February 27, 2019

New App Makes It Easy to Set Up an Online Shop and Sell Your Creative Products

Have you ever wished that there was an easier way to sell your artwork or handicrafts without having to go through the gallery system or sign up for a complicated e-commerce system? Though the world is filled with platforms that make it easier to share our homes, handicrafts, and even rides to work, it’s not quite as simple for the average person to replicate the retail experience—until now.

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January 21, 2019

This Japanese Fashion Model Isn’t a Human, She’s Computer Generated

Computer generated technology is rapidly improving, so much so that it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s animated. However, CGI isn’t just being used for special effects in films anymore—today the technology is also being applied to create incredibly realistic computer generated people. Meet Imma, the Japanese virtual model who’s taking the fashion industry by storm.

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January 3, 2019

Cafe Pops Up in Tokyo with Robot Servers Operated by Paralyzed People

Over the last few years, several strides have been made in the realm of robotics. From smart planters to submersible drones, these innovations are designed to make life easier for their operators. This intention is particularly true at Dawn ver.β, a pop-up cafe staffed by automatons that offer agency to “those who have difficulty working.” Developed by Kentaro Yoshifuji—the CEO of Ory Laboratories—the OriHime-D is a server that relies on remote control.

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