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au's new Android 4.4 kids smartphone model - miraie KYL23 - politely warns kids not to send derogatory words in a message.
miraie KYL23 is made for kids in the 3rd to 6th grade age group by Kyocera, and will be released for sale in late January.
Fujitsu announced the development of a wearable device FUJITSU Vehicle ICT FEELythm to read signals of a driver's sleepiness by his pulse wave.
It's planned be released to the public sometime in March.
au is going to release new smartphone model INFOBAR A03, manufactured by Kyocera, in mid-February.
INFOBAR A03 is made of a curvy aluminum body, 4.5-inch full HD IGZO display (1920x1080), MSM8974AB 2.3GHz (Quad-core), 13MP CMOS camera, 16GB storage, 2GB memory, IPX5/8 waterproof, IP5X dustproof, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GOS, microSDXC (up to 128GB), 2,020mAh battery. It has an original interface called "iida UI"
Japanese Darth Vader is a Full-Circle Character Realization...of a Sort
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At JIMTOF 2014, Sugino Machine unveiled the “JCC503 Robo”, a CNC precision washer that positions parts with a numerically-controlled robotic arm and utilizes a high pressure washer to remove chips as small as 0.6 mm generated during machining processes.