KDDI R&D Labs announced today that they developed a new system which can generate naturally arranged photo album in comic-style sequence of frames from video and photos. Here is an example of the generated album from an wedding photos. According to the release [J, pdf], it is humdrum to line up the same shaped photos.… Continue reading KDDI Develops A Sysytem To Convert Video/Photos Into Comic-Style Album
Nico Nico Douga, Japanese online movie sharing service which differentiates itself against YouTube with comments overlay-display, announced some news [J] at its first user conference in oversea, Taipei, Taiwan [zh]. One of the news is that Nico Nico Douga is planning to open a nightclub with 5 huge LED wallscreens with projecting its movies and… Continue reading Nicofarre – Nico Nico Douga To Reincarnate Legendary Roppongi Disco
Continued from (Part 1). Middle part of May news which we did not write as a dedicated article. Continued to (Part 3) Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated. KDDI introduces the Android app on which a nice-looking guy tells you what the date it is. All About Japan launches a fashion and… Continue reading May 2011 Japan IT Links (Part 2)
DeNA has just announced [J] that the board had decided to replace the head of the company after planned ordinary general meeting of shareholders on June 25th. [Update] DeNA issued English release, too. I did not need to translate them. Thank you for a comment, Tomo. Tomoko Namba, who founded DeNA in March 1999 and… Continue reading DeNA(Mobage) Founder Tomoko Namba To Step Down CEO, COO Isao Moriyasu To Take Presidency
A Japanese blogger ndruger made a single-page browser action game only using the latest CSS. You need to catch 101 cows by clicking. Only the latest versions of Chrome/Safari can run this game. Firefox/IE are not supported.
Miku Miku Dance(MMD) is a Japanese freeware to let 3D human models dance. Originally it was developed for the famous virtual singer Hatsune Miku, as the software name implies. If you get or create another 3D model date, you can make any dance movie with them. Here is the latest popular one on Nico Nico… Continue reading Karateka’s Bad?
Early part of May news which we did not write as a dedicated article. Continued to (Part 2) Because of the Golden Week holiday, there were very few releases on Japanese web. Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated. Toyota Features Hatsune Miku For North America Promotion Nikkei Trendy’s Twitter/Facebook Usage Chart After… Continue reading May 2011 Japan IT Links (Part 1)
Tokyo-based tech start-up Mind Palette[J], who was chosen as one of the five projects that Cyber Agent support in their incubation program, released the iPhone app called Snapeee this week. It is a picture-based social network platform that has a feature of decorating user’s snapshots, that is deeply inspired by the Japanese subculture fashion that… Continue reading Snapeee: Can Teen Taste Snapshot Sharing Win Hearts Of The Young In Asia?
photo © 2006 d. FUKA | more info (via: Wylio) A Japanese blogger nanomomonga inquired Twitter privacy support on the issue that some Japanese found to be recommended undesirable acquaintances, who should not link their real lives and secret Twitter activities, on Twitter at home and office, possibly identified by using the same global IP… Continue reading Twitter Support Admits The-Same-IP-Address-To-Follow Feature Shortly Tested
Asahi Shimbun, one of the largest newspapers in Japan and the world, is to start “Asahi Shimbun Digital” at 3 p.m. today, May 18th 2011, which is seen on its teaser page [J] (thanks @kansai_takako). The teaser page does not tell much, but I think the “digital” means paid-subscription of online version, like Nikkei has… Continue reading Asahi Shimbun Follows To Nikkei, Digital Subscription Starts Today