Media

A simple video calling application for Google Android / iOS "Google Duo"

August 16 Google launched the application "Google Duo" that can make a one-on-one video call with just a phone number. In the next few days, it will be deployed to users all over the world. Google Duo is a video call application featuring a simple interface that displays video on top. In addition to making a call by tapping a contact, you can also use the "knock knock function (YouTube reference)" that allows you to display the other's video before answering when you receive a call. You can make calls on both the Android and iOS calling and receiving sides. In addition to the automatic switching of resolutions according to the communication environment, Google also said that "Development was focused on the speed and the stability of the call", and even if the communication route of the smartphone is switched by Wi-Fi and data communication It means that you can talk. Also, communication is encrypted end-to-end. Although video calls are fun to see their facial expressions and appearances, they tend to use it, they are complicated in usage, uncertain about how to connect, unfortunately they do not correspond to the terminals used by friends, and gave up giving up Have not you done before? Duo was developed so that you can concentrate on enjoying one-on-one conversation without concern for details (^^) Google Duo is a developer event for May held in May 2016 " Google I / O 2016 ", and it was announced that it will be offered this summer along with a new messaging application" Allo ". Google Duo (Android) Google Duo (iOS) Simple video call application, Google Duo appeared (Google Japan Blog) Google released Allo, an AI chat application with an assistant bot for new services (TechCrunch Japan)

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Media

SHARP (Sharp) is under umbrella of Foxconn (Foxcon)

In its poor performance, SHARP decided on a policy to rebuild under the umbrella of the company by giving substantial priority bargaining rights to Taiwan's Honghai Precision Industry (Foxconn) in the selection of a reconstruction sponsor. The sponsors also gave a name to the Industrial Innovation Organization of the Government Fund, but based on the fact that Hong Hai raised the amount of support to 700 billion yen, we judged that it was excellent in terms of terms. Also, evaluate the proposal contents such as employment and maintenance of the SHARP brand, not cutting out business. Among the total amount of 700 billion yen, SHARP will invest 500 billion yen as growth funds. Mr. Guo Tamen (October 8, 1950 -) is a Taiwanese businessman and partially owns Hon Hai Precision Industries (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) and Gong Hai Group (Hon Hai Conference, Foxconn) . It is a foreign ministry who has Shanxi province as a roots and there are things called by Terry · Gow of English name in Japan. In 1974, around the age of 24, we invested 300,000 Taiwan invested capital, established "Hon Hai Plastic Enterprise Co., Ltd." and started manufacturing and processing plastic products. The origin of "Hon Hai" seems to have hoped that the company would expect to fly greatly, meaning "Hon Hai Chisato, Haifeng River River (Koron jumps a thousand miles and the ocean pays all rivers.) In 1975" Hon Hai Industry Co., Ltd. " I am renaming it. It is 34th in The Force's Technology Division (The Richest People in Tech). According to the ranking of 2015, it is the fourth richest man in Taiwan. Foxcon (Honghai) announced in partnership with Small U.S. technology (Shaomi), a leading smartphone manufacturer in China in August 2015, will start local production of its products in India, the world's third largest smart market. It is thought that SHARP will be affiliated, not only with contract manufacturing (EMS) of electronic equipment against the world makers, but also utilizing its versatile sales channels to orient product sales tailored to local needs. # 34 Terry Gou: $ 5.3 Billion (Farbs) China's Premier Tech Manufacturer Going To India (Farbs) Sharp reconstruction, introducing about 700 billion yen of priority bargaining rights to Hong Hai = Relations (Reuters) Taiwan Hon Hai Precision Industry / Fox Con (Foxconn) (4/13, 2012 Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Media

World's smallest! Stabilizer for iPhone (GIZMON)

At the CAMPFIRE site, "Project the beautiful video with the stabilizer for the iPhone !!" started the project, exceeding 230% of the target amount (500,000 yen) in a week (^^) Elephant Steady is the iPhone It is a stabilizer grip that you can use. We were able to eliminate the logic board by adopting a high-performance ultra-small motor and controlling the motor using an application. The iPhone controls the motor while detecting the tilt and corrects the tilt of the iPhone in real time. You can record a smooth video with suppressed blurring and vibration as if using expensive special equipment. (From the project introduction) Kickstarter achieved 63,716 dollars (target amount of 50,000 dollars) on August 15th. I think that it is small, low price, design is also smart. You can get it at a special price of 8,500 yen (schedule: February 2015). http://elephantsteady.com http://www.adplus-jp.com We are developing original brand "GIZMON". Elephant Steady by ADPLUS on Sketchfab Elephant Steady - Smallest stabilizer ever for iPhone! (Kickstarter)

