Wild form factor for a very traditional albeit high tech tool.
SwitchScience has released the construction kit for a humanoid robot called RAPIRO.
RAPIRO consists of 30 plastic parts, 12 servo motors (2 per leg, 3 per arm, 1 for the waist, and 1 for the neck). Full color LEDs are used for the eyes.
You can assemble the kit using only a screwdriver.
Samsung unveiled their latest Chrome OS notebook PC Chromebook 2. The 11.6-inch model (USD319.99) and 13.3-inch model (USD399.99) will be released in April in the U.S.
Since 2012, Samsung hasn't introduced a new Chromebook model. The new Chromebook 2 adopts a new CPU and is fully integrated with Google Hangouts, Google's video-chat platform, and HD 720p Web camera and 2 2W speakers. It is able to come back to active from sleep mode within less than a second and also from power-off mode within less than 10 seconds.
King Jim's high-tech Neutral BOX allows you to save your precious time and not have to look around inside to remember what you have stored inside of it, because the box will tell you what is inside without having to open it.
Elecom made a stylus pen that can connect to smartphones, tablets or other devices through Bluetooth and they can quickly change to a phone receiver when these devices receive a phone call. Elecom calls it Bluetooth headset (LBT-PHS02MPSV) and it will be released in mid-March.
Sony is going to release the special Disney & Snoopy versions of their WALKMAN S (NW-S780/NW-S780K) only from March 3 until May 7.
You can choose your favorite character, inscribe your initials and pick the font, and then print them on the back of the device.
6 colors of the WALKMAN S device are available: Vivid Pink, Blue, White, Light Pink, Green, and Black.
The NW-S780K model includes a separate speaker which the WALKMAN S can plug into.
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It was announced that a 60-meter tall Titan from Attack on Titan will appear on April 10th, 12th and 13th in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan….. by projection mapping.
You can witness this full-scale Titan at the projection mapping event at the shopping mall, Lazona Kawasaki, to celebrate that the comic books of Attack on Titan have achieved 30 million (!) copies sold.
The event schedule (approximately):