In January 2014, AGC released Dragontrail™ X, a specialty glass for chemical strengthening used as cover glass for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Based on its expertise in analyzing glass breakage acquired over the past several decades, AGC has worked on effective glass compositions by classifying causes of glass breakage into various patterns.
The Free Gauge Train
New Tech in Testing
This past weekend, the Asahi Shimbun reported that the Kyushu Railway Company began testing a very special supertech rail vehicle: the Free Gauge Train (FGT). It's special because it can do Bullet Training, but can also tighten up and get its Local Train on.
Today, Acecook announced that they are going to release the EDGE Onikara Yakisoba (Onikara means literally "Devil-Spicy" meaning insanely-hot fried noodles) on May 12.
I guess that Japanese people generally are not good at spicy food, so dishes called "super-hot" here in Japan might be considered only medium spicy by foreign people. But hopefully Acecook won't disappoint us with its level of the spiciness, and can live up to its Onikara name!
Creative Media is going to start selling 2 new Bluetooth speaker models from their MUVO series in late May.
Both models feature 3-inch full-range drivers with dynamic response at the speaker part.
Creative MUVO 20
Today, a new type of Yakiniku (Japanese-style BBQ) restaurant called Tokkyu Yakiniku has opened in Osaka, Japan.
"Tokkyu", a part of the restaurant name, means express train in Japanese. The reason why the restaurant was named like that is obvious: at the restaurant, all the dishes and drinks are delivered on a moving plate on a train track. Yes, it's like a Kaiten-sushi / Rotating sushi / Sushi train, but instead of sushi, slices of meat come to your table by express train.
Elecom is going to release a palm-sized Bluetooth 4.0 monaural (mono) LBT-SPP20 series speaker in late April.
Although the LBT-SPP20 series is a very small mono speaker, it reaches 3W high-output and its twin passive radiators produce rich bass sound. You can experience more powerful and more three-dimensional sound than you expect.
After the speaker gets fully charged through a USB port with the accompanying USB cable, it is able to play continuously for 8 hours.
Elecom is going to release a USB3.0 memory stick with conversion adapter between microUSB and USB - the MF-SAU3 series - in late April. Because of the built-in conversion, the MF-SAU3 series can connect both smartphone (USB2.0) and PC.
This small USB memory stick separates into 3 parts: a USB memory stick, a conversion adapter for smartphone/tablet, and a cap for the adapter.
8GB model - MF-SAU308GBK
16GB model - MF-SAU316GBK
32GB model - MF-SAU332GBK
An interval camera recorder called "recolo" is going to be released by King Jim on May 16. It might be the best product available to use for recording the growth of plants or of scenery.