New Supernatural Trailer: Kansas FTW!

The latest trailer for the forthcoming Supernatural anime adaptation has been posted to YouTube along with the official site (located below Dean’s chin marked “Trailer”) and the release of the first volume has been delayed from its original January 22nd release date to February 23 with the following updated release schedule:

Blu-Ray/DVD Volume 1: 2/23 (Episodes 1-2)
The Blu-Ray boxsets are split into two volumes per box:
Supernatural Box 1 Blu-Ray (Vol 2/Vol3/Bonus Disc): 3/29 (Episodes 3-12)
Supernatural Box 2 Blu-Ray (Vol 4/Vol 5/Bonus Disc): 4/6 (Episodes 13-22)

The DVD boxsets will be split into 5 volumes per box:
Supernatural Box 1 DVD (Vol. 2-6/Bonus Disc): 3/29 (Episodes 3-12)
Supernatural Box 2 DVD (Vol.7-11/Bonus Disc): 4/6 (Episodes 13-22)

The release, while dubbed in Japanese will also feature English subtitles, providing an incentive for fans to import the show.

Another video interview with the stars of the live action series has also been posted whereby more is mentioned about their role in the anime adaptation:

[Interview video via TV Overmind]

Cartoon Network Debunks Dragon Ball Z Kai Uncensored Airing Rumor

The internet decided to start a rumor that claimed that Cartoon Network would air Dragon Ball Z Kai uncensored in the US, conveniently forgetting that Cartoon Network has abandoned licensing anime for broadcast outside of Adult Swim, nor does it hold the broadcast license for the series.

Apparently, the rumor gained so much steam, that Cartoon Network had to issue a statement to Toon Zone stating that it will not air the series in North America.

There is no immediate word on whether it will broadcast the series in other countries as Cartoon Network has an international presence around the world, which may have sparked the original rumor.

Why people are so desperate for Cartoon Network to air the series may be the result of nostalgia more than anything resembling a solid business case, as Cartoon Network has shifted focus to live-action programming.

The support for anime on Cartoon Network isn’t there anymore at the executive level and the series is readily available uncensored on DVD and Blu-Ray for (really) cheap.

The internet is funny sometimes.

Internet of Things and Examples of Its Application

Technology is a new breakthrough that has been created by humans from several generations. So, every time there are many changes and the discovery of new things. At that time, wireless-based network access and resources also developed and replaced the current use of wired networks. Internet of things is one of the latest inventions that is currently being developed because it has advantages in terms of functionality and supports performance without using the help of cables, and based on wireless.

In this article, we will discuss everything about what the internet of things is, its constituent elements, how it works, to examples of its application. So, in the future you will better understand the concept and use of the internet of things in everyday life.
What is the internet of things

Internet of things is a concept or program where an object has the ability to transmit or transmit data over a network without using the help of computer and human devices. The internet of things or often referred to as IoT is currently experiencing many developments.

The development of IoT can be seen from the level of convergence of wireless technology, microelectromechanical (MEMS), internet, and QR (Quick Responses) Code. IoT is also often identified with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) as a method of communication.

In addition, it also includes sensor-based technologies, such as wireless technology, QR Code which we often encounter. The ability of IoT itself is unquestionable. There are so many technologies that have implemented IoT systems, for example light sensors, sound sensors from the latest Google technology, namely Google Ai, and Amazon Alexa.

And most recently, the implementation of Smart City has been carried out in several developed countries, such as China and Germany. Thus, all forms of activity of residents of a city can be properly monitored by a system with a large-scale database network.
IoT elements

After knowing what the internet of things is, then enter the discussion about the elements of IoT. At least, there are five elements that make up the internet, including artificial intelligence, connectivity, sensors, and so on. Here is the description:
1. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) or in Indonesian means artificial intelligence is an invention that can provide the ability for any technology or machine to think (to be “smart”). So, AI here is done by collecting various data, installing networks, and developing algorithms from artificial intelligence.

So, from the beginning a machine can only carry out commands from the user directly, now it can carry out various activities on its own without waiting for instructions from the user. For example, AI technology is applied to robot waiters at a restaurant in Japan.

Where, the robot’s ability to think like a real human servant. Because in the control system the robot has used the help of AI. By covering various sources of data and information completely and complex algorithms.
2. Connectivity

Connectivity or commonly referred to as the connection between networks. In an IoT system consisting of small devices, each system will be interconnected with a network. So as to create a more effective and efficient performance.

