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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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Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

The Riken Brain Science Institute is developing a substitutional reality (SR) system that makes reality and fiction indistinguishable. The subject wears a head-mounted display (HMD), inside of which he views footage projected inside th[...]
Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable

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Transience – Dynamic color changing calligraphy harmonizes tradition with technology

Transience is an artwork by the Wakita Lab at Keio University. It is intended to represent a harmony between calligraphy and computers, by dynamically altering the color of calligraphy on paper. “At first sight, it’s hard t[...]
Transience – Dynamic color changing calligraphy harmonizes tradition with technology

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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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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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Pinch interface connects the displays of multiple devices simultaneously

Pinch is an interface which connects the displays from multiple touch devices together. It is currently under development by a research group at the Tokyo University of Technology. When the user places a thumb and index finger on two a[...]
Pinch interface connects the displays of multiple devices simultaneously

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Paper Computing technology the first step to paper-based Google Docs

At the University of Tokyo, the Naemura Group is developing paper computing technology, which can automatically erase, copy and print hand-drawn sketches on paper. As well as using a camera and computer, this system uses a laser and UV[...]
Paper Computing technology the first step to paper-based Google Docs

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Panasonic develops a prototype dry head spa robot

Panasonic has developed a prototype dry head spa robot, which in the future could be attached to a desk or bath. It uses robot hand technology previously developed for use in their hair washing robot. “For kneading the scalp whil[...]
Panasonic develops a prototype dry head spa robot

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[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

On October 11, NTT Docomo will start the Utsushite Honyaku service, which instantly translates foreign-language restaurant menus when you point a smartphone’s camera at them. Utsushite Honyaku is a commercial version of a service[...]
[Hands-On] AR app from docomo translates menus and signs in real time

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[Hands-On] Docomo Hands-Free Videophone for futuristic glasses-type HMD devices

NTT Docomo has developed the Hands-Free Videophone, which enables video calls without having to hold the camera. This is part of docomo’s research on creating future glasses-type devices. The Hands-Free Videophone captures the us[...]
[Hands-On]  Docomo Hands-Free Videophone for futuristic glasses-type HMD devices

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[CEATEC 2012] Sharp Moth Eye panel for a better HD experience

Here you are final piece on this year CEATEC and like we started it we will finish our coverage with Sharp, the jewel of this 2012 pathetic CEATEC. Set for a 2013 launch, Sharp announced at CEATEC 2012, the Moth Eye Panel, a new techno[...]
[CEATEC 2012] Sharp Moth Eye panel for a better HD experience
[CEATEC 2012] Sharp Moth Eye panel for a better HD experience[CEATEC 2012] Sharp Moth Eye panel for a better HD experience

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[CEATEC 2012] Clarion ousts the 01Drive, its first bluetooth ceiling speaker

Clarion’s booth was like other rather underwhelming, but here as well it have at least one little diamond in the rough that we could not ignore with their new 01Drive. Unlike most speaker, the 01Drive is a ceiling speaker, made t[...]
[CEATEC 2012] Clarion ousts the 01Drive, its first bluetooth ceiling speaker
[CEATEC 2012] Clarion ousts the 01Drive, its first bluetooth ceiling speaker[CEATEC 2012] Clarion ousts the 01Drive, its first bluetooth ceiling speaker[CEATEC 2012] Clarion ousts the 01Drive, its first bluetooth ceiling speaker

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[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba expands its TransferJet offering with industry’s smallest SDIO IC module and industry’s first microSDIO card

Unveiled for the first time at IFA 2012, Toshiba’s new TransferJet goodies fly to Japan and alongside an official announcement for their launch schedule for early 2013 Industry’s Smallest TransferJet-Enabled SDIO IC Module [...]
[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba expands its TransferJet offering with industry’s smallest SDIO IC module and industry’s first microSDIO card
[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba expands its TransferJet offering with industry’s smallest SDIO IC module and industry’s first microSDIO card[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba expands its TransferJet offering with industry’s smallest SDIO IC module and industry’s first microSDIO card[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba expands its TransferJet offering with industry’s smallest SDIO IC module and industry’s first microSDIO card

