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Hatsune Miku AR Stage

In the lead up to the release of the limited edition Xperia feat. Hatsune Miku smartphone in September, the Hatsune Miku AR Stage is being held at the ‘Metro Hat’ in Roppongi Hills from the 16th until the 21st of July. This[...]
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NTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 days

To celebrate the release of the Hatsune Miku collaborated Xperia smartphone “Xperia feat. HATSUNE MIKU SO-04E” from NTT docomo, for a limited time, Metro Hat (one of the buildings at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo), has been trans[...]
NTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 days
NTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 daysNTT docomo – HATSUNE MIKU AR STAGE – Roppongi Hills is transformed into the Hatsune Miku outdoor concert venue for 5 days

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Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

This marketing analysis tool, under development by Fujitsu, uses technology to sense people’s movement. By analyzing how customers behave in response to merchandise, entirely new kinds of marketing information will be obtainable.[...]
Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

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Fujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – “Co-Creating the Future with Customers”

Fujitsu started its 2-day “Fujitsu Forum 2013″ today with President Masami Yamamoto giving a presentation to a capacity crowd of 1,500 guests with reservations. Under the title of “Co-creating the Future with Customer[...]
Fujitsu – Fujitsu Forum 2013 – “Co-Creating the Future with Customers”
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“Snoopy Japanesque” Exhibition – Japanese traditional craftspeople in collaborative Snoopy works

An art exhibition called “Snoopy Japanesque” is now being held until May 6 in the Matsuya Ginza department store in Tokyo.  It was planned by Japanese painter, Yoshiteru Otani, who used to be called a genius by “Peanu[...]
“Snoopy Japanesque” Exhibition – Japanese traditional craftspeople in collaborative Snoopy works
“Snoopy Japanesque” Exhibition – Japanese traditional craftspeople in collaborative Snoopy works“Snoopy Japanesque” Exhibition – Japanese traditional craftspeople in collaborative Snoopy works“Snoopy Japanesque” Exhibition – Japanese traditional craftspeople in collaborative Snoopy works“Snoopy Japanesque” Exhibition – Japanese traditional craftspeople in collaborative Snoopy works“Snoopy Japanesque” Exhibition – Japanese traditional craftspeople in collaborative Snoopy works

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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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SiliconSign – “SiOrchid” 1.9mm Super Fine Pitch LED Panel – Stack multiple panels vertically and horizontally to make massive LED displays

SiliconSign had a very impressive display of its 1.9mm Super Fine Pitch LED Panel “SiOrchic” at the Display 2013 (9th International FPD Expo) section of the 23rd FINETECH JAPAN at Tokyo Big Sight yesterday. The super fine L[...]
SiliconSign – “SiOrchid” 1.9mm Super Fine Pitch LED Panel – Stack multiple panels vertically and horizontally to make massive LED displays
SiliconSign – “SiOrchid” 1.9mm Super Fine Pitch LED Panel – Stack multiple panels vertically and horizontally to make massive LED displaysSiliconSign – “SiOrchid” 1.9mm Super Fine Pitch LED Panel – Stack multiple panels vertically and horizontally to make massive LED displaysSiliconSign – “SiOrchid” 1.9mm Super Fine Pitch LED Panel – Stack multiple panels vertically and horizontally to make massive LED displaysSiliconSign – “SiOrchid” 1.9mm Super Fine Pitch LED Panel – Stack multiple panels vertically and horizontally to make massive LED displays

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JNM Display – Transparent LCD Monitor – LCD using ambient light that allows physical objects to be highlighted behind LCD display glass

Transparent LCD is a very interesting and effective way to mix LCD graphics and physical objects. We saw a very interesting display of this technology by JNM Display Co., Ltd. at the Display 2013 (9th International FPD Expo) section of[...]
JNM Display – Transparent LCD Monitor – LCD using ambient light that allows physical objects to be highlighted behind LCD display glass
JNM Display – Transparent LCD Monitor – LCD using ambient light that allows physical objects to be highlighted behind LCD display glassJNM Display – Transparent LCD Monitor – LCD using ambient light that allows physical objects to be highlighted behind LCD display glassJNM Display – Transparent LCD Monitor – LCD using ambient light that allows physical objects to be highlighted behind LCD display glassJNM Display – Transparent LCD Monitor – LCD using ambient light that allows physical objects to be highlighted behind LCD display glass

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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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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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How the 3D television market was affected by the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show – The coming of 4K OLED TVs

3D is all the rage these days when it comes to the movies. The studios have opened up to the concept of shooting movies in three dimensions. It has been found to add to the viewing experience that people derive when watching the movie [...]
How the 3D television market was affected by the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show – The coming of 4K OLED TVs
How the 3D television market was affected by the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show – The coming of 4K OLED TVsHow the 3D television market was affected by the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show – The coming of 4K OLED TVs

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XSOL – Portable solar-powered generator – power yourself outdoors during camping and other activities

Another cool product we saw at Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo (Smart Energy Week 2013) was this portable solar-powered generator – ECO1800SJ – by Japanese solar company, XSOL. Simple in concept, but really useful for the right si[...]
XSOL – Portable solar-powered generator – power yourself outdoors during camping and other activities
XSOL – Portable solar-powered generator – power yourself outdoors during camping and other activitiesXSOL – Portable solar-powered generator – power yourself outdoors during camping and other activitiesXSOL – Portable solar-powered generator – power yourself outdoors during camping and other activitiesXSOL – Portable solar-powered generator – power yourself outdoors during camping and other activities

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“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special

Today, AkihabaraNews attended the 3rd International Smart Grid Expo at Tokyo Big Site. It was certainly exciting to see so many companies from around the world attending the event. Of course we saw solar panels and every kind of high-t[...]
“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special
“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special“Monster” Tajima and his Monster sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak special

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World Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo

We just got back from the kickoff of Smart Energy Week 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight – a sprawling expo covering the East and West wings of the massive building. On one side was the Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo (PV Expo 2013), on[...]
World Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo
World Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in TokyoWorld Smart Energy Week 2013 – International Smart Grid Expo in Tokyo

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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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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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Power Loader power amplification exoskeleton robot

This power amplification robot, called Power Loader, is currently under development by Activelink, a Panasonic subsidiary venture. The aim is to achieve a robot that can freely utilize power beyond human strength, in emergencies or on [...]
Power Loader power amplification exoskeleton robot

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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 [...]
Ikei Laboratory demos unique Virtual Body Technology

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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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