TotemoTech - 2023-06-17


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on June 17th, 2023. In today’s news, we have some exciting updates from the world of technology.

First up, Gugenka announced a special augmented reality (AR) music fireworks display at the Niigata Festival. The popular Vocaloid song ‘Senbonzakura’ will be performed by Hatsune Miku alongside the fireworks. This unique collaboration between virtual and real-world entertainment is sure to captivate the audience.

Moving on to gaming, Razer has unveiled a new gaming keyboard in collaboration with Pokémon. The Pikachu-themed keyboard is a tenkeyless design and will be priced at $299.9. It will be available for purchase in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia. Pokémon fans and gamers alike can now enjoy a touch of cuteness while gaming.

In the world of photography, Fujifilm is set to release the INSTAX SQUARE SQ40 instant camera on June 29th. This classic-looking camera features a leather-like black body design, giving it a timeless and sophisticated appearance. With its analog selfie mode, users can capture and print their memories in an instant.

Looking towards the future, Konica Minolta and science fiction (SF) authors have shared a unique approach to envisioning the future. By utilizing SF prototyping, individuals are encouraged to think about the value of a future that may be difficult to imagine. This thought-provoking methodology allows us to explore the possibilities and potential challenges that lie ahead.

In other news, the Digital Agency of Japan has provided guidance on how to disable the My Number card function on Android smartphones. Users who wish to stop using the electronic certificate function can follow the instructions provided by the agency. It’s important to ensure the proper procedures are followed to protect personal information.

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise have something magical to look forward to. The Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo - Making of Harry Potter has officially opened its doors, offering fans a chance to experience the world of Harry Potter. Additionally, a touch of magic has been added to Twitter, where liking a post related to the tour triggers a special enchantment.

Moving on to the world of color technology, NTT has developed a new method for estimating ‘true colors’ from captured images. This technology removes the influence of lighting conditions and allows for the reproduction of any desired lighting scenario. It has potential applications in virtual reality (VR) and other immersive experiences.

Lastly, JCB has introduced an AI-powered system for automating the evaluation and registration process for its affiliated merchants. With the use of AI, the time-consuming process that used to take 2-3 business days can now be completed in as little as 4 hours. This streamlined system will benefit both merchants and customers, making transactions faster and more efficient.

That concludes today’s news from TotemoTech. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the world of technology. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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