Posts Tagged Mobile

High-tech tombstones from Ishinokoe for resting in peace

In April 2008, the city of Kofu in Japan saw the launch of a new high-tech service for the recently deceased: high-tech tombstones.

Using cell phones to scan barcodes on the tombstones, families can view photos of their loved ones. The digital tombstones, called ‘Kuyo no Mado’, are made by a company called Ishinokoe.

We at OnlyInJapan.org wonder when LCD screens will start to appear on tombstones.

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Fitness Phone: the phone that can even measure bad breath

In October 2007, the Japanese firm NTT DoCoMo unveiled a prototype “fitness phone”. Designed to help you stay fit, it has devices that measure burnt calories, heart rate, and even body fat. But most useful of all, the phone can tell you if you have a bad breath. An alcohol-breathalyzer is apparently due next.

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