Goto

Collaborating Authors

The Morning After: Wednesday, October 25th 2017

Engadget

We put two of the latest 4K streaming sticks to the test, explain why scientists are redefining the kilogram and discover a ramen fork that cancels out slurping. Tom Nook is going after your real money.'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' arrives on smartphones in November In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you build your own camp from scratch instead of developing a town. Despite the change in setting, the elements the beloved franchise is known for are still there: Isabelle will still guide you in your journey, along with the animals that move into your camp. You'll able to visit other camps and make friends with other players, as well as build new facilities.


Fork hides noodle-slurping sounds

The Japan Times

Instant noodle producer Nissin Food Products has created a "noise-canceling" fork to mask the sound of someone exuberantly slurping down a mouthful of noodles. Named "Otohiko," the utensil has been developed in an attempt to disguise the excessive slurping sounds that can be found emanating from noodle shops nationwide. So loud is the practice that social media users have even begun to refer to it as "noodle harassment" (or "hu-hara" in Japanese) after it was featured in a news segment of a Fuji TV show called "Tokudane!" The tradition is supposed to reflect a diner's appreciation of the noodles, while it is also believed to help enhance their flavor. However, the sound makes some diners uncomfortable when they are trying to enjoy their own meals.


Japanese Otohiko fork masks noodle-sucking noises

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A Japanese firm has created what it claims is a world first noise cancelling fork to mask the sound made by slurping down noodles. The issue is so widespread that it has been dubbed'noodle harassment', with social media users particularly vocal on the issue. Now an instant noodle producer claims to have found a solution to the problem, the Otohiko, which plays soothing sounds to mask noodle-sucking noises. A Japanese firm has created what it claims is a world-first noise-cancelling fork to mask the sound made by slurping down noodles. The issue is so widespread that it has been dubbed'noodle harassment'.


This noise-canceling fork gets rid of your slurping sounds, and thanks but no thanks

Mashable

Nissin, the company that invented the instant noodle, rolled out a new device called Otohiko that gets rid of your slurping noises. The smart fork connects to an app and plays another noise that sounds like a toilet flushing. Nissin is only creating 5,000 of them.


Seriously, try and find a dumber new invention than this $130 noise-cancelling ramen fork

Mashable

You may be wondering, what is the point of a limited edition $130 noise cancelling ramen fork. Well to be brutally honest there is no point. The gadget features an obnoxiously large handle that is supposed to cancel out slurping noises while you eat. But, and get this, it does that by allowing your phone to create even more noise. Nissin has just introduced a noise-canceling ramen fork.