Well, the company is very successful so I have no doubts that this will take off. But, you probably won’t see me wearing anything Hello Kitty in the near future.
Every morning and every night I am greeted by this guy presenting my toothbrush. The only time he gets a break is when I am brushing my teeth. During that time he rolls back into his house for a bit of shut eye, or maybe he’s spending time with his family.
I got this at the 100 yen store in Kyoto. Yes, Japan has their dollar store equivilant. But, they have more useful items there and it is sort of misleading in that not everything is 100 yen.
Well, thank you toothbrush holder for your commitment.
The nice thing about the Samsung phone package is that it comes with media and file management software. The bad thing though is that if you want to create a wallpaper, it doesn’t fill the entire screen and if you have a storage card in the phone, the file management software can not find it.
The first issue related to wallpaper size is based on the settings of the phone screen which is 240×320. So, naturally you would think that the software will create that size image, and it does. You then load that image to the phones photo/downloads and set it as the wallpaper. Unfortunately, it appears the phones OS sizes it down and centers it on the screen.
You are thinking, “Wait! Your phone has a full wallpaper!” So yes, you can make your own full screen wallpapers. All I did was take my own imaging software and created a larger image of 300×400. Then directly loaded it to the memory card and inserted into the phone. Then navigated to the image and set it as a wallpaper. The phone asks you to save it to the local HDD and you just say yes.
That touches on issue two. So, when saving the larger image I had to save it directly to the memory card from my PC. If I try to save it to the phones HDD photos/downloads location, it gives me a size restriction error while using the file managment software.
All the above applies to PNG, JPG and GIF files. The wallpaper can even be an animated GIF if you like.
~ Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Now all the girls can rock out and all the boys can get into Hello Kitty. Especially with three models including the Stratocaster, Drednought and Bronco Bass.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind dropping some beats with a Batz-Maru bass. Maybe Twinkie Jingles should get one for the Heiruspecs show…
Suprisingly this has been marketed more towards the U.S. from what I can tell. I wouldn’t mind seeing Puffy Amiyumi rocking out with these, but then again they probably have their own brand thanks to Cartoon Network.
Oh yeah, for those that don’t play guitar but play Guiatar Hero, they have replacement skins for that too.
Based on the LR2 chassis this thing has great design and I wouldn’t mind crusing around in it. So, let’s just hope it goes into production and is available in the U.S.
In the mean time, pick-up their album and get tour information from heiruspecs.com.
This is an old video of the fan dancing robots. Very cool for the time, but they are being surpassed with even more sophisticated “AI” and functionality.
A while back robots were integrated into the assembly line and the threat of robots replacing humans was realized. Now, instead of replacing, they are substituting.
There are robot dogs, cats, birds and other various animals. They are also miniature version of friends for kids and adults. The video below is of Plen. This robot skates, picks up stuff, and skate boards.
There a several factors that are increasing the development of these more sophisticated robots. Faster processors, smaller components, better power sources and more experience.
A large segment of development is directed towards assisted living. In the U.S., the population is decreasing per generation. It is through immigration that the U.S. is able to maintain it’s working population and will also be able to meet the needs of the increasing populous of elderly.
Japan loves tech and has always had a fascination with robots. The population there is also decreasing with two adults only having one child. But, the immigration is stricter than the U.S. and being an island nation, you don’t have people “walking in” to find jobs. So, to assist with this issue, the Japanese government has started to make their immigration policy a bit more lenient and technology is working to provide more assistants for the elderly. Japanese women currently have the longest life expectancy.
Robot assistance in the health industry is already being tested in the U.S. I will link to the article describing a hospital testing one such robot.
For the last two weeks we in the Chicagoland area have seen rain, freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow. Yesterday we were in a snow advisory and this morning I walked out to (no surprise) my xB in a thick layer of snow. I think we only got 2-3 inches.
Yes, I left my wipers up. For those that never have to deal with snow, it just helps to keep them free of ice and also out of the way when you clean your windshield. The snow cleans off easily, it’s just the layer of ice underneath that is annoying and takes time to clean off.
That reminds me, have you ever seen those people that just clean half of their front windshield off so they can see through and leave the rest of the car with inches of snow? Next time I see someone like that driving around, I’ll try to get a picture.
I don’t mind snow, just the cold that comes along with it.
Honestly, I am not into shoes and I am not one of those with hundreds of pairs in boxes appreciating in my closet/room. I only have three pair of tennis shoes that I think look really cool. Two pairs I won’t wear because instead of bringing back post-cards from trips, I bring back footwear.
I guess it started with my last trip to Tokyo. While hitting the stores at Shibuya, I came across the pair you see pictured that literally say “Tokyo.” You can get other Adidas for Mexico and New York and other “popular” places too. But, isn’t cooler that they were bought when you were there? I think so.
Kyoto is home of Onitsuka Tiger. Those are Onitsuka Tiger Injector DX limited to the Kyoto store.
Thanks to Rob for locating them when I couldn’t.
Yes, I even found a cool pair of Pumas at my local Sports Authority. On sale for $50, the snake & chili looks good to me.