Summary of GIGAZINE article rankings of the top 100 best-selling articles on Amazon Q1 2024


Francisco Anzola

The top image is of the Richelieu Wing (old building) of the National Library of France.

The Richelieu Library is located on Rue Richelieu in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, France, and was designed by Henri Labrouste and Jean-Louis Pascal and completed in 1875. The reading room, with its elegant vaulted ceiling supported by arches and a circular skylight, was modeled after a church.

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GIGAZINE releases various manga, books, and articles as e-books not only on its website but also on Amazon's Kindle store. All e-books are eligible for Kindle Unlimited , so Kindle Unlimited users can read them for free. This time, we have compiled a ranking of the ' Top 100 Most Read Articles in the First Quarter of 2024 ' based on digitized versions of GIGAZINE articles.

◆1: 21 books that investment guru Warren Buffett recommends as must-reads

◆2: What are some good textbooks and lecture videos for learning computer science without going to college?

◆3: An interview with Shogo Sugitani [Human Plastic Model], the author of 'Pompo the Movie Lover,' who says he is 'better at drawing the equivalent of a book in one go' than serializing.

◆4: Elon Musk recommends '11 books you should read'

◆5: I tried taking photos and movies with the iPhone 15 Pro Max camera, which can shoot 5x telephoto and up to 48 megapixels

◆6: 99 books recommended by Alan Kay, the father of personal computing

◆7: I tried out the combined technique of 'ControlNet' and 'Stable Diffusion', which allows you to quickly generate your favorite illustration images by specifying the pose and composition.

◆8: Interview with director Hirao Takayuki of the animated film 'Pompo the Movie-loving Girl': How did he make a film about 'a minority striking back at the majority' in a way that would resonate with the majority?

◆9: Amazon Echo finally supports Matter, the standard for smart homes

◆10: Here's a list of the 100 most influential books and documents in the world:

◆11: A review by an Apple Watch beginner who used the Apple Watch Ultra 2 for a few days

◆12: Interview with original author Yasuhiro Nightow and director Kenji Muto about the anime 'TRIGUN STAMPEDE': 'Trigun has been boosted, refined, and condensed without being reduced'

◆13: Photo review of the 'Galaxy Tab S9', 'Galaxy Tab S9+' and 'Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra' which are labelled as 'products that will disruptively transform tablet PCs'

◆14: How to use the CLIP interrogator, which can decompose and display what kind of prompt or spell was in the image automatically generated by the image generation AI Stable Diffusion

◆15: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which lets you explore not only the land of Hyrule but also the skies and underground on the Nintendo Switch, is attractive for its 'fairly more freedom than the previous game' and 'fun to create.'

◆16: I tried taking various photos with the Xperia 1 V, which is said to be capable of taking photos on par with a digital camera equipped with a full-size sensor.

◆17: How to create a Bluesky account & how to use it like this: It's very similar to Twitter, so it's a great option for switching or moving

◆18: Finally released Apple Watch Series 9 with S9 chip and watchOS 10 Photo review and setup summary

◆19: An interview with Yamashiro Fuuga, storyboard artist and director of episode 4 of 'Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!', who splits the movies he sees into frames and uses them as materials for his own direction

◆20: Interview with director Yusaku Matsumoto of the movie 'Winny' portrays the developer Isamu Kaneko, who created the file-sharing software

◆21: Review of the 'Pomera DM250' - a lightweight and compact device that you can open and start writing right away, and that also allows for easy file sharing on your smartphone

◆22: Interview with Sorcerous Stabber Orphen's Journey author, Yoshinobu Akita, asking about the new anime celebrating the series' 25th anniversary and stories related to his writing

◆23: The world's only Godzilla museum, where over 100 monsters await, is a space where you can experience the history of special effects movies.

◆24: Photo review of the 'DJI Air 3' drone equipped with multiple cameras capable of not only wide-angle but also medium telephoto shooting

◆25: Amazon's reviews for girls' school swimsuits are outrageous

◆26: Interview with Shiro Yamazaki, scientific supervisor of subtitles for the film 'TENET': What are the key points to enjoying the film?

◆27: Summary of how to install 'Stable Diffusion web UI', which allows you to build an execution environment for the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' on Windows for free

◆28: Zapier has a new feature that lets you create workflows simply by entering text. We tried it out.

◆29: A thorough review of the camera performance of the 'Pixel 7a,' which is 20,000 yen cheaper than the 'Pixel 7.' It has few noticeable weaknesses and beats the Pixel 7 in wide-angle photography, making it a great value for the money.

◆30: Image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' can be run even on a 4GB GPU & various functions such as learning your own image can be easily run on Google Colabo and Windows. Summary of how to install 'Stable Diffusion web UI (AUTOMATIC1111 version)'

◆31: Amazon has released the Fire Max 11, a large tablet with an 11-inch 2K LCD display for around 30,000 yen, so we checked out its performance

◆32: I tried using 'Stable Diffusion UI', which allows you to easily install an environment on Windows that runs the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' using only the CPU

◆33: We tried out 'Lit-Parrot,' a library that makes it easy to fine-tune large-scale language models like GPT using custom datasets, on Google Cloud Platform.

