TotemoTech - 2024-01-16


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on January 16th, 2024. In today’s news, Google Research and MIT CSAIL have proposed a new approach to learning visual representations using synthetic images and captions. The researchers aim to train AI models without using any human-created data. This method could have significant implications for the development of AI technology.

Moving on to our next story, researchers from Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) in Spain have published a study exploring the existence of resonance frequencies in human cells, specifically breast cells. The study investigates whether these cells exhibit strong vibrations due to resonance. The findings could contribute to a deeper understanding of cellular behavior and potentially lead to new applications in medical research.

In other news, StarFlyer, a mid-sized airline, has expanded its in-cabin pet service to all domestic flights. However, there has been some controversy surrounding the airline’s policy on allowing pets during emergency evacuations. While pets are allowed on board during regular flights, the airline states that they cannot be brought along during emergency situations. This issue has sparked debates on social media.

Next up, a surprise announcement in the world of film cameras. The iconic ‘Rollei 35’, a compact film camera that first debuted in 1967, is reportedly getting an upgrade. The new model, called ‘Rollei 35 AF’, will feature autofocus capabilities. This unexpected release has generated excitement among photography enthusiasts, as the Rollei 35 has been praised for its compact design and high-quality images.

In the realm of IT tools, IT Media and Hasshub Navi have launched a new media platform called ‘IT Select powered by Hasshub Navi’. This platform aims to assist users in selecting the right IT tools, particularly focusing on Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. One of the key features of this platform is the elimination of the common issue of receiving multiple sales calls after requesting information from vendors. IT Select aims to provide a stress-free service for users seeking IT tool recommendations.

Shifting gears to the world of mobile apps, a new iOS app called ‘恋するAI’ (Love AI) has been developed by the creators of the popular matchmaking app ‘Taple’. This app allows users to engage in romantic relationships with AI companions. The developers state that their goal is to address the declining birth rate by offering an alternative form of companionship.

Lastly, LINE, the popular messaging app, has started advertising within its ‘Album’ feature. LINE Ads now include advertising placements within the ‘Album’ section, where users can share and view photos. This expansion of advertising opportunities within the app demonstrates LINE’s efforts to monetize its platform and reach a wider audience.

That wraps up today’s news from TotemoTech. Thank you for tuning in, and be sure to join us again tomorrow for more tech updates. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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