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
Japan Earthquake On The Web
[Update] Asiajin authors in Tokyo are okay. Our main writer Serkan Toto was at New Tokyo International Airport. People evacuated outside. Serkan had to stay at Narita and seeking flight for SXSW. Another author Dominic Ken Gallello shot when the earthquake broke out at his office in Tokyo. Magnitude 8.4 earthquake hit Miyagi and east… Continue reading Japan Earthquake On The Web
Nekostagram – Cats Only Instagram Viewer
Nekostagram (neko = cat in Japanese) is a simple web service which only shows cat photos from Instagram. The service was developed [J] by a Japanese Ruby developer @ruedap, uses official Instagram API on Ruby framework Sinatra. It runs on free plan on Heroku hosting service, and seems down by rush of visitors.
A Blogger Taking The Same Vendor Machine Photo For More Than 5 Years
A Japanese blog “Watashi ha Mainichi (no you ni) Jidou Hanbaiki no Shashin wo Totte imasu. Gomen-nasai” [J], which means “I am taking a photo of the vendor machine (almost) every day. Sorry”, is a blog dedicated for the same coca cola vending machine in Sapporo, Hokkaido with over 5 years’ successful story. The blog… Continue reading A Blogger Taking The Same Vendor Machine Photo For More Than 5 Years
Bijo Linux – Photo Site Where Girls Are Displaying Linux Commands
Bijo Linux [J] is a new website offers Tokyo girls holding up a signboard showing one Linux command. The Japanese word “Bijo” means “beautiful lady”. Every time you reload the page, a different girl with a different Linux command will be shown up. Each photo comes with the girl’s nickname, dob, blood type(how important!), occupation,… Continue reading Bijo Linux – Photo Site Where Girls Are Displaying Linux Commands
Pop Up Camera – iPhone App Makes Your Photo Pseudo 3D
[Free download until Sunday 24th] Pop Up Camera by Kamakura-based web development company Kayac Inc. is an iPhone camera application enables you to make semi-3D effect photo. You take a photo, then touch area on the photo where you want to pop up. Then you will get animated image file. Here is a sample from… Continue reading Pop Up Camera – iPhone App Makes Your Photo Pseudo 3D
Reroom.jp – Category Photo Sharing Service For Your Interior Designs
Last month we introduced a new Japan-based bilingual web service for sharing contents of your bag InMyBag. This month we let you know the similar concept web service Reroom.jp, which lets you share the part of your private life, your room. This service does not have an English menu, but browsing should not be so… Continue reading Reroom.jp – Category Photo Sharing Service For Your Interior Designs
Hyper Gadgets Loaded Taxi In Kyoto
A guy from a game/smartphone shop Vis-a-Vis [J] posted an interesting photo when he took a taxi in Kyoto. Makaizou(evil tuned, often used to praise something so maniac) Taxi. It has 20 inch display, four high definition camcorders, three car navigators, Docomo’s WiFi router. For security, all recorded movies are being transferred to his home… Continue reading Hyper Gadgets Loaded Taxi In Kyoto
CNBC Pranked By Japanese Photoshopper
Bloomberg reported that Japanese Ministry of Finance posted a silly ad to solicit young Japanese guys to buy government bonds on popular free magazine R25, which is a true story. To Japanese’ credit, many people here were amazed by silliness of the ad project, and got angry against who spent tax for this. The magazine… Continue reading CNBC Pranked By Japanese Photoshopper
No Dish? Don’t Panic, iPad Is On Your Side.
There is no right way or wrong way. Looks yummy tonkatsu. There need to be karashi mustard. Photo by zoo_200 And why iPhone 4 looks familiar to Japanese people (via @miyagawa) You can check how these gates are working on this movie, Tokyo train IC card system. Some use card, another use cellphone.