Asratec - V-Sido OS for humanoid robot

SoftBank group is showing that it is really serious about the humanoid robot business.

SoftBank's subsidiary company, Asratec Corp. today introduced control software for humanoid robots - called V-Sido OS. They expect that V-Sido OS will be installed in future robots which will be introduced by many companies.

ASUS - New 7-inch and 8-inch tablets will be out shortly in Japan

ASUSTeK Computer, a Taiwanese computer peripheral company, is going to release 2 new tablet models from their Android tablet "ASUS MeMO Pad" series soon in Japan.

On June 13, 7-inch model ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176 will be released. After that, 8-inch tablet ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME181 will be released on June 20.


ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176:

SCE - PlayStation TV for North American and European Market

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is going to start selling new product PlayStation TV in European countries and the U.S. this fall.   

PlayStation TV is a non-portable version of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console. It has been already released in Japan and other Asian counties in November 2013 as "PlayStation Vita TV". While "PlayStation Vita TV" is in white, the new PlayStation TV is in black.

SCE - "Glacier White" PS4 will be available this autumn

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced today that they are going to release the "Glacier White" PS4 in autumn this year.

"Glacier White" will be the PS4's first color choice except for the original black (Jet Black) model.

It was unveiled that the "Glacier White" PS4 will be sold for USD449 in the U.S. or for EUR439 in Europe, but SCE hasn't announced yet the sales price in Asian countries including Japan.

Directer Isao Takahata receives honorary award at international animated film festival

On June 9, one of the world's largest animated film festivals, The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF) started in Annecy, France. And we had great news from there today.

Studio Ghibli's 78-year old Director Isao Takahata received an honorary award to celebrate his career and contribution to animation at the festival. The audience welcomed him to the stage with loud applause.

He is the first Japanese person to receive this award.

Pages