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Yoriko Takahashi - June 19, 2014

Are you too lazy to keep holding your smartphone with your hand?  

Thanko's new Flexible Arm for Smartphone can hold your smartphone for you. You can fasten your smartphone with a big clip attached to the end of the flexible arm and there is another big clip to make the arm fasten to anywhere the clip gets fixed.

The arm allows you to adjust the height and angle of your choice.

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Thanko's new device Eye-Catch-Pre-Crash-Alarm is able to detect your fatigue while you drive and it prevents you from dozing off at the wheel.

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"Jingle Bells" in Japanese
Here the Japanese is both romanized and translated into English - useful for speakers of either language! 

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week

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This AquaTop display is a touchscreen display for your bath.

The display is projected onto a bath filled with water mixed with bath salts, and a Kinect is used to detect interaction. It can recognise individual fingers sticking out to of the bath by 1.4 cm or more as well as interactions from above the surface of the water. It is being developed by the Koike Lab. at the University of Electro-Communications.

Yoriko Takahashi - March 17, 2014

Have you heard of Dempagumi.inc ?

iREX Robot Wrap-Up - AkihabaraNews.com

Japan’s premier robot expo is over, and all that remains of iREX 2013 are the things we learned, contacts we made, and the videos, photos, and desperate attempts to effectively communicate the breadth of what exactly went down. Something beyond Wow, it was like… so many awesome robots.” Not so easy, that.

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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.

 

2x3D, developed by the Shirai Lab at Kanagawa Institute of Technology, is a system that lets the same screen be viewed simultaneously by people who want to watch it in 2D and 3D.

Whereas conventional passive 3D systems use polarizing filters for both the left and right eyes, this system uses a special picture-generating algorithm. Pictures for the left eye can be seen with the naked eye and only pictures for the right eye need to be viewed through a polarizing filter.

Editor - June 29, 2014

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Mutoh Engineering is currently holding a printing service event where you can make your own 3D figure dolls at Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping mall at Tokyo Skytree.

This is a collaborated event with Digitizer, a French scanner manufacture. It's open from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M every day until June 11.

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