This week China's getting international train tech contracts instead of Japan, but it's in Pakistan so Japan just kinda shrugs, China's Puxing Energy and Japan's NEC have canceled the East Asian War in favor of cooperating on a huge energy grid project, and there's just no easy way to say it: 2014 INTERNATIONAL TOKYO TOY SHOW!
Thanko's new 3600mAh mobile battery has a unique functionality that most of us including myself have never expected for mobile batteries.
It generates the Mosquito sound (around 17kHz high-frequency sound) to keep mosquitos away since they hate the sound.
It could be one of the greatest tools for your outdoor activities in the summer time. For example, at a camp site, you can charge your smartphone without feeling frustrated by mosquito attacks.
Toshiba is going to release new audio system REGZA Sound System RSS-AZ77 in late August.
REGZA Sound System RSS-AZ77 consists of 3 cylindrical parts: a dual drive woofer (maximum output 40W) and 2 satellite speakers (maximum output 20W＋20W), and it produces a powerful and clear TV sound. It's used by placement behind a TV so that it doesn't interfere with your view while you watch TV.
Sigma finally announced the release day of their uniquely-shaped digital camera SIGMA dp2 Quattro. It will be out for 110,000 yen on June 27.
Sigma originally debuted the dp2 Quattro in February 2014, and AkihabaraNews had an opportunity to interview one of Sigma's staff at the camera & photo show CP+ which took place in February as well (Check the link below!).
Panasonic announced that they are going to release the world's first compact digital camera with 4K video recording capability - LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 - on July 17.
It will be sold for around 100,000 yen.
LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is able to record 4K video (3,840×2,160) at up to 30 fps in the MP4 format. There is also a built-in functionality called "4K PHOTO" to capture 8MP images in the 4K video footage. It can also output 1920×1080 60fps full HD resolution video.
SoftBank group is showing that it is really serious about the humanoid robot business.
SoftBank's subsidiary company, Asratec Corp. today introduced control software for humanoid robots - called V-Sido OS. They expect that V-Sido OS will be installed in future robots which will be introduced by many companies.
Bandai today announced the release of a super alloy robot "Cho-gokin! Cho-gattai! SF Robot Fujiko F. Fujio Characters".
If you are a real Fujiko F. Fujio fan, you must have got an intense craving for it!
It comes with 6 small robots of the most popular characters created by Fujiko F. Fujio. By putting all the 6 robots together, you can make a 22cm tall robot.