Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week Honda donated over $1 million to earthquake recovery in China's Yunnan province and sadly we're the only URL on the planet saying anything about it, the U.S. Navy and Japanese DoD are building an unmanned fuel cell-powered submersible, and DMP released the world's smallest GPU!

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Adidas - Wristband-style heartrate monitor

Adidas Japan announced the release of a wristband-style heart rate monitor called miCoach FIT SMART.

They are going to start offering pre-sale on August 15 at Adidas ONLINE shop and release it to the public on September 1.

Iron Man Japanese Style

Iron Man Japanese Style

No Strangers to the Powered Exoskeleton 
Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to Japanese sci-fi should be well aware of the long-running powered robotic suit fetish. In many cases, the suits themselves are almost like characters. Given such a legacy, it's no surprise that art has inspired life and Japan is far and away the global leader in developing actual robotic suits for force amplication and rehabilitation.

Green House - Cigar socket USB charger powers 2 devices at a time

Green House is going to release a cigar socket USB charger adapter "GH-CCU2A" in mid-August.

GH-CCU2A has 2 USB ports built-in so that it is able to simultaneously charge up to 2 devices at a time such as a smartphone, iPhone and iPad. Each port is compatible with up to 2.1A output, which enables you to charge 2 iPads at the same time.

It has an overcorrect protective fuse and LED light to check the condition of its power distribution.

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