I think these delightful cats could convince me to buy anything, even a state-of-the-art $500 NEC CD player back in 1987.
A man in Japan was charged with copyright infringement and electronic transmission of obscene materials after using AI software to de-censor porn on-demand though his website. In Japan, genitalia must be obscured in media, even in pornography; the AI software he allegedly used, TecoGAN [github], infers detail in the blurred region based on the remaining… READ THE REST
Yasuzo Masumura's "Giants and Toys" (1958, color) is a funny and satirical look at go-go, post WWII Japan. This unblinking look at corporate values and pop culture is colorful, kooky, and sardonically dark. Three caramel companies slug it out in the 1950's cut-throat world of candy selling. Who will win the loyalty of the fickle… READ THE REST
I stumbled across this series of crazy Japanese commercials for Arinamin (aka "Arnie-Chan") from the early 2000s, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. I love how completely absurd they are. This is some of Schwarzenegger's wildest acting. I don't even know what's going on in these commercials but I enjoyed every second. I must try an Arinamin drink… READ THE REST
ether it's with your voice or a silent but effective side-eye, humans are master communicators. And just like English, Spanish, or French, American Sign Language is another one of the many ways we can communicate with both loved ones, complete strangers, and even little kids. Even if you don't know anyone who uses ASL to… READ THE REST
Diving is a sport in and of itself, but what about underwater photography and videography? Aside from taking in the ocean depths and generally just trying to stay alive, you have to maneuver between a plethora of underwater camera equipment, which includes the camera itself, lenses, strobes, and many more. That's hard enough when you're… READ THE REST
Our world is dominated by mobile devices, some of which can even outperform laptops. When it comes to tablets, in particular, no one can seem to get their eyes off Apple's iPad. Whether the Mini or the Pro, iPads have long been some of the bestselling tablets to date. But as with all Apple products,… READ THE REST