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SOINN artificial brain can now use the internet to learn new things

A group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa, has succeeded in making further advances with SOINN, their machine learning algorithm, which can now use the internet to learn how to perform new tasks. “Image [...]
SOINN artificial brain can now use the internet to learn new things

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Niko Niko Douga – “Niko Niko Cho Kaigi 2″ – Huge event this weekend

This weekend (April 28 and 29th), popular Japanese video sharing website Niko Niko Douga will put on an event called “Niko Niko Cho Kaigi 2″ in Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. The concept of this event is “Replicate t[...]
Niko Niko Douga – “Niko Niko Cho Kaigi 2″ – Huge event this weekend
Niko Niko Douga – “Niko Niko Cho Kaigi 2″ – Huge event this weekend

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THK – Seismic Isolation Table – Model TSD – Dramatic earthquake movement absorption technology

Akihabaranews visited the 23rd FINETECH JAPAN at Tokyo Big Sight yesterday and saw some really interesting technology. We saw an amazing example of the technology being developed and built for protection against earthquake damage. THK [...]
THK – Seismic Isolation Table – Model TSD – Dramatic earthquake movement absorption technology
THK – Seismic Isolation Table – Model TSD – Dramatic earthquake movement absorption technology

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Sony – Anycast Touch AWS-750 – All-in-one movie creating device for professional use

For professional use, Sony is releasing an All-in-one movie creating device called Anycast Touch “AWS-750″. It contains a lot of functions necessary for professional movie creation, including video switcher, audio mixer, st[...]
Sony – Anycast Touch AWS-750 – All-in-one movie creating device for professional use
Sony – Anycast Touch AWS-750 – All-in-one movie creating device for professional useSony – Anycast Touch AWS-750 – All-in-one movie creating device for professional use

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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[...]
Double the brightness in low light photos with Panasonic’s new color filtering technology

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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 [...]
Management Game from Japan Simulates Actual Business Experiences

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Thanko – “Odemukae” – Finally, an umbrella made for 2

With the weather warming up in Tokyo and Hanami season just around the corner, it is time to prepare for the rainy season coming up in June… In Japan, umbrellas are a must. But when you share a regular umbrella with somebody else[...]
Thanko – “Odemukae” – Finally, an umbrella made for 2
Thanko – “Odemukae” – Finally, an umbrella made for 2Thanko – “Odemukae” – Finally, an umbrella made for 2Thanko – “Odemukae” – Finally, an umbrella made for 2Thanko – “Odemukae” – Finally, an umbrella made for 2Thanko – “Odemukae” – Finally, an umbrella made for 2

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TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – SMART HAN – Satisfy your cravings with the next-generation rice stick for busy people

This is the era of smart devices – now here’s a smart device for eating. This is the Japanese bento box as a mobile, convenient and functional “SMART” rice delivery mechanism… Screw-up Storage! If you are [...]
TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – SMART HAN – Satisfy your cravings with the next-generation rice stick for busy people
TAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – SMART HAN – Satisfy your cravings with the next-generation rice stick for busy peopleTAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – SMART HAN – Satisfy your cravings with the next-generation rice stick for busy peopleTAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – SMART HAN – Satisfy your cravings with the next-generation rice stick for busy peopleTAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – SMART HAN – Satisfy your cravings with the next-generation rice stick for busy peopleTAKARA TOMY A.R.T.S – SMART HAN – Satisfy your cravings with the next-generation rice stick for busy people

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Mars Company – Sea Snow – Innovative ice made from salt water that will keep seafood and sashimi fresh longer

Here in Japan, we take our sushi very seriously. And keeping it fresh is a priority. A small Japanese company called MARS Company has developed technology that creates super cold, long-lasting ice to do just that. This technology has m[...]
Mars Company – Sea Snow – Innovative ice made from salt water that will keep seafood and sashimi fresh longer
Mars Company – Sea Snow – Innovative ice made from salt water that will keep seafood and sashimi fresh longerMars Company – Sea Snow – Innovative ice made from salt water that will keep seafood and sashimi fresh longer

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Fujifilm – Printing service for Facebook account pictures – first in Japan

Facebook accounts have become a depository for pictures of ourselves from many different places – our phones, digital cameras, tagging from friends, randomly from our hard drives, etc. Have you ever wanted to have nice prints of [...]
Fujifilm – Printing service for Facebook account pictures – first in Japan
Fujifilm – Printing service for Facebook account pictures – first in Japan

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Apple’s IOS open for kinky stuff, app teaches your girl pole dancing.

