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Chinon's first camera release in 20 years!

Retro-looking but high-tech video camera - Bellami HD-1 - will be released on March 22 by Chinon. The price is ¥89,250. It is able to shoot movies in full HD quality. Shooting is started by pulling the trigger.

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Panasonic has announced the Lumix GM, an ultra compact 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera, which will be released in Japan in late November.

"This camera uses the same sensor and engine as the GX7 which was released last month. The GX' features extremely high image quality and has received various awards around the world. We have packed the high image quality of the GX7 into this camera."

"The compact body is made of magnesium alloy, giving it a very robust feeling."

Yoriko Takahashi - June 26, 2014

Etiquette of a Real Gentleman

Thanko's new pocket-sized portable USB Handy Iron is a product for someone who want to keep himself look neat all the time.

When you get bothered by wrinkles in your shirts or when you want to put a crease in your trousers, for example before an important meeting, the USB Handy Iron allows you to iron them anytime anywhere you want to.

Sony's 147" Ultra-Short-Throw 4K Projector (and why they need to make it)
We have seen the LSPX-W1S in action, proper up-close and personal-like, and it was a bit beyond impressive. It's much more than frivolous luxury, however - Sony's insanity is methodical!

 

These three gears, rotating at 4,500 rpm, are completely in sync, and are running on an AC servo system developed by Mitsubishi Electric.

"Here we're demonstrating how even if three gears overlap like this, they can be completely prevented from interfering, by moving them with exactly the same timing. This can be done because the motors are controlled with micron-level accuracy. So, there's no interference, even when they're running at such high speed."

 

SEL have developed a range of flexible OLED displays and high PPI LCD panels which use CAAC oxide semiconductors.

"CAAC stands for C-Axis Aligned Crystal. In this material's structure, the crystals are aligned in the c-axis direction. Because CAAC itself is crystalline instead of amorphous, it has much higher reliability. Until now, with oxide semiconductors, reliability was generally thought to be a problem, but using this material solves that problem."

An iPhone5/5s case with a Tokyo and Osaka train map making use of PCB (printed circuit board) parts will be released on April 15 at the Daikanyama Tsutaya Books store located in Daikanyama in Tokyo.

It's one of the new "moeco" series products that was specially made as a Daikanyama Tsutaya Books original product by Denshi-Gihan Co., LTD., which runs an electronic substrate related business. The iPhone 5/5s case consists of parts such as diode, LED, electrical transistor, resistor, and capacitor condenser.

Canon is currently showing an intriguing optical illusion video on a special website called "PIXUS×GUNDAM PROJECT". The video is a collaborated project with the Gundam series and it is made to promote Canon's ink-jet printer PIXUS.

Tomomi Itano, who is a former AKB48 member and known as Tomochin by her fans, is going to perform for the first time in the U.S. very soon at the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014 held in San Francisco.

She is invited to perform as an "honorable guest".

 

This next generation IGZO MEMS display has been developed by a collaboration between Sharp and Qualcomm subsiduary Pixtronics.

Microscopic MEMS shutters which opens and close are used to control the output of light from the red, green, blue and white LEDs which make up each pixel. By using this system, the display features high levels of brightness and color reproduction in any environment, and significantly lowers power consumption.

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