The JT Tech Show with Reno J. Tibke, Presented by Japan Today
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
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Sigma just unveiled they have developed a new digital camera series called SIGMA dp.
SIGMA dp is a compact digital camera that has a new APS-C size effective 29MP Foveon X3 Direct Image Sensor. The new image sensor features a triple-layered brightness information structure (1:1:4) which increases SIGMA dp's resolution and noise performance. As an image processor, "TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) III" was adopted.
SIGMA dp consists of 3 models:
Sanwa Supply started selling a mobile digital microscope and camera (400-CAM010N), which is able to focus on an object with a maximum 500X zoom, for ¥11,800.
400-CAM010N looks like a normal compact digital camera at first sight, but it can take super detailed photos of fine details, such as that of material fibers, that a regular digital camera cannot do. Not just a tool for micro observation, for those who have poor eyesight, it can be used as a magnifier while they read small characters.
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.