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Fujitsu Laboratories – Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word. “We think [...]
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DNA testing chip delivers results in one hour, paves way for personalized drug treatments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personal[...]
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Double the brightness in low light photos with Panasonic’s new color filtering technology

Panasonic has developed a unique technology that doubles the brightness of color photography, by using micro color splitters instead of conventional color filters in the image sensor. These two photos were taken using CCDs with the sam[...]
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Management Game from Japan Simulates Actual Business Experiences

In 1976, Sony CDI developed a kind of business game called the Management Game. The game simulates running a business, with each participant as a manager. Participants can compare their performance, by producing a financial report for [...]
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Wear someone else’s face with the Face Stealer App for iPhone

Yahoo Japan has released Face Stealer, an AR app (App Store – Free) which makes your face look like someone else’s. The iPhone app can generate a mask from a photo of basically anything with a face, such as an animal, celeb[...]
Wear someone else’s face with the Face Stealer App for iPhone

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Dummy cursors keep your passwords safe from prying eyes

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NmTPSgQjDs?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] This is a system for preventing password theft, by mixing several dummy cursors in with the real cursor. The software keyboards used in on[...]
Dummy cursors keep your passwords safe from prying eyes

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Photoshop-like interior light control interface

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8Md7sw2Lc?feature=player_embedded&w=640&h=360] “This is a lighting system, called Lighty. There’s a group of robotic lights on the ceiling, and their orientation and brightn[...]
Photoshop-like interior light control interface

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NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

NTT is developing technology that faithfully reproduces pictures and sound from distant locations, creating a natural sense of distance and position, as if both people are in the same room. “Regarding the picture, this system inc[...]
NTT Demos Visually and aurally accurate virtual communication system

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Ricoh demonstrate Omnidirectional camera at CP+. Takes 360° photo, sends it to you smartphone

This omnidirectional camera, currently under development by Ricoh, takes a full 360° panoramic image in one shot. “It has two fish-eye lenses, each of which covers 180 degrees. The camera combines the two pictures, and sends them[...]
Ricoh  demonstrate Omnidirectional camera at CP+. Takes 360° photo, sends it to you smartphone

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[Hands-On] 10.1″ Xperia Tablet Z – the world’s slimmest tablet

“This is the Xperia Tablet Z SO-03E. It’s the world’s slimmest tablet, and Japan’s lightest, too. Until now, tablets have been heavy and thick, so they end up getting left at home. But this one’s light and[...]
[Hands-On] 10.1″ Xperia Tablet Z – the world’s slimmest tablet

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[Hands-On] MEDIAS W dual-screen Android smartphone

Docomo has unveiled a dual-screen smartphone, the Medias W. It features two 4.3″ displays, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, an 8.1MP camera and runs Android 4.1. It will be released in April 2013. “This is the MEDIAS W. Ordinarily, [...]
[Hands-On] MEDIAS W dual-screen Android smartphone

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Panasonic demos Five 3D Cameras Capture Panorama at Digital Contents Expo 2012

“DIVE into World Heritage 3D,”exhibited by Panasonic at Digital Content EXPO 2012, is a system for creating panoramic images by shooting with five 3D cameras, then showing the images using five high-definition plasma displa[...]
Panasonic demos Five 3D Cameras Capture Panorama at Digital Contents Expo 2012

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Ikei Laboratory demos unique Virtual Body Technology

The Ikei Laboratory of Tokyo Metropolitan University Graduate School of System Design is developing virtual body technology that utilizes the five senses. In addition to using conventional audio and video footage , this technology can [...]
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Water saving shower head fills water droplets with air

TOTO is releasing an interchangeable shower head which features their Air-In Shower technology and uses 35% less water than a conventional shower head. “Ordinary water-saving showers use less water by having smaller holes, but we[...]
Water saving shower head fills water droplets with air

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See and feel virtual water with this immersive crossmodal perception system from Solidray

Solidray, which is involved in virtual reality production, has released an immersive crossmodal system incorporating visual and tactile feedback, enabling the user to see and feel flowing water in a virtual space. “When you put o[...]
See and feel virtual water with this immersive crossmodal perception system from Solidray

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Draw precise freehand circles and copy paste drawings with the dePENd table

This table helps you to draw precise freehand circles and lines. It is under development by a group in the Yasuaki Kakehi Lab at Keio University. By using a computer to control the XY position of a magnet under the surface of the table[...]
Draw precise freehand circles and copy paste drawings with the dePENd table

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Sharp Cocorobo robot vacuum cleaner updated – smaller model and updated app functions

Sharp have updated their Cocorobo line of intelligent robot vacuum cleaners, with a new smaller model, as well as a Cocorobo Navi function, which allows the robot to be controlled when the user is outside the home. Cocorobo Navi can be[...]
Sharp Cocorobo robot vacuum cleaner updated – smaller model and updated app functions

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iPhone App Makes Map Navigation Easier to Visualize

Crossfader has developed Version 1.4 of AR-MAPS, an iPhone app that supports augmented reality (AR) on maps. AR is one of visualization solutions. This map application represents the ground on the bottom half of the screen, showing a m[...]
iPhone App Makes Map Navigation Easier to Visualize

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Fujifilm ultra-wide 99x telephoto zoom lens for broadcast

In December, Fujifilm will release a 99x zoom lens that also achieves a wide-angle focal length of 8.4 mm, the top specification for a broadcast telephoto lens. For this lens, Fujifilm has upgraded its optical shake compensation, to fu[...]
Fujifilm ultra-wide 99x telephoto zoom lens for broadcast

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Write and play your own sheet music with the Gocen

The Gocen is a device which scans and plays handwritten sheet music in real time. It is being developed by a group at the Tokyo Metropolitan University led by Assistant Professor Tetsuaki Baba. “First, the system looks at the sta[...]
Write and play your own sheet music with the Gocen

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Japan Display develops paper-like low-power color LCD which can display video

Japan Display has developed a paper-like low-power color reflective LCD, which can display video. “Ordinary liquid crystal displays have a backlight, and produce the picture by using a liquid crystal shutter. But this panel doesn[...]
Japan Display develops paper-like low-power color LCD which can display video

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Japan Display showcases the latest in mobile display technology

Japan Display has presented three prototype displays, titled “Innovation Vehicles”, which combining the latest mobile display technologies from Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi. “Japan Display was established in April, by t[...]
Japan Display showcases the latest in mobile display technology

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