TotemoTech - 2023-08-15


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on August 15th, 2023. LINE, the popular messaging app, has announced the release of a large-scale language model called ‘japanese-large-lm’ that is specifically designed for the Japanese language. This model is open-source and can be used for commercial purposes as well.

In other news, a collaboration between IT venture Tellus and Source Next has led to the development of a non-contact monitoring device called POM. This device uses millimeter wave radar to monitor sleep and heart rate, making it an innovative addition to bedroom surveillance technology.

Moving on, a recent survey conducted by Job Soken, a research and consulting firm specializing in careers and work styles, revealed that more than 60% of respondents prefer teleworking as their ideal way of working during the summer. However, the reality is different, as 68.6% of the respondents reported having to go to the office frequently.

Now, let’s talk about a humorous encounter between an IT enthusiast and a tech-savvy individual. The conversation revolves around the comparison of storage capacities, with the IT enthusiast boasting about their 32GB PC while the tech-savvy individual casually mentions their 512GB smartphone.

In the world of augmented reality, Japanese company Xreal has announced a price increase for their AR glasses, known as XREAL Air. The price will be raised from 45,980 yen to 49,980 yen, affecting consumers in Japan.

Shifting gears to the entertainment industry, the movie ‘Barbie’ has made a strong start in Japan, earning 190 million yen in just three days of release. However, the film faced controversy before its release due to promotional activities.

Lastly, a comedy skit titled ‘Fragile Cafe’ is gaining attention among IT engineers. Created by a cybersecurity comedian, the skit humorously highlights the vulnerabilities and challenges faced in the world of IT security. The video has become popular among IT engineers and is generating a lot of buzz.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest tech developments! And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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