By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government’s “flying car’’ project. Major carrier All Nippon Airways, electronics […]
By Trevor Hsia Northwest Asian Weekly Gaming enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the release of Ghost of Tsushima. The first gameplay trailer for the upcoming PS4-exclusive premiered on June 12 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) news conference in Los Angeles. The developers, Bellevue-based Sucker Punch Productions, are known for their other Playstation-exclusive titles, such as […]
By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines’’ that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based […]
By TROY BRYNELSON The Columbian VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — On the first day of the biggest annual convention for their industry, Shane Chen’s wife began to cry. Hoverboards, a rideable toy patented by Chen before they shot to popularity in 2015, whirred around the showroom floor. They were not his, but knockoffs that the couple […]
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Want an insanely fast ride with zero emissions? Startup NIO has the car: An electric two-seater with muscular European lines and a top speed of 195 miles per hour. The catch: The EP9 costs nearly $1.5 million. NIO, a Chinese-Western hybrid with bases in Shanghai, London […]
Consistently named among Washington state’s top 10 web development studios by revenue, according to Puget Sound Business Journal, Pacific Software Publishing (PSP) is a champion of diversity in the region.
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Ten Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans in the Greater Seattle Area were honored as “visionaries” by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation on Oct. 7, at the third annual Visionary Award Gala at Seattle’s China Harbor Restaurant. This year’s focus was “Asian Americans in Tech and Innovation.” Northwest Asian […]
Angels may have wings and be able to fly, but angel investors don’t.
Dr. Christopher Kodama is a man on a relationship-building mission.
By Tim Gruver Northwest Asian Weekly Most gamers have played at least one bad game in their life. But in Japan, even the worst games, commonly known as “kusoge,” can hold a place in people’s hearts. Heidi Kemps, writer, interviewer, and connoisseur of Japanese games and game history, hosted “Kusoge! Japan’s Awesomely Awful Crap Videogames” […]