TotemoTech - 2023-08-16


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on August 16th, 2023. In today’s news, Amazon Music Unlimited has announced another price increase for its Prime members. The monthly fee will now be 980 yen, up from 880 yen, marking the second consecutive year of price hikes.

Moving on to our next story, NHK will be airing a program on August 20th to test if it’s possible to explain the theory of relativity in just 3 minutes after studying it for 100 minutes. The show will feature comedian Sunshine Ikezaki and idol Minami Koike from Sakurazaka46.

Next up, SoftBank has revealed that it is undecided on whether to participate in the government’s common cloud platform, known as the Government Cloud. The company has not made a final decision on its application.

In other news, Big Camera has introduced a new theme song. While the closing jingle remains the same, the lyrics and melody have been refreshed. The new lyrics are inspired by Ikebukuro and there are plans to consider local versions in the future.

Shifting gears, a professional photographer discusses the use of AI in creative works and the conflicting opinions surrounding it. As AI-generated content becomes more prevalent, creators are grappling with how to incorporate AI while maintaining the authenticity and impact of their own work.

The Digital Agency is planning to revise the selection criteria for the Government Cloud, allowing for a combination of multiple services, including domestically produced cloud services, in the upcoming public offering. This change aims to make it easier for domestic cloud services that were previously unable to participate to enter the market.

And finally, let’s talk about personal cooling devices this summer. From air conditioners to cooling fans, people are finding innovative ways to beat the heat. One such device is the Peltier element, which uses thermoelectric cooling to provide a personal cooling experience. It’s a popular choice for those looking for a comfortable and energy-efficient solution.

That wraps up today’s news from TotemoTech. Stay tuned for more tech updates in our next episode. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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