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Media

Google acquired natural language processing IM application Emu

Google acquired an instant messaging application "Emu" that provides functionality similar to Apple Siri and Google Now. Emu officially announced on the Website. Where Emu differs from Siri and others, Emu always sees the opportunity to help the user in the background (^ ^) Artificial intelligence and natural language processing whereas Siri will not reply unless you ask questions from here It is becoming a "smart chat application" that carries technology, assists the conversation by understanding the context of chat. For example, if you are chatting about the next appointment with a friend or colleague, the relevant part of the calendar is gently inserted into the instant message. If you know that you are talking about the movie, it will show you the movies that are seen in the neighborhood. If you are talking about dinner, we will display the rating, reservation, navigation of the restaurant in the chat. People's actions and words are incomplete and have many ideas, and often I think that there are secretaries who understand forgetfulness and habits as they are and assists them exactly (lol) Technology is friendly and gentle to people! It's nice (laugh) US Google acquires an impressive IM application "Emu" than Siri (INTERNET Watch) Lifestyle in the near future (Corning) (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Media

FIFA World Cup ™ Official Video Distribution App and Google Maps Published

There are apps that you can enjoy enjoying the charm of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Compatible with smartphone (iPhone / Android), iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone 4 or more / iPad 2 or more / iPodTouch 4 th generation or more), Android OS 2.2 or more. Free. Legends Stadium 2014 (Development: PRESENTCAST INC.) Is a multi angle view function that allows you to check the best play of the world from all 360 ° angles you could not see until now. 【All Match Highlights】 90 seconds, 3 minutes, 10 minutes, deliver three highlights immediately after the match. You can enjoy the scene of excitement as many times as you want, according to the clearance time. 【Schedule and Alarm】 In addition to the schedule of all the games broadcasting, an alarm function for notifying the kickoff time is also included, so do not miss a game of interest. 【Comprehensive Tournament Information】 【Toto Calcio Enjoyable with Friends】 【World Cup Column Wishing to Give Presents】 【Detailed Stats and Rankings】 etc. FIFA World Cup ™ Official Video Distribution Application. Google has released a street view of all 12 stadiums where hot fighting can be held. It is the venue for Japan VS Cote d'Ivoire "Arena Pernambuco Stadium". Brazilian World Cup Stadium (Google Maps) View: Arena · Pernambuco (Capture: Google Maps) LEGENDS STADIUM 2014 (Legends Stadium) In Stadium, in Street View! (Google Blog)

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Movie

Funny movie of Tin Robot IDIOTS

A long-standing Japanese-made tinplate robot performs humorous contemporary smart social scene. Only smartphones are drawn with the latest CG design, the imbalance such as the tin-made robot made before the starring, the poor cardboard hut and the handwritten props are producing "laughter and funnyness" (^ ^ ) This interesting promotional movie was produced by Visual Effects Company "BIG LAZY ROBOT" in Spain. biglazyrobot.com (Website) IDIOTS from BLR_VFX on Vimeo. Academy Award for Animated Short Film (Nobuyuki Kokai): Spain

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Media

Xiaomi (Shaomi) said to be "East of the East"

Xiaomi (Shaomi), which is said to be "East of the East", appointed Vice President by pulling out Mr. Ugo Rosa (36), Google's Android product manager. It is a start-up company announcing the first model (MI-1) in August 2011. Xioami has succeeded in selling it at such a price as to shake a huge company such as Apple and Samsung while using first-class parts. Their MI - 2S is performance equivalent to Galaxy S4, but the price is half price. The secret is to minimize the price by direct selling at its site and the Chinese ROMA technology (Xioami) from the custom ROM "MIUI" provider, to fully customize Android, develop the latest function with support of the community It is in the system. The owner of the company is billionaire Ray Jun (battlefield / baidu.com). He is 43 years old and possesses an estimated asset of $ 1.7 billion. I am an enthusiastic fan of Steve Jobs since I was a college student, imitating all the apparent features. Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter, has 5 million followers. The display of the latest model (MI - 3) is 5 inches (1920 × 1080/441 PPI), Tegra 4i for CPU or Qalcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz is adopted, and memory comes with 2 GB, 13 Mega pixel camera . The price is 16GB version 1999 yuan (about 32,500 yen), details to the following site. This is a video of the latest model MI-3 presentation held on September 5, 2013. Small rice handmade 3 TD (Website): MI - 3 Xiaomi: a company that threatens Apple and Samsung (Wired.jp) Small - rice technology (Xiaomi) took over HTC and ranked fifth in smartphone brands most used in China: TrendForce (10/4 Business Wire)

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Media

Arduino with fingertip size radio: RFduino project

There was an interesting Open Source RF project on the Kickstarter site. It is over $ 140,000 (about 13 million yen) of 2,800% against the target amount of 5,000 dollars. The CPU board with radio (Bluetooth) is miniaturized, and the USB board and input / output board are stacked structure. In the United States, NPO organization "Code.org" to introduce programming class to all schools is talking about. Gates and Mr. Zuckerberg participate in the programming education promotion campaign "Code.org" (ITmedia) Since the RFduino project conforms to Arduino, the program development environment is open to the public with open software. Arduino Japanese Reference (Arduino Team: Translation Takumi Funada) This video introduces fun hardware that applied RFduino board with radio with miniaturization. (Kickstarter) OpenSource RF (Website) Fun Kickstarter Project Multiplo: Create Read more

