TokyoStreetView: Akihabara! (4K VIDEO)
Tokyo Bridge Dolly Shots are Liquid Visual Nostalgia
Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week
Cherry Blossom Season is Almost Over: Long Live the Sakura!
TokyoStreetView
- April 26, 2015
TokyoStreetView: Akihabara! (4K VIDEO)
It was after the second world war that Akihabara became Tokyo’s hottest market for electronics and other household goods, but it wasn’t until around 1980 that Akihabara started to became the place to go for all your computer needs - and then, it changed again...
Editor
- April 24, 2015
Tokyo Bridge Dolly Shots are Liquid Visual Nostalgia
His latest video is self-described as merely a test, that he's merely examining the capabilities of time lapse dolly shots here in the world’s largest city/metropolitan area. Passing marks from us on this test. If these are just the trials, the practice runs, we can't wait to see what he'll deliver this summer. Stay tuned - you'll see it here.
Editor
- April 24, 2015
Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week
1) This will keep you charged up whilst bike commuting, 2) This will allow you to document the trip (or spy on people post-arrival), 3) This place might be your destination (if you're paying respects or looking for a mid-cemetery playground), 4) This will tell you all about one of the best 4K M4/3s on the market, 5) Shrug. Okay...
Editor
- April 22, 2015
Cherry Blossom Season is Almost Over: Long Live the Sakura!
If you're reading AkihabaraNews then you've probably got some kind of interest in Japan and have already seen a pile of cherry blossom galleries this year. But how much of the actual hanami did you see? Galleries of flowers are a ¥10 for a dozen, but actual humans doing actual hanami - much more interesting.
TokyoStreetView: Akihabara! (4K VIDEO)
Tokyo Bridge Dolly Shots are Liquid Visual Nostalgia
Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week
Cherry Blossom Season is Almost Over: Long Live the Sakura!

TokyoStreetView - April 26, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Akihabara! (4K VIDEO)
It was after the second world war that Akihabara became Tokyo’s hottest market for electronics and other household goods, but it wasn’t until around 1980 that Akihabara started to became the place to go for all your computer needs - and then, it changed again...
Tokyo Bridge Dolly Shots are Liquid Visual Nostalgia
His latest video is self-described as merely a test, that he's merely examining the capabilities of time lapse dolly shots here in the world’s largest city/metropolitan area. Passing marks from us on this test. If these are just the trials, the practice runs, we can't wait to see what he'll deliver this summer. Stay tuned - you'll see it here.
Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week
1) This will keep you charged up whilst bike commuting, 2) This will allow you to document the trip (or spy on people post-arrival), 3) This place might be your destination (if you're paying respects or looking for a mid-cemetery playground), 4) This will tell you all about one of the best 4K M4/3s on the market, 5) Shrug. Okay...
At the Manufacturing Business Matching Fair, Kamine Seiki exhibited technology for manufacturing high quality, low cost vehicle transmission equipment, so-called differential gears, and other components using net shape technology that is now being developed through governmental support.
Cherry Blossom Season is Almost Over: Long Live the Sakura!
If you're reading AkihabaraNews then you've probably got some kind of interest in Japan and have already seen a pile of cherry blossom galleries this year. But how much of the actual hanami did you see? Galleries of flowers are a ¥10 for a dozen, but actual humans doing actual hanami - much more interesting.
REVIEW: Testing the Panasonic GH4's 4K Video Capabilities
Some caveats aside, the GH4 has AMAZING 4K video quality and colors that are even better than the Sony AX100. The GH4 offers stunningly sharp videos, which some have complained are too sharp! Seriously guys? Too Sharp? This is freaking 4K here not SD! Dive in for more from Aki founder DAIMAOU!
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Yanaka Cemetery (4K VIDEO)
Yanaka is primarily famous for its vast cemetery where people come not only to pay respects to their ancestors and loved ones, but also to stroll about and let the kids enjoy a bit of fun at one of the playgrounds! Yep you read that correctly: Yanaka cemetery hosts a few playgrounds for kids.
APRIL THANKO RODEO PART 3 OF 3: Two Extra Arms to Hold Your Gear
The arm rack can be mounted on any desk or hard surface (bed frames, kitchen/coffee tables, etc.), and the arms are fully articulable in basically all degrees of freedom. The smartphone clamp can accommodate all but the largest smartphones, and the tablet rack can fit almost any-size device in landscape orientation.
Putting little spy cameras in eyeglasses is nothing new, to be sure, but doing it with thick, feminine-ish black hipsters frames with two front-facing, identical 2mm holes on each side that allow the camera’s lens and mic to just sort of blend into the overall design, well that's somewhat novel. We love Thanko so much.
APRIL THANKO RODEO PART 1 OF 3: USB Wheel-Powered Gadget Charger for Bikes
Japan’s been using those little mini-dynamo generators to power bike lights for decades, and that doesn’t require a whole lot of power. Charging a smartphone or GPS guide thingy is a different matter, but it seems that Thanko has found the answer.

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