Fujitsu - New PC brand "GRANNOTE" targets the over 60-year-old crowd

Fujitsu just introduced a new PC series specially targeting over 60-year-old people, called GRANNOTE. The first product in the series, Windows 8.1 LIFEBOOK AH90/P will be released on February 13.

Fujitsu applied their Human Centric Engine, which is already being used in their smartphones, to PCs for the first time. Human Centric Engine is their own technology that helps make operations through technology easy for users and adapts to users and their usage environments.

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Sony Music Entertainment now auditioning for new talent

Sony Music Entertainment just started a music performance video audition called Sony MUSIC VIDEO AUDITION “REC” today, and they will accept applications until March 31.

This is an audition to compete for singing ability, power of expression, and on visual points. Not limited in terms of nationality, age, sex, genre, category, etc., Sony Music Entertainment is aiming to discover new character and talent. So, of course, those who live outside of Japan can also apply for the audition.

Häagen-Dazs reminds us that Sakura season is coming soon

This year is the 30th anniversary of the release in Japan of internationally loved ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs.

To celebrate it, today they released 2 new seasonal flavors - 30th Anniversary Sakura (Sakura means cherry blossom in Japanese) and 30th Anniversary Rose. These 2 flavors are Häagen-Dazs's first flower-flavored ice creams.

Powdered cherry blossom petals, cherry sauce and salt are mixed in the softly-pink-colored Sakura flavored ice cream. It also has Sakura flavored sauce topping.

Hong Kong's Makible to sell 3D Printer kits in Japan

Hong Kong's 3D printer producer, Makible, signed a distributor agreement with Asianet and opened an online store called MakiBox Japan for the Japanese market. They are going to start selling 3D printer construction kits at reasonable prices on February 20:

- MakiBox A6 LT for ¥34,800
- MakiBox A6 HT for ¥46,800

MakiBox A6 is a semi-assembled 3D printer kit series with simple assembly requiring you to screw and clamp some components together and tune a bit.

Corsair's gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Red will be out in Japan

Links International, Japanese computer peripherals distributer, will release a gaming keyboard CORSAIR Gaming Keyboards Vengeance K65 Compact JP produced by the American computer peripherals production company, Corsair. It will be available for about ¥12,000 on February 8.

It features Cherry MX Red switches built-in, has a full-sized keyboard layout, with big keys, but it is shorter and more compact by not having a ten-key number input.

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