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Japanese scientist develops TV screen that viewers can lick to taste displayed foods

lickable screen
  • A Japanese professor at Meiji University in Tokyo developed an interactive lickable screen allowing viewers to taste what they see on TV.
  • The “Taste the TV” prototype contains flavor canisters that spray across the surface of the screen, recreating the specific taste profile.
  • A video demonstration shows how the device recreates a range of flavors, including sweet chocolate, wine and ramen.

Professor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University in Tokyo has developed a prototype lickable screen that allows users to taste what’s on their screen.

Miyashita and a team of 30 students developed the “Taste the TV” (TTTV) project over the course of the past year. 

620,000 Households in China Get Free TVs From Government to Watch National Day Parade

national day

Several branches of the Chinese government are distributing over 620,000 television sets to poor households in China so they can watch the National Day parade next week.

The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the office of the Central Commission for Guiding Ethics and Cultural Progress, the National Radio and Television Administration and China Media Group are distributing the 32-inch LCD TVs to poor areas in 24 provincial-level regions, according to Xinhuanet.