◆34: Summary of how to use 'NMKD Stable Diffusion GUI', which allows you to easily install the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' on Windows for free, and quickly learn how to set spells and generate images

◆35: Sony's wireless headset 'WF-1000XM5' is an earphone that you'll want to wear all the time because of its excellent fit, natural noise cancellation, and ambient sound capture.

◆36: Review of 'tofu skin' that can be used as noodles but is super low in carbs; we looked into the difference between it and the amazingly low-carb noodles, tofu-dried

◆37: We thoroughly tested the performance of the GoPro HERO11 Black's 'super powerful shake correction' and 'function that keeps the camera level no matter what'

◆38: I tried to create a workflow using 'n8n,' which can automate multiple apps by linking them together like IFTTT or Zapier, to 'output the title and URL of a website obtained by RSS to a Google spreadsheet.'

◆39: Report on the stage greetings by Haruka Fukuhara and Seiji Mizushima, general director of the animated film 'Fura Fura Dance'

◆40: What has evolved in the Apple Watch Series 9 with watchOS 10 and the S9 chip? I actually tried wearing it for a week.

◆41: The Google-made Android smartphone 'Pixel 7a,' which can be purchased for around 60,000 yen, has a modest rear camera bar protruding outward, making it easier to hold

◆42: OpenAI announces 'Shap-E', an open source AI that generates 3D models from text and images

◆43: Google now supports 'Passkey,' a feature that lets you log in without a password, so I tried it out on my iPhone and Android smartphone

◆44: Interview with manga artist Naoki Urasawa: 'I wanted to depict this future society' in the anime 'Pluto'

◆45: Interview with Mari Motohashi, who was in charge of storyboarding and directing the first episode of the anime 'Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!' The character of Asakusa is impressively brought out through the action of eating zunda mochi

◆46: I tried using multiple apps side by side and co-editing a notepad in real time with the 'Galaxy Tab S9' series, a large-screen tablet that allows you to experience how to use it.

◆47: What is the Sukagawa Special Effects Archive Center, which provides valuable materials free of charge to pass on special effects technology to future generations?

◆48: I tried out the 'Best Take' and 'Audio Eraser Magic' features of the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8, which let you experience the amazing power of AI, and I also checked out the evolution of the camera from the Pixel 7

◆49: YouTube original animation 'Pole Princess!!' Interview with director Hitomi Ezoe and 3DCG artist Yoshihiro Otobe, evolution of motion capture technology makes it possible to visualize pole dancing

◆50: 'Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Clash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes' Director Naohiko Kyogoku and Producer Keiichi Kondo interview: 'We want to create a story that children will be proud of'

◆51: 'Vividl' allows you to download videos from YouTube, Nico Nico Douga, Twitter, Instagram, etc. in one go and convert them to MP3 for free. It has the strongest downloader 'yt-dlp' built-in and is easy to use even for beginners.

◆52: I actually bought the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 and received them, so I did a thorough unboxing of the actual product version and a photo review of the appearance, and compared them to the Pixel 7

◆53: Review of setting up and drawing on Amazon's 11-inch 2K LCD tablet 'Fire Max 11', which can be used to draw and take notes with a stylus pen and also has fingerprint authentication

◆54: Finally, a plugin that runs the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' in 'CLIP STUDIO PAINT' has been released

◆55: SysMocap is a free motion capture technology that can project face, hand, and whole-body movements onto a 3D avatar in real time.

◆56: I set up the Meta Quest 3. How good is full-color pass-through MR (mixed reality)?

◆57: Trying out Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds SLR camera 'GH6'

◆58: I tried using 'stable-diffusion-videos', which can create movies using the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion'

◆59: We connected the Synology-made IP camera 'BC500', which allows you to operate a surveillance camera without a monthly fee, to Synology's NAS and set it up for actual use.

◆60: Interview with Owara Sumito, the author of 'Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!', says that 'it didn't matter if the three main characters were different'

◆61: A simple summary of how to use 'img2img', an image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion web UI (AUTOMATIC1111 version)' to automatically generate images with similar composition and color to the original image or to change only a specified part

◆62: Experience report of the attraction 'Godzilla Intercept Operation - National Godzilla Awaji Island Research Center' where you are swallowed whole by a life-sized Godzilla with a total length of 120 meters

◆63: '5000 Best Movies' is a ranking of the top 5000 best movies.

◆64: Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa of 'Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!': How he created the work that he calls 'an amazing anime'

◆65: How to disable the 18+ safety filter of the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion'

◆66: What is the difference between the Pixel 7a and the Pixel 7? After thoroughly examining the processing and battery performance, the weaknesses and strengths of the phone became clear.

