Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University and Nagoya University; Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University; and Shuji Nakamura of University of California, Santa Barbara for:
Some New Sushi Cats;
Some Old Sushi Cats
Well, we’ve learned that since our last check-in, there are a few new Sushi Cats in the collection - and it’s always a good day for Sushi Cats (neko-zushi). It’s a particularly good day for Badminton Geronimo over there. Pretty sure we need that on an iPhone case.
Huawei Japan announced the release of the new non-SIM-locked Android smartphone "Ascend Mate7" that will be released in December.
Ascend Mate7 features the Super 6-inch Full HD LTPS display that reaches 15,000:1 contrast ratio. The bezel width is only 2.9mm, which makes the screen occupancy 83% and keeps the size of the body as compact as a 5.5-inch smartphone (157mm in height).
KenkoTokina, Japanese manufacturer and distributor of optical products and photographic accessories, is going to release a compact digital camera DSC1655Z on October 20.
DSC1655Z will be sold for only 9,400 yen, however it features a Time-Lapse function that takes still images at regular time intervals and automatically makes a movie by putting them together. You can set the interval for 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or 60 minutes.
Come forth, Fall!
But We Still Want Dorky T-Shirts.
Summer Wanes, but it's still t-shirt time.
But not all t-shirts are decorated equally.
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The Takao Laboratory of Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology Department of Applied Chemistry is engaged in the research and development of artificially creating various organic compounds extracted from natural sources.
The FauxPro: Showcasing SJCAM’s almost but not quite GoPro, the SJ4000 HD
The SJCAM SJ4000 action camera comes in a box that has no branding or name printed any of the surfaces. Apart from “SPORTS HD DV water resistant 30m,” there is nothing telling you who made it… Which is downright shady.