For standard network installation costs do not always require a large network and expensive costs. You can also design device systems using simpler networks at a lower cost.
3. Small size device

In today’s technological developments, the smaller the device, the lower the cost, but the higher the effectiveness and scalability. So that in the future, humans can more easily use IoT-based technology devices comfortably, precisely, and efficiently.
4. Sensor

Sensors are an element that differentiates IoT from other sophisticated machines. With the sensor, it is possible to define an instrument, which can change IoT from a standard network that tends to be passive to an active system that is integrated with the real world.
5. Active engagement

Many modern machines still use passive engagement. However, what makes it different from other machines, IoT has implemented an active paradigm method in the various content, products and services available.
How IoT works

The way the internet of things works is to use an argument from a programming language algorithm that has been compiled. Where, every argument that is formed will result in an interaction that will help the hardware or machine in performing a function or work.

The way the internet of things works is to use an argument from a programming language algorithm that has been compiled. Where, every argument that is formed will result in an interaction that will help the hardware or machine in performing a function or work.

Thus, the machine does not require assistance from humans anymore and can be controlled automatically. The most important factor in the course of the program lies in the internet network which is the liaison between the system and hardware. The main task of humans is to be a supervisor to monitor every action and behavior of the machine while working.

The biggest obstacle to the development of the Internet of things is in terms of resources which are quite expensive, as well as the arrangement of a very complex network. Development costs are also still too expensive and not all cities or countries have used IoT as their primary need.

Also read: Understanding the Internet, History, Development, and Its Benefits

Example of internet of things

There are so many examples of the application of IoT in everyday life that you are very close to without realizing it. The following are some examples of fields that have implemented IoT technology.
1. Health sector

The first example of the internet of things in the health sector. Currently, there are lots of advanced technologies that can help the performance of doctors and medical personnel. IoT also makes a new breakthrough in the development of medical machines and devices to support the performance of medical personnel to be more effective, precise, and reduce the risk of errors.

One example of the existence of IoT in the world of health is helping in the process of recording heart rate data, measuring body sugar levels, checking body temperature and so on. The data obtained will be stored in large-scale data storage.

Currently better known as big data. By using big data, you can read information and data in the form of numbers or text quickly and efficiently. Medical personnel no longer need to manually record, because all information can be stored in a database and will be sent to the IoT machine to perform tasks according to the developed algorithm.
2. Energy field

In the energy sector, there are various problems that arise. Starting from pollution or pollution, waste, and reduced supply of resources. Therefore, the existence of IoT itself is able to reduce some of these risks. For example, the application of a light sensor is able to reduce the use of electrical energy.

With this sensor, it is able to capture light particles, so that when there is a lot of light, the lights will turn off. However, when there is no light supply, the light will automatically turn on.

Then, it can also apply to the scheduling function that is carried out on the oven machine, the heating machine that has been integrated with the internet network. And a concrete example that we often encounter is on smart TVs that have implemented IoT for channel search methods tailored to the user’s choice (user).
3. Transportation

Intelligent technology has also reached the field of public transportation. Usually, you always drive a car yourself according to the rules and driving skills you have learned. However, did you know that there is currently a new invention, where you can run a car without driving yourself.

The car can run itself according to procedures and programmed properly. So, you can feel the sensation like on the autopilot system on an airplane. The vehicle development stage is still being piloted in several developed countries.

In addition to vehicles, traffic systems are also included in the scope of the internet of things. With IoT, you are able to control various traffic systems when conditions are jammed or quiet. Thus, it can reduce the risk of accidents and traffic violations that occur.
4. General environment

The last example of the internet of things is in the field of the general environment. Where all human, plant, and animal activities can be monitored and monitored using IoT technology. For example, conducting research on water quality requires an accurate and reliable source of information.

With the help of the internet of things, you are able to search for valid and fast data sources. Not only that, the geographical area presented is also quite broad and can reach more areas. With the help of big data, problems regarding data transfer speed and data reading are well covered.

Indeed, the allocation of funds that must be prepared is also very large. However, the results obtained are also getting bigger. In addition, it can also be used as a measuring instrument for volcanic activity and earthquakes. Thus, being able to provide more accurate predictions or estimates about the future

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Reaches 100,000 Copies Sold on Release Day

According to the latest sales figures published by Japanese site Shinobi no Emmacho, the Blu-Ray release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete beat 2008 Blu-Ray sales records by becoming the first release to sell 100,000 copies on the first day of release, no doubt helped in part by the bundling of the playable demo disc for the forthcoming Final Fantasy XIII RPG expected to launch at the end of the year in Japan and 2010 in the US on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete release also includes 30 minutes of new footage, the anime adaptation of the Final Fantasy VII mini-novel spinoff On the Way to a Smile Episode: Denzel, and the new “Safe and Sound” theme song performed by original theme song singer Kyosuke Himuro and My Chemical Romance band co-founder Gerard Way.

The US release of the film is slated for June 2nd. You can pre-order or purchase below.

Buy Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete – [First Print w/ Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Demo] from Amazon Japan (English Page)
Buy Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete [First Print w/ Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Demo] from Play-Asia
Pre-Order Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (US Version) from Amazon
Pre-Order Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (US Version) from AnimeNation