The city of Natori in Japan was severely damaged by the tsunami following the big earthquake in 2011. To share some hope to this city struck by hardship, students at the Miyagi Nogyo High School came up with the idea of the Natori AR Hope Tour, which took place last weekend. During this tour, visitors to the ongoing UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction got to experience the past and present of Natori city by using SmartEyeglass and a custom made augmented reality (AR) app.
Today we’re updating the Lifelog API with two new guides, which can help you turn data into valuable insight for your users. With these new guides, you can now learn how to calculate daily totals from the values returned from the API, and how to turn energy expenditure data into calories burned.
Sony’s MESH DIY creative kit is getting close to the deadline of its Indiegogo campaign, and to highlight this, we created a new, inspirational demo video. MESH is an easy-to-use, creative DIY platform that lets you make your own inventions in just minutes, and it consists of a Canvas app and a multiple hardware tags which include different functionalities. With the Canvas app, you can set up communication and mechanics between devices within minutes. If you’re as intrigued as we are by this project, head over to the MESH Indiegogo campaign page to support this campaign.
Today we’ve announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet* – Xperia Z4 Tablet. Thanks to a bright 10.1 inch 2K display and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the Xperia Z4 Tablet is a powerful Android tablet that delivers all the portable performance you need for an entertaining and busy lifestyle. Read on for all the specs on Xperia Z4 Tablet.
Today we’re introducing Xperia M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. Xperia M4 Aqua features a 13MP rear camera, octa-core CPU, 4G LTE and is waterproof*. Read on for all the specs on Xperia M4 Aqua.
Earlier this month, we introduced Xperia E4; the affordable, easy-to-use smartphone with great battery life – in a quality Sony design. Now, we’ve unveiled the new Xperia E2-iii smartphone, offering the same ease-of-use and powerful battery performance – with speedy 4G LTE connectivity. Xperia E4g features a 4.7” display, 5MP main camera, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and runs Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). Read on for all the specs on Xperia E4g.
As we have previously mentioned, functionalities like Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, audio, and full device encryption can now be built from open source code for devices supported in our AOSP for Xperia project. This is thanks to the efforts from you open source community developers. You are all heroes to us, and to acknowledge your work, we want to salute those of you who contribute most to our AOSP projects.
Today we are announcing the commercialisation of SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1, a transparent lens eyewear that connects with compatible smartphones to superimpose information onto the user’s field of view. SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 will be available for sale in ten countries as of March 2015, with pre-order starting already today in UK and Germany. As of today, we are also making the official version of the SmartEyeglass SDK available, enabling developers to create unique hands-free use cases.