At the Morita Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Keio University Faculty of Science, researchers are advancing with research and development of unique robots from the perspective of mechanisms, control, skill, and an integration of each of these areas.
Don't Call it a Smartwatch!
Ares started selling an Android 4.0 wristwatch smartphone - AR-EC309 - for ¥37,584 (~$380.00).
AR-EC309 is not a smartwatch. It's a SIM-unlocked smartphone. As it's a stand-alone data device, you can make phone calls via Skype or Line as well as accessing the internet and sending messages just like a smartphone - but with no need to pair up with another device via Bluetooth.
Fujimoto Dengyo released an iPhone 5s/5 case, the STREET FIGHTER II iPhone+.
On the back of each of the iPhone cases, 4 different moments of the main characters (Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li) firing the special attack are shown:
- Shoryuken by Ken
- Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Tornado Whirlwind Leg) by Ryu
- Hyakuretsukyaku (Hundred Rending Legs) by Chun-Li
- Price: 2,300 yen
Toyota announced that they are going to sell the Land Cruiser 70 from their popular rugged four-wheel drive vehicle line, Land Cruiser. It will be available in Japan for a limited time until June 30, 2015.
Subaru announced the release of WRX S4 and WRX STI, new 2 models from their Sports Sedan WRX Series.
Both of them feature a powerful 2.0 liter horizontally opposed 4 DOHC direct-injection turbo engine. Subaru made WRX S4 for all ages by putting more importance on fuel economy performance and safe performance, while Subaru honed drivability with the suspension system and high-power output (308ps/422Nm) for WRX STI.
LG Electronics announced that they are going to release 2 models of a huge, curved 4K OLED TV in Korea this week, 77-inch model (77EG9700) and 65-inch model (65EC9700).
It was also unveiled that those 2 models will be available in North America and Europe in the near future. They will be displayed at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany from September 5 through September 10.
They feature a curved screen with an OEL panel (3,840x2,160pixels). You can hang it on the wall while using it as well.
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