2014년 11월 30일 일요일

영화 : 자헤드2-전쟁의 영웅들 (Jarhead 2 Field of Fire 2014)


전쟁이라는 것은,

정치적, 경제적 이유를 제외한다면

인류를 전체적으로 보았을 때 이로운 것인가?

적자생존의 법칙대로 강한 인류만 살아남도록 하는 것이니까

자연스러운 현상일 뿐인건가?

영화 : 더 로버 (The Rover 2014)


여러 여자관객들을 사로 잡았던

트와일라잇의 로맨티스트 로버트 패틴슨이

약간 덜떨어진 역할로 출연을 한다. 영화는 그다지...

영화 : 거꾸로 된 파테마 (Patema Inverted 2013)


절대적인 기준이라는 것 없고, 모든 건 상대적인 것이라는 것.

역시 내가 틀리거나 다름을 인정하는데 부터 발전은 시작되는 것이다.

영화 : 나의 사랑 나의 신부 (My Bride 2014)


아마 원작이 최진실과 박중훈이 출연했었던것으로 아는데,

예전작품이 더 재미있었던것 같다.

영화 : 엑스트러터레스트리얼 (Extraterrestrial 2014)


보통 이런 영화들은 외계인이 직접 많이 등장하지 않고,

간접적으로 공포를 주는것이 일반적인데, 이 작품은 그런점에서 좀 독특하다.


영화 : 에코 (Earth to Echo 2014)


SF소재에 외계인, 지구아이들이 등장한다고 해서, 모두 재미있거나 감동적인건 아닌가보다.

영화 : 프리데스티네이션 (Predestination 2014)


근래에 본 타임머신 소재 영화중에서 신선한 작품이었다.

현재와 미래를 유지하기 위해 과거의 과정을 유지해야 한다는 설정.

백투더퓨처가 코믹했다면 이 작품은 철학적이고 진지하다.


Kairos Watches T-band: Analog watch becomes smart!



Keep your favourite watch and turn it into a smart watch with the T-band!


Watches express who you are. 
Kairos T-band allows you to wear your favorite wristwatch while enjoying all the benefits a smartwatch can bring. 

Smartwatches and wearable devices (smart bands) are here to stay. It began as a simple notification extension of your smart phone. It evolved into counting your steps, calories, and sleep patterns. We are now seeing more and more app support where you can control music, turn speech to text, GPS navigation, and also remote starting your vehicle. More recently a lot of attention has been given to the health benefits of a wearable device. The ability to constantly measure your heart rate, sweat, stress levels, etc., can help analyze your body in a manner we have never seen before.  
But there's just one problem. Watches expresses who you are. Not everyone is a techie and may not want to wear a watch with the same brand that makes refrigerators. The solution? Kairos T-band!
"Watches are more than just an accessory that tells time. It’s a personal story. It’s your own brand identity.What color, style, and brand you wear tells a story about who you are."

It holds sentimental value. Memories are infused to it.

It’s an asset – something you hold onto and possibly pass on. This is why Kairos T-band was created. Enjoy all the benefits a smartwatch can provide without sacrificing what you love.

T-band. The revolution begins now.




T-band ND / HD / OD: 

There are three models of the T-band. 

T-Band ND (No Display): 

(* T-band ND shown with KAIROS MSW 115M model) 
T-BAND ND (No Display) model is designed for people who want extended battery life, basic notifications (via vibrator and multi-color LED indicator), and activity (fitness/sleep), health data monitoring without the need for fancy displays or touch sensor capabilities. This is the ultimate businessmen’s smart watch, or rather a wearable device (smartband). Battery life is expected to last more than 7 days with the ND model. 
Features: 
On board Kairos OS will be able to push notifications such as text messages, incoming calls, and also push alerts from available apps via a discreet multi-color LED indicator and/or vibrator motor. On top of having multiple sensors such as 9-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and optical sensor, the ND model also gets GSR (Galvanic Skin Sensor) which detects skin temperature and sweat. 

T-BAND HD (Hidden Display):


T-BAND HD (Hidden Display) model is designed for people who want all of the smart watch functions while being super discreet. LED panels are embedded below a thin “membrane” like material which hides the display. When it’s turned off (default mode), the T-band HD actually looks like the ND model (rubber band). When there is a push notification or alert, the hidden LED panel lights up and display the necessary information. Battery life is same as the OD model (200mAH) which is expected to last 2-3 days on a full charge. The HD model however has one downside- it can only display English alphanumeric text and numbers. Non-alphabet characters (such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean Arabic, Russia, etc.) will not be displayed. Images and videos are also not able to be displayed through this model. 

