Marukome - Espresso machine-looking miso soup server for household use

Fresh miso soup anytime you want!

Marukome, Japanese miso paste manufacturer, has developed the One-shot Kiwami miso soup server for household use and they will start selling it on January 27.

You can be ready to have a bowl of miso soup simply after adding water and a dedicated liquid miso paste canister into the machine and a bowl with your favorite ingredients below. It looks like a compact espresso machine for miso soup and fits nicely in kitchens.

Hello Kitty stars in famous art masterpieces

Hello Kitty goods have been released with Kitty-chan starring in internationally famous art masterpieces, planned by Bijutsu Shuppan Sevice Center Co., Ltd.,

As an initial trial, they released Hello Kitty goods with The Scream by Edvard Munch, and the reaction was favorable.

This time, Kitty-chan stars in these 3 masterpieces: The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, The Fifer by Édouard Manet, and The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer.

Mouse Computer - $600 desktop PC "LUV MACHINE" with next-gen AMD "Kaveri" APU

Mouse Computer just released new 4GB and 8GB (RAM) desktop PC models that include the latest AMD "Kaveri" A10-7850K APU today, with pricing checking it at just under 60,000 Japanese yen (about US $600).

It is also compatible with AMD's Mantle API, which is an implementation for GPU commonly used for 3D graphics games, giving improved performance.

Models: Lm-AR310S (8GB model), Lm-ARS210S (4GB model)
OS: Windows 8.1 64 bit
Processor: AMD Quad Core A10-7850K APU
Hard Disk: 500GB SerialATAIII (7,200rpm)

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week, well, they say dancing around screaming “I TOLD YOU SO!” isn’t very polite, but we will because SCHAFT Robotics' co-founder publicly declared J-startup culture moribund and is building his own investment fund, Nintendo pwned some patent trolls, and maybe, just maybe, SONY LIVES!

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Toshiba - Chromebook - $280 Notebook PC with Chrome OS

AT CES 2014, Toshiba unveiled their new notebook PC Chromebook and they surprised people by its real cheap price setting. It's going to be released in the U.S. for ONLY $280!

Chromebook has a 13.3 inch full HD display, Intel Celeron CPU processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, and 100GB Google Drive storage. It weights 1.5kg and is less than 1 inch thick.

The built-in battery runs for 9 hours. There are 2 USB3.0 ports, an HDMI port and memory card reader.

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