We’ve been seeing the Asian American Fisher Price commercial for Kid-Tough See Yourself Camera airing on TV. It features the kids from an Asian American family playing with the the digital camera taking still photos and videos, even adding effect to the photos. There’s also a swivel lens on it to take pictures of yourself. Since kids are prone to be rough with their toy, the camera is built tough to withstand drops on the floor and down the stairs.
Creating a “self-portrait” is a whole lot easier when you can see yourself! So this camera is designed to take the guesswork out of picture-taking, whether it’s you or a friend, stills or video. The rotating lens swivels from front to back so even preschool photographers can see just what they’re shooting. Download stampers and special effects to add to the fun!
Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.
Japan’s modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri. Today, Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive.
Going viral is this video of a iPad Magician in Japan. His name is Shinya and he shows you how communication has evolved over time with his iPad. There’s even s special guest DaiGo in the video. Some people are saying this is an ad put out by Apple with the Apple store in the background. It’s still entertaining either way.
CNet’s Brian Tong takes you on a first look at the iPhone 4. Some of the new features include Facetime (video calls), Retina display (four times the pixel count of previous iPhone models), HD video recording and editing (720p at 30fps), and 5MP camera with LED flash. It’s only 9.3 millimeters thin, making iPhone 4 the world’s thinnest smartphone. Watch Brian Tong breakdown the iPhone 4 for you. Look for the iPhone 4 on June 24, 2010.
We met up with the crew over at The404 from CNET at CES. From left to right in the picture above, it’s Justin Yu, Jeff Bakalar, and Wilson Tang. These guys are hilarious. Listen to one of their podcasts and you’ll be addicted unless you are over 40 years old at CES. Today, they gave us a shoutout on their podcast.
Jeff – we love you even though you’re not Asian American
Wilson – we’re just trying to get some good video footage of you guys
Justin – thanks for the support – Asian Renaissance 2009!
Here’s the crew from CNET’s The 404 covering Day 3 of CES. This show is filled with more goofy and perverted gadgets from the showroom floor, Watchmen movie news, idiots bandits, and another appearance from Ms. Heavenly Tech!