A long, long time ago the proverbial Mad Men realized that, no matter what you sell, propping up a pretty human being next to the product moves the product.
CEATEC 2013 went dark on Saturday; exhibitors packed up, fans both mainstream and ultra-dorky moved on, and now it’s nothing but cleanup and write-up.
Good news coming from Olympus.
Olympus released a press release today in which they apologized about a short supply of their new camera's lens kit - "OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 12-40mmF2.8 Lens Kit" - that is scheduled to be out on October 19.
The reason for the shortage is that they have gotten more orders than expected.
Price: ¥219,800 (including 3-Year warranty)
Instant noodles, Top Ramen in particular, are perhaps best known as a symbol of the struggling college student, the underemployed and/or lazy bachelor, or simply the food of last resort - but not in Japan. Here there’s a clear, unabashed romance between Cup Noodles and robots.
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Today Sanwa supply announced its latest "Android HDMI Stick" the 400-MEDI005. This little USB Like Stick, once connected to your TV HDMI port, will turn any "regular" TVs into a smart one. The 400-MEDI005 runs on Android 4.1 comes with WiFi BGN, 4GB of internal memory, microSD/SDHC slot, 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU.
Announced at 9,800 Yen, the 400-MEDI005 comes with the support of AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG-2/4, MKV and FLV videos and will of course runs any Android App available on Google Play.