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:
Today, per the Japanese tradition of marking the one year anniversary of an individual's death, known as the Meinichi (めいにち・命日), we remember the life and accomplishments of brilliant young roboticist Dr. Kanako Miura, lost in a terrible accident one year ago today. Our original article was published May 29, 2013.
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At Keio University, the Takahashi Laboratory, in the Department of System Design Engineering (Faculty of Science and Technology) is doing research to develop products and systems that are useful to society, through an approach called model-based control.
A custom-design model of Panasonic's 4K 30p movie-shootable wearable camera HX-A500, in collaboration with the Japanese bag brand "master-piece", was unveiled.
The collaboration model has the "master-piece" original camouflage design print. An original cord cover comes with it, too.
SoftBank has just announced that they are going to release new Android 4.4 smartphone AQUOS Xx 304SH, manufactured by Sharp, on May 23.
We saw the Aquos smartphone that is part of docomo's summer lineup last week.
Sharp is going to release the curvy 2.1ch Bluetooth speaker GX-BT7 on June 10. The estimated price is ¥20,000.
There are 2 50mm full-range speakers and 2 80mm subwoofers built-in. GX-BT7 supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A2DP/AVRCP profiles, SBC codec, and SCMS-T to protect copyrights.
Toshiba announced that they will release a new dynabook KIRA series notebook PC, the dynabook KIRA L93 in late June.
The dynabook KIRA L93 has an LCD display that makes a 360-degree turn and a detachable keyboard. So, you can choose the way you want to use it among 7 different ways:
- Notebook PC style
- Tablet style
- Desktop style
- Canvas style
- Flat style
- Tent style