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New site: Akihabaranews.com Please visit the NEW AkihabaraNews site on AkihabaraNews.com to read new articles about new products, new technology and cool and interesting stuff. All old articles will still be viewable through the “[...]
AkihabaraNews has a NEW site!
AkihabaraNews has a NEW site!

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Honda UK’s 1000cc Lawnmower is Way Faster than Your Car

What can you do with a small yet really powerful engine, a new riding lawnmower, a healthy marketing budget, and a professional race driver with some free time? You can cut the grass really, really quickly. Oh, and severely injure or k[...]
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Panasonic – Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gently

Panasonic is going to release a new massager “Ouchi Refre” (EW-NA63) on September 1. “Refre” is a shortened version of “Refresh” and “Ouchi” means “At home” in Japanese, not &[...]
Panasonic – Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gently
Panasonic – Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gentlyPanasonic – Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gentlyPanasonic – Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gentlyPanasonic – Massager that relaxes your muscles and warms them gently

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World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’

Researchers from Asia and Europe have developed the world’s lightest and thinnest organic circuits, which in the future could be used in a range of healthcare applications. Lighter than a feather, these ultrathin film-like organi[...]
World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’
World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’World’s lightest and thinnest circuits pave the way for ‘imperceptible electronics’

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Panasonic – Smartphone-sized portable full body massager

Panasonic is releasing the smartphone-sized portable full body massager (low frequency electric therapy equipment) called “Pocket Refre (EW-NA23)” on September 1. Because it’s an only 12cm long compact device and also[...]
Panasonic – Smartphone-sized portable full body massager
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Nestlé – KitKat – 2013 summer seasonal special flavors

Nestlé in Japan releases unique flavored KitKats seasonally, a tradition that they have been doing for a long time. You can probably find Maccha Kitkat (green tea flavor) outside of Japan. But the variety of the flavors you see here in[...]
Nestlé – KitKat – 2013 summer seasonal special flavors
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Turn your iPhone 4/4s or 5 into a real pocket camcorder thanks to Donya

Ever wanted to turn your iPhone into a Camcorder look-alike? Well guess what! Shanghai Donya has just what you need with their latest product the DN-84841. Slide your iPhone into Donya’s latest “Grip” and you will hav[...]
Turn your iPhone 4/4s or 5 into a real pocket camcorder thanks to Donya

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s electronic beacon trouble for the 787 Dreamliner (Boeing’s gotta be so tired of such headlines), a Japanese & American team at MIT have found a way to make brains remember stuff that didn’t happen, and Toyota’s[...]
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LG – Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photo

Pocket photo, that was released last month by LG Electronics Japan, is a mobile photo printer. You can take a photo with your smartphone and print it out with Pocket photo right away, anytime, anywhere. In early August, they will relea[...]
LG – Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photo
LG – Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photoLG – Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photoLG – Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photoLG – Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photoLG – Pink-colored model will be added to Pocket photo

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Sharp – Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages data

Sharp is going to release new electronic handwriting notebook “WG-N20″ on August 8. You can write smoothly in the electronic notebook as if you were writing in a regular paper notebook with a pencil. It is capable of saving[...]
Sharp –  Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages data
Sharp –  Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages dataSharp –  Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages dataSharp –  Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages dataSharp –  Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages dataSharp –  Electronic handwriting notebook that can save 2000 pages data

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LG – Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio

LG Electronics Japan is going to release 2 new models of their ultra-wide LCD monitors: 29 inch model “29EA73-P” with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio will be out in early August, and “29EB73-P” that has the same s[...]
LG – Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio
LG – Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratioLG – Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratioLG – Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratioLG – Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratioLG – Ultra-wide LCD monitor with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio

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Panasonic – DMC-XS3 – Slim & classic designed Lumix camera

Panasonic is going to release the 14mm thin classic looking compact digital camera “DMC-XS3″ from their lumix series on August 22. “DMC-XS3″ has a 5X optical zoom 24mm wide-angle lens with high sensitivity MOS s[...]
Panasonic – DMC-XS3 – Slim & classic designed Lumix camera
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Panasonic – DMC-FZ70 – Lumix camera with the world’s first 60X optical zoom

Panasonic is releasing new Lumix camera “DMC-FZ70″ with the world’s first 60X optical zoom on August 22. “DMC-FZ70″ has 16.1M MOS Sensor and Venus Engine built-in, which minimize the noise generation and c[...]
Panasonic – DMC-FZ70 – Lumix camera with the world’s first 60X optical zoom
Panasonic – DMC-FZ70 – Lumix camera with the world’s first 60X optical zoomPanasonic – DMC-FZ70 – Lumix camera with the world’s first 60X optical zoomPanasonic – DMC-FZ70 – Lumix camera with the world’s first 60X optical zoomPanasonic – DMC-FZ70 – Lumix camera with the world’s first 60X optical zoom

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Japanese Robots: The Seemingly Least Cool Robotics Story of July is a Must-Read!

