A Hatena blogger id:rti7743 reported that he made his new 10.6 square meters bedroom with futuristic functions [J]. He set up the following gears; – replaced curtain with 100-inch projector screen – NEC NP-U310WJD short focus projector – 2 microphones – self-programmed voice recognition system – iRemocon, (remocon = remote controller) network-connected remote controller which… Continue reading “Let There Be Light” – Voice Controlled 114sqft Japanese Work/Bedroom
Tokyo-based Juki Corporation is going to sell an anti-sleep system “Sleep Buster” for driver in 157,500 yen (US$2,000) in February 2012. The product keeps collecting a biological signals in the driver’s heartbeat rate and pulse wave sensor, which are built into the driver’s seat, shows seven levels (concentration, relaxation, distraction, fatigue, drowsiness, physical deconditioning, etc.)… Continue reading Anti-Sleep Driver’s Sheet “Sleep Buster” Comes In February, Warn You 10 Minutes Before Falling Asleep
Kanagawa Engineering College Kosaka Laboratory exhibited their serious game which simulates the experience of pregnancy, “Mommy Tummy,” at the Tokyo Game Show 2011. “Mommy Tummy” is a serious game which allows you to have personal experience of the roughly 10 month period of pregnancy in two minutes. The condition of pregnancy is emulated by wearing… Continue reading Men Can Experience Pregnancy With “Mommy Tummy,” A Serious Game
Some days ago we reported KDDI may distribute the next iteration of the iPhone. Now the reactions are coming: Goldman Sachs predicts hard times may come for Softbank [J], Softbank falls a 5% at Tokyo Stocks Exchange. Softbank, with a 21% share of the market, is the third leading mobile service provider in Japan, trailing NTT DoCoMo (48%) and KDDI… Continue reading Hard Times May Come For Softbank After KDDI Gets iPhone5
Tsukuba Academic New Town, 60km North East of Tokyo, is known by universities and enterprise research centres. There, prototype robots are walking around,
Japanese company TES NewEnergy announced to sell a cooking pan which utilizing disposed heat into power, which can charge cellphone or other devices via USB socket from June 13th. They say that heat of bonfire could be over 900 degrees Fahrenheit, but energy over 212 Fahrenheit are not used for boiling water and wasted. This… Continue reading USB Power Generating Pan
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
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.