1.05.2017

MR-like brainstorming application "Brastory"

Mixed Reality(MR) attracts attention in the Japanese tech industry as same as virtual reality. User interface design company Up arrows released the brainstorming application "Brastory" that users can experience MR easily.



When users run the application, dry-erase board where some stickies were put on appears on the real scenery. Furthermore, users can change screen size and positions of stickies, choose stickies of own favorite colors, write comment in them and put them on dry-erase board. In other words, this is an MR version of bulletin-board-system, but creative user interface may draw creative ideas from users. We can use this application from Android mobiles and Web browser. The downloading from Google Play is free.


1.04.2017

The sandals which can walk the virtual worlds

A lot of VR Head Mount Display were released in CES 2017, but hardware developer Cerevo released different VR gadgets. They are world's first VR shoes and VR gloves equipped with feel sensors "Taclim".




These have eight tactile devices(gloves 1 X 2, shoes 3 X 2) developed by co-operation of Cerevo and Nidec Seimitsu Corporation, and they feed back the feel to users to video and sound of the VR space. For example, they can reproduce difference in feel when users walked desert, grassy plains, and the waterside. They can reproduce even difference in kinds of the shoes which VR characters wear. In addition, these function as input devices because these have 9-axis sensor that reflects the motion of users in VR space.


Cerevo is going to release two kinds of Bluetooth Edition and Sub-giga Edition which supports the Japan's 920MHz(USA 815MHz/Euro 868MHz). The charge method is Micro USB and it is available for two hours by 3-hour charge. They sell these for 100,000 ~ 50,000yen in this autumn and provide the development environment of this to developers as Unity plug-in.

12.27.2016

Wi-Fi camera which shoot the viewpoint of the toy

Have you thought that you wanted to become diorama figures? If you use this Wi-Fi camera, you can enjoy the feeling that you becomes the mini-figures and get on cars and trains of the toy. PCs and gadgets shop DOSPARA developed Wi-Fi camera "Comicam" to be attached to toys.



This is L-shaped to fix it to the roof of cars and the trains of the toy. When users fix this to toy by a rubber band, install application in own smartphones and connect it to Wi-Fi, they can enjoy the viewpoint of the toy with the screen of the smartphone and shoot its photos and video.
In addition, this is a general-purpose action camera also. This has the camera mount of the magnet desorption type, if users attach a tripod to this, they can use it as a general camera. As for the recording time of this, it is short with 70 minutes(When use Wi-Fi; 30 minutes). However, DOSPARA pursued downsizing than battery capacity to make this a simple toy.
The time necessary for charge is about two hours, the angle of view is 120 degrees, resolution of video is 1280 X 720ppixel / 30fps, the biggest pixel of the image is 5 million, and it support microSD ~ microSDXC(64GB). The Size is 78.62 X 23.5 X 14.5mm, weight is about 25g. DOSPARA sells this for 6,480yen(tax-included) in their EC site Shanhaidonya.


12.01.2016

May the force be with your smartphone

Spin-off movie of the Star Wars series "Rogue One" is shown soon. To it, Softbank and Sharp announced that they released two kinds of smartphones of Star Wars in the beginning of December.



Of course two kinds of them are the dark side and the light side. Because users must use it more than two years if they change a model of a smartphone, they must think about which they promise the loyalty to seriously! :)
The OS of the smartphone is Android 6.0 and skin and live wall paper are X-Wing or Tie Fighter. Furthermore, game application "Star Wars: Force Collection", movie application of "The Force Awakens", emoji, and ringtones are preinstalled. As a bonus item, the metal figures of Rogue One made by TAKARA TOMY are attached. Those size is 73*149*7.6mm, and weight is 155g. The battery capacity is 3,000mAh. The price is 99,720yen(tax-included), but the price changes by the kind of a method for purchase and the contract.

via http://www.softbank.jp/mobile/special/starwars-mobile/

11.16.2016

Let's share ideas and recipes of DIY


This application is convenient if you do not understand beginning though you are interested in DIY. Wondershake released β version of DIY recipes share service for women "Creon".


It is, so to speak, Cookpad of DIY. Users can see and post various genres DIY recipes such as interiors, accessories, cosmetics, and gardening. For example, you did not know where you should buy the materials which are necessary for it though there is the thing which you wanted to make.You can know the names of shops from the tag of recipes of other users. By the way, the popular tags are 100-yen shops now.
The official release date is next March, but this already has a lot of DIY recipes and the number of the current categories are ten kinds. Account registration and the downloading of application are free(iOS/Android).