Cleaning robots don’t grab headlines – what with the DARPA Robotics Challenge, NASA’s nuclear powered dunebuggy on Mars, exoskeleton intrigue, ASIMO’s new training, etc. What those fancy robots don’t have, however, is a current a[...]
Japanese Robots: The Seemingly Least Cool Robotics Story of July is a Must-Read!

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Sony – α58 – DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses

Sony is going to release the DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses “α58″ on August 9. The camera won’t be sold alone – It will be only available as a lens kit: - “α58″ Double Zoom Lens Kit SLT-A58Y[...]
Sony – α58 – DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses
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Thanko – 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery – Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous model

We wrote about Thanko’s “Gokuusu Battery 4.5mm” with 1000mAh capacity last month, and today they released the new model with high-capacity 2200mAh called “Gokuusu Battery 7.5mm”. Just like the previous mod[...]
Thanko – 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery – Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous model
Thanko – 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery – Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous modelThanko – 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery – Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous modelThanko – 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery – Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous modelThanko – 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery – Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous modelThanko – 7.5mm biz card sized portable battery – Increased in battery capacity by 1200mAh over the previous model

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JVC Kenwood – ADIXXION “GC-XA2″ – dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action camera

JVC Kenwood is going to release a new rugged action camera “GC-XA2″ from their ADIXXION series in early August. The models are dustproof, shockproof, 5m waterproof and -10℃ low-temperature resistant. It has a full HD 1080/6[...]
JVC Kenwood – ADIXXION “GC-XA2″ – dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action camera
JVC Kenwood – ADIXXION “GC-XA2″ – dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action cameraJVC Kenwood – ADIXXION “GC-XA2″ – dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action cameraJVC Kenwood – ADIXXION “GC-XA2″ – dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action cameraJVC Kenwood – ADIXXION “GC-XA2″ – dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action cameraJVC Kenwood – ADIXXION “GC-XA2″ – dustproof, shockproof, waterproof, low-temperature resistant action camera

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NTT docomo – Disney Mobile on docomo F-07E – Disney official smartphone

NTT docomo is going to release the Disney’s official smartphone “Disney Mobile on docomo F-07E” manufactured by Fujitsu on July 31. There are a lot of Disney related designs on the smartphone, for example, the castle [...]
NTT docomo – Disney Mobile on docomo F-07E –  Disney official smartphone
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Sanwa Supply – Magnet built-in tablet holder

Sanwa Supply just released a magnet built-in tablet holder “MR-TABST8W” that holds 9-11 inch sized tablet. By attaching your tablet or iPad on a fridge or a whiteboard with this tablet holder, you can make use of it in many[...]
Sanwa Supply – Magnet built-in tablet holder
Sanwa Supply – Magnet built-in tablet holderSanwa Supply – Magnet built-in tablet holderSanwa Supply – Magnet built-in tablet holderSanwa Supply – Magnet built-in tablet holderSanwa Supply – Magnet built-in tablet holder

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Monitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodes

NTT has developed wearable textile electrodes which can be worn on the inside of a shirt, and can continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart over an extended period of time. The wearable electrodes are fabricated from a [...]
Monitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodes
Monitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodes

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Thanko – Pen-shaped video camera – Able to shoot 1080p full HD video

A pen-shaped video camera that is able to shoot 1080p full HD video is now out from Thanko. Videos or photos you take are saved on a micro SD card inside of the pen-shaped video camera, and by connecting a big-screen LCD TV and miniHDM[...]
Thanko – Pen-shaped video camera – Able to shoot 1080p full HD video
Thanko – Pen-shaped video camera – Able to shoot 1080p full HD videoThanko – Pen-shaped video camera – Able to shoot 1080p full HD videoThanko – Pen-shaped video camera – Able to shoot 1080p full HD videoThanko – Pen-shaped video camera – Able to shoot 1080p full HD videoThanko – Pen-shaped video camera – Able to shoot 1080p full HD video

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IBIS pneumatic keyhole surgery robot potentially 1/10 the cost of da Vinci

This is a robot system for keyhole surgery, consisting of a master unit operated by the surgeon, and a slave unit that moves on the patient side. “A feature of the slave robot is, it’s powered entirely by air. Nearly all co[...]
IBIS pneumatic keyhole surgery robot potentially 1/10 the cost of da Vinci
IBIS pneumatic keyhole surgery robot potentially 1/10 the cost of da VinciIBIS pneumatic keyhole surgery robot potentially 1/10 the cost of da VinciIBIS pneumatic keyhole surgery robot potentially 1/10 the cost of da VinciIBIS pneumatic keyhole surgery robot potentially 1/10 the cost of da VinciIBIS pneumatic keyhole surgery robot potentially 1/10 the cost of da Vinci

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