SCENE IN TOKYO: Hatsune Miku Minivan in Akihabara!
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
Editor
- March 03, 2015
Sony unveiled a round-shaped voice command-controlled Bluetooth speaker (BSP60). The device speaks. If you ask it about your schedule, updates on SNS, weather, etc., it verbally tells you the information that you need.
Reno J. Tibke
- March 03, 2015
SCENE IN TOKYO: Hatsune Miku Minivan in Akihabara!
In this publication’s namesake Akihabara district (pre-AKB48ification, mind you), one of the most important categories used to evaluate individuals is known as the Ambient Otaku Threat Level Barometer. How do we judge this artifact of otaku culture?
Contributor
- March 02, 2015
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
A bi-monthly, focused look at the tourism sector in Japan, by Terrie Lloyd, a long-term technology and media entrepreneur living in Japan. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present this learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
Editor
- March 02, 2015
Nikon's new lightweight DSLR camera "Nikon D7200" equips an APS-C 24.2MP sensor, EXPEED 4 image processing engine and a 51-point auto-focus system. It will be released on March 19.
SCENE IN TOKYO: Hatsune Miku Minivan in Akihabara!
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
Sony unveiled a round-shaped voice command-controlled Bluetooth speaker (BSP60). The device speaks. If you ask it about your schedule, updates on SNS, weather, etc., it verbally tells you the information that you need.
SCENE IN TOKYO: Hatsune Miku Minivan in Akihabara!
In this publication’s namesake Akihabara district (pre-AKB48ification, mind you), one of the most important categories used to evaluate individuals is known as the Ambient Otaku Threat Level Barometer. How do we judge this artifact of otaku culture?
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
A bi-monthly, focused look at the tourism sector in Japan, by Terrie Lloyd, a long-term technology and media entrepreneur living in Japan. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present this learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

Editor - March 02, 2015

Nikon's new lightweight DSLR camera "Nikon D7200" equips an APS-C 24.2MP sensor, EXPEED 4 image processing engine and a 51-point auto-focus system. It will be released on March 19.
RIKO Float Technology has successfully miniaturized a level switch capable of turning on and off as it detects the balance of liquid in a tank using a uniquely structured float. As a result, the company is able to supply level switches for all types of applications ranging from large to small tanks.
Lifesize Gundam Fake-Protects Tokyo: Awesome and Actually Semi-Robotic (GALLERY)
If you find yourself in Tokyo with even a tiny bit of robolust in your veins, we strongly recommend that you pilgrim on out to Odaiba to marvel at the full-scale RX-78-2 Gundam standing guard over Tokyo Bay. Anime fan or not, this is an undeniably impressive installation.
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Nezu-Jingja Shrine (4K VIDEO)
According to the temple’s history, the Nezu Temple or Nezu-Jinha Shrine was founded 1900 years ago by the legendary priest Yamato Takeru no Mikoto in Sendagi (Near Nippori). It was only during the Edo era that the temple was relocated to its current location.
BenQ Announces 1-meter to 64-inch Short-Throw Projector
It’s no Sony LSPX-W1S 4K short-throw projector, but the BenQ MW621ST DLP unit is less than 1/50th the cost, a fraction of the size, and it’s newly updated 64-inch viewing area from 1 meter (~3 feet) ain’t bad at all.
Japanese Girls Underwater in Knee-High Mecha-Socks (MOSTLY SFW GALLERY)
Taking underwater photos of girls in bikinis wearing knee-high mecha-socks might be one of the better jobs ever to have been conceived in the history of work. And if one could also get those photos published in a book and sell it for money, the gig would definitely crack the top 10. Well, someone nailed it.
VAIO to Unveil New Smartphone in March: This Should be Interesting...
Sony slimmed down, the newly formed VAIO Corporation was releasing new machines by July of 2014 (Japan-only, for now), and now the brand seems to be doing well...enough so, in fact, to diversify: on March 12, the VAIO Corporation and Japan Communications Inc. will jointly unveil their new Japan-only mobile device.

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