Japanese automakers are making a strong showing in the compact car segment of the 12th Auto Expo 2014, currently underway in New Dehli. India's premier auto show is actualy Asia's largest, and the second largest in the world, and it was there that Honda released their vision of the compact segment’s future.
This week it’s all about exchange and overview - from Pakistan to Japan to Iowa to the world - we’ve got students from the Middle East visiting Japan to learn about tech, educators from Japan visiting Iowa to learn about STEM (no, really), and a global survey of Millennials’ perceived levels of innovativeness!
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ANA (All Nippon Airways), showing leadership in Social Media, has partnered with a US Social Entrepreneur Organization called Ashoka to create a kind of digital charity/donation concept called Blue Wing.
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Century released a LEGO brick-shaped smartphone speaker called BrickS.
Right after you take BrickS out of the package, you are able to start using the speaker without any complicated initial settings. You need neither to connect a cable or install an application. Because of NearFA (Near Field Audio) wireless audio technology that transmits smartphone sounds to a close-range amp speaker, the sound from your smartphone's speaker becomes a powerful sound just by placing the smartphone on BrickS.
Nikon is going to release a simple-looking compact digital camera COOLPIX P340 for about ¥45,000 on January 27.
COOLPIX P340 has an optical 5X zoom lens with a focal length of 5.1-25.5mm (equivalent to 24-120mm in 35mm format), 1/1.7 backlight CMOS sensor (effective 12.19 MP), 3-inch TFT LCD monitor (0.92M dots) and Wi-Fi function.
Black and white color models will be available.
Weight: 194g including a battery and SD memory card
Nikon's COOLPIX AW120 is a rugged model that is waterproof up to 18-meters underwater, IP6X rustproof, shockproof up to a 2-meter drop, and -10 degree cold resistant. It will be released on February 27 for about ¥43,000.
3 colors will be available: Sunshine Orange, Cool Black, and Camouflage Green.
Nikon's new multifunctional compact digital camera COOLPIX P600 will be released on February 27.
COOLPIX P600 has an optical 60X zoom NIKKOR lens that covers an effective focal length of 4.3-258mm (equivalent to 24-1440mm in 35mm format). This is the highest zoom among all COOLPIX models.
It also features a Super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element to produce extremely beautiful images even at high resolution.
Besides the high-end rugged camera "RICOH WG-4" and "RICOH WG-4 GPS", Ricoh Imaging announced that they will also release the standard model RICOH WG-20 for the price of about ¥20,000-¥25,000 in late February.