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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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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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Sony outs the WG-10, a compact and wireless card reader

Sony announced today in Japan the WG-10 a new compact Memory Stick and SD/SDHC?SDXC card reader that comes with an internal battery (500mA) and Wi-Fi! Not every camera comes with Eye-Fi support and not every one are interested in havin[...]
Sony outs the WG-10, a compact and wireless card reader
Sony outs the WG-10, a compact and wireless card readerSony outs the WG-10, a compact and wireless card readerSony outs the WG-10, a compact and wireless card readerSony outs the WG-10, a compact and wireless card reader

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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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Sony “VAIO Duo 11″ Ultrabook – Brand-new hybrid PC / tablet – SVD11229CJB, SVD1122AJ, SVD11213CXB, SVD11215CXB

Sony has unveiled its new 2013 Spring VAIO models. A featured new part of the line-up is an exciting model like nothing we’ve seen before – It is a hybrid PC / tablet. Literally, a PC that transforms from a PC to a tablet. [...]
Sony “VAIO Duo 11″ Ultrabook – Brand-new hybrid PC / tablet – SVD11229CJB, SVD1122AJ, SVD11213CXB, SVD11215CXB
Sony “VAIO Duo 11″ Ultrabook – Brand-new hybrid PC / tablet – SVD11229CJB, SVD1122AJ, SVD11213CXB, SVD11215CXBSony “VAIO Duo 11″ Ultrabook – Brand-new hybrid PC / tablet – SVD11229CJB, SVD1122AJ, SVD11213CXB, SVD11215CXBSony “VAIO Duo 11″ Ultrabook – Brand-new hybrid PC / tablet – SVD11229CJB, SVD1122AJ, SVD11213CXB, SVD11215CXBSony “VAIO Duo 11″ Ultrabook – Brand-new hybrid PC / tablet – SVD11229CJB, SVD1122AJ, SVD11213CXB, SVD11215CXBSony “VAIO Duo 11″ Ultrabook – Brand-new hybrid PC / tablet – SVD11229CJB, SVD1122AJ, SVD11213CXB, SVD11215CXB

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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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CrystalCore Tiltdock for iPhone and iPad

iPhoneLife contributor, Todd Bernhard, just reported on a very cool product that he saw at CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It’s an IndieGogo crowdsourced project, available now at $25 but will be retailing later for $100. Take a[...]
CrystalCore Tiltdock for iPhone and iPad
CrystalCore Tiltdock for iPhone and iPad

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Sony unveil in Japan two new portable Bluetooth and NFC Speakers with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500

Sony announced today not one but two new portable Speaker with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500. Announced for a Japanese launch schedule at the end of February at a price around 20,000 and 30,000 Yen respectively, the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-[...]
Sony unveil in Japan two new portable Bluetooth and NFC Speakers with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500
Sony unveil in Japan two new portable Bluetooth and NFC Speakers with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500Sony unveil in Japan two new portable Bluetooth and NFC Speakers with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500Sony unveil in Japan two new portable Bluetooth and NFC Speakers with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500Sony unveil in Japan two new portable Bluetooth and NFC Speakers with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500Sony unveil in Japan two new portable Bluetooth and NFC Speakers with the SRS-BTX300 and SRS-BTX500

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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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Samsung releases CES 2013 Smart TV Teaser Video

No much to say here, just enjoy the video and brace for the “CES” impact that will come to us next week!
Samsung releases CES 2013 Smart TV Teaser Video

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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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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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Sharp goregous IGZO Aquos PAD to be launch firday in Japan

It is now official, Sharp gorgeous Aquos PAS SHT21, a 7″ (1280×800) Android 4.0 LTE Waterproof Smartphone featuring Sharp stunning IGZO screen and a 1.5GHZ Dual Core CPU will ne put on sell this Friday 7th December in Japan [...]
Sharp goregous IGZO Aquos PAD to be launch firday in Japan
Sharp goregous IGZO Aquos PAD to be launch firday in Japan

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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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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 to Introduce PN-K321 LCD Monitor Featuring the Industry’s Thinnest Design in a High-Resolution 4K2K Display

Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market a new 32-inch-class LCD monitor, the PN-K321, a professional monitor previously introduced at CEATEC featuring proprietary IGZO technology and delivering 4K × 2K resolution (3,8[...]
Sharp to Introduce PN-K321 LCD Monitor Featuring the Industry’s Thinnest Design in a High-Resolution 4K2K Display
Sharp to Introduce PN-K321 LCD Monitor Featuring the Industry’s Thinnest Design in a High-Resolution 4K2K Display

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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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