A Japanese research group developed what it claims is an SSD (solid state drive) best suited for deep learning-based image recognition.
The group is led by Ken Takeuchi, professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University. The new SSD, "Value-Aware SSD," evaluates the value of image data and is controlled so that important and not-so-important data are stored in high- and low-reliability memory cells, respectively.
The seating in the auditorium began moving as soon as the performance started. The action-packed period fantasy, "Dokurojo no Shichinin: Season Hana," is a new version of "Dokurojo no Shichinin" (Seven Souls In The Skull Castle), depicting a pair of wandering samurai (played by Shun Oguri and Koji Yamamoto) who set out to fight against the tyrannical lord of Dokurojo, a fictitious castle in the Kanto region during the Sengoku warring states period in the 16th century.
While newer vehicles might give users the choice of having Android Auto or Carplay being installed for them, older vehicles don't, although thankfully with after-party options being offered by manufacturers, those with older vehicles will be able to take advantage of the features offered by Android Auto and Carplay.
In fact if you're looking for an in-dash unit for your car, you might be interested to learn that Pioneer has announced a handful of new Android Auto units that you might want to check out. These come in the form of the AVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX, and the AVH-2300NEX, with the first model being Pioneer's first single-DIN unit to run Android Auto.
A new material known as cellulose nanofiber (CNF) is starting to make headway in the manufacturing world.
Known for being both light and strong, CNF has so far been used in Japan to manufacture products such as disposable diapers, ballpoint pen ink, and audio speakers -- with toilet cleaner being the one of the latest CNF products to hit the shelves.
An education ministry internal probe is under way into documents allegedly suggesting the Prime Minister's involvement in a plan by a private university to open a school in a government-designated special economic zone.
Okayama University of Science plans to open a school of veterinary medicine in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan. The university is operated by an educational institution headed by Kotaro Kake, a close friend of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
If you still like using camcorders to capture video even though everyone is using smartphones for the same purpose now, you might want to check out JVC’s new line of camcorders. JVC today announced two rugged, weatherproof camcorders that can float. JVC’s new Everio R camcorders promise all-weather features, five hour battery life, powerful optical zoom, and other advanced features that will enable users to “create unique videos that can’t easily be captured with a smartphones,” so says the company.
JVC’s GZ-R550 and GZ-R440 camcorders are built using the company’s Quad-Proof structure. They are water resistant to a depth of 5 meters and can withstand drops from 1.5 meters. They are freeze-proof down to -10°C. They do all this while being able to float.
Olympus has announced its latest 'tough' camera, the TG-5. It's the follow-up to the TG-4, one of our favorite rugged cameras, and features a new sensor and processor, advanced tracking capabilities, 4K video capture, Wi-Fi and more.
Where the TG-4 used a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, the TG-5 has dropped to 12MP, in order to improve image quality (according to the company). It uses the same TruePic VIII processor found in the E-M1 Mark II. The 25-100mm equiv. F2-4.9 lens is mostly the same, although Olympus has added dual panel glass to prevent 'foggy' due to rapid changes in temperature. The lens can still focus down to 1cm/0.4in in its 'microscope' mode.