Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week we marvel at how Japan has now purchased a billion tons of Australia, and we lament the fact that increasing levels of developmental disability have taken all the fun out of playfully insulting and berating Japanese anti-nuclear activists. It’s just so...sad now. 

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Would you like some grape, ginger and sweet sake flavored soy milk?

Kikkoman announced that they will start selling 3 new types of flavored soy milk: grape, ginger and Amazake (sweet alcoholic drink made from fermented rice) on August 18.

Honestly, when another AkihabaraNews editor told me there are new icky flavored soy milk products that will go on sale, I immediately thought what's so wrong about these flavors. They sound good!

Are these weird for you?

Targeting a Robotic Brain Capable of Thoughtful Communication

The Hagiwara Lab in the Department of Information and Computer Science of Keio University's Faculty of Science and Technology is trying to realize a robotic brain that can carry on a conversation, or in other words, a robotic brain that can understand images and words and can carry on thoughtful communication with humans.

Thanko - Swimming Goggles Full HD Camera

Thanko released Swimming Goggles with Full HD Camera that allows you to shoot videos and photos of scenery as you see it underwater.

Swimming Goggles with Full HD Camera is able to take a 5MP full HD video (1080p) and HD video (720p) covering a 135-degree wide-angle view, and photos (QXGA 2048×1536). It's completely waterproof (IP68) and enables you to dive to depths of up to 3 meters.

Attack on Titan meets Morinaga Chocoball

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese) limited edition Morinaga Chocoball will be out for sale on July 8th.

On the package, you will see that Kyoro-chan, a mascot of the Chocoball series, is dressed in costumes of the main characters from Attack on Titan.

Beach ball-like inflatable solar lantern

Green House is going to release a beach ball-like inflatable LED solar lantern GH-LED10SLA series in mid-July.

The solar lantern GH-LED10SLA is IPX6 waterproof. As well as being able to be compact when not in use, it doesn't require a battery. So, it is best to be used for outdoor actives and in emergencies.

It also has a handle with hook-and-loop fastener so that you can hang it while using it.

Waterproof CD player with vocal removal function

Karaoke while bathing!

Twinbird announced the release of an IPX7 waterproof CD player - CD ZABADY AV-J166BR.

It supports playing CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and old school 3-inch (8cm) CD. MP3 and WMA are not supported.

The Vocal Cut function allows you to remove vocals from songs and to enjoy karaoke anytime and anywhere. Your bathroom could be your own karaoke box.

 

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