World’s Most Popular Manga/Anime Gets a Calendar!
We said it before: the popularity ranking might be debatable, but there’s no doubt that Hajime Isayama’s now 5-year-old serial - his first at that - certainly has been the most visible franchise of the past year.
Panasonic is going to release an ultra high-end speaker system SB-R1 under its Technics brand. It is a build-to order product and will be released for 1,340,000 yen in February.
Technics is Panasonic's brand for audio devices. It was discontinued in 2010, but Panasonic recently discussed the revival of the brand on September 4th. The new high-end speaker system SB-R1 will be one of the first products celebrating the brand's revival.
Transform XBA to Bluetooth
Sony is going to release an interchangeable cable unit MUC-M1BT1 that makes Sony's XBA series wired, in-ear headphones Bluetooth compliant.
The MUC-M1BT1 cable supports in-ear headphones from the XBA-Z5, A3, A2, H3, H2 series. Just like changing the original cable to the accompanying cable, you can attach MUC-M1BT1 to the in-ear headphones.
The next evolution of Casio’s market leading selfie camera gets upgraded innards and a new look for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season
Terrie's Take: The Economy and the University Drop-out Rate, Overseas Shopping, and Kirin's Craft Beer!
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
AkihabaraNews' Editor Reno J. Tibke Talks Tech on The Kong Show Podcast
Though we're currently taking a break from producing our own podcasts, we do dispatch to spread the tech word on others!
This week an Indian company has found a way to get its energy saving tech into 20% of the computers manufactured here in Japan, and a Japanese firm has decided that, in addition to the allure of football and famous spicy chicken parts, Buffalo, NY is the place to set up a new shop for solar panel manufacturing!
Lotteria, one of the major Japanese burger chains, is going to release Tochigi Wagyu Hamburg Steak Burger, a premium thick Wagyu (beef produced in Japan) patty burger with strawberry sauce, on September 29.
The premium burger will be sold for 1,300 yen (About 13USD), and it comes with either salad, french fries, or drink of your choice.