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Sheetal.Pandey
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G-SHOCK
Sheetal.Pandey   11/22/2013 2:40:19 PM
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Is this watch available for sale? I am thinking one day we just have to think and thought can be sensed and converted to an action.

junko.yoshida
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Re: G-SHOCK
junko.yoshida   11/22/2013 2:49:01 PM
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Yes, this has been available in the market for some time now. 

I actually find it fascinating...after all, people have appetite for a watch which looks like a watch; but not so much for "wearables" which try to be a smartphone/watch on a wrist.

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Changes in the Japanese electronics industry
junko.yoshida   11/22/2013 2:52:59 PM
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Both subtle and big changes were palatable at ET2013 show this year -- among Japanese vendors' booths.

They are more open and willing to pitch solutions they had not developed themselves. It almost looks like they have finally realized that they don't have to invent everything before they go to the market!

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Re: G-SHOCK
Caleb Kraft   11/22/2013 4:58:09 PM
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yeah, that is a peculiar observation. I wonder if it just has to do with familiarity?

junko.yoshida
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Re: G-SHOCK
junko.yoshida   11/22/2013 5:11:05 PM
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@caleb, exactly. Familiarity is everything when it comes to consumers' purchasing decision -- unless whatever the thing is phenomenally convenient or useful. Wearable devices today are neither.

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Ruby
junko.yoshida   11/22/2013 5:14:14 PM
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Has anyone used Ruby, object-oriented programming language (open sourced)? Now that 'mruby' for embedded is coming up, as shown in this slideshow, I'd like to get your feedback.

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Re: Ruby
Patk0317   11/23/2013 11:36:10 AM
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Junko,

Most students use python for programming Raspberry Pi. However, I will start asking the question as I visit universities on an almost weekly basis. I am sure someone is using mruby.

Patk0317
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Most Interesting Aspect
Patk0317   11/23/2013 11:40:35 AM
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I think the most useful and interesting aspect of this show was all of the energy harvesting devices. These can be used in any number of applications.

alex_m1
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Re: Ruby
alex_m1   11/23/2013 11:44:33 AM
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@Junko

I don't know mruby specifically, there were plenty of attempts to get scripting languages for microcontrollers.they largely failed because they need more memory, they really slow the code , they dont support real time code, and the general conservativeness of developers.on that note , even even inventor of Ruby thinks most embedded code will be in c/c++ not mruby.

on the other hand spansion can create microcontrollers in 40nm ,which might change the game.and them pushing mruby could certainly help.

and there is the new "micro python" which claim to solved the speed and real-time issue.we'll see after it's kickstarter ends.

alex_m1
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Re: Ruby
alex_m1   11/23/2013 12:15:50 PM
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@Junko,

Another option regarding mruby: ruby is popular in japan(for general programming). Maybe spansion want to improve prototyping of embedded systems in japan, and grow the maker community there. It makes sense since japanese companies buy more japanese micro's.

BTW: how's the maker community in japan?

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