new portable keyboard called the Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500. The keyboard is thin and lightweight and designed to slip into a bag to be carried with the user during the day. The device's highlight is that it can connect to multiple devices at once and features shortcuts to help with multitasking allowing the user to get work done wherever they are.

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Qlocker ransomware attack leverages 7zip to plague users of QNAP devices

Qlocker ransomware attack leverages 7zip to plague users of QNAP devices

A major ransomware attack has been underway this week that is targeting users of QNAP devices. The attack takes user files and stores them in password-protected 7zip archives demanding money to return the files. The ransomware behind the attacks is Qlocker, and it began targeting QNAP devices on April 19.

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