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Media

6 seconds expression, video sharing Mobile application Vine

Vine sharing movie sharing for 6 seconds Vine seems interesting (^ ^) It is starting to be used by US and UK media and PR affiliates. It is easy to distribute videos like Twitter, and examples using Vine in news media are emerging. A Turkish journalist, Tulin Daloglu, delivered several videos from the scene on Vine on the scene of suicide bombings on February 1, 2013 in front of the American embassy in Ankara, Turkey's capital. vine.co/v/b1MHUJz77gu - Turkey Pulse (@TurkeyPulse) February 1, 2013 This video for 6 seconds is a case of Vine on Twitter's official blog. (^^) Holding hands at Tilden park vine.co/v/biTaEEwdq2n?1 - James Buckhouse (@buckhouse) January 24, 2013 The media pub site is sensitive to the epidemic We have detailed reports on Vine including examples of use in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). 6 seconds Media company and PR company jump at the same time to Vine of video sharing (media pub)

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Movie

Late Jobs' indie movie "jOBS" to be released in April

Part of the late Steve Jobs' biography movie starring actor Ashton Kutcher is released. The movie included in this about 1 minute movie is a scene where Mr. Jobs played by Kutcher and Mr. Steve Wozniak played by Josh Gad talk at HP parking lot. This movie will be released to theaters on April 19th in the U.S. time. This indie film is screened for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival to be held in Park City, Utah on January 25, and it seems that he describes the life of Jobs from 1971 to 2000. Life Jobs Biography Movie "jOBS", Partly Revealed - Theatrical Release on April 19th (CNET Japan) Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said the late Jobs' indie biography movie "jOBS "Person depiction does not conform to the fact," he said "It is completely wrong." "The idea of ​​a computer that affects society is not born from Jobs," he says, "His idea is to make a personal computer board for $ 20 and add $ 40 to acquaintances that make computers, It was to sell at. " Also, as far as a part of the released work is concerned, Mr. Jobs pointed out that his depiction is different from the actual, "Both of them were children, our relationship was also quite different from movies" It is. Apple co-founder Jobs biography movie is a "complete mistake" (Reuters) US Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Walter Isaacson's movie "Steve Jobs" I have acquired the right. Aaron Sorkin (Aaron Sorkin) who wrote the script of "Social Network" and "The White House" is responsible for the script and it is clear that "the movie consists of three scenes that progress in real time". It is that the scene behind the scenes will be drawn in about 30 minutes in one scene, just before the announcement of products produced by Jobs, the first Macintosh, NeXT computer, and iPod. Sony version Steve Jobs biography movie reveals "three part composition" by screenwriter (2012/11/19 movie.com) Mr. Jobs' biography "Steve Jobs" and movie (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Innovation

Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trend Report

Mary Meeker, securities analyst at Wall Street from 1986 to 2010. It is a leading expert in the Internet field including mobile system. In 1981 he received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Dever University and a master's degree in economics in finance from Cornell University in 1986 (MBA). Mary Miker, who became an analyst at Kleiner Perkins (KPCB) on December 3rd, 2011, is presenting annual reports on Internet trends at Stanford University. Explaining that there are possibilities for further growth, assuming that there are only 1 billion smartphone users among mobile phone users currently said to be about 5 billion people in the world. (The slide materials are below.) I think that it will be meaningful to review the past business trends and consider future growth and innovation trends at the end of 2012. In the global market in 2013, mobile devices (smartphones + tablets) are expected to overtake PC (desktop + notebook) on the basis of installed quantity. Business such as advertisement, shopping, contents and marketing also changes, and you can see that the United States is transforming from a mobile mobile country to a mobile advanced country. According to Mr. Huang, there is already a tendency to digitize and manage on the cloud instead of physically possessing all information such as document files and music data. And from the automobile to the housing, it shows the prospect that the economy sharing various things will prosper in the future. Interesting (^^) 2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Wintel Time to end, acceleration to the mobile era accelerated (media pub) "Take not to own style" Trend of Mary · Maker Report (Wired.jp) Cookpad 2Q Record highest sales, rapid access from smartphone (MarkeZine)

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Germany

Electric book reader "txtr beagle" of 1,000 yen has appeared

As well as smartphones, tablet PCs and e-book readers are also released from many manufacturers around the world and are fierce battles. Screen size, function, performance, price are also different. This time, super cheap e-book reader "txtr beagle" was released from txtr company in Germany. It seems to be $ 13 with assistance from telecommunications carriers and $ 25 without assistance. There is neither lighting nor touch screen on the "E Ink" terminal of 5 inch screen. The power supply is not built in the rechargeable battery, it uses 2 AAA batteries, according to txtr company it can read 12 ~ 15 volumes with one battery set. Weight is 128 g with battery and light weight. "Txtr beagle" is the minimum necessary function, Wi-Fi is not installed. It is compatible with Bluetooth, and it synchronizes books using the Android or iPhone application. Reader App (txtr beagle) I always feel like I'm good for people who want to read books easily with my smartphone on hand (^ ^) txtr GmbH (Website) txtr beagle (German) released · The specification "13-dollar e-book reader" appeared (Wired.jp) The world's first folding electronic book terminal Wexler Flex ONE (Nobuyuki Kokai) e-book related news (Google News Search)

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