It’s all over the web right now causing a big hype for concerned parents and evangelists worldwide. Yes, we are talking about the new app developed by Arthur Howie: Pole Dancer Pro. The app is located in the health & fitness [...]
Apple’s IOS open for kinky stuff, app teaches your girl pole dancing.

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[CEBIT 2012] Intel’s booth.. or rather call it hall

During CeBIT 2012 Intel turned Hall 23 into a comprehensive showcase of the latest Ultrabook™ laptops as well as a vast paradise for the gaming community. During March 6-10 visitors could experience the possibilities unleashed by Ultra[...]
[CEBIT 2012] Intel’s booth.. or rather call it hall
[CEBIT 2012] Intel’s booth.. or rather call it hall[CEBIT 2012] Intel’s booth.. or rather call it hall[CEBIT 2012] Intel’s booth.. or rather call it hall[CEBIT 2012] Intel’s booth.. or rather call it hall[CEBIT 2012] Intel’s booth.. or rather call it hall

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K-ON! movie scores big at Japan’s Academy Awards

If you have never heard of K-ON! before, I hesitate to say to you if you missed out big on this one, or if you should praise yourself lucky you didn’t. The animated movie produced by  Kyoto Animation / TBS TV / Pony Canyon & [...]
K-ON! movie scores big at Japan’s Academy Awards

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K-on! movie turns out to be popular, flooding theatres.

It has been only a week ago since the K-on! (Keion) movie hit the Japanese theatres, and it has been a successful one. Although we did not recieve the exact numbers for the complete week, we can share the ranking numbers of last week w[...]
K-on! movie turns out to be popular, flooding theatres.

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Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56

Today is truly a sad day for the tech world, as we recently got some very sad news that Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away. Apple has confirmed to the press that Steve Jobs has died today at the age of 56. His family issu[...]
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at 56

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Haier taking cloud computing to new levels with brain-controlled TV

The days of losing the TV remote seem to be drawing to a close and a new form of control is coming in the not too distant future . This week at IFA, Haier unveiled the world’s first Brain-Computer Interface Technology (BCI) Smart TV, w[...]
Haier taking cloud computing to new levels with brain-controlled TV

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Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

I know that here at Akihabara News people often complain of numerous spelling and grammar errors since not all of us are native English speakers or have a journalism background, although those of us that are try to fix the mistakes whe[...]
Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

Via AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship

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AMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media Player

I have to admit, at first I was confused about what this was, if it was a Chinese-made Google TV. While I’m not too familiar with the Chinese company, AMEX Digital, it seems they recently unveiled their newest product, the MP-G7,[...]
AMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media Player
AMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media PlayerAMEX Digital unveils Android TV Media Player

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Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital begins using color e-paper patient guidance system

You may remember back in July that Fujitsu announced their new wireless outpatient guidance system, that could make going to the hospital in Japan a bit more bearable, which packs an e-paper display, automatically registers patients at[...]
Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital begins using color e-paper patient guidance system
Sapporo Shirakaba-dai Hospital begins using color e-paper patient guidance system

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Debris Removal System For Food Processing by Hitachi Zosen

This sorter uses a camera to constantly monitor food products traveling on a conveyor belt at 1.5m/s. Any foreign matter such as plastic or plant debris is detected and removed with an air knife. “Right now we are running the dem[...]
Debris Removal System For Food Processing by Hitachi Zosen

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SANYO introduces audio processing solution for IC recorders

On Monday, SANYO announced the introduction of the LC823425, an audio processing solution for portable devices such as digital voice recorders. This product features a built-in hardwired MP3 encoder/decoder system, enabling the industr[...]
SANYO introduces audio processing solution for IC recorders
SANYO introduces audio processing solution for IC recorders

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Intel to mass produce 3D transistors for all future CPUs

At a press conference this morning, Intel revealed what they claim is the most significant technology announcement of the year, fueling Moore’s Law for years to come. Intel announced that it invented a 3D Tri-Gate transistor that[...]
Intel to mass produce 3D transistors for all future CPUs

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