TotemoTech - 2023-08-21


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on August 21st, 2023. Sony has finally released its latest flagship camera, the α6700, which features an evolved subject detection autofocus system. This new model comes four years after the previous α6600 was introduced in 2019.

In other news, Tsubame Industries, a robot development company based in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, has begun selling the Arccax, a 4.5-meter tall passenger robot, in Japan. Priced at 400 million yen and limited to five units, the Arccax comes equipped with air conditioning in its cockpit.

Moving on, manga readers are faced with a dilemma when deciding between purchasing physical books or digital versions. The release of the first volume of ‘The JOJOLands,’ the ninth part of ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure,’ on August 18th has sparked this debate.

As the summer heat continues, Fujitsu General has introduced a wearable neck cooler to help people stay cool while working outdoors. The company’s neck cooler has been put to the test to evaluate its usability.

In the world of cybersecurity, a young woman with a passion for IT security raises questions about the practice of storing passwords in plain text. She explores the concept of hashing as a more secure alternative.

If you ever dreamed of piloting a giant robot, your dream may come true thanks to MOVeLOT’s crowdfunding campaign. The company is selling pilot tickets starting from 5,000 yen, allowing enthusiasts to experience the thrill of controlling their own robot.

Lastly, a joint statement from the Newspaper Association and three other organizations calls for a reevaluation of copyright protection measures related to generative AI. They highlight concerns regarding Japan’s Copyright Act Article 30-4, which they believe gives AI learning an unfair advantage compared to other countries. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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