On Thursday, the Japanese government’s Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) posted the findings in its investigation of a malicious software (malware) that allows an attacker to remotely control a victim’s computer.
Police had arrested anime technical director Masaki Kitamura (Gundam 00) in August for sending massacre threats, but released him one month later after they determined that the malware likely enabled someone else to send the threats from Kitamura’s computer. Other individuals held on similar charges were also released, and the government publicly apologized for arresting them.
Control Your Computer With a Flick of The Wrist Using “Gesture Glove Mouse”:
Full Info, Large Images, Link & No.2 Video
Thanko is now selling a glove that allows users to control a computer or Android device using hand gestures.
The “Gesture Glove Mouse,” is on sale now for 4980 yen (US $61.87). Users wear the glove on their right hand (sorry lefties, no word on a southpaw version yet) and strap on the connected sensor to their index finger. The glove reads the user’s wrist movements and translates it into curser movements. Users click using their thumb and index finger.
The Gesture Glove Mouse supports Windows PC, Mac, or any Android device. It is also wireless and has a range of 10 meters (33 feet). Its internal battery can be recharged using USB and can be used for 12 hours after one hour of charging.
At the time, KURATAS, standing at 3.8 meters tall and weighing in at 4,500 kilograms (about 5 tons), was not yet available for purchase and we were only given a vague release date of “sometime later this year.” Fans of Gundam/things that are awesome were left in the dark, wondering when their dream of owning a diesel-powered robot would finally be realized.
Ladies and Gentlemen, “sometime later this year” is NOW!
Suidobashi Heavy Industry is currently accepting orders for KURATAS at the cool price of 100 million yen (US $1.25 million).
The Suidobashi website even includes a friendly message: “Hello world. Boot up the first gigantic boardable robot from Japan” and invites people to “buy dream now.”
Within one month, Suidobashi has been flooded with over 3,000 orders from all over the world, many inquiries coming from the United States, the UK, South Korea, and China.
Unfortunately, the $1.25 million price tag puts KURATAS out of the reach of most consumers, but people of all income brackets can still celebrate that we’ve entered the age of personal giant robots. [rocketnews24 via hamusoku.com]
English Evangelion Hakone Tourist iPhone App Released: FULL Info, Link
HAKONE Instrumentality MAP (official name)
This software is mapping software of Tokyo-Ⅲ.
Tokyo-Ⅲ is the imaginary city from the setting of Evangelion, a TV animation and movie series. Tokyo-Ⅲ is located in the area known as the Hakone Town Ashigarashimo District in Kanagawa prefecture. This software serves as a guide for the Tokyo-Ⅲ and also illustrates comparisons with real Hakone.
In addition, the software provides various tourism information, such as hot springs, and tourism information about Hakone.
-Shows the user’s location on the map by using the GSP positioning system.
– Based on the instantaneously updated GSP positioning system, can easily check your current position by following the “mark” on the map
– Can view comments, photos, and graphical content by touching on the landmark icons such as Evangelion, Sightseeing, Hotspring and Information.
– Can change the display of Evangelion Map to Google Maps.
-As a result of the rotating function, present location is displayed when changing the map display of Evangelion Map to Google Maps or vice versa.
-Application works for the high resolution display of iPhone 4 and iPad.
1.The location indicator, based on the GSP positioning system, may not work accurately for iPad Wi-Fi/iPod Touch.
2.Neither modifications nor alterations are made to the original map used in the application.
3.Due to errors and/or malfunctioning of the map and/or GSP system, 100% accuracy of the positioning service (“mark”) is not guaranteed.
4.JTB communications Inc. respects human rights and privacy. It is not the intention of JTB communications Inc. to violate human rights and privacy by disclosing individuals’ location on the map.