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Keio University demonstrates Avatar mirrors users facial expressions in real-time using a standard webcam

A Keio University group, led by Associate Professor Yasue Mitsukura, has developed a method for measuring which way a person is facing and how their expression changes. This system achieves high speed and high precision, using an ordin[...]
Keio University demonstrates Avatar mirrors users facial expressions in real-time using a standard webcam

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Pimp your car with a 5” One Piece GPS!

Dinos Japan introduced last Friday its first One Piece PND (GPS). I am sure that you are familiar with the anime One Piece, but if you are not, make sure to watch it, at least the first few seasons since the story seems to last forever[...]
Pimp your car with a 5” One Piece GPS!
Pimp your car with a 5” One Piece GPS!

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Gorgeous collection of retro Toei Anime posters

Toei Company, Japan’s famous Movie and Animation Giant, had a little exhibition earlier this year displaying some of their finest Anime posters with some published for the first time in 1958. These posters where all used to illus[...]
Gorgeous collection of retro Toei Anime posters
Gorgeous collection of retro Toei Anime postersGorgeous collection of retro Toei Anime postersGorgeous collection of retro Toei Anime postersGorgeous collection of retro Toei Anime postersGorgeous collection of retro Toei Anime posters

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Sony offer new technology against counterfeiting and forgery

Sony Disc and Digital Solutions (SDADC) announced today the development of a mass production equipment that can apply individual identification codes into the Lippmann holograms. Offered as an authentication tool to fight against count[...]
Sony offer new technology against counterfeiting and forgery
Sony offer new technology against counterfeiting and forgerySony offer new technology against counterfeiting and forgery

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[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods

Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo is a Sendai based company that makes traditional Japanese lacquered goods. Today they attended JAM09 to show us their talent when it comes to mixing both traditional craftsmanship and animation… I especially l[...]
[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods
[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods

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“The Sky Crawlers” LaVie G Notebook from NEC

Since August 2nd, here in Japan we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying Mamoru Oshii’s latest animation, The Sky Crawlers. NEC will release two new notebook LaVie G Type J in Black or White that displays one of the logos from th[...]
“The Sky Crawlers” LaVie G Notebook from NEC

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Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008

David and I went to the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008 this morning. It’s a professional event where major Japanese TV channels and studios gather to promote anime in Japan, and try to get deals with foreign partners. If you’re a bi[...]
Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008
Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008Little “Tour” at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2008

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