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Fujitsu boosts security for multi-service palm-vein authentication system

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a new identification technology, which enables palm-vein identification to be used securely in a wider range of situations.

Conventional palm-vein identification works by comparing complex vein patterns extracted from images of the user's palm. By contrast, Fujitsu's new technology extracts characteristic components from the vein patterns, and uses them to generate 2,048-bit reference codes which are used for comparison.

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Thanko released a super-rugged IP68 waterproof/dustproof iPhone case. With it, you have no worries to play with your iPhone with the case, for example, in the bathtub, and at the beach or snowy mountain.

 

This mixed reality interface places virtual characters in the real world. It was developed by the Naemura Lab at the University of Tokyo.

Users can have an animated character jump onto their hand, as well as guide the character onto blocks, creating a novel interactive experience.

"Recently, devices have been developed that can form images in mid-air. We've utilized one of those, and combined it with sensors and a projector, to provide an intuitive display experience where a picture in the air is skillfully merged with the real world."

Panasonic - LED Video Light - Illuminate objects naturally while shooting a video

 

Even in a dark place, Panasonic's new "LED Video Light" mounted on your video camera will illuminate objects naturally and you will be able to take a clear movie.

It has 36 white high-brightness LEDs built-in and the luminance is 1500 LUX at a distance of 50cm from the object. You can adjust the brightness with the illuminance dial.

Price: ¥15,750
Compliant video cameras: HC-Z10000/X920M/V720M/V620M/X900M
Size: W70 x H111 x D53 mm
Weight: 120g
 

Futon 'Punch Cleaner'
LG Electronics is going to release the new
Futon Punch Cleaner (VH9201DSW) for cleaning duvets and mattresses in late February.

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week

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Screw-on Strap/Lanyard Bracket for iPhone
Bulkier iPhone cases have long offered this functionality, the iPhone itself has not and probably never will. Since Japanese consumers like the feature, and the iPhone is the best-selling phone in Japan, with typical shrewdness Thanko swooped in and solved a problem we were barely aware that we had.

Keystone Technology's LED vegetable garden system is a cultivation system for indoor plant factories which uses LED lighting instead of sunlight. The most defining feature of the system on display at the company's showroom in Yokohama is its 3-dimensional use of space.

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TokyoStreetView: Shiodome (4K VIDEO)
Until 1914, Shiodome was known as the Shimbashi railway terminal, but since 1984 it has slowly transformed into one of Tokyo’s most modern areas, where luxury hotels and business buildings rule the roost. There's even a clock designed by Studio Ghibli and heavily inspired by the movie Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (ハウルの動く城), or Howl’s Moving Castle.

A slightly pink-colored burger called Sakura Teritama is going to be released tomorrow until mid-April from McDonald's Japan.

The basic teritama burger is one of the most popular seasonal burgers from McDonald's that you can buy in Japan.  It is a pork patty coated with Teriyaki sauce and cooked egg.

Now they have announced the release of a very special Cherry Blossom version - Sakura Teritama!

Toshiba announced that they will release a new dynabook KIRA series notebook PC, the dynabook KIRA L93 in late June.

The dynabook KIRA L93 has an LCD display that makes a 360-degree turn and a detachable keyboard. So, you can choose the way you want to use it among 7 different ways:

- Notebook PC style
- Tablet style
- Desktop style
- Canvas style
- Flat style
- Tent style

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week
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Akihabaranews.com - Diginfo - Kosmek robotic hand changer

KOSMEK has developed a robotic hand changer that can switch between robot tools automatically - and with high precision. 

Chinon, known as a camera manufacturer, is releasing a wooden horn-type passive speaker for iPhone (CH-PS840) on August 21.

The passive speaker amplifies sound by letting it pass through the wooden horn, not electronically. Therefore, it produces a soft sound to help people really enjoy the music.

It works without use of electricity. Simply place your iPhone next to the horn and it start playing music. You can use it as an iPhone charger and hands-free stand as well.
 

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