◆67: I actually bought and tried Costco's New Year's meal 'Ginza Romaiya Western-style New Year's meal three-tiered box Costco original' to see what it was like.

◆68: Interview with Director Sato Atsuki of 'The Era of Space Battleship Yamato: The Choice of the Year 2202' - Recreating the experience of the old series by reviving the BGM for the 'Fleet Assemble' scene with a new recording

◆69: I customized the Loupedeck Live S, a device that lets you call up shortcuts and macros with the push of a button to make your PC work faster.

◆70: 'iPhone 15' benchmark & camera review, comparing what has evolved from the previous iPhone 14

◆71: I tried using 'Diffusion Bee,' an AI that can generate images of your choice and can be run on macOS with extreme ease using 'Stable Diffusion.'

◆72: Google Authenticator now supports inter-device synchronization of login information, making backups incredibly easy. Here's a summary of the steps to sync your login information.

◆73: Five books that Bill Gates says 'made me rethink my way of thinking'

◆74: An interview with Fukui Harutoshi and Minagawa Yuka in 'The Era of Space Battleship Yamato: Choices in the Year 2202,' a dense work that condenses 52 episodes of the anime into 120 minutes; How do the 'Astro Warriors' work?

◆75: A famous American university publishes a list of books recommended for college students. What kind of books should college students read?

◆76: Interview with director Mitsuo Iso about the anime 'Tsuchigai Shounen Shoujo' - how he values 'how immersive' the film

◆77: Open source plugin that enables image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' to be used in Krita

◆78: 'PWABuilder' is a tool that instantly converts PWA-made web apps into a format that can be distributed in stores such as Google Play and the App Store.

◆79: I tried using 'Microsoft Designer,' which allows you to easily create posters and cards with the help of AI

◆80: Animators need to be both quick and skilled at the same time. Interview with Hirofumi Morimoto, illustrator of 'Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Journey of Sorcerer'

◆81: Interview with Executive Producer Maruyama Masao, who said he worked on the anime 'Pluto' with the thought, 'I can't die until I finish it'

◆82: Shin Ultraman statue unveiled at opening ceremony of 'Sukagawa Special Effects Archive Center' in the hometown of 'God of Special Effects'

◆83: Review of HP's gaming laptop 'Victus 16' with 'Ryzen 7', 'RTX 3060' and '144Hz display' for under 150,000 yen

A YouTuber recreates the pipe gun used to assassinate former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

◆85: Photo review of Apple's smartwatch 'Apple Watch Ultra 2' equipped with S9 chip and evolved to a maximum brightness of 3000 nits

◆86: 'Attention Viz' visualizes 'Attention,' the foundation of conversational AI such as ChatGPT

◆87: How to run the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' on Google Colaboratory and save images to Google Drive

◆88: Image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' can learn additional patterns and styles from just a few illustrations with 'Dream Booth' that can be easily used 'Dreambooth Gui' review

◆89: 'COEIROINK' is an AI talk software that automatically synthesizes character voices for free, making it super easy for anyone to create the 'voice' of their creative work.

◆90: What improvements has NovelAI, the popular app that can generate ultra-high-precision illustrations, made over the original Stable Diffusion?

◆91: Meta Quest 3 quick appearance review, which can be used for VR and MR (mixed reality) without the need for a PC connection

◆92: 'NMKD Stable Diffusion GUI' finally appears, which allows you to install the image generation AI 'Stable Diffusion' in a Windows environment with a single button and operate it with a GUI

◆93: I actually tried playing 'SAO', 'Uma Musume', 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms', 'FFBE', and 'WeColle' on the big screen of my PC with 'Google Play Games'

◆94: An interview with director Sato Eiichi of 'The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Northern War': What is a 'heroic legend' being made in this day and age?

◆95: We heard the story behind the creation of 'GURURI,' an aquarium where you can experience being surrounded by jellyfish in the ocean, at the newly renovated Kyoto Aquarium 'Jellyfish Wonder.'

◆96: 'FAN GATHERING 'Hathaway's Flash' Heirs to GUNDAM' report reveals the secrets of 'Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway's Flash'

◆97: I tried to create an automation such as 'send an email when a person is detected' by linking Synology's IP camera 'BC500' with the automation service 'IFTTT'

◆98: Interview with 'NIGHT HEAD' author Joji Iida, who says the anime 'NIGHT HEAD 2041' is a response to the original work

◆99: Interview with Director Yoshihira 'Tady' Naohiro of 'Knights of Sidonia: Ai Tsumuguhaoshi' - Almost all data has been renewed to match the latest technology, and the work is packed with love for Sidonia

◆100: Interview with Director Hiroyuki Imaishi and screenwriter Kazuki Nakashima of the movie 'Promare' - the birth of a film that is 'cool and stylish' while also being 'as mad and crazy as usual'

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