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Measure your pulse in real-time with Fujitsu’s facial imaging technology

Fujitsu has developed technology which can measure a person’s pulse in real time by analyzing video of their face. “As blood circulates through the body, the amount of light absorbed by the face varies, depending on how muc[...]
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3D/4D ultrasound hologram printing service using Pioneer’s compact holographic printer

Pioneer has announced a service that prints the expressions of unborn babies as 3D holograms, using a compact full-color hologram printer developed by the company last year. “When an expecting mother has a check-up, a 3D/4D echog[...]
3D/4D ultrasound hologram printing service using Pioneer’s compact holographic printer

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Acer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 Tablet

Acer today unveiled the Acer Iconia A1, the company’s first full-featured 7.9- inch tablet targeted at modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and mobile executives requiring an all-day mobile companion. Thanks to a sleek and[...]
Acer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 Tablet
Acer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 TabletAcer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 TabletAcer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 TabletAcer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 TabletAcer Delivers Full Featured One-Handed Tablet for Everyone with Iconia A1 Tablet

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Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7

At a press event held today in New York, Acer unveiled the Aspire R7, a revolutionary 15.6-inch notebook that will redefine the touch and type computing experience. Featuring a Full HD 1920×1080 touch screen, the Acer R7 was made [...]
Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7
Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7Acer Defines Touch and Type Experience with New Aspire R7

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Shibaful lush lawn iPhone case puts Yoyogi Park in your pocket

“Shibaful is the world’s first iPhone case modeled after a grassy park. This case is based on Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, and it’s the first in our World Parks series. For the next versions, we’re considering basing t[...]
Shibaful lush lawn iPhone case puts Yoyogi Park in your pocket

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Japan’s Kuratas vs. The U.K.’s Mantis: Pure Science Robot Showdown!

Have you heard of the robot maker species that doesn’t need a grand research goal, isn’t motivated by government competitions or corporate interests, and doesn’t necessarily care if their efforts result in profit? Japanese [...]
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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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Synforest – Tokyo Bird’s-eye View – Take a Blu-ray exploration of Tokyo by helicopter!

The immensity of Tokyo still amazes me even after years of living here. But I can’t think of a better way to really get a sense of the scope of this city than by a helicopter tour over the city. This is not clips of different are[...]
Synforest – Tokyo Bird’s-eye View – Take a Blu-ray exploration of Tokyo by helicopter!
Synforest – Tokyo Bird’s-eye View – Take a Blu-ray exploration of Tokyo by helicopter!Synforest – Tokyo Bird’s-eye View – Take a Blu-ray exploration of Tokyo by helicopter!Synforest – Tokyo Bird’s-eye View – Take a Blu-ray exploration of Tokyo by helicopter!Synforest – Tokyo Bird’s-eye View – Take a Blu-ray exploration of Tokyo by helicopter!Synforest – Tokyo Bird’s-eye View – Take a Blu-ray exploration of Tokyo by helicopter!

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Nintendo – Nintendo prepaid cards with extra fun bonus where Mario characters come alive!

Nintendo will add a new version of its prepaid card usable at it’s online software download site, e-shop, for 3DS and Wii U. It’s a prepaid card with extra fun bonus called “Asoberu Omaketsuki Nintendo Prepaid Card[...]
Nintendo – Nintendo prepaid cards with extra fun bonus where Mario characters come alive!

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Japan’s finest April Fool Jokes : iKA Player, Pizza in a Can and the zzzPhoneBed from AU

iKA Player: The first Squid (Ika in Japanese) powered eBook from Kodansha Publishing. The iKA stands for Interactive Kodensha Archive, is an eBook player automatic energy generation (bye bye batteries), Natural Ink instead of the usual[...]
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Toshiba – “Shapes” – Tablets beyond the rectangular

First released last year, we have been impressed with “Shapes” by Toshiba and for good reason. This is exciting technology. Finally tablets have moved beyond rectangular. Oblong Technology that’s come full circle. Ideal for[...]
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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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Softbank – “Rap Otosan” DJ app – Rap with the Shirato Family

Anyone who has watched TV in Japan has seen Softbank’s TV commercial series – The Shirato Family – starring a white Japanese dog called “Otosan”. Otosan means “Dad” in Japanese and he is the gr[...]
Softbank – “Rap Otosan” DJ app – Rap with the Shirato Family

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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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Fujifilm – “Year Album” software – Make a stylish printed picture album quickly with your digital images

Fujifilm has announced new software called “Year Album” that helps people organize their digital photos and images into printed picture albums with nice layouts. The software’s “Image Organizer” with Fujif[...]
Fujifilm – “Year Album” software – Make a stylish printed picture album quickly with your digital images

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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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Sony Mobile adds two new Xperia smartphones to its Spring line up with the SP and L

Sony today announced in Europe two new Xperia smartphone models to join its 2013 line up – the Xperia SP and Xperia L. The Xperia SP delivers 4G LTE performance and an exceptional viewing experience, with a razor sharp HD screen housed[...]
Sony Mobile adds two new Xperia smartphones to its Spring line up with the SP and L
Sony Mobile adds two new Xperia smartphones to its Spring line up with the SP and LSony Mobile adds two new Xperia smartphones to its Spring line up with the SP and L

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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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Yamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle business

Sushi, tempura and teriyaki were the trailblazers of Japanese cuisine around the world. However, it is now ramen, and other Japanese noodles like soba and udon, that are gaining in international interest. Like Colonel Sanders’ fr[...]
Yamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle business
Yamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle businessYamato Noodle School – Intensive 7-Day Ramen chef school – Learn the Japanese noodle business

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