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Japanese Robots: Jiro Aizawa, the Father of Toy Robots

Probable Source of Humanity's Image of ‘Toy Robot’
Jiro Aizawa, born 1903, is very significant in terms of Japan's history of robots, toy robots in particular. He is also known as Dr. Aizawa, Uncle Robot, Dr. Robot, Zirou Aizawa, Dr. Aizawa Zirou, and 二郎相澤 in Japanese.

Canon - IXY130 - 8X zoom compact digital camera with optical image stabilizer

From Canon's compact digital camera IXY series, the new IXY 130 will be released on August 7.

IXY 130 is only 22.1mm-thick. It features an optical 8X zoom lens covering a range of 28-224mm (35mm equivalent), and the Progressive Fine Zoom function allows you to shoot in 16X zoom.

There is an optical image stabilizer function called Multi Scene IS that detects scenes and offers the image stabilizing effect that is best for the scene.
 

Canon - Digital camera PowerShot SX400 IS with optical 30X zoom lens

Canon is going to release the new PowerShot digital camera - PowerShot SX400 IS - on August 7.

PowerShot SX400 IS has an optical 30X zoom lens covering a range of 24-720mm (35mm equivalent). By simultaneously using a digital zoom function "Progressive Fine Zoom", it boosts its zoom up to 60X and keeps its high-resolution. It also has DIGIC 4+ image processor and brings 0.19 seconds ultra-fast auto focus and 0.22 seconds release time lag.

Epson - Endeavor TB20S - 10.1inch tablet

Epson has released the 10.1-inch "Endeavor TB20S" tablet today.

There are 2 models with different storage capacities: the Entry Model with 32GB storage is 35,000 yen and the Standard Model with 64GB storage and Office Home and Business 2013 is 43,000 yen.

The common specs of these 2 Endeavor TB20S models are a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display (1,280×800), Intel Celeron N2807(1.58GHz) CPU, 2GB memory, Intel HD Graphics, Windows 8.1 with Bing (64bit), Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), and Bluetooth 4.0.

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