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[CEATEC 2012] Pioneer help you to apply makeup like a pro thanks to a new unique mirror

Pioneer did not had much to offer, at least that we did not really know about, at this year CEATEC, however they shown a very interesting product that for once was not related to Pioneer’s core business : Audio, by introducing a [...]
[CEATEC 2012] Pioneer help you to apply makeup like a pro thanks to a new unique mirror
[CEATEC 2012] Pioneer help you to apply makeup like a pro thanks to a new unique mirror[CEATEC 2012] Pioneer help you to apply makeup like a pro thanks to a new unique mirror

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[CEATEC 2012] Hands-on with Panasonic AX2 new Windows 8 Hybrid laptop

Ok I admit it, I always has been a huge fan of Panasonic Let’s Note line-up and this despite their rather unique and unsophisticated design. However I have to admit that I am rather unimpressed by Panasonic’s new AX2. Don&#[...]
[CEATEC 2012] Hands-on with Panasonic AX2 new Windows 8 Hybrid laptop
[CEATEC 2012] Hands-on with Panasonic AX2 new Windows 8 Hybrid laptop[CEATEC 2012] Hands-on with Panasonic AX2 new Windows 8 Hybrid laptop[CEATEC 2012] Hands-on with Panasonic AX2 new Windows 8 Hybrid laptop[CEATEC 2012] Hands-on with Panasonic AX2 new Windows 8 Hybrid laptop[CEATEC 2012] Hands-on with Panasonic AX2 new Windows 8 Hybrid laptop

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[CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers!

If Docomo’s Grip UI did not really amazed us, its other approach with the i Beam to tackle people’s difficulty to use their tablets in a crowded environment really impressed us! Thanks to a pair of sensor fitted at the bott[...]
[CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers!
[CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers![CEATEC 2012] Docomo i Beam tablet prototype let you eyes replace your fingers!

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[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba renames its Satellite U925t in Japan as a Dynabook

Announced early September, the Satellite U925t, a Sony Vaio Duo like ultrabook powered by a Core i5 Ivy Bridge is now making its debut in Japan under the Dynabook series. While Toshiba did not gave any specific price and specification [...]
[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba renames its Satellite U925t in Japan as a Dynabook
[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba renames its Satellite U925t in Japan as a Dynabook[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba renames its Satellite U925t in Japan as a Dynabook[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba renames its Satellite U925t in Japan as a Dynabook[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba renames its Satellite U925t in Japan as a Dynabook

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[CEATEC 2012] Docomo demos hands-free video-conferencing prototype and share to the world your digitized avatar.

Improving something that works just fine is a difficult task and I must say that Docomo did a pretty descent job this year at CEATEC with their new hands-free video-conferencing prototype. The concept is simple, create an digitized ava[...]
[CEATEC 2012] Docomo demos hands-free video-conferencing prototype and share to the world your digitized avatar.
[CEATEC 2012] Docomo demos hands-free video-conferencing prototype and share to the world your digitized avatar.[CEATEC 2012] Docomo demos hands-free video-conferencing prototype and share to the world your digitized avatar.[CEATEC 2012] Docomo demos hands-free video-conferencing prototype and share to the world your digitized avatar.[CEATEC 2012] Docomo demos hands-free video-conferencing prototype and share to the world your digitized avatar.

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[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba Canvio new external HDD hands-on

Announced a few weeks ago here you are in the “Flesh” Toshiba’s new Canvio external USB 3.0 HDD line-up. Not much to say here really with the exception maybe of Canvio Slim that is indeed slick and elegant!
[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba Canvio new external HDD hands-on
[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba Canvio new external HDD hands-on[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba Canvio new external HDD hands-on[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba Canvio new external HDD hands-on[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba Canvio new external HDD hands-on[CEATEC 2012] Toshiba Canvio new external HDD hands-on

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