At Keio University, the Toyama Laboratory, in the Department of Information and Computer Science (Faculty of Science and Technology), researches how to operate database technology to support IT simply and efficiently. The Toyama Lab takes a threefold approach to this research, aiming to construct and implement new systems from the three viewpoints of extension, combination, and application.
Hello Kitty-shaped Cheki - instax mini Hello Kitty - is going to be out for sale by Fujifilm on November 21.
Hello Kitty marks its 40th anniversary on November 1. To celebrate that, Fujifilm made a Cheki model that has reproduced Hello Kitty's signature big ribbon and face to form the shape of the camera.
A tartan strap, limited designed film and stickers come with instax mini Hello Kitty in a pretty box.
Casio is going to release the rugged BABY-G "BGA-1400" on November 28.
Not only is it fashionable, but it also has beneficial functions for traveling. It displays times in 2 different time zones at the same time. It is shockproof and water resistant to 10 ATM performance to provide comfort while engaging in outdoor activities.
Price differs depending on colors:
Orange - 31,000 yen
White - 31,000 yen
Landport is releasing earmuff-style headphones - Music Earmuff Bluetooth - in early November.
On the headphones, there are operation buttons for volume control, playback, pause, skip and so on. It can pair up with iPhone, Android smartphone and Bluetooth compliant music players.
Landport's Music Earmuff Bluetooth looks much fluffier than audio-technica's earmuff headphones that were recently released.
It can run for 10 hours when fully charged.
The National Institute of Informatics (NII) and Maezawa Mold have been co-developing a wearable device, the Privacy Visor, to protect users' privacy from SNS facial recognition.
The Privacy Visor is a Google Glass-style device that uses LEDs. By illuminating a user's face with invisible light, it can prevent privacy invasion through surveillance camera-based face recognition systems.
Ricoh Imaging announced the release of the made-to-order PENTAX K-S1 Sweets Collection, which is a limited model of their DSLR PENTAX K-S1. They are accepting orders until November 30.
Colors of the limited model are designed under the theme of "sweets" coming in 3 colors: Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream-soda and Lime Pie.
From Canon's EF lens series, the CINE-SERVO lens "CN20×50 IAS H/E1 (EF Mount)" and "CN20×50 IAS H/P1 (PL Mount)" will be released in late April, 2015.
The price of both models will be about ¥8,100,000 (~$80,000).