This week, well, they say dancing around screaming “I TOLD YOU SO!” isn’t very polite, but we will because SCHAFT Robotics' co-founder publicly declared J-startup culture moribund and is building his own investment fund, Nintendo pwned some patent trolls, and maybe, just maybe, SONY LIVES!
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AT CES 2014, Toshiba unveiled their new notebook PC Chromebook and they surprised people by its real cheap price setting. It's going to be released in the U.S. for ONLY $280!
Chromebook has a 13.3 inch full HD display, Intel Celeron CPU processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, and 100GB Google Drive storage. It weights 1.5kg and is less than 1 inch thick.
The built-in battery runs for 9 hours. There are 2 USB3.0 ports, an HDMI port and memory card reader.
Geanee's Miracast/DLNA adapter HD-01 will be out on January 13 for about ¥5,980.
With HD-01 connected to a TV or projector, you are able to display the screen of your smartphone/tablet on the TV or projector in maximum 1080 pixel (1,920x1,080 dots / 60fps) via wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n).
Panasonic is going to release new portable wireless speaker system SC-MC20 on February 14.
SC-MC20 is designed to make people hear television sounds more clearly. TV sounds are sent from the accompanying sound transmitter to the speaker via Bluetooth so that you can hear your TV clearly when you are having trouble hearing the sounds or you are far from the TV.
Built-in battery is able to run for 10 hours. It's also compatible with an AC adapter.
Price: Open price
Panasonic is going to start selling new interchangeable lens LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. H-NS043 (model: H-NS043) for LUMIX G digital single lens mirrorless cameras using Micro Four Thirds-size image sensor on February 13.
It's certified by Leica for its high quality optics and has achieved fast F1.2 aperture called NOCTICRON. It also has optical image stabilization system POWER O.I.S. to prevent both fast and slow camera shakes.
Panasonic is going to release new digital video camera HC-W850M on February 20.
HC-W850M has a movable sub-camera at the side of the LCD monitor. The sub-camera is capable of rotating 270 degrees so that it allows you to film 2 different images at the same time, for example, "regular distance & close-up image", " front & side", and "subject & cameraman", and display the sub-image in the main image.
Kirin started researching beer consumption in the major counties of the world 40 years ago. Recently they finished their latest annual research - for 2012 - and revealed the report.
They found that people in those countries consumed 374,740,000,000 500ml cans worth of beer in 2012, which is equivalent to 151 Tokyo Domes.