T-BAND OD (PMOLED DISPLAY): 


T-BAND OD (OLED Display) model is designed for the ultimate techie who also loves his/her analog wristwatch. The unit is comprised of a curved PMOLED display (active viewing area 11mmx25m with 170dpi resolution), touch sensor, and hardened mineral glass with special anti-scratch coating. The display is adequately bright with equally adequate resolution. Kairos has opted to go with these specs in order to maximize battery life. The unit is powered by ARM® Cortex-M4 processor with Dual mode Bluetooth Classic and BLE. This setup allows the T-band to be compatible with a wide range of smartphone models (from old to new). The OD model is also equipped with an on board Mic for Speech to Text capabilities (requires 3rd party app support). 

KAIROS MSW 115: MECHANICAL ANALOG WATCH w/ JAPAN MOV'T

*MSW 115M Mechanical Watch with Rubber and Leather Band 
*MSW 115G - Double Plated Rose Gold Mechanical Watch with Rubber and Leather Band 
*MSW 115B - DLC Plated All Black Mechanical Watch with Rubber and Leather Band 

Award winning design (Red Dot Design Award 2014 – Honorable Mention). The MSW 115 model design was inspired by inverting the traditional desktop computer and recreating nostalgic memories of the PC revolution. The face plate mimics a PCB design, while the second hand has been turned into a fan blade to mimic the fan on the desktop used to cool down the electronic components. A fan cover (mesh) is positioned on top of the open heart (wheel balance) area as well. The watch dimension is 13.5mm high and is 46mm in diameter (excluding crown). This version will have the popular skeleton lug designs from the initial concept drawings (actual photos shows non skeleton design as the prototype of the skeleton design lug ends were not ready at the time of the photo shoot). Weight is approximately 120g. MSW, as well as SSW models are designed for true-watch enthusiasts who prefer larger dimensions and solid weight. However, keep in mind that with different adapters on the T-band you are able to interchange the watch with other watch brands. (Some watches have very unique size or lug end designs. Although Kairos will try to make numerous types of adapters, availability for all lug end sizes and designs is not guaranteed.)
The MSW 115 models are equipped with Miyota Japan Movements (part of Citizen Group). It uses the highly reputable and reliable 82S7 model (21 Jewels, 21600 bph, 42 hour power reserve). The watch is 3ATM (30meters) water resistant. 
Materials: Stainless steel 316L, Double Gold plating (for Gold models only), DLC coated Black (for Black models only), Sapphire Crystal glass. 

KAIROS MSW 158: MECHANICAL ANALOG WATCH w/ SWISS MOV'T

*MSW 158M Mechanical Watch with Rubber and Leather Band >

*MSW 158G - Double Plated Rose Gold Mechanical Watch with Rubber and Leather Band 
*MSW 158B - DLC Plated All Black Mechanical Watch with Rubber and Leather Band 
The SSW 158 model brings together classical design elements with a sporty edge. Enlarged numbers provide character to the design as well as demanding attention. The SSW 158 design was designed to attract attention from 1 meter away, but also look exquisite up close. The watch dimension is 13.5mm high and is 46mm in diameter (excluding crown). This version will have the popular skeleton lug designs from the initial concept drawings (actual photos shows non skeleton design as the prototype of the skeleton design lug ends were not ready at the time of the photo shoot). Weight is approximately 120g. MSW, as well as SSW models are designed for true-watch enthusiasts who prefer larger dimensions and solid weight. However, keep in mind that with different adapters on the T-band you are able to interchange the watch with other watch brands. (Some watches have very unique size or lug end designs. Although Kairos will try to make numerous types of adapters, availability for all lug end sizes and designs is not guaranteed.) 
The SSW 158 models are equipped with a highly reputable Soprod Swiss movement (part of Festina Group). It uses the A10BV-2 movement (25 Jewels, 28800 bph, 42 hour power reserve). The watch is 3ATM (30 meters) water resistant. SSW 158 models also have an open back design (hardened mineral glass) that proudly shows the movements. It also has Kairos logo engraved on the rotor. 
Materials: Stainless steel 316L, Double Gold plating (for Gold models only), DLC coated Black (for Black models only), Sapphire Crystal glass. 

The Perks: 

The perk list on the right may seem overwhelming, but in fact it's pretty simple. 
It's broken down to two categories: Early Bird Special, and Regular Pre-Order discount special. Each category has these options:

T-BAND ONLY - option to purchase T-BAND ND, HD, or OD only. 
KAIROS ANALOG WATCH ONLY - option to purchase your choice of MSW or SSW models and the various colors. 
KAIROS ANALOG WATCH WITH your choice of T-BAND COMBO - option to select your choice of watch and T-band. 

