月別アーカイブ: 11月 2014

Barack Obama inadvertently galvanizes anti-immigration sentiments in Japan

SoraNews24

Confusion broke out online in Japan recently as people weren’t sure what to make of a comment uttered by US President Barack Obama on 25 November. During a speech regarding immigration reform in Chicago he cited Japan as an example of a country which doesn’t “have problems with certain folks being discriminated against.”

In Obama’s mind, the remark must have been an innocuous comment meant to lighten the crowd. Little did he know that it would wind up mentioned in the Japanese press and through a chain of misunderstandings would lead some to comment: “Look at that. So he admits the evils of immigration after all!” It’s as if Aaron Sorkin directed an episode of Three’s Company.

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重さは本物の1 / 4! 3Dプリンタで製作されたアルトサックスのクオリティーがなかなかイケてる

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今やなんでもかんでも、3Dプリンタで作ることができてしまう時代。動画サイトYouTubeによると、なんと楽器までをも(!)作ることができちゃうみたい!

本日みなさまにご覧いただくのは、3Dプリンタで製作されたアルトサックスを奏でる男性をとらえた映像。

「見た目はそっくりそのままアルトサックス、でもまさか、音までは再現できないでしょ~!?」な~んてタカをくくっていたらビックリ、まあまあイイ音なんですよコレが!

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PayPal’s Bitcoin Integration And The Future Of Digital Currency Adoption

TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Ken Miller is the COO of Gem. Previously he was VP of risk management at PayPal executive and adviser to Square.

Recently, PayPal announced several partnerships aimed towards enabling certain PayPal merchants to be able to accept bitcoin as a form of payment from their customers. This was a significant announcement on multiple fronts as many had wondered if and what PayPal’s foray into the cryptocurrency space would be.

As further validation of the power of this news, the USD price of bitcoin shot up over $30 within the first few hours of the announcement, generating close to an incremental half a billion in bitcoin market cap in those few hours. That increase was short-lived, as the price came back down the following day, but the spike showed the power that this kind of tectonic announcement could have on the bitcoin world.

Though there are still…

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Apple premieres another new iPhone ad, this time focusing on iOS 8’s voice message feature

Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital

TechCrunch

Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones, has raised $6 million Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. The Singaporean startup’s existing investors, Rakuten Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, and serial entrepreneur Darius Cheung, also returned for this round, which brings Carousell’s total raised so far to $6.8 million.

TechCrunch profiled the company last year, when it raised a seed round led by Rakuten Ventures.

The company plans to hire more growth and web engineers to support its expansion into Indonesia, Malaysia, and Taiwan. Eventually, Carousell’s founders hope to take it further into the Asia-Pacific region.

“In Taiwan, users are already used to buying peer-to-peer on existing desktop platforms, but there is still a gap in mobile. We took a trip there recently and realized we need to make a move immediately. Malaysia is similar and it…

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【リアル志村世代感激】西武鉄道東村山駅の発車メロディが『東村山音頭』になるぞ! 駅員さんの「ワーオー!」に超絶期待

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コメディアンの志村けんさんといえば、おそらく多くの人が「バカ殿様」を思い浮かべるはずである。バラエティとしてすっかり定着し、初回放送から28年も経過する長寿番組のひとつだ。しかしバカ殿様だけが志村さんではない!

オジサンは若い人たちにそう言いたいのである!! 志村さんの功績を数え上げればキリがないのだが、そのなかでも代表的なものとして、現在の東村山市を有名したことが挙げられるだろう。志村さんが『8時だョ! 全員集合』で東村山音頭を披露したことにより、全国に町の存在を知らしめたのだ。

その東村山音頭が西武鉄道東村山駅の発車メロディになるぞ! まさか1丁目か!?

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Deaf Dude Hears Wifi