Monday, May 17, 2010

goodbye dial up hello personal sci fi movie (-.-) SOLAR POWERED PHONE!!

Minna!!! Ryuu desu~!!!!
i'm hyper the library computers are free and i should be home, oh well
i think i've forgotten how to use a normal keyboard... too used to using a laptop keyboard now XC

anyway last night i saw this really funny piece of news :




I-FAIRY ROBOT MARRIES A COUPLE IN JAPAN FOR THE FIRST TIME



I have to say this is the newest method i know of to marry someone off with. How is it that a robot can conduct a ceremony? i have no idea it just did ...(didn't stick around to hear the whole thing )
so because of that i got all of you this article:



I-Fairy robot leads events at Tokyo wedding
The Associated Press
Almost everyone stood when the bride walked down the aisle in her white gown, but not the wedding conductor, because she was bolted to her chair.
The nuptials at this ceremony were led by I-Fairy, a 1.5-meter-tall seated robot with flashing eyes and plastic pigtails. Sunday's wedding was the first time a marriage had been led by a robot, according to its Tokyo-based manufacturer, Kokoro Co.
"Please lift the bride's veil," the robot said in a tinny voice, waving its arms in the air as the newlyweds kissed in front of about 50 guests.
The wedding took place at a restaurant in Hibiya Park in central Tokyo, where I-Fairy wore a wreath of flowers and directed the rooftop ceremony. Wires led out from beneath it to a black curtain a few meters away, where a man crouched and clicked commands into a computer.
Japan has one of the most advanced robotics industries in the world, with the government actively supporting the field for future growth. Industrial models in factories are now standard, but recently companies are making a push to inject robots into everyday life.
Honda makes Asimo, a walking child-shaped robot, and other firms have developed them to entertain the elderly or play baseball.
Kokoro, whose corporate goal is to "touch the hearts of the people," also makes giant dinosaur robots for exhibitions and lifelike android models that can smile and laugh. The company is a subsidiary of Sanrio Co., which owns the rights to Hello Kitty and other characters.
"This was a lot of fun. I think that Japanese have a strong sense that robots are our friends. Those in the robot industry mostly understand this, but people mainly want robots near them that serve some purpose," said bride Satoko Inoue, 36, who works for Kokoro.
"It would be nice if the robot was a bit more clever, but she is very good at expressing herself," said new husband Tomohiro Shibata, 42, a professor of robotics at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology.

source:http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20100518a4.html



yup it was yesterdays news == sorry



anyway i think it's sortof a move forward into the whole space age thing that they said humans were moving towards but i think it's just kinda weird and i don't think i want another redo of Irobot (you know the one with will smith!!) yeah i know that would be scary.
and in that here are some pictures of the lovely couple and the cute little 'bot that crried it all out


source : akihibaranews.com



Next up on random news: Sharp's new solar powered phone (Solar phone SH007)


source: akihibaranews.com

Article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/163438/first_look_sharps_solarpowered_cell_phone.html

Cell phone addicts, listen up: The dreaded low-battery beep may soon be a thing of the past. Sharp has just unveiled the world's first solar-powered cell phone. Ready to get charged?
The phone, created by Sharp and Japanese network
KDDI, is set to be released this summer. It works by using a special solar panel that snaps onto the device and soaks up the sun's rays. The companies say 10 minutes in the sun will give you enough juice for about a minute of talk time, or two full hours of standby power.
Even better for the tech-obsessed: Both the solar panel and the phone are fully waterproof. Conducting business poolside has never been simpler.
Other cell phone vendors are showing prototypes of
solar-powered cell phones, and a number of solar chargers are avaiable for various electronics, including cell phones. But Sharp -- which has committed to solar power plants -- appears to be the first out of the gate with a solar-powered cell phone.
Unfortunately, the phones are only being released in Japan thus far, and there's no word yet when they could make their way to the States. The minute they do, though, consider my office officially relocated to the giant gator-shaped raft floating in the deep end.


how freaking awesome is that!!!! i really really want one now RRRRAAAAOOOOORRRR why don't they sell them anywhere else and why aren't they cheaper, sigh oh well time to start saving again :P

so anyway till next time :D







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