KAIROS ANALOG WATCH + T-BAND ND COMBO units: 


MSW115M +T-BAND ND         MSW115G + T-BAND ND        MW115B + T-BAND ND
SSW158M + T-BAND ND        SSW158G + T-BAND ND        SSW158B + T-BAND ND


KAIROS ANALOG WATCH + T-BAND HD COMBO units: 


MSW115M + T-BAND HD         MSW115G + T-BAND HD         MSW115B + T-BAND HD

SSW158M + T-BAND HD        SSW158G + T-BAND HD        SSW158B + T-BAND HD

KAIROS ANALOG WATCH + T-BAND OD COMBO units: 


MSW 115M + T-BAND OD        MSW115G + T-BAND OD         MSW115B + T-BAND OD
SSW158M + T-BAND OD         SSW158G + T-BAND OD        SSW158B + T-BAND OD

More photos are available for viewing from http://www.kairostband.com 


KAIROS OS: 

Light. Functional. Robust. 
Kairos Team has been hard at work creating a solid platform (OS) for Kairos products. The platform is based on a time-tested system called RTOS (which is used by several other smartwatch companies already). Kairos OS will be compatible with iOS, Android and Microsoft Phones. Instead of focusing on the ability to play certain games, play video clips, take photos, or making it compatible with as many apps as possible, Kairos OS has been focused on reliability, functionality, and compatibility with the most core and essential apps available. Another benefit this brings is the extra battery power it can provide – even with a smaller pack. Kairos plans to make SDK/API packages available for third party developers from Q2 of 2015. 

FEATURES  



Notification
Text messages, E-mails, Incoming calls … Whatever it is, Kairos T-band will keep you informed.
Push-alerts
Notifications from your favorite apps can be pushed out to Kairos T-band. Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Wechat, Kakao and much more can be integrated to work with Kairos T-band. 
Remote Control
You can use Kairos T-band as your remote control for your smart phone or tablet PC. Take camera shots from far away. Control your music while walking. Send pre-set text messages while driving. Remote start, control, and monitor your vehicle (requires additional modules to be installed in your vehicle). It’s all in your control.
Interchangeable
Kairos T-band is designed to work with any analog watch. Simply change out the band on your regular analog watch with the T-band to transform it into a smart watch. Various adapters will be available to fit different size and shape lug ends.
Fitness/Health
Keep up to date with your activity. Find out how many steps you’ve made, how much calories you’ve burned and how long your activities were. Fitness and Sleep acitivities will be powered by Misfit. Furthermore, with the added Optical sensor and GSR sensor (only for T-band ND), you can also track all of your health data as well. T-band will be able to push your data to third party apps such as Google Fit, Apple Healthkit and Microsoft Health.
         
Multi-language support
English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese language support will be available on a rolling basis (via firmware updates). More languages will be supported over time. Please note, T-band HD/ND only supports English alphabets and numbers. 

*Kairos OS will focus on bringing popular app support such as Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Skype, Office Suite and more. Additionally, Kairos will also do its best in working with popular apps from different countries such as Wechat, Kakao, Line, Sina Weibo, QQ, Yahoo Japan, and Mail.ru. 

Press Coverage




How it all began: 

It was summer of 2013. Smartwatches were being adopted by early tech adopters from around the world. It was going to be the next big thing in hardware start-ups. Fall comes around and global electronic conglomerates start to enter the race. 

As a serial tech entrepreneur, early adopter, but also a watch enthusiast, Sam, the founder of Kairos Watches simply wanted to make a smartwatch that he would want to wear. A watch that other watch enthusiasts might also welcome. 

After filing the first of patents in October, 2013, Sam started to put together his own A-team from around the world. They weren't ex-Apple, or ex-Google, or ex-Samsung employees, but they all had passion in what Kairos was attempting to do. Like all hardware start-ups, Kairos began life without a fancy office. By early 2014, the team was able to put together 8 key suppliers and manufacturing partners. Each partner company's requirement - share the same passion as the team. We were finally ready. Investors were skeptical. Who would pay $1000 or even $500 for a new start-up operated smart watch? We had no choice but turn to the power of the crowd. 
May 15, 2014: Pre-order campaign for Kairos Mechanical Smart Watch Hybrid was launched. Without a working prototype to show, Kairos decided to do a "soft launch" of the campaign from their own website - just enough to get the word out and attract support from people who believed in us. 

