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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week an Indian company has found a way to get its energy saving tech into 20% of the computers manufactured here in Japan, and a Japanese firm has decided that, in addition to the allure of football and famous spicy chicken parts, Buffalo, NY is the place to set up a new shop for solar panel manufacturing!

Lotteria - Huge Wagyu meatball burger with strawberry sauce

Lotteria, one of the major Japanese burger chains, is going to release Tochigi Wagyu Hamburg Steak Burger, a premium thick Wagyu (beef produced in Japan) patty burger with strawberry sauce, on September 29.

The premium burger will be sold for 1,300 yen (About 13USD), and it comes with either salad, french fries, or drink of your choice.

Panasonic - 40-inch 4K VIERA - 3 new models

Panasonic is going to release 3 new models of the 4K VIERA AX700 series on October 17.

They feature the latest HDMI 2.0 (4K/60p input), and support HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). They can connect to a 4K tuner and 4K recorder. There are 3 HDMI 2.0 input terminals, D4 and video input terminal.

Sony - Headphone-style waterproof Walkman WS610 series

Sony is going to release the headphone-style Walkman WS610 series (model: NW-WS615) on November 8.

NW-WS615 is suitable for use in sports activities. It is IPX5 waterproof so that you are even able to wear it when you swim in a pool.

In addition to listening to music saved on the Walkman, it enables you to listen wirelessly to music saved in different devices via a Bluetooth connection.

Sony - The world's smallest Hi-Res music player Walkman NW-A10

Today, Sony announced the release of the new non-Android NW-A10 Walkman from their Walkman A series, the world's smallest High-Resolution Audio digital music player. It will be released on November 8.

Line-up:
NW-A17 (64GB) - About 35,000 yen

  • Color: Silver, Black


NW-A16 (32GB) - About 25,000 yen

Robots Dance in Synchronization While Balancing on Balls

Murata Manufacturing recently unveiled a team of 10 robots called the Murata Cheerleaders, which dance in formation while balancing on top of balls.

The Murata Cheerleaders are Murata’s fourth generation of robots, following the bicycle-riding MURATA BOY in 1991, the second MURATA BOY in 2005, and the unicycle-riding MURATA GIRL in 2008. All of these robots incorporate Murata’s proprietary core technology.

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