Milestones:

Within HOURS of the launch, pre-orders started to pour in, passing the $100,000 mark in just 48 hours. It would take only 40 days to reach $1M, and eventually totaled $1.4M. Investors started to ring in. Kairos closed 2 rounds of Series A funding from strategic (manufacturing/corporate) investors and VCs only. With new funding in place, development and production of Kairos components got into full swing. Kairos ran an open-discussion style of developing the products. It opened a blog and shared the progress. It started to openly discuss the good and the bad on Facebook. 192,000 Facebook fans became our friends and supporters. Awards were given. Kairos won the prestige Red Dot Design Award - Honorable Mention for 2014. Patents were granted (July 22nd, 2014). New team members were added. Partnerships were made (Microsoft, Misfit, etc.). Now we are ready. We are prepared. 

Kairos is now launching the T-band with the support and encouragements from our fans, friends, supporters and customers. 
Let's make history once again and bring T-band to life! 

Why Crowdfund? 
Crowdfunding is more than just about raising money. It's also about sharing the journey together with our first customers. 
Funds - Although Kairos Watches already has funding from the previous hybrid watch pre-order campaign, the team felt that it wasn't right to divert the funds for research and development of the T-band. The T-band shares the same PCB, Firmware, and Analog Watch (MSW/SSW) components as the Hybrid Watch. However, it requires a new type of shell, battery, display (curved PMOLED), touch sensor, clamps, and adapters that is unique to the T-band. YOUR pre-orders and support will go into funding these components. 

    Development Stage: WORKING POC (Proof of Concept): 

    * Kairos MSW115M model shown - 90% completed. Production model will have black mesh (over the open heart area) with less grills. It will also come with the popular skeleton style lug ends in the concept photos. 
    * Kairos MSW115G model shown (see comments above) 
    *SOPROD SWISS MOVEMENT - custom crafted for KAIROS SSW 158 MODELS
    * KAIROS MSW 115M With T-BAND OD - POC 
    Please note: The T-BAND POC (Proof of Concept Prototype) is wider and bigger than the actual production model T-band due to the extra large size of the display which was supplied to us by Samsung. Production model may or may not use Samsung Display. Production version of the T-band OD will also have smaller display in order to fit the band better. Production model of the T-band will be 22mm which can be used on various adapters to fit watch lug ends from 18 to 24mm. 
    *T-BAND OD POC PROTOTYPE 
    *KAIROS MSW115M w/ TBAND (Production size spec dummy unit) 
    Please note: the production model of MSW 115M models will come with glossy basel finish (matte finish shown in photo). 

    '갤럭시S6' 800만 화소 전면 카메라 탑재되나?

     삼성전자의 차세대 전략 스마트폰 갤럭시S6의 카메라 성능이 대폭 향상될 것이란 전망이 나왔다.
    28일 김지산 키움증권 애널리스트는 애플과 삼성이 중국 시장 공략을 위해 카메라 사양을 대폭 업그레이드 할 것이라고 밝혔다.
    현재 중국에서는 셀피(selfie·셀프 카메라)가 대유행을 하고 있는 것으로 알려졌다. 현재 화웨이, 레노버, ZTE 등 중국 스마트폰 제조사들이 500만 화소 이상 전면 카메라가 탑재된 스마트폰을 출시하고 있는 이유도 여기에 있다.
    지난 3분기 중국 스마트폰 시장 1위로 올라선 샤오미도 최신 스마트폰 Mi4에 800만 화소 전면 카메라를 채용해 눈길을 끌었으며, 대만 스마트폰 제조사 HTC는 전면카메라 화소를 1300만까지 끌어올린 '디자이어 아이'를 출시하기도 했다.
    김 애널리스트는 이같은 셀피 열풍으로 삼성전자의 갤럭시S6는 후면과 전면에 각각 2000만 화소, 800만 화소 카메라를 탑재하며 애플 아이폰도 내년부터 카메라 고화소화 추세에 동참할 것으로 전망했다
    한편, 중국 시장은 지난해 기준 전세계 스마트폰 시장의 34%를 차지했으며 2015년에는 42%까지 확대될 것으로 전망된다.

    [영화] 스타워즈 : 라스트 제다이 (Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi 2017)

    사골을 우려 먹는다거나, 추억팔이를 해서 돈 좀 벌어 보려는 시도보다는 이처럼 한 단락 끊어서 다시 시작해 보는 것도 나쁘지 않을 것 같다. 어린 시절 추억을 위해 이 시리즈를 보고 있는 관객들에겐 좀 아쉬움이 남겠지만.